Faculty Awareness, Perception and use of Information Resources and Services in a Private University in Nigeria

Chuks Daniel Oriogu, Anthony Onyebuchi Chukwuemeka & Darlina Chima Oriogu-Ogbuiyi

Abstract


The study investigated faculty awareness, perception and use of information resources and services in Afe Babalola university college libraries. The study adopted survey method. A total of hundred (100) academic staff that uses their college libraries was randomly sampled. Five (5) research questions guided the study and data were collected using structured questionnaire. It was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings shows that majority of the respondents do not use e-book, e-journals, CD-ROM databases, OPAC and electronic databases in the library. The findings also shows that the respondents are fully aware of the availability of the information resources in the library; although it was discovered that annual report/brochure, phone calls/sms, exhibition and display are not used to create awareness which has invariably resulted to poor patronage. Considerably, majority of the respondents have a positive perception of information resources and services. The study finally recommends that there should be proper sensitization of faculty members on the availability of electronic information resources and also college librarians should ensure effective provision of library services among faculty members.


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