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Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Phd Jul 2022

Sociodemographic Determinants Of Librarians’ Psychological Wellbeing: An Ex-Post Facto Research, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Phd

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Considering the enormous responsibilities placed on school librarians, this study explored the sociodemographic determinants of school librarians’ psychological wellbeing in Nigeria. This study used an ex-post facto research design. Drawing from the scientific research paradigm and quantitative research approach, data were obtained on 145 school librarians using the Psychological wellbeing scale (α = .82). The 145 librarians were sampled from both Federal and state Universities in southeast Nigeria. The data were analysed using the mean and analysis of variance. The study found that, while age had no significant (p > .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing, qualification had a significant (p < .05) influence on librarians' psychological wellbeing. As a result, librarians' qualifications are a crucial driver of their psychological wellbeing. Thus, it was suggested that librarians' qualifications be prioritized during their employment.


An Empirical Study Of The Influence Of Knowledge Sharing Behaviors And Organizational Culture On Staff Performance In University Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Jun 2022

An Empirical Study Of The Influence Of Knowledge Sharing Behaviors And Organizational Culture On Staff Performance In University Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

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Knowledge sharing has been shown to improve individual and organization performance and innovativeness as a result, has become increasingly important to organizations as most organizations are now considered to operate in a knowledge economy. This study therefore investigated knowledge sharing practice as well as organizational culture and their effect on performance of staff of university libraries. The study employed a survey design with a population sample of 79 library staff derived through purposive sampling techniques from two university libraries in Nigeria. The principle instrument used for data collection was a four-point Likert scale structured questionnaire validated by two experts in ...


Management Functions As Correlates Of Students’ Satisfaction With Library Services In Public Secondary Schools In Imo State., Ijeoma Ferdy Mbagwu Ph.D, Adaora Joy Udo-Anyanwu Ph.D Jun 2022

Management Functions As Correlates Of Students’ Satisfaction With Library Services In Public Secondary Schools In Imo State., Ijeoma Ferdy Mbagwu Ph.D, Adaora Joy Udo-Anyanwu Ph.D

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This study examined management functions and students’ satisfaction with library services in public secondary schools in Imo State Nigeria. The study was guided by 3 research questions and 3 hypotheses. The design of the study is a linear correlational design. The population of the study is 94,968. This is made up of 94,693 Senior Secondary School Students and 275 librarians from 275 public secondary schools in Imo State. The sample size for this study is 660 made up of 110 librarians and 550 SS2 students from 110 public secondary schools in Imo State. The sampling techniques used ...


Challenges Of Copyright Protection In The Digital Age: The Nigerian Perspective, Albert Olu. Adetunji, Nosakhare Okuonghae Mr. Jun 2022

Challenges Of Copyright Protection In The Digital Age: The Nigerian Perspective, Albert Olu. Adetunji, Nosakhare Okuonghae Mr.

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Copyright is one of the several intellectual property rights that accrues to authors of literary and creative works at the point of creation. Several legal frameworks such as the Berne Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and the Nigeria Copyright Act have all been enacted for the purpose of recognizing and protecting these rights both at the international and local scene. Unfortunately, with the emergence of digital age, characterized by digital technologies such the internet, scanner, digital cameras smartphones, smart televisions, e-book, social media etc., has cause strain in copyright protection due to the relative ease of replication, manipulation, reproduction and ...


Impact Of Education Of Library And Information Science In National Development In Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo Jun 2022

Impact Of Education Of Library And Information Science In National Development In Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo

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The paper discusses Library and Information Science Education (LISE) in Nigeria. LISE is an educational plan primarily meant for training and development of information Professionals (librarian, teacher-librarians, information managers, lecturers) and users. The 21st century librarians, information managers / specialists are formally trained and developed in library schools through Library and Information Science Education (LISE). Unlike the primitive belief that there is no academic training required to become library and information science professional, Dewey has made it crystal-clear that formal training is not negotiable for modern librarians. Therefore, he introduced the concept of formal education to librarians. This paper highlights ...


