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Assessment Of New Academic Programmes At The University Of Ghana And Their Implication On Library Services: Case Study, Kennedy Andoh Mr., Raphael Kwame Kavi Mr., Grace Obeng-Koranteng Mrs., Kwabena Asiedu Bugyei Mr. Sep 2019

Assessment Of New Academic Programmes At The University Of Ghana And Their Implication On Library Services: Case Study, Kennedy Andoh Mr., Raphael Kwame Kavi Mr., Grace Obeng-Koranteng Mrs., Kwabena Asiedu Bugyei Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study focused on the implication of the introduction of new academic programs on the resources of Balme Library in the University of Ghana, Legon. The case study methodology was used with a study population of 47 staff constituting both senior members and senior staff of Balme Library and the Director of Academic Affairs respectively. Data collection instruments used were questionnaire and interview. The responses were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The study revealed that the Balme Library was not consulted or involved during the introduction of new academic programs. In addition, student enrolment was increasing ...


Academic Library Research Support Services: A Review Of Redeemer’S University And The Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency’S Research Activities, Adeniran Pauline Oghenekaro Mrs. Sep 2019

Academic Library Research Support Services: A Review Of Redeemer’S University And The Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency’S Research Activities, Adeniran Pauline Oghenekaro Mrs.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The focus of academic libraries is to support teaching, learning and research in their immediate institutions. Academic libraries support research by providing research collections, services, data literacy training and research data management. This study examined academic libraries research support and the challenges associated with the utilisation of such services by researchers in Redeemer’s University and the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency both in Nigeria. A questionnaire was used to collect data from researchers in the two institution and findings revealed the research activities of the respondents and the varying levels of engagement in different types of research support services ...


Theft And Mutilation On The Use Of Library Resources In Nigerian Academic Libraries., Idakwo Innocent Aug 2019

Theft And Mutilation On The Use Of Library Resources In Nigerian Academic Libraries., Idakwo Innocent

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The ability of the library to meet the needs of its teeming users is greatly dependent on the availability of information resources. Theft and mutilation are serious factors that hamper not just availability but usability of information resources. This paper discussed some of the causes of theft and mutilation to include high cost of books, lack of photocopying machine, lack of electronic security measures, and lack of proper monitoring of students, porous library security system, and unavailability of online databases among others. This study also revealed that theft and mutilation of information resources has lots of negative impact on the ...


Evaluation Of The Availability And Use Of Information Resources And Services By Sandwich Students: A Case Study Of Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State., Albert O. Adetunji, Taofeek Abiodun Oladokun May 2019

Evaluation Of The Availability And Use Of Information Resources And Services By Sandwich Students: A Case Study Of Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State., Albert O. Adetunji, Taofeek Abiodun Oladokun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Part-time and Distance education is fast gaining global acceptance with millions of enrolments annually. Stakeholders have argued that, just like regular students, those who chose this mode of study deserve the highest quality services available. As a result, Library and Information service providers are seeking to understand this group of users in order to properly meet their information needs and design services that best fit their unique characteristics. The study thus examined the availability and use of Library and Information Services by Part-time, Students at Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria. A self administered questionnaire was used to gather data ...


Deviant Behaviour Among Users Of Academic Libraries: A Study Of Two Academic Libraries In Oyo State, Nigeria, Omobolanale Seri Fasola Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Adekunle Emmanuel Oyadeyi Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo May 2019

Deviant Behaviour Among Users Of Academic Libraries: A Study Of Two Academic Libraries In Oyo State, Nigeria, Omobolanale Seri Fasola Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Adekunle Emmanuel Oyadeyi Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study focused on deviant behaviour engaged in by library users in the course of their interaction with the library systems of Ajayi Crowther University and Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State-Nigeria. The study investigated the kinds and causes of deviant behaviour as well as the measures put in place to drastically reduce or eliminate these behaviour by the patrons of the libraries under investigation. The sample consisted of 50 library staff and 200 library users. Questionnaire was used as instrument of data collection while percentage count and tables frequencies were used for the analysis and presentation of ...


Luminance Of Contingency Theory In Revealing The Leadership Style Of The Academic Librarians, Srijani Kundu, Parikshit Mondal Dr. May 2019

Luminance Of Contingency Theory In Revealing The Leadership Style Of The Academic Librarians, Srijani Kundu, Parikshit Mondal Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study is to identify the compatibility of the inborn leadership style of the librarians to their situational leadership style using Fiedler’s Contingency Theory of Leadership; to find how the changes in situational variables affect one another; to investigate the degree of correlation between situational variables and LPC score obtained by the librarians. The head of the libraries of Dr. V. S. Krishna Library of Andhra University, Knowledge Resource Center of GITAM University, Osmania University Library and Ramesh Mohan Library of The English and Foreign Language University have been selected using purposive sampling technique. In order ...


