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Theft, Mutilation And Misplacement Of Academic Library Resources: A Study Of Selected Colleges Of Csjmu, Kanpur, Up, Ramreek Kumar Pandey Sep 2019

Theft, Mutilation And Misplacement Of Academic Library Resources: A Study Of Selected Colleges Of Csjmu, Kanpur, Up, Ramreek Kumar Pandey

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This is a information era, where libraries are playing a very vital role for the academic institutions for students, research scholars and faculty members. Libraries are providing information resources, services and documents for thier user without any biasing. it is very unfortunate that some users are doing some miss chief activities with intension or it may be without intention which put library staff in trouble. it may be in form of thieft or it may missplacement of library resources.The present study focused on librarian response towards theft, mutilation and misplacement of library resources in College libraries in CSJMU, Kanpur ...


Investigating Library Anxiety Among First Year Students Of Crawford University, Nigeria., Elizabeth Bukunola Lateef Mrs, Sunday Opene Ozonuwe Mr Sep 2019

Investigating Library Anxiety Among First Year Students Of Crawford University, Nigeria., Elizabeth Bukunola Lateef Mrs, Sunday Opene Ozonuwe Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

How a Library is efficiently used is a pivotal factor in determining the quality of education of a University. Therefore, identifying the factors affecting library use among students is becoming more necessary. The purpose of this research was to investigate the causes of library anxiety among first year students of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design involving all first year students (368 in number), cutting across the seventeen departments of Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun state, Nigeria. The questionnaire was peer reviewed for validity and all the items were subjected to SPSS analysis using ...


Information Literacy And Life Long Learning: The Role Of School Librarians, Elizabeth Bukunola Lateef Mrs, Ezekiel Olugbenga Adeyi Mr, Olomola R. Abosede Mrs Jul 2019

Information Literacy And Life Long Learning: The Role Of School Librarians, Elizabeth Bukunola Lateef Mrs, Ezekiel Olugbenga Adeyi Mr, Olomola R. Abosede Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This paper conceptualizes literacy and learning as a continuum that requires appropriate placement, attitude and adjustment that should be initiated and instilled from elementary stage of learning with emphasis on the role of the school librarians. Base on the overview obtained from scholarly publications, a relationship among information literacy, lifelong learning and school librarian was established and reviewed. The paper also posited three examples of creative and innovative programmes that the School Librarians could introduce in order to foster information literacy for lifelong learning. The paper concludes on school librarians adopting information literacy as the subject they should be ...


Health Information Literacy On The Risks Of Using Skin Bleaching Products, Olufemi K. Aramide Phd, Olusoji S. Olatunji, Olusola Ayandele Jun 2019

Health Information Literacy On The Risks Of Using Skin Bleaching Products, Olufemi K. Aramide Phd, Olusoji S. Olatunji, Olusola Ayandele

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information enables individuals to develop knowledge which can influence their health behavior and attitude while inadequate literacy about health information is associated with poor understanding of medical advice and negative health outcomes among the population. Skin bleaching is a health practice involving the (mis)use of chemical solutions to change one’s complexion to a lighter tone. This paper investigated the viability of using the concept of health information literacy to reduce skin bleaching by reviewing previous empirical studies on skin bleaching with emphasis on health information. Finding showed that skin bleaching is driven by a self-destructive, unattainable beauty standard ...


Demystification Of Legal Information Resources For New Entrants To The Law Librarianship: Nigerian Perspective., Wisdom Okereke Anyim May 2019

Demystification Of Legal Information Resources For New Entrants To The Law Librarianship: Nigerian Perspective., Wisdom Okereke Anyim

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper is aimed at demystify legal information resources for new entrants to the law librarianship. It explains various kinds of legal information resources — primary and secondary sources. The study also highlights some of the areas of law and finally, identifies few of the most commonly used legal databases in Nigeria.


Libraries As Indispensable Force For Access To Information And Sustainable National Development, Elizabeth Bukunola Lateef E.B.L, Ezekiel Olugbenga Adeyi E.O.A, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday 7317673 Apr 2019

Libraries As Indispensable Force For Access To Information And Sustainable National Development, Elizabeth Bukunola Lateef E.B.L, Ezekiel Olugbenga Adeyi E.O.A, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday 7317673

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper focus on the place of the library in providing access to information resources that will facilitate the attainment of sustainable development goal SDGs. The 17 point agenda adapted by United Nation in 2019 to be attained by 2030. The concept of Sustainable Development was carefully discussed. Nigeria peculiar situation as regards SDGs was critically examined with emphasis on the agreement between Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), to train graduating youths to become SDGs champions in the local communities and areas of national service they are deployed ...


The Library As Facilitator Of Public Access To Information: 21st Century Approach, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday Oos, Ohwofasa Faith Faith Off, Lateef Elizabeth Bukunola Leb Apr 2019

The Library As Facilitator Of Public Access To Information: 21st Century Approach, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday Oos, Ohwofasa Faith Faith Off, Lateef Elizabeth Bukunola Leb

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article describes the nature of 21st century, the new roles libraries and librarians must play to continue to facilitate public access to information in the face of 21st century where the information and communication technology products such as the web, internet, android mobile devices and social media network have changed the way we live, think, communicate, obtain and disseminate information (world 2.0).It emphasized how these products have made the world omni presence, omni information/knowledge, omin collaboration and omini access. The paper discussed the challenges21stcentaury librarians may encounter why applying the information and ...


Accessing The Adoption Of Mobile Learning In Nigeria: The Library Perspective, Humphrey Oguchinalu Nwaogu Hon, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday Oos Dec 2018

Accessing The Adoption Of Mobile Learning In Nigeria: The Library Perspective, Humphrey Oguchinalu Nwaogu Hon, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday Oos

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract.

