Global Journal of Library and Information Science


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 ...

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 ...

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Polytechnic University of Tirana, Mathematical and Physical Engineering Faculty, Department of Mathematics

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