عنوان مقاله [English]
The present analytical-descriptive study aimed to investigate the status of the academic libraries of the Faculties in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of medical sciences including the different Faculties’ libraries such as school of Nursing of Abadan, Shushtar, Bostan, Behbahan, Ahvaz Nursing and Midwifery , Rehabilitation sciences, Pharmacy, and Dentistry in terms of expert and assistant, space for books and publications, study space, working space for employees, number of publications books. Hence, a standard questionnaire was used to collect information provided for comparison with the standard of Iranian academic libraries. According to research results in terms of human resources including expert and expert assistant, the library of Medicine Faculty showed a staff shortage of 4 human resources more than other libraries. In comparison, the library of Rehabilitation sciences faculty would rather well than other libraries and was desirable. In addition, in terms of number of book volume, there was a deep deficiency in the Library of Medicine faculty with shortage of 216,502 volumes; and in terms of the staff working space, there was also the shortage of 235 meters more by comparison with other libraries. However, the deficiency of the number of journal title was observed at Paramedical School’ library with a shortage of 150 titles more than other libraries; Although it demonstrated lack of storage space for library books and journals in comparison with other libraries with shortage about 38 meters, Medical School’ library with a relative lack of 836 meters was more than other libraries in deficit in terms of reading room space. ,. All the data led to conclude that most surveyed libraries indicated weaknesses and deficiencies; therefore, the harsh conditions should be taken into serious consideration and the remedial decisions, too.