Global Journal of Library and Information Science


Student’s Expectations regarding Library Services of National Library of Engineering Sciences (NLES); A Case Study

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science Student’s Expectations regarding Library Services of National Library of Engineering Sciences (NLES); A Case Study Syed Zia Hussain Shah University of Engineering & Technology The study focused on Student’s Expectations regarding Library Services of National Library of Engineering Sciences (NLES); University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. The function was to find out student’s expectations regarding library resources and services, accessibilities, library environment, information sources and facilitate library staff. Using the descriptive assessment design the population for the study consisted of all registered library users in the National Library of Engineering Sciences (NLES); University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore main campus. The study employed the probability simple method and stratified random sampling technique in selecting the sample size 10% for the study, and with a questionnaire data were collected. The level of students expectation was assessed through 5 point Lickert Scale and in the analysis SPSS v.22.0, these scores were measured and tabulated as mean score and total score. Keywords: User’s expectation, User’s satisfaction, Library service quality, Library user’s satisfaction, Expectation resource ...

SIGNIFICANCE OF LIBRARY EDUCATION ON LIBRARY PATRONAGE AMONG EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Review article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science SIGNIFICANCE OF LIBRARY EDUCATION ON LIBRARY PATRONAGE AMONG EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT Oluwabunmi Ogunleye Ekiti-State University Library This paper discussed the role of library education on library patronage among Ekiti State university students. The study is based on personal experiment on student within the library, and their optimal usage of library materials both electronic and print materials. This paper as well reviews some documentation on library education and it impacts through, faculty library head reports on student head counts during library opening hour and the report on materials consulted by all students. It also embraces the report of introduction techniques and other services rendered by the school management in inculcating the “use of library and study skills” as a course of study for all new students to stress the importance of effectively and efficiently usage of available library materials for better academic performance. Educational performance evaluation report on student from four faculties within the university was also a secondary data used in this paper. Keywords: Library education (LB), Library Patronage (LP), Information, Patron ...

LIBRARIAN’S USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LIBRARY SERVICE DELIVERY IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science LIBRARIAN’S USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LIBRARY SERVICE DELIVERY IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA 1Kayode Gboyega OYENIRAN (CLN), 2Adebyo Afolabi OLAJIDE (CLN) 1Head, Circulation unit University Library, Federal University, Otuoke. 2Head, Medical Library Bowen University Library Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. Purpose: The study investigated the librarians’ use of Social Media for library service delivery in the university libraries in Nigeria. Methodology: The research adopted the descriptive design survey. The sample size of this research study comprised of (40) forty librarians from Federal University Otuoke and Niger Delta University, wiberforce iland, both in Bayelsa State. A well self-structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Findings: The Friday showed that social media tools were used among Librarians for sharing posting and disseminating of inaugural lecture, conference via You-Tube for other academic improvement. The finding revealed that Facebook was most consulted social media tool among librarian in the variously libraries. Closely followed were YouTube, Instant Message and Twitter respectively. The finding indicated that lack of awareness and the unreliable power supply were the two major challenges librarians faced while using social media to provide services in the university library. Closely followed was the low bandwidth. The study revealed that overdue notices, reference service, marketing and promotion of information products, displayed of new arrival of collection were some of the major services rendered by librarian in the university librarian in Nigeria. Originality: The result of this research will be beneficial to the librarians and the teaming users in general, especially in the area of awareness of social media tools, service delivery via social media tools and overcoming challenges facing librarian while using several media in providing services. Keywords: Social media; Librarian; Library service; University libraries; Library service delivery ...

LIBRARIANS’ COMPETENCIES AND STUDENTS SATISFACTION WITH INFORMATION SERVICES IN UNIVERSITY OF UYO LIBRARY

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science LIBRARIANS’ COMPETENCIES AND STUDENTS SATISFACTION WITH INFORMATION SERVICES IN UNIVERSITY OF UYO LIBRARY Luqman Ayanlola Atanda1 and Etido Udoeduok2 1Federal University Otuoke Main Library, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. 2University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The study investigates librarians’ competencies and students’ satisfaction with information services in University of Uyo Library. Three objectives, three research questions and three hypotheses were formulated for the study. The study covered University of Uyo library. Ex-post facto research design was used for the study. The population of the study comprised 1,855 registered users in the University of Uyo Library during the 2016/2017 academic session. The sample size of the study was 185 respondents using 10% of the total population. Simple random sampling techniques were used to select sample size for the study. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation for all the three research questions; while t-test were used for test the three null hypotheses. The finding of the study shows that there is a significant influence of librarians’ knowledge of information resources on students’ satisfaction with information services. There is a significant influence of librarians’ technical skills on students’ satisfaction with information services. There is a significant influence of librarians’ interpersonal skills on students’ satisfaction with information services. The study was recommended that the Librarians should be well grounded in the knowledge of information resources that exist not only in academic library but other libraries and information centres in order to effectively serve the library community and create effective referral. Librarians as a matter of urgency should strive to develop themselves in information literacy and information technology as these are important in the present knowledge economy in order to remain relevant as information service provider and this can be gotten through ...

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