Use Of Whatsapp Technology In Library Services: A Case Study Of The University Library Of The(Ncbae), Lahore, Pakistan, Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan, Ashina Sadiq, Muzaian Abbas Jun 2022

Use Of Whatsapp Technology In Library Services: A Case Study Of The University Library Of The(Ncbae), Lahore, Pakistan, Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan, Ashina Sadiq, Muzaian Abbas

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Purpose

This study aimed to look into the interest in and use of WhatsApp technology among National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBAE) University Pakistan library users.

Design/methodology/approach

A Google Forms questionnaire was designed and emailed to students from various departments at the National College of Business Administration and Economics University of Pakistan. SPSS 22 was used to tabulate and analyze the data for this paper.

Findings

According to one study, WhatsApp is a robust and cutting-edge technology that might be integrated with digital library services to reach out to library consumers. This technology will assist library patrons ...


A Study On Ugc-Care Journals Of Library And Information Science, Partha Chattopadhyay Librarian, Bikash Kumar Halder Librarian Jun 2022

A Study On Ugc-Care Journals Of Library And Information Science, Partha Chattopadhyay Librarian, Bikash Kumar Halder Librarian

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The University Grants Commission has published the list of CARE journals of all disciplines such as Science, Social Science and Arts & Humanities. The subject Library & Information Science has also been included in the CARE list under Social Science stream. The study measures information statistically or mathematically. These CARE list of journals are analyzed from different perspectives by giving various tables highlighting different aspects of informetric measurement.


The Covid-19 Pandemic Led To The Redesign Of Library Resources And Services: Turning Crisis Into An Opportunity, Dr. Rajender Kumar Jun 2022

The Covid-19 Pandemic Led To The Redesign Of Library Resources And Services: Turning Crisis Into An Opportunity, Dr. Rajender Kumar

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This paper describes the opportunities to redesign library resources and services during and after the COVID-19 crisis that has affected the lives of billions of people around the world. During this crisis, Universities, colleges, and schools suspended their normal teaching and learning activities. Crisis can sometimes transform challenges into opportunities. A crisis can be turned into an opportunity if new ways of looking, thinking, and responding are embraced. A result of COVID-19's pandemic outbreaks provided an enormous opportunity to change the information-providing way. Thus, libraries can take it as an opportunity to redesign their information resources and services. By ...


Perspective Social Networking Effect In Academic Libraries: Student Perspectives, Dr. Raja Suresh Kumar Pitla , Librarian, Kutty Kumar Dr Jun 2022

Perspective Social Networking Effect In Academic Libraries: Student Perspectives, Dr. Raja Suresh Kumar Pitla , Librarian, Kutty Kumar Dr

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The purpose of this study is to identify how minor collision of Social Networks on the enlightening results as shallow by the understudies in the impression of building and drug store understudies. This examination utilized and the way to deal with advance 303 understudies of under-graduate class to distinguish them for the most part inclination of Social Networks, and to investigate the reason, recurrence and area of utilizing Social and express the preferences, and weaknesses, however, using informal academic communities. Data gathered through a self-structured online poll study and analyzed using SPSS software version 23. The outcomes find a striking ...


Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Post Graduate Students Of Kohat University Of Science And Technology Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Saeed Ullah Jan Jun 2022

Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Post Graduate Students Of Kohat University Of Science And Technology Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Saeed Ullah Jan

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Purpose: This study investigated the information needs and seeking behaviour, hurdles to information seeking of Post Graduate students of Kohat University of Science and Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It focused on the information requirements of the Post Graduate students of the university, the pattern they use for seeking information, the difficulties they faced during seeking information.

Design/Methodology/approach: This study used a quantitative approach, adapting a survey questionnaire method for data collection. The population of this study was composed of M.Phil. and PhD students of 2019 and 2020 in the faculties of Physical and Numerical Sciences, Chemical and Pharmaceutical ...


Never Give Up! From Lamp To Koha: A Case Of University Of Engineering & Technology, Taxila Library, Bashir Ahmed, Rubina Bhatti Prof. Dr., Shakeel Ahmad Khan Dr. Jun 2022

Never Give Up! From Lamp To Koha: A Case Of University Of Engineering & Technology, Taxila Library, Bashir Ahmed, Rubina Bhatti Prof. Dr., Shakeel Ahmad Khan Dr.

