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Literacy Library And The Functional Literacy Skills Of The 21st Century Adult Learners, Sunday Olawale Olaniran Jan 2020

Literacy Library And The Functional Literacy Skills Of The 21st Century Adult Learners, Sunday Olawale Olaniran

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Literacy and library are like Siamese twins that cannot be separated. Society draw literacy skills from the libraries the same way an individual draws from his memory to meet his immediate information needs. Examined in this paper is the relevance of literacy library to the functional literacy need of the 21st Century adult learners. Literacy library is conceptualised as a special library provision targeted at adult members of the society who have enrolled or willing to enrol in a learning programme. Key features of Literacy library are outlined, followed by brief description of specific materials relevant to the 21 ...


Gender Equality And Sustainable Development Goals: The Role Of The Library And Information Professionals In Nigeria, Olalekan Moses Olayemi, Kemi Jummai Olayemi Oct 2019

Gender Equality And Sustainable Development Goals: The Role Of The Library And Information Professionals In Nigeria, Olalekan Moses Olayemi, Kemi Jummai Olayemi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Attempts have been made in Nigeria to address the issue of women's right, responsibility with a view to improving the socio-economic and political lots of Nigerian women as a whole. But global indices have steadily placed Nigeria within groups of low performers in terms of gender equality, with opportunities for improvement in a wide range of areas. To address the gender imbalances and respond to the challenges faced by women in the country, efforts must be made by all individuals and professions to address this inequality. The aim of this paper is to uncover the contributions and roles of ...


Gentrification Of Bibliotheca For The Digital Citizens, Ritu Nagpal Sep 2019

Gentrification Of Bibliotheca For The Digital Citizens, Ritu Nagpal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Bringing together the multi-folded facets of the various disciplines across the globe, the role of Libraries, the bibliotheca is transforming. The surging demand for the information in todays’ digital world, has been substantially changing the role of libraries. The Libraries are altering their roles by providing enhanced & enriched set of services. The patrons of this Digital civilization and the fresh entries alongwith the extension to this collection of tools and services has also changed. Prabha, Chandra, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Lawrence Olszewski, and Lillie Jenkins calls todays’ world as “overloaded information environment”. This study on Gentrification of Bibliotheca for the Digital ...


Academic Disciplines And Use Of Library-Based Online Resources For Learning Activities By Undergraduates In University Of Ibadan, Nigeria, Michael Oladiran, Tolulope Balogun Sep 2019

Academic Disciplines And Use Of Library-Based Online Resources For Learning Activities By Undergraduates In University Of Ibadan, Nigeria, Michael Oladiran, Tolulope Balogun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of the study was to examine the influence of academic disciplines on the use of library-based online resources for learning activities by undergraduates in the University of Ibadan.

The paper adopted the quantitative research method. Stratified random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the undergraduate students from each faculty and department with the sampling fraction of 2.5%. The sample size for the study is 303 undergraduates of University of Ibadan. Questionnaire was the instrument used to gather data for the research. 286 (94.4%) questionnaires were properly completed and analyzed.

The study revealed that that the Internet ...


Issues And Challenges In Accessing And Utilization Of Information Resources By Students Of Fuaa, Lawal Mohammed Tukur Sep 2019

Issues And Challenges In Accessing And Utilization Of Information Resources By Students Of Fuaa, Lawal Mohammed Tukur

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstracts

The study was conducted to analyze Issues and Challenges in Accessing and Utilization of Information Resources by students of Federal University Agriculture Abeokuta. Four research objectives guided the study. 306 copies of questionnaire were administered to the respondents in the university and in response only 217 were received from the student’s community. Simply a stratified random sampling technique was employed for the study due to the largeness of the population. In the data analysis, frequency counts, simple percentages, and charts were used for the statistical analysis. The findings revealed that the availability of information resources such as ...


Effect Of Library Staff Attitudes On Job Performance: A Study Of The Library Of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Sep 2019

Effect Of Library Staff Attitudes On Job Performance: A Study Of The Library Of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Staff performance is a very crucial aspect of librarianship when it comes to provision of library services in any university library. In this context, the role of library staff of any sort is very paramount in satisfying the information needs of their teeming users. Given the nature of work, the degree of stress and the working hours that the human capital of university library have; studying factors that have an impact on their job attitude becomes a necessity for the library management. Performance of such employees is influenced by Job related attitudes like satisfaction, leadership, work commitment and job involvement ...


The State Of The National Library Of Nigeria: Why The Nigeria Government Must Act Fast., Victor Tochukwu Ejechi Sep 2019

The State Of The National Library Of Nigeria: Why The Nigeria Government Must Act Fast., Victor Tochukwu Ejechi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Nigeria, like many other developing countries, is passing through a critical period of educational, economic, political and social development. This established a truism that such development cannot be achieved in isolation. It is therefore felt by many that if Nigeria is to achieve its full potential in these core areas of human growth, development of her national library is imperative. This article help to state the problems of the National Library of Nigeria and the possible Solutions and Recommendations.


