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Title: Current trends in library patronage by faculties in Nigerian universities: A study of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Nigeria
Authors: Ofodile, Francisca Irene
Ifijeh, Goodluck I.
Keywords: Library patronage;Faculties;Nigerian universities;University libraries;Ladoke Akintola University
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The study, through a questionnaire survey, investigates library patronage by faculties of Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Nigeria. Three hundred and fifty (350) respondents were selected using stratified random sampling out of a total population of 700 from six faculties. The study revealed that there was significant relationship between library patronage of lecturers and level of awareness. The study also found out that majority of respondents used the library very frequently and most of the respondents used the library daily for class preparation, to seek information for general knowledge and specific interest. The study identified unavailability and inaccessibility of current information materials, poor reference and document delivery services etc as barriers to library patronage.
Page(s): 27-35
ISSN: 0975-2404 (Online); 0972-5423 (Print)
Appears in Collections:ALIS Vol.60(1) [March 2013]

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