What Librarian’s Think of Theft, Mutilation and Misplacement of Library Resources? A Study of Karnataka University Libraries
Library is a place of study such as quite peace full and safe for learning and research activities, libraries are spirit of the academic institution and it plays a vital role by providing knowledge to the people without any bias. But some selfish users are doing the unlawful activities such as theft, mutilation and misplacement of library resources in library. The present study focused on librarian response towards theft, mutilation and misplacement of library resources in university libraries in Karnataka. The study found that more than seventy percent of the librarians have felt that illegal incidences at the university libraries such as theft, mutilation and misplacement of library materials have become serious problems. Even previous studies have identified illegal acts in the library; it has still persisted and has negatively impacted the academic spirit of the library.