Users’ Participation in Acquisition and Users’ Satisfaction with the Information Resources in University Libraries in the South-South Zone of Nigeria
Okpokwasili, N. P and Blakes, E.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The study was conducted to determine the influence of users’ participation in the acquisition process on users’ satisfaction with information resources in university libraries in South-South zone of Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research method. The population of this study consists of all university library staff and lecturers in government-owned university in the South South zone of Nigeria during the 2012/2013 academic session. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select a sample of 36 library staff and 4627 lecturers from 6 of the universities in the zone. A structured questionnaire entitled: Users’ Participation in the Acquisition Process and Users’ Satisfaction with Information Resources (UPAPUSIRQ), was used to collect data. Means and standard deviation were used to analyse the data collected for the study while the hypothesis was tested using t-test in IBM SPSS for Window version 20 at p = 0.05 level of significance. The findings reveal among other things that there was significant influence of Users’ participation in the acquisition process on users’ satisfaction with information resources. It is therefore recommended that librarians should take cognizance of the factor of users’ participation in the acquisition process when acquiring information resources for the libraries