Academic Libraries In Cameroon In The Digital Age, Roseline Bawack May 2019

Academic Libraries In Cameroon In The Digital Age, Roseline Bawack

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract Radical changes in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and changing context in Higher Education have placed academic libraries in Cameroon in crisis. Unprecedented changes in the information environment caused by ICTs has led to a digital revolution, causing academic libraries no choice but to move from one paradigm to another. Change and transition in this new dispensation is fundamental and irreversible. Consequence academic librarians are embracing new roles to satisfy the incessant changing needs of library patrons. This paper seeks to provide an understanding of academic libraries in Cameroon in the digital era. It takes up one of the ...


Examining And Creating In-House Igr Sources For Effective Management And Financing In Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Lawrence Ogwashi Nwose, Ejovi Jonathan Olulu Mr May 2019

Examining And Creating In-House Igr Sources For Effective Management And Financing In Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Lawrence Ogwashi Nwose, Ejovi Jonathan Olulu Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The study explored staff perception on effective funding using in-house IGR sources, finance-related challenges in the management of libraries, examined operational conventional and additional sources, derived opinions on the benefits of an independent academic library financial management system and the strategies to improve on its funding in selected academic libraries in Nigeria.

Method: The descriptive survey design was adopted using a population of 487 librarians from which 161 (33%) was randomly drawn from ten academic libraries (polytechnic, college and university). The instrument for data collection - questionnaire was developed. The data collected were analysed using inferential and descriptive statistics with ...


Information Literacy (Il) Of College Freshmen: Implications For An Il Program In Academic Libraries, Grace D. Quijano Feb 2019

Information Literacy (Il) Of College Freshmen: Implications For An Il Program In Academic Libraries, Grace D. Quijano

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information technology steered the proliferation of information resources in different formats, thus, making available a lot of information choices for the diverse needs of all types of users. To be able to obtain quality resources, the academic libraries play a crucial role in developing the information competencies of college students. This study examined the information literacy of college freshmen using a cognitive test. Scores were analyzed using mean scores, frequency, and percentage. Findings indicate that college freshmen have above average literacy in accessing information, and average in evaluating and using information. Based on these findings, some implications for information literacy ...


A Review Of Trends And Issues Of Cybersecurity In Academic Libraries, Ifeoma Ajie Feb 2019

A Review Of Trends And Issues Of Cybersecurity In Academic Libraries, Ifeoma Ajie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Cyber security is rapidly becoming an important aspect of ICT around the globe. In Nigeria there have been increase in the rate of cybercrime and various organizations have become targets of cyber criminals. Cybercrime can pose a high risk to the economy and security of a nation. The most common types of cybercrime committed in Nigerian academic libraries include hacking, cyber-theft, viruses and worms, spamming, financial fraud, identity theft, cyber and website cloning. This paper examines the effectiveness of electronic security systems also known as cyber security in academic libraries in Nigeria. The paper was introduced by understanding what security ...


Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Analysis, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin Jan 2019

Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Analysis, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The emergence of the internet is a new medium of information storage and delivery represents a revolution, which will have a lasting impact on the electronic publication and delivery of information system in the twenty-first century. The developments in information technology have brought e-journals as a boon to research community, which are becoming a major source for scholarly communication. As e-journal is a journal available online or offline containing research papers, review articles, scholarly communications. In the electronic environment teaching, learning and research are being supported by e-journals which are emerging as new powerful tool. E-journals have an impact not ...


Leadership Challenges And Issues Facing Academic Libraries, Mohammad Aslam, Mohammad Aslam Jan 2019

Leadership Challenges And Issues Facing Academic Libraries, Mohammad Aslam, Mohammad Aslam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main objective is to determine academic library leaders' perspectives regarding the key challenges facing academic libraries and leadership, and how library professionals can meet these challenges effectively. The study explores the leadership development opportunities and challenges for senior library professionals and academic libraries of the future, and what type of skills and abilities they need. A semi-structured, telephone and face-to-face interviews were arranged, the author interviewed library directors, managers and most senior librarians, a total of 16 library leaders and administrators were selected to this study. Results identify that a shared vision is key to leadership in academic library ...


