JLIS abstracts


UNOMAH (JI). Student Utilization of Academic Libraries in Nigeria : An Assessment. 10,2;1985;170-82

In this study of library utilization in Nigerian universities three major discoveries were made, namely (1) That students grossly under-utilize library resources; (2) The teaching Staff are to a considerable degree responsible for this under-utilization by not sufficiently stimulating interest in the students to use the library; (3) Students' perception of the roles of librarians in Nigeria is not only erroneous but chaotic. Recommendations for improvement include (1) Appointment of Reference librarian; (2) Introduction of the "Use of books and Library" as a compulsory course in all the universities; (3) An aggressive programme at improving the reading habits of students.