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HEC emphasized on quality of education and want to develop higher education infrastructure in the country. This paper provides an analysis of UET Taxila library journey which developed over a period of last 23 years. It defines best practice as a presentation of route to produce more outcomes which means mode of doing things in specific organization as reference for good practices to others. Explains features which should have been encompass in the set meant for improving the services of the libraries.

The paper opted review of the current practice being applied in UET Taxila. For in-depth understanding and some ...


Management Practices Adopted By Administrators Of Children Library Section Of College Of Education For Enhancing Information And Communication Technology: Implication For Policy And E-Counselling, Ifeyinwa F. Manafa Phd, Chinedu Ifedi Okeke Phd, Moses Onyemaechi Ede Phd, Amanda U. Ugwoezuonu Phd Jun 2022

Management Practices Adopted By Administrators Of Children Library Section Of College Of Education For Enhancing Information And Communication Technology: Implication For Policy And E-Counselling, Ifeyinwa F. Manafa Phd, Chinedu Ifedi Okeke Phd, Moses Onyemaechi Ede Phd, Amanda U. Ugwoezuonu Phd

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Management practices adopted by the colleges of education administrators who are primarily posted to children library section in enhancing ICT seem to be poor. The study examined the challenges associated with the management practices. We adopted a descriptive research design. A total of 73 respondents (Seven Children Library Administrators and 66 ICT officers) were used as the study sample. One instrument was used for collection of data. The respondents were administered the instrument with the help of five brief research assistants. Data analysis was completed using mean and standard deviation for research questions and z-test was used to test the ...


Competitive Intelligence And Improving Patronage Of The Twenty First Century Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Mercy Ariomerebi Iroaganachi Jun 2022

Competitive Intelligence And Improving Patronage Of The Twenty First Century Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Mercy Ariomerebi Iroaganachi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper discussed the employment of competitive intelligence for improving patronage of the 21st century academic libraries. It explored literature on; the concept of competitive intelligence, characteristics of the twenty first century academic library, attributes of competitive advantage in academic libraries and competitive intelligence activities in Nigerian academic libraries. It was discovered that funds and the necessary skill-sets were required for an academic library to develop to the point of having a competitive edge over other libraries. Also literature revealed that only few libraries especially private university libraries were already treading the path of gaining the competitive advantage for ...


Information Literacy Skills Of Legal Practitioners In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan: An Empirical Study, Saeed Ullah Jan, Muhammad Ashfaq, Shaukat Ullah Jun 2022

Information Literacy Skills Of Legal Practitioners In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan: An Empirical Study, Saeed Ullah Jan, Muhammad Ashfaq, Shaukat Ullah

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Purpose of the study

The main theme of this study is to explores the information literacy skills of the law practitioners in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan under the heading “Information Literacy Skills of Legal Practitioners in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa-Pakistan: An Empirical Study.

Research Method and Procedure

To conduct this quantitative study, the simple random sample approach is used. An adapted questionnaire is distributed among 254 lawyers of Dera Ismail Khan through personal visits and electronic means. The data collected is analyzed through SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) software.

Delimitations of the study: The study is delimited to the southern district of Khyber ...


Assessment Of Awareness Of Farmers On Agricultural Information Services In Mara Region, Tanzania, Evance Mulashani Bonephace, Xuewen Gui, Peter John Makawia Jun 2022

Assessment Of Awareness Of Farmers On Agricultural Information Services In Mara Region, Tanzania, Evance Mulashani Bonephace, Xuewen Gui, Peter John Makawia

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This study assessed awareness of farmers on agricultural information services in Mara region in Tanzania. Quantitative approach was adopted and data collection used single structured questionnaire. Awareness scales measured three factors; awareness knowledge; agricultural information needs and lastly use of ICTs in accessing agricultural information services. The results indicated that majority (93.2%; 280) of respondents had little knowledge of awareness, (91.3%; 272) of the response, needed improved seed varieties and the average, (60%; 180) of respondents have low use of ICT in accessing agricultural information services. It was concluded that agricultural stakeholder needs more improvement and strategies on ...


