Information Sources and Utilization of Library Resources and Services by the Students of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria


Information Sources and Utilization of Library Resources and Services by the Students of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria


Luqman Ayanlola Atanda1 and Chinu Uchendu2

1Federal University Otuoke, Main Library
2River State College of Art and Science


Global Journal of Library and Information Science

The study investigates information sources and utilization of library resources and services in Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Three objectives and three research questions were formulated for the study. The study covered students of the Federal University Otuoke. Survey design was used for the study. The population of the study was 297 students out of which two hundred and ninety five (295) was completed for analysis. Accidental sampling technique was used for the study. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation for all the three research questions. The finding of the study shows that there is a positive relationship between availability and utilization of library resources and services. There is a positive relationship between availability and utilization of library resources and services. There is a positive relationship between availability and utilization of library resources and services. The study was recommended that the librarian should endeavor to stock the library with those information resources which are in high request as this would lead to increased utilization by the library patrons. Librarians should ensure that library resources with subject scope, fact and concepts are acquired as this would boost all information resources acquired by the library. There should be a database that provides information resources which enables library patrons to search for information electronically.


Keywords:  information sources, utilization, library resources and services, federal university otuoke, Nigeria.


Free Full-text PDF


How to cite this article:
Luqman Ayanlola Atanda and Chinu Uchendu.Information Sources and Utilization of Library Resources and Services by the Students of Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. .Global Journal of Library and Information Science, 2019, 2:9


References:

1. Abanobi, B.O. (2000). Trends in Library Administration. Ibadan: McMillan Publishing Company.
2. Adeogun, M. (2006). The Challenges of Modern Tertiary Education System: Parading shifts for Educators and Information Professionals in Sub-Sahara Africa. Africa Journal Library Archives and Information Science 16 (1) 45-54
3. Aguolu, C.C. and Aguolu, I.E. (2002). Libraries and Information Management in Nigeria: Seminal Essays on Themes and Problems. Maiduguri: Ed-Lifor World Information.
4. Ahuauzu, B. (2002). Use of library: a practical approach, Owerri Spring, Field Publishers.
5. Ajayi, N.A. and Akinniyi, A.R. (2004). Accessibility of Health Information to Primary Health Care Workers in some Selected Local Government Areas in Nigeria. Owena: Journal of Library and Information Science, 1(2): 31-38.
6. Daniel, J. (2005). Open and Distance Learning in African, ISCCEM Mid-Term. Review for African and Europe, November 14 http:www.col.org/colou/site/pid/3585.
7. Iyoro, A.O. (2004). Serials Availability, Accessibility and Utilization: Perception of In-Training Information Professionals in a Nigerian University. The Nigerian Library Link. 11(2): 66-72.
8. Katz, W.A. (2002). Introduction to Reference work volume1.Basic information services and reference process. 8thed. New York. McGraw-Hill.
9. Neelamegham, A. (1981). Some Issues in Information Transfer: A Third World Perspective. International Federation of Library Association Journal, 7(1): 9-13.
10. Oyediran-Tidings, S. (2004). Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Library Users. Result from College of Education, Lagos. Journal of Library and Information Science, 2(2): 77-88.
11. Ranganathan, S.R. (1998). Library Manual for Library Authorities: Librarian and Library Worker. Bangalore: Guilford Publication.
12. Rathinasabapathy, G. (2005). Application of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) in libraries: Proceeding of the VII Tamilnadu Library conference Chennai: TLA.
13. Emojorho, D. and Nwalo, K.I.N. (2009). Availability and use of ICTs in Collection Monogeral in University of Special Libraries in Niger Delta, Nigeria Library Philosophy and Practice Available: http://libr.un/.edu/ipp/emojorho-Nwalohtm.
14. Ezeala, L.O. (2009). Effectiveness of Libraries Resources in the Libraries of Agricultural Research: The World Information Services Limited
15. Xishi, P. and Peter, J. (2004). Satisfaction Formation Processes in Library Users: Understanding Multi-Science Effects. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 30(2): 122-124.