Scientometrics Study Of The Research Publication On Information Literacy (2015-2019), Shamili N Sep 2019

Scientometrics Study Of The Research Publication On Information Literacy (2015-2019), Shamili N

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research work attempts to analyze quantitatively the growth and development of information literacy research in global in terms of publication output as reflected in web of science database (SCI) for the period of 2015 to 2019. The researcher has published a total of 4388 papers on information literacy during this period. The study reveals that information literacy research in global is still in its infancy.


Re-Positioning Of Library Services Toward National Integration And National Development In Nigeria, Zainab Olanihun Ambali Mrs Aug 2019

Re-Positioning Of Library Services Toward National Integration And National Development In Nigeria, Zainab Olanihun Ambali Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

National integration is a unity of purpose in diversity that tends to paint a picture of a society that portrays the feeling of oneness and togetherness as one nation, that, despite the citizens differences in term of race, religion, culture, creed and cast, yet their co-existence is devoid of any form of political sentiment. National integration for national development is not realizable without the provision of access to right and adequate information. As it is a common practice for Library to provide access to information and also make available, an avenue for individuals to subjectively investigate matters that bothered on ...


Java Cds/Isis: A Rigorous Tool For Effective And Efficient Data Sorting, Saravanan T Aug 2019

Java Cds/Isis: A Rigorous Tool For Effective And Efficient Data Sorting, Saravanan T

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

An attempt has been triggered in this paper to slice the features of data sorting capabilities of UNESCO’s Java CDS/ISIS application (Saravanan, T. 2018b & 2018c). J-ISIS was initiated by UNESCO and further developed by Jean-claude Dauphin (2016). J-ISIS clears maximum WinISIS limitations and restrictions. J-ISIS includes the CDS/ISIS concepts to keep the assets and experience of the users. The effectiveness and efficiency of J-ISIS data sorting technique is evaluated in this paper. A bibliographic database comprising 1641 records is opted to test the J-ISIS sorting features. The database contains 17 fields, subfields and repeatable field. J-ISIS data ...


Marketing Library And Information Resources And Services Using Social Media Platforms, Tofi Simon Ternenge Cln Jul 2019

Marketing Library And Information Resources And Services Using Social Media Platforms, Tofi Simon Ternenge Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT:

Social media provides more opportunity for libraries to reach the user community, target specific audiences, and give them a chance to interact with the library. The whole business of library is about connecting people with information and this is what social media is really all about. Social media helps in reaching out to user communities and providing them with needed information in an accessible way. Social media marketing of libraries is a way of advertising the library and its brand products and services via web technologies. By using social media in marketing, libraries can engage with their clienteles and ...


Lobbying And Advocacy As Marketing Strategies For Library Survival In Nigeria, Tofi Simon Ternenge Cln Jul 2019

Lobbying And Advocacy As Marketing Strategies For Library Survival In Nigeria, Tofi Simon Ternenge Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT:

Library is meant to be keenly involved in social, economic, cultural and lifelong learning of the people. It is the only institution that offers free access to knowledge to both high and the lowly citizens. Yet it is not accorded high priority in planning and development by governing institutions. Libraries have always had to justify their existence to sponsor as they are not considered as ‘essential’ as compared to sectors like health, education, roads, etc. It is now time for librarians to rethink what library is all about, what is needed, what will be used and what is sustainable ...


Management Of Media And Electronic Resources In Nigerian Libraries, Millie Nne Horsfall Jul 2019

Management Of Media And Electronic Resources In Nigerian Libraries, Millie Nne Horsfall

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper addresses the management of social media and electronic resources in Nigerian libraries and the issues associated with their use which could be because of human and /or material resources. Participants were acquainted with intentional approach on how to use and manage social media and electronic information resources to promote e-resources to library community for effective library and information service delivery. However, some challenges were encountered, and strategies proffered. Conclusion and recommendation were drawn that Social media and electronic resources are used for innovative library and information service delivery. Policy framework and policy guideline should be provided for selection ...


Role Of Libraries In Higher Education System In India In 21st Century, Seema Parmar Jul 2019

Role Of Libraries In Higher Education System In India In 21st Century, Seema Parmar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present paper reflects the present depiction of government initiatives in the field of higher education and the role of libraries in promoting the utilization of these initiatives for teaching research and extension activities in higher educational institutions. Various movements of libraries for promoting higher education in the era of information communication technology like library networks, library consortium, library portals, digital collection development, online reference services, digital repositories, online catalogues, and information literacy programs have been described in the paper. A few major key roles played by a library as educator, as space, as a personal, as a knowledge manager ...