Designing A Metadata Application Profile In Academic Libraries: A Case Study, Nahid Gavili Kilaneh, Maryam Shekofteh (Corresponding Author), Seyed Mahdi Taheri, Maryam Kazerani, Monireh Ghasemi Jan 2019

Designing A Metadata Application Profile In Academic Libraries: A Case Study, Nahid Gavili Kilaneh, Maryam Shekofteh (Corresponding Author), Seyed Mahdi Taheri, Maryam Kazerani, Monireh Ghasemi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this paper is to design a metadata application profile to organize content objects of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences libraries based on analytical-systematic approach. The population under study included content objects from 23 libraries (central, hospital and college libraries). A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect data related to the local features and needs of generating metadata records in libraries. Some questions of the questionnaire were answered by the librarians of the organizing department, and some of them were completed by researcher’s observation of the libraries’ metadata databases. The native needs and intend of libraries ...


Publication Output Of Professional Librarians In Public University Libraries In Ghana, Theophilus Fiawotoafor Mr., Perpetua S. Dadzie Prof., Musah Adams Dr. Jan 2019

Publication Output Of Professional Librarians In Public University Libraries In Ghana, Theophilus Fiawotoafor Mr., Perpetua S. Dadzie Prof., Musah Adams Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examines publication output among professional librarians in four public universities in Ghana. The major objectives of the study were to determine publication output of the professional librarians and investigate the challenges confronting publication efforts of the professional librarians, among others. The mixed methods approach was employed for the study. The questionnaire was used to collect data from 47 professional librarians and four university librarians were also interviewed. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software was used to analyse the quantitative data collected through the questionnaire, while content analysis was employed to analyse the qualitative data that was ...


Leadership Styles As Correlate Of Job Performance In Academic Libraries In Delta State, Nigeria, Flora Orewa Jan 2019

Leadership Styles As Correlate Of Job Performance In Academic Libraries In Delta State, Nigeria, Flora Orewa

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The level of managerial input from the leadership of any organisation could directly translate into the library employees’ performance. The paper examined the role of leadership style on the performance of academic library staff in Delta State. Five academic libraries (polytechnic, college and university) were purposively selected using a sample size of 94 which was randomly drawn. A combination of the Oates leadership measurement and MLQ 5X scales were adapted to draw inferences on the leadership tendencies of the librarians. A criterion mean of 2.5 was set for job performance, while the instrument was found to be reliable using ...


Information Literacy For Effective Utilization Of Information Resources In Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye Jan 2019

Information Literacy For Effective Utilization Of Information Resources In Academic Libraries In Nigeria, Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This work is on information literacy for effective utilization of information resources in academic libraries in Nigeria. Four hundred copies of questionnaire were administered to students of four academic institutions- Federal University of Technology Owerri Imo State, Imo State University, Federal Polytechnic Nekede and Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education. The result indicated that most of the students were aware of importance of information literacy although some of them could not identify some aspects of plagiarism. Practical component were not taught and use ICT in teaching was lacking. It was recommended that practical components of teaching should be included, that ...


The Awareness And Applicability Of Mcdonaldization In An Academic Library In The Philippines, David A. Cabonero, Rosielyn M. Austria Jan 2019

The Awareness And Applicability Of Mcdonaldization In An Academic Library In The Philippines, David A. Cabonero, Rosielyn M. Austria

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Academic libraries continue to innovate its resources and services to exceed the expectations of its millennial users by reconsidering new trends in management. This is because millennials have varied attitudinal behavior, changing needs and technological skills. Library managers then need to rethink management strategies to address such and eventually to improve library services. One management concept could be the use of McDonaldization in the library. Ritzer (1996) introduced the concept of McDonaldization in his book entitled “The McDonaldization of Society” wherein he argued that the principles of the success of American hamburger chain has a great impact not only in ...


Assessment Of Nursing Students’ Level Of Satisfaction With Library Services In Selected Universities In Edo State, Oluwatoyin O. Obinyan Mrs., Emmanuel O. Akande Mr Jan 2019

Assessment Of Nursing Students’ Level Of Satisfaction With Library Services In Selected Universities In Edo State, Oluwatoyin O. Obinyan Mrs., Emmanuel O. Akande Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was necessitated by an attempt to find out the nursing students’ level of satisfaction with library services in selected universities in Edo State. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population of the study comprised all the 100 to 500 level Nursing undergraduates in selected universities. Accidental sampling techniques was used to draw a sample size of two hundred (200), one hundred and nine three (193) copies were retrieved and analyzed using simple percentage, mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed that majority of the respondents use library loan services (52.3%), user-education services (56.5%), electronic services ...