Work Place Evaluation And Change Demand In State University Libraries, Odisha: A Future Perspective Based On Users Opinion’S, Shubhasmita Acharya Mrs Jun 2022

Work Place Evaluation And Change Demand In State University Libraries, Odisha: A Future Perspective Based On Users Opinion’S, Shubhasmita Acharya Mrs

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This study proposes to investigate the wish and demands possessed by the users of state university libraries of Odisha with regards to their services, areas in the library, and products. The online questionnaire has been chosen as a suitable method of data collection. The selected sample of this study are belonging to the LIS background. Although the change demanded by the users of Odisha state university libraries is fulfilled in other parts of the country still it is a dream for the ongoing users of the respected university libraries. Users’ opinions have been taken into consideration for forecasting the future ...


A Historical Trace Of Library And Information Science Education In Selected Countries Of Africa- Nigeria, Ghana And South Africa, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo Jun 2022

A Historical Trace Of Library And Information Science Education In Selected Countries Of Africa- Nigeria, Ghana And South Africa, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo, Lydia Mercy Olubiyo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

LIS education is more concerned with training in librarianship. LIS education aimed at producing competent librarians to manage all types of libraries in the countries of the world for sustainability. Other information related disciplines such as documentation, archives and records management were relatively unknown when they started existing, thus, they were not accorded prominence. However, librarianship in Africa owes its origin to colonialism. Colonialism introduced reading and writing among the indigenous people. Until then, the two activities were alien. Colonial governments introduced Western education which entailed among others, reading and writing. In an attempt to boost the two activities, a ...


Improving Students’ Achievement In Physics Using Library Electronic Journals, Christian Ugwuanyi Jun 2022

Improving Students’ Achievement In Physics Using Library Electronic Journals, Christian Ugwuanyi

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Electronic journals in libraries are essential for updating facilities and expanding services so that users can acquire the information they require. The modern epoch is marked by an information and knowledge revolution. Electronic materials are now available to libraries in a variety of formats. As a result of technology advancements and higher expectations in teaching and learning, 21st-century classrooms demand a lot from both teachers and students. Most parents nowadays purchase (smartphones, tablets, or laptops) for their children without realizing the educational benefits of these devices in allowing access to online learning materials. Electronic journals from libraries have proven to ...


Assessing Level Of Availability And Hindrances To Adequacy Of Ict Facilities For The Provision Of E-Resources Services In University Libraries In Southwest Nigeria, Oluwatosin Okunoye, Oluwatosin Okunoye Jun 2022

Assessing Level Of Availability And Hindrances To Adequacy Of Ict Facilities For The Provision Of E-Resources Services In University Libraries In Southwest Nigeria, Oluwatosin Okunoye, Oluwatosin Okunoye

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This study assessed the level of availability of ICT facilities and hindrances to the adequacy of ICT facilities for the provision of e-resources services in university libraries in Southwest Nigeria. Information and Communications Technology facilities are indispensable tools in the new information and digital environment and e-resources services provision are hampered in academic libraries without them. A descriptive research design was adopted for this study. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire administered to 12 seasoned librarians drawn from 12 public university libraries, 11 usable responses to the questionnaire were received. Findings revealed the availability of most ...


Evaluating Preschool Librarians’ Utilisation Of Information And Communication Technology For Virtual Library Services, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Ph.D, Chinedu I.O. Okeke Prof Jun 2022

Evaluating Preschool Librarians’ Utilisation Of Information And Communication Technology For Virtual Library Services, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Ph.D, Chinedu I.O. Okeke Prof

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become vital in twenty-first-century classrooms. In a similar vein, the pandemic of coronavirus 2019 (Covid-19) has prompted most countries to emphasize the use of ICT resources to build an online teaching platform. This development has prompted questions about Nigeria's educational system, as it is unknown how well-prepared instructors are to use ICT in the classroom. In this regard, there is a scarcity of research on how preschool librarians in Nigeria use ICT in their instruction. Thus, this research explored preschool librarians’ utilisation of information and communication technology for virtual library services. A descriptive ...


