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International Journal of Library Science
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ISSN (Print) 2168-488X - ISSN (Online) 2168-4901
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  • Information Literacy Skills among Library and Information Science
           Postgraduate Students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 7, Number 2Odede IsraelThis study assessed information literacy skills of library and information science postgraduate students at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. The quantitative approach was employed to solicit information from the postgraduate students. Data collected were analysed using statistical tools such as frequency count and simple percentage. A total of 34 postgraduate students admitted for the 2016/2017 academic year participated in the study. The study found that the postgraduate students are information literate as all items got more than half affirmative responses except for their ability to create content in blogs, YouTube, and personal webpages for different audiences. The study therefore, advocate the urgent need to improve postgraduate students’ publishing literacy skills to enable them possess the needed skills to format and publish research and ideas in textual and multimedia formats as well as to be able to create content in blogs, YouTube, and personal webpages for different audiences.
  • Gamification in Sales Effectiveness Activity

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 7, Number 2Ricardo Pateiro MarcãoAlthough the measurement of organizational performance is the focus of top management of different organizations, it does not always fix control of established goals. It is necessary to create mechanisms for capturing the high income of employees, so that, by keeping them motivated, living with their active activity adds value to the organization. However, in the annual results statement, it is only a performance of the trading effectiveness that is mirrored, a pair of business generated by this organizational silo. For this reason, a literature review brings together the descriptions of studies carried out, there are no criteria for the use of the gamification concept for a return on capital invested in different business activities, according to a different author’s perspective.
  • Physical Environment Quality and Utilization of Information Resources in
           Akwa Ibom State University Library

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 7, Number 2Akwang Nse Emmanuel, Okon Itohowo HenryThis paper examines the influence of library physical environment on utilization of information resources in Akwa Ibom State University. It presents conceptual framework on the variables under studied. The sample size for the study was 390 respondents (comprising 280 final year students and 110 academic and non-academic staff) derived from 1948 population from the six (6) academic faculties in Akwa Ibom State University. The instrument used for data collection was a three-part researcher-developed questionnaire and the data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The descriptive statistics used were bar chart, frequency and simple percentage to answer the three (3) research questions developed in the study while the inferential statistics used was t-Test analysis to test the one (1) hypothesis. The research reveals that majority of respondents do not choose library as the preferred location for study and research due to certain factors like poor library design, limited space, poor organization of library resources, no aesthetics, no cafeteria, too noisy, etc. The result of the analysis shows that library physical environment has no significant influence on utilization of information resources in AKSU library. Further, the findings of this study have both theoretical as well as practical implications for library management, policy makers in the university. Recommendations based on the findings were also highlighted.
  • Developing the Reading Habits of Secondary School Students in Nigeria: The
           Way Forward

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 7, Number 1Akande S. O., Oyedapo R. O.In recent times, lack of cultivating the habit of reading has been the concern of all stakeholders. The lack of enthusiasm of secondary school students for reading has contributed to many failures such as poor writing and limited understanding about what they are taught in class. This growing concern provides motivation for this study. Thus, this study seeks to discover and elucidate the various ways whereby secondary school students in Nigeria could develop the habits of reading amidst divergent distractions around them especially in the 21st century society as well as the roles of stakeholders towards enhancing the reading habits of students at the secondary school. The study concluded that the reading habits of secondary school students should be given rapt attention because of the imminent danger of losing reading habits in the era of information and communication technologies, where the use of social media sites is the order of the day. The study recommends that there must be a fixed time for reading a variety of reading materials that will appeal to students and that adopting different methods to arouse the interest of students could enhance their reading habits.
  • User Satisfaction Survey of Public Library: A Study of Liaquat Memorial
           Library, Karachi, Pakistan

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 7, Number 1Rabia Aslam, Naveed E. SeherUsers are the significant component of any library. The identification and fulfillment of their needs and to meet their satisfaction are the objectives any library. Since the role of public libraries in rendering such goals is difficult to deny. This paper mainly focuses on the services provided by Liaquat Memorial library and satisfaction level of these services from user’s perspective. The study focuses to help the librarians, information managers and the management in identifying the potential users of library as well as their information needs. It also help in making it clear how to perform relevant duties and serving the best possible way to satisfy their ultimate users attaining their satisfaction level and by diminishing the unsatisfactory elements of library. The study thus designed a Descriptive Survey and applied random Sampling Technique over 300 users of library. The questionnaire was used as a tool to collect data, where 250 questionnaires were received from respondents. Descriptive statistical methods were used to analyze the data where tables with Frequencies and Percentages are represented along with. It was discovered by the study that the library is playing vital role at some extend but many areas need to be revised to meet the expectation and intellectual needs of society.
  • Awareness and Perception of Ethical Issues in Library Service Delivery by
           Librarians in the Polytechnic of Ibadan, Nigeria: A Phenomenographic Study

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2018Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 7, Number 1Kathleen C. Phillips, Olawale Oyewole, Olaide AkinboService delivery which is at the core of the establishment of libraries all over the world should be guided by ethical principles so that patrons’ information needs can be effectively addressed without bias, fear and corruption. Thus, in as much as librarians have the professional responsibilities of providing effective and efficient library services, they must be guided by the ethics of the profession. This study therefore examined the awareness and perception of ethical issues in library service delivery by librarians in The Polytechnic of Ibadan, Nigeria. The study was phenomenographic in nature and 5 professional librarians were interviewed. The qualitative data from the interview were analysed in line with conventional qualitative data analysis procedures. Results showed that there was a high level of awareness of the ethical issues by the librarians. Their responses also revealed a favourable response indicating that ethical issues should be taken seriously. The prominent inhibiting factor that could affect the librarians from upholding code of ethics was conflict of interest. It was recommended that the Librarian Registration Council of Nigeria with the collaboration of the Nigerian Library Association should conduct periodic capacity building training for librarians on how to handle ethical dilemmas.
  • Delegation of Responsibilities: A Leadership Tool for Subordinates’
           Competence Development in Selected Academic Libraries in Nigeria

