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Impact of Information Literacy on Students’ Academic Performance: The Case of American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa State

Aliyu, Zainab Bappa and Chiwar, Mary Anthony

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

This survey examines the impact of information literacy on students’ academic performance in American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola. Three research questions guide this study. The population comprises all the undergraduate students that registered with the university library from the three schools. Based on Simple random sampling technique, a sample of 107 students is selected for the study. The collection instrument is a questionnaire. Out of 107 copies of the questionnaire distributed, 86 which give a response rate of 80.4% are returned and used for analysis. Data are analyzed using descriptive statistics, frequency counts, percentage and tables. The findings reveale that delivering information literacy skills is one of the major needs for Information Literacy; library orientation constitutes the major responsibility of Information Literacy Unit, Information Literacy enhances accessibility, evaluation, processing and use of information for academic activities and diverse groups with different backgrounds, lack of learning zeal from the students, uncooperative attitude of library staff and inadequate orientation time are the major challenges associated with information literacy in American University of Nigeria Library.