Academic Staff Awareness and Use of Library Resources and Services in Nigeria: The Case of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola
Chiwar, M. A.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This survey is carried out to find out the awareness and use of library resources and services by the academic staff of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola. Four objectives and four research questions guided the study. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire administered on one hundred and forty academic staff of Adamawa State Polytechnic drawn from three different colleges. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics comprising frequency distribution and percentages. The response rate was one hundred and thirty-two representing 92.3%. The results show amongst others that majority of the academic staff do not use the library effectively but only when the need arises. Also, majority are not aware of the available resources and services in the library. Based on the findings, it is recommended that librarians of academic libraries should ensure that there is adequate awareness on the resources available in the libraries to stimulate the interest of the users.