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2017Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 6, Number 4Bamidele Olawale, Awoyemi Olubunmi O.Delegation of responsibilities constitutes a very important ingredient of good leadership in academic libraries and is critical to competence development of junior and upcoming librarians; however, experience has shown that many leaders are unwilling to delegate responsibilities for a number of reasons. This research work is designed to investigate delegation of responsibilities as a tool for competence development of subordinates in selected academic libraries. The study adopted a survey research method and utilise questionnaire to generate data. Out of the forty (40) copies of questionnaire distributed, only thirty three (33) copies (82.5%) were returned with valid responses. The use of frequency count and percentages method of data analysis was adopted for the research work. Findings revealed that delegation of responsibilities is a vital tool for developing, equipping and motivating subordinates with positive effects on subordinates’ job performance. The study also showed that lack of confidence in subordinates, low level of skills and bureaucracy were some of the challenges to delegation of responsibilities in the surveyed libraries. However, it was recommended that academic libraries should promote a culture and climate where leaders are ready and willing to build the capacity, confidence and competence of junior librarians and library officers which will ultimately translate to higher productivity of the library as a whole.
  • Approaches to Innovation and Transformation in Library and Information
           Science Education (Lise) in Nigeria

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2017Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 6, Number 3Akwang Nse EmmanuelThis paper discusses the concepts of innovation and transformation in relation to Library and Information Science Education (LISE). It also presents an overview of the history and current status of LISE in Nigeria. Different approaches to be adopted by LIS schools to ensure innovations and transformation in the training of information professionals are discussed. The paper reveals some challenges associated with LISE in Nigeria. These include lack of autonomy, lack of collaboration among LIS schools and other relevant departments. Others are inadequate and incompetent LIS teachers, and differences in LIS programme structure. It is advocated that the philosophy, goals and objectives of the programme; curriculum adopted and adapted; teaching methodology, state of infrastructural facilities are the cardinal points driving innovation and transformation in the profession. In conclusion, the paper notes that LIS schools in Nigeria and everywhere need to adopt relevant innovation and transformation approaches to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and competences needed to function effectively in any information environment. This paper recommends among others, the standardization of LIS curriculum, provision of technology-driven facilities, training and re-training of LIS teachers.
  • Oncology Research Outcome by King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health
           Sciences, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; A Bibliometric Appraisal

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2017Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 6, Number 3Ikram Ul Haq, Khalid S. Al Fouzan, Zameer BaladiBibliometric studies have been carried out to assess the research productivity in the different field of knowledge. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plays a leading role in the field of medical research in all Arab States. There are 64 universities and degree awarding institutions in KSA, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) established in 2005. The aim of this study to assess the oncology research outcome having an authorship affiliated with KSAU-HS, its teaching hospitals, and King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC) published during the inception of the university to Dec 2015. Data retrieved from Institute of Scientific Information (ISI) web of science, InCiteTM Database of Thomson Reuters, which produced the list of 775 research documents published in 346 different journals, out of these 45 articles are written on the subject of oncology in 19 different journals. Majority of articles (91.11%) are written in collaborative efforts. In 33 (73.33%) publications, the principal author belongs to KSAU-HS, its associated hospital and research center. Almost half of the research papers (55.55%) are written in collaboration with researchers at other universities/hospitals and organizations. This study is only based on the bibliography produced by ISI’s Web of Science database. The articles produced by KSAU-HS may be more than this number. The data was analyzed by using MS-Excel 2010.
  • e-Library Use and Information Behaviour of Undergraduate Law Students in
           Delta State University, Oleh

    • Abstract: Publication year: 2017Source: International Journal of Library Science, Volume 6, Number 3Emo Okpidi UrhiboThe information behaviour of undergraduate law students was studied using a descriptive survey design with the aid of a self-structured, validated and reliable questionnaire as a tool for data collection. The population of the study consist of all undergraduates law students in the Delta State University Faculty of Law Oleh Campus, Nigeria where a sample of 315 students were randomly selected from all levels of study. A reliability coefficient of 0.78 using the Cronbach Alpha (α) was obtained. Results from the study revealed that the main purpose of the use of e-library Internet includes research, retrieval of legal information and to gain access to online law database. The range of the extent of use was from moderate to large and this was done most of the time. Google, Internet archive and database, and Yahoo were the most preferred information search strategies. The most influential factors to the use of the e-library Internet were the personal ownership of e-gadgets and non-availability of online learning/discussion for legal art. Lack of information literacy, ICT facility operational skills and impatience due to slow network connectivity were the most important constraints encountered by e-library users. The tested hypotheses showed that there was a positive relationship amongst frequency, extent and factors influencing use of Internet and a negative relationship for constraints with aforementioned factors which may have contributed to a reduction in use extent. Four percent influence of the constraints on the use of the e-library Internet resource was recorded. Recommendations were put forward also following findings.
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