Information Literacy Competency Of Secondary School Students: A Case Study Of Vijayapura District, Deepa 7892186627 Kulkarni Dr, Ramesha Bb Prof May 2022

Information Literacy Competency Of Secondary School Students: A Case Study Of Vijayapura District, Deepa 7892186627 Kulkarni Dr, Ramesha Bb Prof

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the information literacy competencies possessed by secondary school students in Vijayapura District with a focus on the knowledge and skill level. Information literacy is very important, especially in the field of education where the students required to be updated in accessing the information and knowledge required for their academic work. This is possible only with the development of information literacy competencies. In the present study survey method was adopted for the study. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection and purposive sampling technique was used to select sample size of 200 students, from selected two secondary ...


Social Media: Access To Reference Services By Students In A University Library In South-East, Nigeria, Nancy Chinenyenwa Akagha Mrs, Samuel Kelechukwu Ibenne Dr, Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye Dr, Ogechi Iheanacho-Kelechi Mrs May 2022

Social Media: Access To Reference Services By Students In A University Library In South-East, Nigeria, Nancy Chinenyenwa Akagha Mrs, Samuel Kelechukwu Ibenne Dr, Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye Dr, Ogechi Iheanacho-Kelechi Mrs

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The general purpose of the study was to ascertain the use of social media by students to access reference services at the Federal University of Technology Library, Owerri. The survey research design was used for the study using questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. The research adopted both the proportionate/stratified and simple random sampling techniques to investigate a sample of 288 students in Federal University of Technology Library, Owerri. Self-constructed and validated questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.87 was used to collect data for the study. Four research questions and one hypothesis were framed for the ...


Assessment Of Teachers' Perception Of The Provision, Use, And Maintenance Of Information And Communication Technology Facilities (Ict) In Ekiti State Primary School Libraries In Nigeria, Mensah Prince Osiesi, Chigozie Celestina Oke Dr, Adejimi Oluwatobi Busiyi Mr, Adenike Lucia Arulebe Mrs, Nnaemeka Chijioke Okorie Mr, Onyiye Maureen Okoh Mrs May 2022

Assessment Of Teachers' Perception Of The Provision, Use, And Maintenance Of Information And Communication Technology Facilities (Ict) In Ekiti State Primary School Libraries In Nigeria, Mensah Prince Osiesi, Chigozie Celestina Oke Dr, Adejimi Oluwatobi Busiyi Mr, Adenike Lucia Arulebe Mrs, Nnaemeka Chijioke Okorie Mr, Onyiye Maureen Okoh Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study assessed teachers' perception of the provision, use, and maintenance of ICT facilities in Ekiti State Primary school libraries in Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey research type. The population of the study comprised all public primary school teachers in Ekiti State. The multistage sampling procedure was used in selecting the sample for the study. An instrument termed "Teachers' Perception of the Provision, Utilisation, and Maintenance of ICT Facilities in Primary School Libraries Questionnaire" was used for data collection, and was validated with its reliability ascertained. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics (frequency counts and percentages ...


Availability And Use Of Digital Reference Service Tools For Effective Service Delivery By Librarians In Private Universities Libraries In South-East Nigeria, Ejike Igwebuike, Emmanuel Ifechukwu Onoh Mr. May 2022

Availability And Use Of Digital Reference Service Tools For Effective Service Delivery By Librarians In Private Universities Libraries In South-East Nigeria, Ejike Igwebuike, Emmanuel Ifechukwu Onoh Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined availability and use of digital reference tools in private university libraries in south-east Nigeria. It is designed to ascertain the extent of use of DRS tools by Librarians in effective service delivery to users. Survey design was used for the study and 46 respondents comprising of Librarians and Library Staff who directly provide reference services in the private university libraries participated in the study. An observation checklist and a structured questionnaire were administered to the respondents. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study found that email services, text based/instant messaging, online pathfinders and mobile ...


Investigating The Role Of Teacher-Librarians In Classroom Instructional Management In Enugu State, Nigeria, Elizabeth N. Ebizie P.Hd, Obiageli C. Njoku Ph.D, Charles A. Oraelosi Ph.D, Mkpoikanke S. Otu Ph.D May 2022

Investigating The Role Of Teacher-Librarians In Classroom Instructional Management In Enugu State, Nigeria, Elizabeth N. Ebizie P.Hd, Obiageli C. Njoku Ph.D, Charles A. Oraelosi Ph.D, Mkpoikanke S. Otu Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was carried out to investigated the role of teacher-librarians in classroom instructional management in Enugu State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The sample size of the study is 1,196 teachers. The instrument used for data collection was the Classroom Management Instructional Skills for Teaching Questionnaire (CMISTQ). The reliability of the instrument was 0.79. The data collected in the study were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The findings of the study show that the role of teacher-librarians in classroom instructional management include: working with other staff to ensure information literacy outcomes ...


