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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.


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 ...


An Assessment Of User Satisfactions With Library Resources At Obafemi Awolowo University Oau, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu May 2022

An Assessment Of User Satisfactions With Library Resources At Obafemi Awolowo University Oau, Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu

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The main objective of the study is to determine the user satisfaction with the library. Although questionnaires were provided to users when the researcher took 0.15 % of the entire respondent population= 35392= 52 around 0.15 sampled. However, fifty two (52) copies of the questionnaires were given to the respondents where fifty (50) copies were retrieved and analyzed, representing 96.15 %. The findings show the existing information resources available. In the Agriculture University Library the challenges User such as internet access, power failure, employee attitudes. To resolve these limitations insufficient numbers of library workers should be filled in, which ...


Emerging Role Of Librarians On Information Provisions, Services And Facilities In The Agriculture University Libraries In Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu May 2022

Emerging Role Of Librarians On Information Provisions, Services And Facilities In The Agriculture University Libraries In Nigeria, Lawal Mohammed Tukur, Mr Nafi’U Maharazu

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The study examines the information infrastructure, facilities and services in Nigeria's Agriculture University Libraries., Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Federal, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia, and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, are the respondents. The main objective of the study is to assess the information resources, services and facilities at Agriculture University Libraries in Nigeria in order to analyze the types of available information resources, services and facilities, and the constraints associated with on the provision of information resources services and facilities to library users. Although questionnaires were provided to university librarians, the researcher was in charge of ...


Information And Communication Technology Applications And Use In Medical Records And Information Management In Selected Hospitals In Ijebu Ode Local Government Area, Ogun State., Aderonke Ogungbade Cln, Oluwatobi Abdul Mr May 2022

Information And Communication Technology Applications And Use In Medical Records And Information Management In Selected Hospitals In Ijebu Ode Local Government Area, Ogun State., Aderonke Ogungbade Cln, Oluwatobi Abdul Mr

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This study investigated the information and communication technology application and use in medical records and information management in selected hospitals in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State. The Objectives of the study found out the level of application and compliance of ICT and also investigated the challenges facing the application. The survey research design was adopted while total enumeration sampling technique was used in the selection of samples. Questionnaire was used to gather data for this study while mean and standard deviation frequency counts and percentages was used in data analysis. Findings shows that the information and communication tools ...


Global Research Trends And Hot Topics On Library And Information Science: A Bibliometric Analysis, Sirous Panahi Associate Professor In Librarianship And Medical Information Department, Mahshid Lotfi, Ali Ouchi May 2022

Global Research Trends And Hot Topics On Library And Information Science: A Bibliometric Analysis, Sirous Panahi Associate Professor In Librarianship And Medical Information Department, Mahshid Lotfi, Ali Ouchi

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Background and objective: One of the approaches to represent scientific publications in a field of science is to determine research trends and hot topics. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the research trends on the Library and Information Science (LIS) in the Scopus database during 2011-2020 and specify the hot topics in this field from July 2020 to July 2021.

Materials and Methods: This study used scientometric techniques. The research population consisted of all papers in the field of LIS from July 2011 to July 2021. The data were collected from the Scopus database. The results were limited to ...


Influence Of Work-Life Balance On Turnover Intentions Of Librarians In Universities In South-West, Nigeria: Implication And Strategies For Improvement., Oluwayemisi Eunice Oloyede, Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi May 2022

Influence Of Work-Life Balance On Turnover Intentions Of Librarians In Universities In South-West, Nigeria: Implication And Strategies For Improvement., Oluwayemisi Eunice Oloyede, Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi

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Work-Life balance and turnover intentions are critical issues for employers and human resource managers. This is because of how crucial work and family are to employees and how significantly employees stand out as valuable assets for organization's competitive advantage. This study examined the influence of work-life balance on turnover intentions of librarians in universities and recommended strategies for improving librarians' work-life balance and reducing librarians' turnover intentions in academic libraries. The survey research design was adopted in this study. The study's population consisted of four hundred and twelve (412) academic librarians in universities in South-west ...


A Citation Analysis Of Scholarly Communications Of Universities In Karnataka, Kodandarama ., Chandrashekara M May 2022

A Citation Analysis Of Scholarly Communications Of Universities In Karnataka, Kodandarama ., Chandrashekara M

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Purpose-The study aims to analyse the resources used in the citations of 571 research publications of University of Mysore and Karnatak University in the field of physics and prepares the list of core journal, leading publishers and prolific authors. For any research and academic institutional libraries, books and journals are considered as key resources. As the resources are more and diverse, collection building is a tough task for librarians. Citation analysis is one of the best methods to list the most used resources by the users. The paper highlights the extent of use of different sources in the research ...