Right To Privacy And Surveillance In The Library Services, Perumal Ramasamy Jun 2019

Right To Privacy And Surveillance In The Library Services, Perumal Ramasamy

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Right to privacy is necessary for the users to inquire, access, read and discuss the information in the library. The information available in the digital format via network. When the users search information from the net, the personal data of the users accessed by the internet provider. Whenever personal data accessed or provided to third parties, the users are surveilled by the third party. The user’s privacy includes freedom of expression. The surveillance acts both, positively and negatively. The student get safety from the unknown person against loss of materials and any problem at the time of using library ...


Promoting Global Best Practices For Sustainable Development Goals Through Library And Information Science Professionals In Nigeria, Christopher Eje Ogar Mr, Gboyega K. Oyeniran Ph.D May 2019

Promoting Global Best Practices For Sustainable Development Goals Through Library And Information Science Professionals In Nigeria, Christopher Eje Ogar Mr, Gboyega K. Oyeniran Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study focused on sustainable development goals in Nigeria in line with sustainable Development Goals using some world standard practices in library and information and with librarians and other information science professionals playing leading roles. Some key concepts, namely: Global best practices, sustainable development, Goals Libraries, Information science, professionals as related to library and information science, Nigeria were conceptually defined in relation to this study. The paper highlighted the needs for sustainable development in line with sustainable development goals. Brief historical developments of sustainable development goals were x-rayed. The roles of libraries and information science professionals in integrated information and ...


Rejuvenating Libraries From The Cloud: A Bibliometric Analysis Of Cloud Computing, Vijay Kumar Bharati, Assistant Librarian, Mahender Pratap Singh, Professor And Head,Dlis, May 2019

Rejuvenating Libraries From The Cloud: A Bibliometric Analysis Of Cloud Computing, Vijay Kumar Bharati, Assistant Librarian, Mahender Pratap Singh, Professor And Head,Dlis,

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Cloud computing is a service through which we access in a remote application server and consume computing services through the internet. This modification of cloud computing has been quite popular since the last decade in enabling computing. Cloud computing plays a key role in the development of Modern Library. Modern libraries are being rejuvenated rapidly through cloud computing. The Bibliometric study of the publication on cloud computing has been done in the research paper presented. Web of Science Core collection database has been used for data collection. Total 11776 articles were retrieved on Cloud Computing through Web of Science database ...


Awareness, Accessibility And Factors Hindering Utilization E-Journals At The Institute Of Finance Management, Tanzania, Christian Michael Mubofu May 2019

Awareness, Accessibility And Factors Hindering Utilization E-Journals At The Institute Of Finance Management, Tanzania, Christian Michael Mubofu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study focused on the awareness, accessibility and factors hindering the utilization of e-journals at the Institute of Finance Management. Specifically the study sought to identify the level of awareness, accessibility and factors affecting students and academic staff in utilizing the e-journals. To achieve these objectives the study employed mixed method research designs in which in-depth interviews and questionnaire were used to collect data from a sample of 141respondents i.e. 100 students and 41 academic staff. The surveyed data has been analysed by using SPSS (20.0) and content analysis for quantitative and qualitative data has been undertaken respectively ...


Information Seeking Behavior Of Research Scholars Of Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, Biplab Banerjee May 2019

Information Seeking Behavior Of Research Scholars Of Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, Biplab Banerjee

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main objective of the study is to investigate the information seeking behavior of the research scholars of Vidyasagar University (VU), West Bengal. Besides, the study also intended to identify their information needs and awareness regarding the library services rendered by the central library of the university. Required data was collected from 100 researchers of the university through a structured questionnaire. Findings indicate that guidance in the use of library resources and services is necessary to help researchers to meet some of their information requirements. Most of the researchers avail library weekly (30%) and monthly(45%) and spend maximum of ...


Awareness Of Information Literacy Among Students Of Arts And Science Colleges In Tirunelveli – A Study, Manthiramoorthi Murugan, Dr.R.R. Saravanakumar, Dr.A Thirumagal May 2019

Awareness Of Information Literacy Among Students Of Arts And Science Colleges In Tirunelveli – A Study, Manthiramoorthi Murugan, Dr.R.R. Saravanakumar, Dr.A Thirumagal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper deals with the awareness of information literacy among students of Arts and Science colleges in Tirunelveli. The objectives of the study is to identify the level of awareness of information literacy among students, to know the purpose of accessing library resources, to identify the search strategy tool used to access information, to know the level of usage of library resources, to identify the problem faced while accessing information and to know the level of satisfaction among students about their information literacy skills. This study deals with survey method and questionnaire tool was used for data collection. The research ...


