Goals and Objectives
The Library of Moshi University College of Co-operative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS) was established in November 2004 after the former Moshi Co-operative College was declared a Constituent College of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). Before the College achieved university status, the library, which was established in 1963 was a unit and later on a department under the Office of the Director of Studies and Programmes.
The Library is administratively under the Directorate of Library and information Services. The directorate is made up of three departments: Technical Services, Readers’ Services and Circulation, and Cooperative Documentation and Information. The Director reports to the Deputy Principal Academics.
The Technical Services Department is concerned with organizing all acquired information resources by recording, classifying and cataloguing them. Readers’ Services and Circulation Department maintains an Information Centre of Co-operative Information Resources and two special units for Gender and Health Information respectively.
Goals and Objectives
The main goal of MuccoBs Library is to support teaching, research and consultancy in the University College as well as at higher learning institutions and in the community. The objectives of the Library are to meet the information needs of the academic community by acquiring, processing, storing, preserving and disseminating relevant materials, managing an information database, educating and training library users on search, access and utilization of information services and providing practical training facilities for Students.
The Library contains over 16,000 book titles in nearly 35,000 book volumes, over 500 CDS that cover a wide range of subjects and video cassettes. It also subscribes to about 60 periodical titles from both local and overseas sources. The Dewey Decimal System is used to classify information resources acquired by the Library. Books in the Collection belong to different subject areas such as Co-operation, InformationTechnology, Management, Accounting, Sociology, Marketing, Microfinance, Banking, Business Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Taxation, Materials Management, Communication Skills, Auditing, Law, Entrepreneurship, Research Methods, Community Development and many others.
The Collection is subdivided into five areas.
1) Special Reserve Collection
2) General Collection
3) Co-operative Information Collection
4) Gender Information Collection
5) Health Information Read more