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Use of ICT Tools for Marketing Library Services in Selected University Libraries in Oyo State Nigeria (Published)

This study examined and found ICT tools for marketing library services within selected university libraries in Oyo State, Nigeria; University of Ibadan, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso, and Ajayi Crowther Oyo. One hundred twenty (120) questionnaires were distributed for administration but only one hundred and ten (110) questionnaires were returned; representing 91.7%, and were found useful for this study. The statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to analyze the returned questionnaires. The data was analyzed using frequency tables, simple percentages, and a chi-square test for dependent and independent variables. The study discovered that internet facilities, videoconferencing, email, social media, telephone, OPAC and websites were available for marketing library services, with radio and television having lowest availability. Reservation, renewal, current awareness and online access to library database were library services rendered which accounted for the highest percentage of respondents. The findings also show that marketing library services helps promote the library profession. However, with all the benefits inherent in having market library services, there are still a lot of problems militating against developing good market strategies in the library, such as inadequate funding and poor infrastructure (ICT tools). In order to achieve effective and efficient marketing of library services, adequate attention must be given to the strategies and recommendations given in the study.


Keywords: Availability, ICT, Library Services, Marketing, tools, university library

Yaba College of Technology Library: Resources Utilisation for Effective Services Delivery to Users Community (Published)

The paper looked at Yaba College of Technology, library Lagos in the provision of information resources and services to students and staff of the institution.  Questionnaire was the  instrument use  for  gathering  data from   One hundred (100) respondents which  were randomly selected out of which eighty (80) were returned and found useful for the study. This research revealed  that majority of the respondents were aware of the existence of library  in the  school  but  do not  fully  utilized  it  because the information  resources  of the library  are  outdated   that  could not meet  information needs of user  due to the above constraints the respondents   look elsewhere  to get their  information  need  satisfied.  The study then gave some recommendations as a way forward to promote effective service delivery by the library to the target users. Amongst these is that there is a need to have a functional library with modern information resources (ICT) with qualified personnel with adequate skills essential for effective utilization of e- resources. In order to ensure that staff of the library is efficient in their daily services delivery library as essential information center should at least once in a year attend a skill acquisition programme relevant to their areas of operations.  In order for the library to play its role, especially in this Information age, it must be adequately funded by the government and other stakeholders. The failure of academic library like that of  Yaba College of Technology has been largely responsible for failure of Nigerian  academic institutions in   overall global rating of the academic institution in which Yaba College of technology is known as one of the foremost academic institutions  in the  world  assessment team  

Keywords: Availability, Information resources, Library, Utilization, services delivery

Availability and Utilization of School Library Resources by Students in Senior Secondary Schools in Owerri West LGA Imo State (Published)

The general purpose of the study is availability and utilization of school library resources by students in senior secondary schools in Owerri West L.G.A, Imo State.  The survey design research was used for the study.  The researcher constructed three research questions which were analyzed based on mean value differentials. The research adopted census method which was used to investigate 364 students from the senior secondary schools in Owerri West Local Government Area, Imo State. Self constructed and validated questionnaire was used to collect data for this study.  Findings showed that the format of the information resources in the school library of the secondary schools in Owerri West Local Government Area, Imo State is low and that some information resources are not relevant, even though use of the library is dependent on information relevance and information relevance satisfies use of the library. The study recommends that efforts should be made to determine if information resources contain idea that will be valuable and useful to the user before they are acquired and made available to the users.

Keywords: Availability, School library., Utilization, resources

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