Effect Of Theft And Mutilation On The Use Of Library Collection In An Academic Library In Lagos State, Nweke Angela Chinwendu May 2019

Effect Of Theft And Mutilation On The Use Of Library Collection In An Academic Library In Lagos State, Nweke Angela Chinwendu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines effect of theft and mutilation on the use of library collection in an academic library in Lagos State, Nigeria. The total population for this study comprised of 250 undergraduate registered user of university of Lagos library in the 2017/2018 academic session who are constant users of the library. The entire population was sampled using total enumeration sampling technique because of the small and manageable size of the population. Questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. Findings from this study revealed among others that the extent of theft and mutilation of library resources in academic ...


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 ...


Study Of Library Policies In Universities, Fahimeh Ahmadian Mar 2019

Study Of Library Policies In Universities, Fahimeh Ahmadian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

We aim the identification of library policies in universities in the United States with a focus on extraction the elements of policies and classification of policies into main components.

In this study, twenty library websites of universities in the United States have been inquired to extract main components of library policies using the classification and comparative analysis. The finding indicates that there are several elements of the policies in the university libraries. In this view, 70 elements are identified which can be categorized into 12 main components. Moreover, the comparative analysis reveals that out of twenty university libraries, over half ...


Survey On Central Prison Library In Bangalore City : A Case Study., Amaravathi Amaravathi Mar 2019

Survey On Central Prison Library In Bangalore City : A Case Study., Amaravathi Amaravathi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present study is highlights on Library resources, services and physical facilities available for prisoners in the library, and to know the Satisfaction of library resources, services and physical facilities provided in prison.


Professional Branding Of An Information Professional Through Ict For Effective Service Delivery, Ifeoma Ajie Feb 2019

Professional Branding Of An Information Professional Through Ict For Effective Service Delivery, Ifeoma Ajie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper assesses the role of professional branding through information technology for effective service delivery in libraries and information centres. The paper was introduced by a brief description professional branding and information technology which has altered the way services are being delivered in libraries and information centres. This paper brought to light basics for effective service delivery and ways information centres and libraries can market their organizations and deliver their services effectively. The study concludes that it is high time personnel in information centres and libraries left their traditional comfort zones because information technology is moving so fast and they ...


Information Service Provision By Librarians In The Era Of Globalization, Ifeoma Ajie Feb 2019

Information Service Provision By Librarians In The Era Of Globalization, Ifeoma Ajie

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information technology is currently taking centre stage in transforming the whole world into a global village. The global economy is increasingly dependent on the creative management and distribution of information. The enormous advantage it has is the ease with which the delivery of information is being carried out around the world. This paper discussed the concept of globalization and the role of libraries as information providers in the era of globalization. It also highlights the challenges faced by the library and information service sector in developing countries and achievements over the years using modern information technology. In conclusion, professional librarians ...


Toward Improving Library Automation In Delta State University Library, Abraka, Daniel Akparobore, Daniel O. Akparobore Jan 2019

Toward Improving Library Automation In Delta State University Library, Abraka, Daniel Akparobore, Daniel O. Akparobore

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study investigated the library automation in Delta State university library. A total of 50

library staff including professional and para–professional librarians were sampled for the study.

Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The instrument used for the study

was the questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed using frequency count and percentages.

The findings from the study revealed that the facilities necessarily for automation services were

available. The study also revealed that though the automation facilities were available, the library

automation service is not effective. The findings from the study showed internet services and

electronic mails ...


Effective Mentoring Of Female Librarians’ In Libraries For Career Development And Sustainable National Development, Lauretta Nnebuogor Ojei, Tayewo Olayinka Adebowale, Andrew Oshiotse Okwilagwe Prof. Jan 2019

Effective Mentoring Of Female Librarians’ In Libraries For Career Development And Sustainable National Development, Lauretta Nnebuogor Ojei, Tayewo Olayinka Adebowale, Andrew Oshiotse Okwilagwe Prof.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract:

In any given field of life, no one succeeds in abstraction. In the library as a workplace, there must always be an interaction between individuals with one having more experience than the other on some aspects of the job in other to impact such knowledge and experiences on the other with the intention to build the individuals career, satisfaction and overall development of the organisation through mentoring. This guidance and directing process is known as mentoring which can be either formal or informal. This study focuses on aspects and outcome of mentoring female professional (academic) librarians in some selected ...


Reading Culture And Use Of Library Information Resources Among The Undergradaute Students In University Of Ilorin, Mojisola Odewole Jan 2019

Reading Culture And Use Of Library Information Resources Among The Undergradaute Students In University Of Ilorin, Mojisola Odewole

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined reading culture and use of library information resources among the undergraduate students in University of Ilorin. Five research questions were developed and two null hypotheses were formulated which were tested at 0.05 level of significant. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and the population of the study consists of all the undergraduate students in University of Ilorin while stratified random sampling technique was used to select 382 respondents. A questionnaire titled “Questionnaire on Reading Culture and Use of Library Information Resources among Undergraduate Student” (QRCULIRUS)” was used to collect data from the respondents. The instrument ...