Social Media And Academic Libraries Of Kashmir In Technological Era, Ansaar Hussain, Tabasum Zehra Jan 2019

Social Media And Academic Libraries Of Kashmir In Technological Era, Ansaar Hussain, Tabasum Zehra

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research considers how academic libraries in kashmir are using social media platforms for the pro-active awareness and training, to educate the LIS professionals as well as patrons. It aims to explore the pattern of social media usage by library clients and then highlights the current status of social media usage in academic libraries of kashmir for the effective and efficient dissimination of information.


Librarians’ Application Of Copyright Law In Digitization Processes Of Library Resource In University Libraries: A Study Of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Kyrian Oluakachukwu Nneji Ms. Nov 2018

Librarians’ Application Of Copyright Law In Digitization Processes Of Library Resource In University Libraries: A Study Of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Kyrian Oluakachukwu Nneji Ms.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the extent of librarians’ application of copyright laws in digitization of academic library resources in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Five research objectives guided the study. The research design adopted for this study was a descriptive survey. The total population for this study was seventeen (17) library staff involved in digital library practices. As a result of the concise population, there was no sampling. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire. A total of seventeen questionnaires were distributed and distribution recorded a 100% return rate. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools (frequency tables and mean scores). From ...


Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Survey, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin Nov 2018

Use Of Electronic Journals By Research Scholars And Postgraduate Students Of University Of Delhi And Jamia Millia Islamia: A Comparative Survey, Md. Sohail, Mr. Maksood, Nazia Salauddin

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The emergence of the internet is a new medium of information storage and delivery represents a revolution, which will have a lasting impact on the electronic publication and delivery of information system in the twenty-first century. The developments in information technology have brought e-journals as a boon to research community, which are becoming a major source for scholarly communication. As e-journal is a journal available online or offline containing research papers, review articles, scholarly communications. In the electronic environment teaching, learning and research are being supported by e-journals which are emerging as new powerful tool. E-journals have an impact not ...


Preservation And Conservation Of Serials Collection In Selected Academic Libraries In Oyo State, Nigeria, Folake Rachael Dare Mrs, Daniel Olusegun Ikegune Mr Nov 2018

Preservation And Conservation Of Serials Collection In Selected Academic Libraries In Oyo State, Nigeria, Folake Rachael Dare Mrs, Daniel Olusegun Ikegune Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This study investigates the preservation and conservation of serials collection in selected academic libraries in Oyo State, Nigeria. Relevant literature on the concept of serials, importance of serials in academic library, preservation and conservation of serials, methods of preservation and conservation of serials, importance of preservation and conservation of serials, factors affecting the preservation and conservation of serials was reviewed. The descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted for this study. The study population consisted of two hundred and fifteen (215) library personnel’s in the three selected academic libraries. The population of the study consists of ...


Assessing And Improving Library Services At Georgia Southern University, Clement Chu Sing Lau Aug 2018

Assessing And Improving Library Services At Georgia Southern University, Clement Chu Sing Lau

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Many academic libraries in America, including Georgia Southern University Zach S. Henderson Library are required to document and prove how its performance contributes to institutional goals and outcomes. Over the years, Henderson Library has been assessing its service performance, making improvements, and demonstrating its values. It has been applying various assessment tools and methods to evaluate its services and programs, and using the findings to make improvements. This case study article will describe how Henderson Library continuously assesses and improves its services.


Digitization Of Academic Library Resources: A Case Study Of Donal E. U. Ekong Library, Kyrian Oluakachukwu Nneji Aug 2018

Digitization Of Academic Library Resources: A Case Study Of Donal E. U. Ekong Library, Kyrian Oluakachukwu Nneji

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the digitization of academic library resources in University of Port Harcourt. Five research objectives guided the study. The research design adopted for this study was a descriptive survey. The total population for this study was thirteen (13) library staff involved in digital library practices. As a result of the concise population, there was no sampling. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire. A total of thirteen questionnaires were distributed and distribution recorded a 100% return rate. Data were analysed using descriptive statistical tools (frequency tables and mean scores). From the analysis, the findings revealed that the need ...


