By Dr James Ogom Odu
The study employed the survey research design to assess the perception and attitude of library staff towards safety of information resources in the University of Calabar library. Questionnaire and direct observation methods were the instruments used for data collection while the library staff form the population of the study. There were 231 staff in the library, out of which 220 were accessible while 11 staff said to be on leave at the time of the study were not accessible. This put the sample size at 220 respondents. The questionnaire was administered directly while the data derived was analyzed using simple percentages (%). The finding reveals negative perception of security as the duty of library porter and management staff; poor staff attitudes towards security of information resources; mutilation and theft of library resources have remained a persistent challenge in the library and there are no modern security devices to help mitigate the security challenges. The study recommends the use of electronic security system: CCTV, electronic doors, and the use of Bar Code Machines to secure library resources. Besides, library staff should be given orientation on security consciousness and the need to embrace security as the responsibility of all staff.