THE IMPACT OF LIBRARY STUDIES COURSE ON KOGI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STUDENTS, ANKPA, NIGERIA
Ogwu, M. F.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The study was to determine the impact of introduction to library studies course on the students' use of the library and how the librarians/library officers see such programme. A reliable and validated 13 item questionnaire of the yes/no type was administered on 2640 students and 8 librarians/ library officers in the Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa. Results show that students have not derived much benefit from the introduction to library studies course and the librarians have also criticized the programme for improper coordination and the inadequacy of time for the programme. It is therefore recommended that the introduction to library studies course should stand on its own. That is it should be dissociated from the general studies in education and conducted by the library department. It should be four credit earning and taught for two semesters in NCE one. With the improvement in academic and professional librarians, this should be reliable.