Assessment Of Health Information Literacy Of Nigerians On The Preventive Measures Of Covid 19 Pandemic: A Cross Sectional Online Survey, Onyedikachi Michael Okwor Mr, Linus I. Ugwuanyi Mr, Emmanuel C. Eze Dr, Jude Chidike Onah Mr May 2022

Assessment Of Health Information Literacy Of Nigerians On The Preventive Measures Of Covid 19 Pandemic: A Cross Sectional Online Survey, Onyedikachi Michael Okwor Mr, Linus I. Ugwuanyi Mr, Emmanuel C. Eze Dr, Jude Chidike Onah Mr

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The study assessed the health information literacy level of Nigerian on the preventive measures and management of COVID 19 pandemic using online cross sectional survey. The research design adopted for the study is descriptive survey research design. Nigerians between the age of 15 and above made up the population of the study. Online survey using Google form was conducted between using social media platforms. To assess the health information literacy level of Nigerians on the preventive measures of COVID-19; a 25 objective questions constructed by the researcher called “COVID-19 Health Related Information Literacy Assessment Scale” was used. Data collected was ...


Lecturers Attitude Towards Collaborating And Communicating With Librarian For Effective Teaching In Universities In South-South Nigeria., Mary Idahosa Mrs, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr May 2022

Lecturers Attitude Towards Collaborating And Communicating With Librarian For Effective Teaching In Universities In South-South Nigeria., Mary Idahosa Mrs, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr

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The study investigated the attitude of lecturers towards collaborating and communicating with the librarians for effective teaching in universities in south-south Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised 2,500 lecturers in faculty of humanities and science in federal universities in south-south Nigeria and the sample size was 750 lecturers selected using proportionate stratified random sampling technique. The instruments for data collection was questionnaire. A total of 750 copies of questionnaire were administered by the researchers, out of which 730 copies were correctly filled and returned and used for the study. The data ...


The Impact Of Electronic Information Resources On The Reading Habits Of Library Users At Osun State University, Nigeria, Jelili Adeyinka Liasu, Sirajudeen Femi Bakrin May 2022

The Impact Of Electronic Information Resources On The Reading Habits Of Library Users At Osun State University, Nigeria, Jelili Adeyinka Liasu, Sirajudeen Femi Bakrin

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Electronic Information Resources otherwise known as Electronic Resources (ERs) is a global platform for information delivery, especially in the teaching and learning environment. This work investigates the impact ERs could have in revamping the dwindling reading culture among the students of Osun State University. The quantitative method was adopted through the use of a survey. A random sampling technique was used to select 388 respondents as the sample size from the total population of users. A predetermined structured questionnaire was deployed as the instrument of gathering data for the research study, administered to the selected respondents, returned and the data ...


Information Literacy, Critical Thinking And Research Productivity Of Doctoral Students In Universities In Ogun State, Nigeria, Ezinwanyi Madukoma Dr., Adesola Paul Adekunle May 2022

Information Literacy, Critical Thinking And Research Productivity Of Doctoral Students In Universities In Ogun State, Nigeria, Ezinwanyi Madukoma Dr., Adesola Paul Adekunle

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Research productivity is one of the major determinants of the prosperity and academic status of a nation. To ensure its continuity, universities have put in place doctoral education meant to initiate doctoral students into the research culture; nurture and groom them until they become productive researchers. However, evidence from the literature indicated that doctoral students in universities in Ogun state are experiencing low research productivity which poses a threat to the sustenance of scholarship and prosperity of the nation. Several studies have examined the research productivity of scholars and factors that are likely to enhance it. Some of these studies ...


The Role Of The Librarian Of The Di. Yogyakarta Library And Archives Service In The Success Of The Accreditation Of School Libraries In The Regiaon, Trilastiti Suryaningtyas, Perwitasari Rengganingtyastuti May 2022

The Role Of The Librarian Of The Di. Yogyakarta Library And Archives Service In The Success Of The Accreditation Of School Libraries In The Regiaon, Trilastiti Suryaningtyas, Perwitasari Rengganingtyastuti

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DI Yogyakarta Province has a development priority, namely to make Yogyakarta a leading cultural-based education center in Southeast Asia by 2025. To achieve this, the library is an important element in the process. DI Yogyakarta Provincial Library and Archives Service has a responsibility to develop libraries in its territory, one of which is to make the libraries under construction in accordance with national library standards. To find out that the library is in accordance with national standards, it is necessary to hold library accreditation activities. The success of library accreditation activities cannot be separated from the role of the librarian ...


