JLIS abstracts


ONADIRAN (GT) & ONADIRAN (RW). Acquisition Procedures in University Libraries in Nigeria . 6,1;1981; 60-69 Examines acquisition procedures in university libraries in Nigeria, with special reference to the type of selection policy, procedures used in informing teaching staff of new publication and the extent to which the teaching staff participates in book selection. The data was obtained through an enquiry form, visits and discussions with acquisition librarians and the teaching staff. Describes that in only two university libraries (18.2 per cent) has the selection policy been formulated in writing. Points out that many librarians send review card (90.9 per cent) and/or circulars (63.6 percent) to inform the teaching staff of new publications. Mentions that faculty participation in book selection is now in all the universities. Recommends that each library should have a written acquisition policy and the teaching staff should be encouraged to get more involved in book selection.

ONADIRAN (GT) ONADIRAN (RW). Nigerian University Library Services: Students Opinion. 11,1;1986; 45-60

The study examines student opinion on Ahmadu Bello University library, Nigeria . Various aspects examined are users characteristics, frequency of user, reasons for using the library users satisfaction and reasons for dissatisfaction. Inquiry forms were distributed over period of two week to all undergraduates user. 1,842 questionnaires were received and analaysed. Users dissatisfaction centred on the fact that books wanted were not available in the library. Incorporates suggestions for improved library services. 

ONADIRAN (RW). Students' Use of a University Library in Nigeria . 23,1;1998;39-45

The study examines students opinion on Ahmadu Bello University Library. Questionnaires were distributed over a period of 31 days to all student library users. A total of 3,766 questionnaires were received and analysed. Few users visited the library to 'borrow books' , to 'return books' 42.6 and 40.5 per cent respectively were in the two groups. In the same manner, few users borrowed books (25.6 per cent) and consulted reference materials (40.9 per cent). The result reflects the poor state of the library collections. Suggestions for improvement are offered.