With the influx of new technologies in the world, learning is becoming more interesting than ever before. The study was conducted to access the adoption of mobile learning in Nigeria. Three objectives and three research questions were formulated to guide the researcher. 200, 300 and 400 levels of College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Social Sciences were the study population. The sampled population was 83 respondents which is the 10% of the entire population. Structured questioner was the instrument used for data collection. It was discovered that smart phones and laptops were the mobile technologies preferred ...


Library And Information Services For The Attainment Of Sustainable Development Goals, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday Oos, Blessing Inyang Johnson Jbi Oct 2018

Library And Information Services For The Attainment Of Sustainable Development Goals, Ozonuwe Opene Sunday Oos, Blessing Inyang Johnson Jbi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

The greatest problem of any society is lack of authentic, efficient and right information to function effectively. No society can function without proper information, as such, this paper tends to examine the roles of the library in providing information services for the attainment of sustainable development goals, three research objectives were set to put the paper in the right perspective. It also emphasized the roles libraries plays in the society which are educational, informational, research, conservational, cultural and reference roles. The paper focused on eight of the seventeen points Sustainable development goals. The challenges libraries and librarian may face ...


Influences On Library Liaison And Faculty Collaboration In Collection Development, Tim Butzen Feb 2018

Influences On Library Liaison And Faculty Collaboration In Collection Development, Tim Butzen

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Much has been written about library liaison programs in academic libraries throughout the United States. Since their inception, liaison programs have emphasized the collaboration between librarians and faculty in collection development. This brief paper synthesizes relevant literature to identify the dynamics that currently influence this collaboration. Those that emerge here include liaison job descriptions and collection development policies, direct service and collaboration, information reciprocity, relational factors, and budgets. The paper concludes with suggestions for interdisciplinary collaboration and for future teaching and research.


Library Space Design And Participation In User Education Programmes As Factors Influencing Intentional Learning By Undergraduates In University Of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, Oluwatoyosi Temiloluwa Akinrelere, Olalekan Awujoola Jan 2017

Library Space Design And Participation In User Education Programmes As Factors Influencing Intentional Learning By Undergraduates In University Of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, Oluwatoyosi Temiloluwa Akinrelere, Olalekan Awujoola

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Learning is a fundamental part of life; a trait possessed by humans, animals and some machines. It is the driving force behind the survival of the human race and the establishment of a university library. In the university library, learning is defined as intentional learning, a self-driven activity rather than an instructor-led activity, the process of taking responsibility for and improving oneself by setting goals, evaluating progress and correcting errors. This study sought to investigate the influence of library space design and participation in user education programmes on intentional learning of undergraduates in the University of Ibadan. The findings of ...


Information Needs And Information Seeking Behavior Of Researchers In Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Ilorin, Kwara State, Momoh Emmanuel Omeiza, Folorunso Abubakar Lanre Jan 2017

Information Needs And Information Seeking Behavior Of Researchers In Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Ilorin, Kwara State, Momoh Emmanuel Omeiza, Folorunso Abubakar Lanre

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was undertaken to investigate the information needs and information seeking behavior of the researchers in Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute, Ilorin, Kwara State. The study used questionnaire and interview method to obtain data from the respondents. Out of the sixty copies of questionnaire distributed to respondents, fifty-three copies were returned and found useable for the study. There was also an interview with the Director, library services in the institute. Findings from the study revealed that the information needs of the researchers were mainly on current awareness, to prepare for promotion exercises and job interviews and to prepare for ...


Theses, Projects, And Africana Materials Management In Nigerian Academic Libraries: The Case Of Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, Chinwe M.T. Nweze Jun 2010

Theses, Projects, And Africana Materials Management In Nigerian Academic Libraries: The Case Of Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, Chinwe M.T. Nweze

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This is a survey of the procurement, organization and use of unpublished projects, theses, and Africana mateials in Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The Africana section conserves knowledge, preserves cultural heritage, provides information, and supports education and research. This paper the location, mode of processing, circulation, and terms of availability of these materials. Recommendations are made on how to manage Africana materials in academic libraries where they constitute a vital component of collections.


Collection Security Issues In Malaysian Academic Libraries: An Exploratory Survey, Abass Atiku Maidabino Mar 2010

Collection Security Issues In Malaysian Academic Libraries: An Exploratory Survey, Abass Atiku Maidabino

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The collection is the library's most valuable asset and it needs to be protected from security breaches. Collection security is an important issue for academic libraries.This study explores the major collection security issues related to library collections in Malaysian university libraries. The study reveals the measures adopted by the Malaysian libraries to ensure effective collections security governance. The findings indicate that main breaches of collection security are book theft, damage, mutilation, or defacement; books attacked by insects or worms; and non-return of borrowed materials. The measures used to reduce and address security breaches include electronic security system; manual ...


Alternative Models Of Knowledge Production: A Step Forward In Information Literacy As A Liberal Art, Shilpa Shanbhag Apr 2006

Alternative Models Of Knowledge Production: A Step Forward In Information Literacy As A Liberal Art, Shilpa Shanbhag

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information literacy is embedded within the traditional disciplinary model of knowledge production wherein the role of the scholar/expert and the process of peer-review are emphasized. Exclusive reference to this model is inadequate in informing the production of knowledge outside of formal academic setting and consequently inadequate in supporting the objectives of liberal learning. Shapiro and Hughes' concept of information literacy as a liberal art provides a useful framework for discussion on alternative models of knowledge production.