Perspectives Of Librarians On Quality Assurance Measures For Admission Of Students In Distance Education Programme In Nigeria, Justina Ngozi Igwe Phd, Stella C. Nwizu Prof, Christian N. Olori Phd May 2022

Perspectives Of Librarians On Quality Assurance Measures For Admission Of Students In Distance Education Programme In Nigeria, Justina Ngozi Igwe Phd, Stella C. Nwizu Prof, Christian N. Olori Phd

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The quality assurance measures for admission of students into Distance Education (DE) programs in Nigeria were evaluated in this study. The study employed a descriptive survey design, with a total population of Librarians and learners in distance learning centers in Southeast in Nigeria, of which 206 librarians were used in the study. The librarians and learners were chosen using a multi-stage sampling technique. The data gathering instrument was a questionnaire. Three professionals independently validated the instrument. The questionnaire's reliability index was 0.97. The data was analyzed using the mean, standard deviation, and analysis of variance. The findings revealed ...


Enhancing Leaners’ Motivation And Academic Achievement In Basic Science Using Printed Library Resources, Emmanuel C. Okenyi Ph.D, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Ph.D, Victor S. Ezema Ph.D, Anthonia N. Ngwoke Ph.D May 2022

Enhancing Leaners’ Motivation And Academic Achievement In Basic Science Using Printed Library Resources, Emmanuel C. Okenyi Ph.D, Christian S. Ugwuanyi Ph.D, Victor S. Ezema Ph.D, Anthonia N. Ngwoke Ph.D

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In Enugu State, Nigeria, the researchers investigated the effects of printed library resources on students' motivation and academic achievement in basic science. The study used a quasi-experimental research design using 58 primary 5 pupils in public primary schools in Enugu State. Purposive sampling was used to select a sample size for the study. The achievement exams Basic Science Achievement Test (BSAT) and Motivation Scale were used to collect data (BSMS). Using Kuder-Richardson's formula 20 and the Cronbach Alpha technique, the instruments' reliability indices were judged to be 0.81 and 0.76, respectively. To answer the study questions, bar ...


Usage Of Electronic Resources By The Faculty Members Of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore: A Study, Jeyapragash Balasubramani, Muthuraj Anbalagan, Prabhu R May 2022

Usage Of Electronic Resources By The Faculty Members Of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore: A Study, Jeyapragash Balasubramani, Muthuraj Anbalagan, Prabhu R

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This paper examined the awareness and usage of e-resources by the faculty members of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College. The present study is based on primary data collected from the faculty members working in the various departments of Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College. This study is conducted using a total number sample of 277 Faculty Members were randomly selected from thirteen departments. The data were collected by using empirical method of the questionnaire. The study aims to analyze the awareness and purpose of e-resources, frequency of using e-resources, Utilization and Satisfaction level of e-resources. It is found that the majority of faculty ...


Awareness Of Learning Disabilities Among Academic Librarians In Federal Universities In Nigeria, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Apr 2022

Awareness Of Learning Disabilities Among Academic Librarians In Federal Universities In Nigeria, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

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Learning disabilities is a generic term that refers to different groups of difficulties manifested by significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning or mathematical abilities. .This is a descriptive survey that is aimed at ascertaining the level of awareness of learning disabilities among academic librarians who by position serve heterogeneous clientele. The study was guided by one research question based on the objective of the study. The sample population of this study was 50 academic librarians randomly selected from five federal universities in Southeast, Nigeria while the major instrument used in collecting data for ...


An Examination Of Student-Librarians’ Reading Preference: Print Materials Or Electronic Materials, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Apr 2022

An Examination Of Student-Librarians’ Reading Preference: Print Materials Or Electronic Materials, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

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Reading a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning is an essential skill for academic success. This implies that in any institution of higher learning a lot of readings are done on all programmes by students for them to excel academically. This study therefore examined student-librarians’ reading preference considering the fact that today students are exposed to two main reading material, print materials and electronic materials. The study employed a descriptive survey method with a student-librarian population of 120 randomly selected from four federal universities offering library and information science in Nigeria. The study ...


