Topics: Research, Academic library, University Pages: 13 (3362 words) Published: May 26, 2013

School of Humanities, Communication & Creative Arts
Department of Communication, Language & Literature
LNG 501 English for Academic Studies

Research Project Assignment


ID #: 20110066718
Group: 3

To: The Dean
Dr. Mahendra Reddy
Fiji National University

Student Representative


Subject: research for augmentation of the Nasinu Fiji National university library.

Due to the increase in student numbers at Fiji national university (FNU) nasinu campus, it has caused a lack of space in the library. Students need access to books and information to carry out various academic works. This is made difficult with the lack of sitting space in the library. This research outlines various recommendations and solution to solving the problem. It also contains views and ideas of both students and university staff. Interviews and questionnaires were involved in getting those views and ideas. These research serves as both a reminder and concern towards the need of having enough and proper library facilities to meet both staff and students needs. Thank you and hope this research will bring out about some immediate action.


The aim of this research project is to:
* Outline problems caused by the current library structure * Why there is a need for the extension
* What are some of the recommendations
* How the recommendations will help the library and student body


I, Pooja Priyanka Maharaj hereby declare that this research project is my own piece of academic research work and not copied from any other source. It was compiled using information from various sources, all of which has been referenced within the project.

Date: _________________ POOJA MAHARAJ


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped in any way towards the completion of this research project. Thank you for your time and effort: * Mr. B. K. Bhinidi
* Ganesh Prasad
* Ravin Chand
* Priya Pritika Devi

Table of contents
Contents (Heading)| Page Number|
Chapter 1 introduction | 2-3|
Chapter 2 background| 4-5|
Chapter 3 methodology| 6-8|
Chapter 4 results & discussion| 9-16|
Chapter 5 Conclusion & recommendations| 17|
References| 18|
Appendices | 19|

Chapter 1 Introduction
Manisha (2011) states that books are man's best friends. They give him company equally in times of happiness as well as in times of distress. They are one of the main sources of knowledge. The best place for easy access to books is a library. A library is a treasure-house of knowledge. A well-stocked library is an asset to the school, college, university or the neighbourhood. A library has a librarian to guide and attend to the readers. One should keep in mind that a person goes to a library not only to search and get information from books but also to sit and study there. Topic: the augmentation of the library at Fiji national University based on Nasinu Campus The increase in student numbers every year has lead to a need for more spacing in the library. At the moment the library is not able to cater for all students and this can be seen when students a left waiting or turn back and live when they see the library full of other students. This research outlines some of the problems faced by students as well as staff with lack of spacing and the improvements that can be carried out. Advantages of using a library for research:

* Reference books a available
* Librarians and staff to help you with your research
* Quiet place to concrete
* Access to online libraries
* The Internet isn't Free
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