INFLUENCE OF LIBRARY INSTRUCTION COURSE ON STUDENTS’ ACCESS AND UTILIZATION OF LIBRARY RESOURCES IN ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY, BAUCHI, NIGERIA
Aliyu, U. F.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The purpose of this study was to find out the impact of Library Instruction course (GNS 201: Library and Information Science) on the students ability to use the ATBU university library effectively to access their information needs. The population of the research was students of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. Simple random sampling technique was used to obtain a sample of 300 students. The research instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire. The result of the research indicated that, 73 or 26.45% were able to use catalogues to access library materials. This means that, about, 76.08% or 210 of the respondents attached considerable importance to the GNS 201 course offered by the university. In the light of the findings, it is recommended that the university administration should review the syllabus of the GNS 201 (Library and Information Science) course. The review is intended to reflect the current changes in library operations (application of ICT facilities in library operations). This will offer the students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with innovations and current applications of technology to library activities.