Librarians’ Perceptions, Information Technology Competencies And Use Of Cloud-Based Storage Systems In Academic Libraries In South-West Nigeria, Victoria Adeola Olukayode, Olayinka Babayemi Makinde Dr, Ibidapo Oketunji Apr 2022

Librarians’ Perceptions, Information Technology Competencies And Use Of Cloud-Based Storage Systems In Academic Libraries In South-West Nigeria, Victoria Adeola Olukayode, Olayinka Babayemi Makinde Dr, Ibidapo Oketunji

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The study investigated how perceptions and IT competencies of academic librarians influenced their use of Cloud-Based Storage (CBS) systems in libraries in South-West Nigeria. Primary data were collected from 127 academic librarians working in 11 university libraries across six Southwestern states of Nigeria. The answers from these valid copies of the questionnaire were descriptively (frequency count and percentage) and inferentially (regression statistics) analyzed using SPSS version 23. The findings revealed that the librarians had high perceptions for the use of CBS systems and also their IT competencies were on the high side. The perceptions and IT competencies of librarians significantly ...


Mapping Of Highly Cited Articles Published In The Journal Of Academic Librarianship, Zia Ahmed, Ikram Ul Haq, Mumtaz Hussain Satti, Fayaz Ul Haq Apr 2022

Mapping Of Highly Cited Articles Published In The Journal Of Academic Librarianship, Zia Ahmed, Ikram Ul Haq, Mumtaz Hussain Satti, Fayaz Ul Haq

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The assessment of highly cited papers published in a single journal is an important parameter to appraise the research. The present study aims to analyze the attributes of 100 highly cited papers published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship (JAL). The data of targeted papers was obtained from the Web of Science database on the 2nd Week of February 2022. The highly cited papers were published between 1983 to 2016 and these papers were cited 6,289 times with an average of 628.9 citations per paper. The highest number of cited papers were published in 2008 and the ...


Influence Of Information Literacy And Information Use On Competence Of Community Health Practitioners In Ibadan, Nigeria, Iseoluwa Adedokun Mr Apr 2022

Influence Of Information Literacy And Information Use On Competence Of Community Health Practitioners In Ibadan, Nigeria, Iseoluwa Adedokun Mr

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The effective gathering and transmission of information is essential to the standard of care provided for patients. Community Health practitioners have a responsibility to acquire and use information in order to be well informed and competently discharge their duties creditably.

The study is a descriptive survey that targeted305 community health practitioners from Primary Health Care centres in five selected Local Governments Area in Ibadan out of which 215 respondents were selected using random sampling technique.

The study revealed that the Community Health practitioners (CHP) in Ibadan needs information relating to health-related, primary healthcare, emergency situations, how to perform some minors ...


Academic Stress And Coping Mechanism Among Lis Students During The Covid-19 Pandemic – Route To Resilience And Recuperation, Mithu Dey, Satish Kumar Apr 2022

Academic Stress And Coping Mechanism Among Lis Students During The Covid-19 Pandemic – Route To Resilience And Recuperation, Mithu Dey, Satish Kumar

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The COVID-19 pandemic is considered as one of the most extraordinary disruptions, life-changing situations that had taken the entire world to an uninterrupted standstill in 2020. The pandemic had brought radically transformed the functioning of the universities globally. In India, sudden lockdown caused a move from the physical classroom to virtual learning, affecting academic stress, anxiety, fear, helplessness, and life quality among university students. A total number of 212 students of library and information science from various universities in Haryana enrolled in the study. The cross-sectional study examines the student’s socio-demographic data, attitudes towards academic stress, and adopting various ...


Digital Literacy Skills Of Library And Information Science Undergraduates In South-West, Nigeria, Julie Owansuan Olalere, Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi Apr 2022

Digital Literacy Skills Of Library And Information Science Undergraduates In South-West, Nigeria, Julie Owansuan Olalere, Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi

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This study investigated the digital literacy skills of Library and Information Science undergraduates in South-West, Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design, and questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. Sample size of one hundred and ninety-nine (199) was determined using Taro Yamane’s (1973) formula and multi stage sampling technique was used for the selection of 199 respondents from 518 population of the study. Out of 199 copies of the questionnaire administered, 184 copies were retrieved and fit for data analysis resulting in a 93% response rate. Analysis was done using descriptive statistics. The result revealed ...


An Investigation Of The Inclusion Of Information And Communication Technologies In The Management Of University Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Apr 2022

An Investigation Of The Inclusion Of Information And Communication Technologies In The Management Of University Libraries, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

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The advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the astronomical growth of information have brought about a tremendous transformation in the ways libraries of every sort are being managed as well as the ways services are rendered to users. This study therefore investigated the inclusion of ICTs in the management of university libraries in Nigeria with Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ikwo, Nigeria as a case in point. The study applied a descriptive survey design with a population sample of 45 library staff selected through purposive sampling method and was guided by five research questions. The main instruments used to ...