Impact Of Covid 19 On Libraries: A Selective Review Of Literature, Archana Ramkumar Kori Ms., Ajay Baban More Mr May 2022

Impact Of Covid 19 On Libraries: A Selective Review Of Literature, Archana Ramkumar Kori Ms., Ajay Baban More Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Education is the unstoppable procedure. Covid 19 has effected in every sectors. Education sector has been badly affected. Almost all educational institutes has been closed during pandemic. Library is also a part of an educational institution. In the present study authors studied the corona positive and negative effects of corona that had an impact on libraries. For the study author used descriptive research method. Data was collected from various article, webinar, and reports etc. Authors found the positive effects on libraries like digitization, remote access service, use social media and connect too many people etc. Negative impacts are decreasing use ...


Research Self-Efficacy And Research Productivity Of Doctoral Students In Universities In Ogun State, Adesola Paul Adekunle, Ezinwanyi Madukoma May 2022

Research Self-Efficacy And Research Productivity Of Doctoral Students In Universities In Ogun State, Adesola Paul Adekunle, Ezinwanyi Madukoma

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the influence of research self-efficacy on research productivity of doctoral students in universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. The study employed a survey research design drawing on a sample of 309 respondents out of a target population of 1,418 doctoral students from six participating universities guided by the Research Advisor’s Table. Findings of the study established that research productivity of doctoral students in universities in Ogun State, Nigeria was low. The low research productivity manifested in form of unusually prolonged doctoral education, high attrition rates, difficulties/inability to complete doctoral thesis which is the hallmark of ...


An Assessment Of The Effect Of Self-Efficacy, Reading Culture, Utilization Of Library Habits On The Academic Achievements Of Student-Librarians, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko May 2022

An Assessment Of The Effect Of Self-Efficacy, Reading Culture, Utilization Of Library Habits On The Academic Achievements Of Student-Librarians, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The dream of every student on entry any institution of learning is to excel academically and this can be achieve through self-belief facilitated by effective reading which is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning as an essential skill for academic success. Above all, the library should be seen by such student as information warehouse where desired information can be obtained through reading. This study therefore is an assessment of the effect of self-efficacy, reading culture and utilization of library habits on the academic achievement of student-librarians. The study employed a descriptive survey ...


Covid-19 Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduates Of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Jerry Eyerinmene Friday Mr, Motu-Ere Justina Atema Ms May 2022

Covid-19 Information Needs And Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduates Of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, Jerry Eyerinmene Friday Mr, Motu-Ere Justina Atema Ms

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examined Covid-19 information needs and seeking behaviour of undergraduates of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study identified Covid-19 information needs, Covid-19 information sources, strategies of seeking Covid-19 information and Covid-19 information seeking challenges encountered by the undergraduates. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised all the undergraduates of Federal University Otuoke who were in 300, 400 and 500 levels of study. Convenience sampling was adopted and three hundred and sixty-nine (369) undergraduates, consisting of 76, 73, 74, 71 and 75 undergraduates, each constituent drawn from the Faculty of Education ...


Catching Up With Innovation And Trends In University Library Services In Nigeria: An Analytical Study Of University Library Websites In Nigeria, Francisca Chinyeaka Mbagwu Dr. May 2022

Catching Up With Innovation And Trends In University Library Services In Nigeria: An Analytical Study Of University Library Websites In Nigeria, Francisca Chinyeaka Mbagwu Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study focused on the emerging innovative and trendy services on the library websites of all the approved 49 Federal Universities in Nigeria. Document examination was used as an instrument for data collection. The Library websites of all the approved Federal Universities in Nigeria were examined to collate data for this study. Three research questions were developed and analysed quantitatively using frequency tables and simple percentages. The result revealed that some of the Federal University libraries operate without library websites. Again, the study revealed that twenty-three innovative and trendy services were found displayed on the library websites of the ...