Global Journal of Library and Information Science


Perception of Child-bearing Women on Child Spacing Information in Polygamous Homes in Kusfa Area of Zaria City, Nigeria

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science Perception of Child-bearing Women on Child Spacing Information in Polygamous Homes in Kusfa Area of Zaria City, Nigeria Abubakar Abdulkareem1, Babangida U. Dangani,2, Lawal Umar3 1Kaduna State University Library, Kaduna Nigeria. 2Federal University Dutsin-ma. Katsina State, Nigeria 3Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State. Nigeria Maternal mortality is a major cause of concern in developing countries. To reduce maternal mortality several public health agencies diffused child spacing information to the public. However, while most people accept and use child spacing information there remain some individuals that are resistant to it especially in developing countries. Resistance to information about child spacing is a major public health issue in developing countries, particularly in Nigeria. Using Chatman’s (2000) theory of normative behavior as a theoretical framework to guide the investigation. This study therefore set out to explore the perception of child-bearing women on child spacing information in polygamous homes in Kusfa Zaria City. A qualitative research methodology was adopted. Data were collected using in-depth interview with ten child-bearing women. Purposive sampling was used to identify respondents. To be included as respondent the following three criteria must be met: 1) have to be child-bearing women in polygamous homes in Kusfa Area of Zaria city, 2) 20-45 years of age and 3) must have a minimum of four children over the last six years. Data from respondents were analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings revealed that, injection, pills, condom, IUD and implant were the type of child spacing information communicated to child-bearing women and perceived these type of child spacing information with apprehension and suspicion. This study posit that for a sustained acceptance and use of child spacing information there is the critical need for policy makers and information professionals to design child spacing information services based on the ...

Negative Experiences of Flood Victims and the Roles of Librarians and Mental Health Counselors: A Qualitative Case Study of Flood Victims in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science Negative Experiences of Flood Victims and the Roles of Librarians and Mental Health Counselors: A Qualitative Case Study of Flood Victims in Kaduna State, Nigeria Jumare, Mohammed Hamza 1, Hadiza Garba Yakubu2, Maryam Abbas 1, Suleiman Ismail Onoruoiza CLN3, Hadiza Umar Ahmed1, Baba Abdu4 1Federal College of Education, Zaria. 2Samaru College of Agric Division of Agricultural Colleges Affiliated to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. 3Sokoto State University; 4Jigawa State Institute of Information Technology, Kazaure; Flood is one of the unwanted disasters human beings experience on this earth. In order to propose for post-traumatic therapies for flood victims, this study was set up to find out the negative experiences of flood victims in Kaduna state Nigeria during and after flood disasters that occurred in 24th August, 2018. Specifically, the role of Librarians and mental health Counselors can play to cope with the undesirable experience. In order to achieve these unique objectives, qualitative research methodology was adopted and interviewed ten (10) participants. Findings of this study revealed that shocked and confused Stranded Lost of valuable materials mocking from neighborhood were the negative experiences of flood victims in Kaduna state Nigeria during and after flood disasters that occurred in 24th August, 2018. Finally, the researchers proposed some recommendations for practical intervention. Keywords:  Experiences; Flood; Flood Victims; Librarians; Counselors; Qualitative Case Study; Thematic analysis ...

A Preliminary Study of the Role of University Library in the Age of Fragmented Reading

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science A Preliminary Study of the Role of University Library in the Age of Fragmented Reading Limeng Che Inner Mongolia University Library, No. 235 university west road, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia,China In China, the development and the wide usage of mobile Internet and intelligent terminal devices have exerted a huge impact on people’s reading patterns. Reading has entered the “Fragmentation Era”, and “Fragmented Reading” has become the major pattern of reading.This paper expounds the advantages and disadvantages of fragmented reading and the influence of the major trend of fragmented reading on college students’ reading and what role should university library play and what reading service should it provide in the age of fragmented reading. Keywords:  Fragmented Reading, Reading Services, University Libraries ...

To describe the prevalence data in new cases of leprosy in the years 2013 to 2015 in Pernambuco

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science To describe the prevalence data in new cases of leprosy in the years 2013 to 2015 in Pernambuco Brazão, G.1; Oliveira, C.F2; Silva, A.T.P3; Silva, T.P.S4; Souge, E.B5 1Estudante do Curso de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE; 2Estudante do Curso de Enfermagem da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE; 3,4,5Doutor em Neuropsiquiatria e Ciências do Comportamento pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE. Introduction: Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It has eminent persistence in Brazil, which occupies the second place in the ranking with the highest number of new cases in the world. The upper airways are the main entrance and exit port for the bacillus, and the transmission occurs in close and prolonged contact with the carrier. Objective: To describe the prevalence data in new cases of leprosy in the years 2013 to 2015 by sample of municipalities of the State of Pernambuco with more than 100 new cases. Methodology: It is a study in secondary databases, through the Basic Data indicators of Brazil, a tool integral to the health information system, using quantitative analysis of variables. Results: Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Petrolina are municipalities that presented a significant increase in the number of new cases, contrasting the values from 2013 to 2015, with 256 and 283 respectively. On the other hand, Olinda and Recife in the same period, presented an expressive decrease, in which Olinda in 2013 obtained 225 new cases; in 2015, the number of new cases was 207. Recife was the municipality that presented the most expressive results of reduction of cases: from 603 new cases in 2013 to 484 new cases in 2015. Discussion: Although some municipalities present a reduction in new cases, in general it can be ...

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