Records Management Of The Msu-Main Campus: Employees Observations, Leilannie Muti Pangcatan Apr 2022

Records Management Of The Msu-Main Campus: Employees Observations, Leilannie Muti Pangcatan

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The study aimed to elicit information on the records management practices of the records officers in handling the records of the Mindanao State University, Main Campus, as observed by selected faculty members and staff. Slovin’s formula was used to identify the 363 participants out of the 3,996 employees of the Campus. Purposive sampling was utilized in this study. Findings of the study revealed that based on the employees’ observations, the records of the Main Campus are managed. However, participants believed that the records officers lack the necessary skills in handling records. Top administration support is of utmost importance ...


Use Of Library As A Correlate Of Undergraduate Students’ Exploration Of Library Materials In Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo, Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo Apr 2022

Use Of Library As A Correlate Of Undergraduate Students’ Exploration Of Library Materials In Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo, Nigeria, Peter Olubunmi Olubiyo

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The work is on library instruction programme as a correlate of undergraduate students’ Utilization of Library Materials in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria. The research design used for this study is ex-post facto research design. The population comprises all the undergraduates in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. Simple random and stratified random sampling technique was employed for the study. One hundred and twenty users were sampled from the programme in all the schools (strata) in the college through library access. Out of 120 copies of the questionnaire administered to the students in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, 114 (99 ...


Attitude Of Library And Information Science Students Towards Electronic Information Resources In Selected University Libraries In Rivers State, Chidaka Okachukwu Nyemezu Dr. Apr 2022

Attitude Of Library And Information Science Students Towards Electronic Information Resources In Selected University Libraries In Rivers State, Chidaka Okachukwu Nyemezu Dr.

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This study focused on attitude of library and information science students towards electronic information resources in selected university libraries in Rivers State. The design adopted for the study is descriptive survey. The population of the study consists of the registered regular library and information science undergraduate students of the selected university libraries. The study was made up of 325 registered undergraduate students of Library and Information Science department in University of Port Harcourt; 314 registered undergraduate students of Library and Information Science department in Rivers State University and 229 registered Library and Information Science Undergraduate student of Ignatius Ajuru University ...


Library Publishing: Exploring The Potential Of The Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (Knust) Library, Lucy Afeafa Ry-Kottoh Ph.D, Esther White Ph.D, Samuel Smith Esseh Ph.D Apr 2022

Library Publishing: Exploring The Potential Of The Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (Knust) Library, Lucy Afeafa Ry-Kottoh Ph.D, Esther White Ph.D, Samuel Smith Esseh Ph.D

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Library publishing has become an important and alternative function of academic and research libraries in their quest to serve the scholarly community. Adopting a qualitative approach, through interviews and a review of the content of the KNUST Library’s Strategic Plan and website, this paper explores the potential of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Library to engage fully in library publishing. The paper also examines the policy, infrastructure, and assesses the human (skills and capacity of staff) and technical resources at the KNUST Library to determine its capacity to engage in full-scale library publishing. We found ...


Information Needs And Sources Of Information For Pregnant Women In Jos South Local Government Area Of Plateau State, Nigeria., Eneojo Emmanuel Jacob, Esther Bulus Dalyop Apr 2022

Information Needs And Sources Of Information For Pregnant Women In Jos South Local Government Area Of Plateau State, Nigeria., Eneojo Emmanuel Jacob, Esther Bulus Dalyop

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This study discusses the Information needs and sources of information for Pregnant Women in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. Three (3) objectives were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive research design was adopted for this study, 259 pregnant women in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State was used as the population for this study with the sample of 152 pregnant women. The sampling technique used was the simple random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection adopted was Questionnaire (both open-ended and close-ended). The method adopted for data analysis was the frequency count and simple ...


Information Seeking Behaviour Of The Elderly Persons In Ethiope East, Local Government Area Of Delta State, Nigeria, Marcus L. Isebe Apr 2022

Information Seeking Behaviour Of The Elderly Persons In Ethiope East, Local Government Area Of Delta State, Nigeria, Marcus L. Isebe

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The study is focused on examining the information-seeking behaviour of elderly persons in Ethiope East, Local Government Area. Four research objectives guided the study. A survey research design was adopted for the study. Two hundred (200) elderly persons were selected through systematic random sampling from each of the districts in the Ethiope East (Abraka, Otoro-Agbon, and Ovu) amounting to a sample size of six hundred (600) elderly persons used for the study. Questionnaires were used to elicit data from the respondent with the aid of three (3) research assistants who are proficient in the Urhobo language. The data collected via ...