The Relationship Between Spiritual Intelligence And Professional Ethics Of Librarians : A Case Study, Fatemeh Mohmmad Moradi, Maryam Kazerani*(Corresponding Author), Maryam Shekofteh, Sara Jambarsang Jul 2018

The Relationship Between Spiritual Intelligence And Professional Ethics Of Librarians : A Case Study, Fatemeh Mohmmad Moradi, Maryam Kazerani*(Corresponding Author), Maryam Shekofteh, Sara Jambarsang

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

Background: the place and role of the spiritual intelligence and professional ethics have become of great importance and managers seek to improve spirituality and use professional ethics in the organizations. These two factors can reduce the tension and stress in the workplace and improve the status of the organizations. The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between spiritual intelligence and professional ethics of the librarians working at the libraries of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in 2017.

Method: this is an applied analytical survey. The population of the present study included all managers and ...


Picking Up The Pieces: Managing People During And After A Reorganization, Catherine B. Soehner Jun 2018

Picking Up The Pieces: Managing People During And After A Reorganization, Catherine B. Soehner

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Libraries need to change rapidly in response to advances in technology, expectations of users, funding, and other pressures from both inside and outside the library. Often library administration/management reorganizes personnel, duties, and departments to accomplish new goals and to shift focus of library services. Both during and after a reorganization, employees respond to the changes in a wide variety of ways, ranging from acceptance and positivity to anger and resistance. Fortunately, administrators and managers have a variety of tools available to help employees deal with change and to move them toward success. There are many books and articles on ...


Analysis Of Factors That Influence Users’ Willingness To Pay For The Services Of Iranian Academic Libraries By Using The Contingent Valuation Method, Vida Seifouri, Fahimeh Babalhavaeji, Fatemeh Nooshin Fard, Dariush Matlabi Mar 2018

Analysis Of Factors That Influence Users’ Willingness To Pay For The Services Of Iranian Academic Libraries By Using The Contingent Valuation Method, Vida Seifouri, Fahimeh Babalhavaeji, Fatemeh Nooshin Fard, Dariush Matlabi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background: The demand for evaluation methods of Academic libraries has resulted from the fact that universities are being recognized as an important economic asset of national competitiveness. This realization has led to an attempt to verify the effectiveness of investment in higher education, and Academic libraries also have had a chance to reconsider and promote the importance of their existence to their universities.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to estimate the economic value of a variety of academic library services and identify demographic, individual, sociological and technology factors affecting users’ willingness to pay by using the contingent valuation ...


Effect Of Strategic Management On Users’ Satisfaction, Library Competitiveness, Learning/Innovation Process And Internal Process Effectiveness In Academics Libraries., David O. Okhakhu Mr. Mar 2018

Effect Of Strategic Management On Users’ Satisfaction, Library Competitiveness, Learning/Innovation Process And Internal Process Effectiveness In Academics Libraries., David O. Okhakhu Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study looked into the Effect of Strategic Management on Customer Satisfaction, libraries competition, learning/innovation process and internal process effectiveness in Manufacturing Enterprises.

Methodology: The librarians in southwest Nigeria formed the population of study, from which a sample of 162 librarians, or 25% the population was strategically randomly selected for the study by a combined purposive and systematic random sampling techniques. The survey research design was used and data were collected through the use of questionnaires and structured interviews were necessary. The data collected were analysed using Analysis of Variances (ANOVA), correlation and descriptive analysis in pursuance of the ...


Perceptions Of Leadership And Skills Development In Academic Libraries, Mohammad Aslam Mar 2018

Perceptions Of Leadership And Skills Development In Academic Libraries, Mohammad Aslam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this research is to investigate the perceptions of leadership in academic libraries and how leaders and administrators build their understanding of dynamic and successful leadership. The study examines of nine private and public institutions library director, manager and head librarian were included in order to find dynamic leadership skills, responsibilities at workplace, their satisfaction and institutional support to leadership. The study also focuses on how can leaders update their skills and competencies for the future leadership of academic libraries and what are the challenges and methods to increase leadership abilities. Face-to-face and telephone interviews were conducted to ...


Stepping Up The Ladder To Meet User Needs: Innovative Library Services And Practices In A Nigerian University Of Technology., Nkeiru Emezie Mar 2018

Stepping Up The Ladder To Meet User Needs: Innovative Library Services And Practices In A Nigerian University Of Technology., Nkeiru Emezie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Innovative services and practices are the buzzwords in today’s libraries. Changes brought about by the electronic environment has impacted on libraries and caused a transformation in services and practices. Consequently, the library of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has keyed into this paradigm by changing its conventional approach. This article explored various innovative services and practices in FUTO library. It also identified the benefits and extent of innovative services and practices in the library. A descriptive survey was adopted for the study while questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. Findings revealed a remarkable increase in library ...