International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 241

Article in Press

LECTURERS ATTITUDE TOWARDS COMMUNICATING WITH LIBRARIAN FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING IN UNIVERSITY IN SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA

Mary Ebele Idahosa and Gloria Prinye Otoide

  •  Received: 16 September 2022
  •  Accepted: 16 September 2022
The study investigated the attitude of lecturers towards communicating with librarians for effective teaching process in universities in South-South Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised 2,500 lecturers in faculty of humanities and science in federal universities in South-South Nigeria and the sample size was 750 lecturers selected using proportionate stratified random sampling technique. The instruments for data collection was questionnaire. A total of 750 copies of questionnaire were administered by the researchers, out of which 730 copies were correctly filled and returned and used for the study. The data obtained were analysed using frequencies, mean and standard deviation. The results revealed that lecturers show positive attitude in communicating with librarians for effective teaching process in federal universities in south-south Nigeria. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among others that, Lecturers should check the library information resources at the beginning of each semester to know whether the information resources required for the courses they teach are sufficient or not; this will help in building library collection. Lecturers should also communicate with the librarian on library resources and services and the way they feel that librarian can serve them better.

Keywords: Lecturers Attitudes, Communication, Library Information Resources, Effective Teaching.