Global Journal of Library and Information Science


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

Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science 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 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 ...

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 ...

Dr. Alfred DACI
Polytechnic University of Tirana, Mathematical and Physical Engineering Faculty, Department of Mathematics

Assist. Prof. Ihsan Habib Dakhil
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Engineering College, Al Muthanna University

Dr. Fuat KARA
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Duzce

Dr. Menderes Kam
DÜZCE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Engin PAK Cumayeri Vocational School, Department of Machinery and Metal Technology

Dr. Muhammad Tariq
Incharge, Library Information Services, COMSATS University

Dr. Mahaboob Vali Shaik
Assistant Professor/Senior Scientist, Department of Genetics & stem cell Research, Narayana Medical College & Hospitals

Dr. Mehmet Fatih Karaaslan
Statistics Department, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey

Dr. Sirwan Shahooei
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington

Dr. Bhawna Sharma
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Applications, Govt. College

Dr. Spiridon D. Mantzoukas
Assistant Professor, TEI of Western Greece

Dr. M.Anjaiah
Assistant Professor, Dravidian University

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