Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP) (ISSN 1522-0222) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research.

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2017

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Promoting Indigenous Language in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges for the Library and Information Professionals, OYEMIKE VICTOR BENSON, Linda I. ANYALEBECHI, and Ifeyinwa Aidah ARIOLE

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“What Not to Buy: How to Identify Books Likely to be Unread Before Purchase.”, Tony Greiner

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CITATION ANALYSIS OF DOCTORAL THESES REFERENCES AS A TOOL FOR COLLECTION MANAGEMENT IN HISTORY: A STUDY OF PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH (INDIA), Preeti Mahajan and Anil Kumar

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Antecedents for Actual Usage Intentions of Open Access Journals in Agricultural Research Institutions In Tanzania, zainabu zuberi massoro and Roslina Othman Prof.

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Methods, Effect and Challenges of Library Instruction in Academic Libraries, Saturday U. Omeluzor, Alarape Asimi Akibu Ph.D, Sunday Ikhimeakhu Dika, and Clement Chinemerem Ukangwa

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Personal Information Sharing Behavior of University Students via Online Social Networks, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique

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Prisoners and Their Information Needs: Prison Libraries Overview, Atanda S. Sambo, Saliu A. Usman, and Nafisa Rabiu

2016

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Core Values of Librarianship and Practice of Information Ethics by Librarians in Four Higher Institutions in Oyo State, Nigeria, JOHN OLUWASEYE ADEBAYO MR., OLATUBOSUN BUSUYI AKOLE MR, and IDRIS TUNDE SALAU MR

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Relationship between Information Literacy and Use of Electronic Information Resources by Postgraduate Students of the University of Ibadan, Dare Samuel Adeleke D. S. and Evelyn Nkechi Emeahara

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Use of Agricultural Information Sources and Services by Farmers for Improve Productivity in Kwara State, Emmanuel Olorunnishola Adio, Yusufu Abu, Sheriff Kunle YUsuf, and Shehu Nansoh

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PUBLISHING PREFERENCES AMONG ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMIC QUALITY AND INNOVATION, Kwabena Osei Kuffour Adjei and Christopher Mfum Owusu-Ansah

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SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA RESOURCES AVAILABILITY AS A PREDICTOR OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN SOCIAL STUDIES IN ONDO STATE, NIGERIA, Kayode Abel Afolabi Mr

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Instruction Program: Pre and Post Evaluation Case Study, Jessy A, Shivananda Bhat, and Mahabaleshwara Rao

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Attitude of Civil Servants Towards the Use of Research Information in Policymaking in Selected Ministries in Lagos State, Nigeria, TEMITOPE S. AKINBINU Mr and MUTAWAKILU ADISA TIAMIYU PROF

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Theoretical Modelling to Explain Lecturers’ Use of Educational Support Systems for Teaching in University-based Library Schools in Nigeria: Extending the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)., Taiwo Adetoun Akinde

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A Study of Nigerian Librarians' Attitude to Open Source Software, Olatunji Adimabua Akintomide Mr

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AWARENESS AND USAGE OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES AMONG POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA, Lucky O. Akpojotor

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Challenges Confronting Postgraduate Library and Information Science Student in the Use of Electronic Resources in Southern Nigeria, Blessings Amina Akporhonor Dr(mrs) and Lucky Oji Akpojotor Mr

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Promoting Sexuality Education in Tertiary Institutions: Expected Roles of Women Librarians in Nigeria, Nkechi N. AMAECHI Dr. (Mrs.), Linda I. ANYALEBECHI, and Ifeyinwa Aidah ARIOLE

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Assessment of Collection Development Practices: The Case of Valley View University Library, Ghana., Samuel Ameyaw Mr and Florence Entsua- Mensah, Mrs

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Assessment Of Library User Security In Sam Jonah Library, University Of Cape Coast, Gloria Bosomtwi Amoah

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Influence of Information Literacy Skills on Information Needs and use among Banking Personnel in Ogun State, Nigeria, Oyintola Isiaka Amusa Mr,; Taoffik OLatunde BELLO; Akinkunmi Oluseun OMOTOSO; and Olukunle Akinbola OSUNRINADE

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Assessing the Information Needs and Information Sources of Urban and Peri-urban Livestock Keepers in Kinondoni and Morogoro Urban Districts, Tanzania., Consolata Angello 1, Jangawe Msuya 2, and Doris Matovelo 3

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Strategies for Enhancing the Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Based Library Resources in Research, Vincent Anayochukwu Ani, Emmanuel Onyeka Ani 2, Columbus Okechukwu Ugwu 3, Arnold Ibeawuchi Nwachukwu 4, Jonathan Chigbo Obianuko 5, George Ikechukwu Ndaji 6, and Emeka Eusebius Maduchie 7

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Citation Analysis Of Undergraduate Law Projects in Faculties of Law Libraries in Anambra and Enugu States of Nigeria, Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu

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Analysis of Citation in Undergraduate Law Projects in Faculties of Law Libraries in Anambra and Enugu States of Nigeria, Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu Dr and Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu

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MEETING THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF NURSES FOR EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, OWERRI, IMO STATE, EMMANUEL UWAZIE ANYANWU Dr., DESMOND CHINEDU OPARAKU, and OYEMIKE VICTOR BENSON

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Librarians Conceptions of Information Literacy in Three Federal Universities in South East Nigeria: Implications for Effective Implementations of Information Literacy Programmes, Ebele N. Anyaoku

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Research and Publication on the Horticultural and Medicinal Use of Pepper from 2005-2014: A Bibliometric Analysis, Thirumagal A

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Identifying the Social and Technical Barriers affecting engagement in online Community Archives: A Preliminary Study of “Documenting Ferguson” Archive., Kodjo Atiso and Chris Freeland

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Reading Habits of Users as Determinants of the Utilisation of Library Information Resources of Two Public Libraries in South- West, Nigeria, Olubunmi Olawumi Awoyemi Mrs and Abimbola Rukayat Yusuf Mrs

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Information Literacy Skills and Awareness of Electronic Information Resources as Influencing Factors of their Use by Postgraduate Students in Two Universities in South-West Nigeria, Chukwuemeka O. Azubuike Mr and Chukwuemeka O. Azubuike

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LIBRARY INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES UTILIZATION AS CORRELATES OF CREATIVITY OF SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OF POLYTECHNICS IN SOUTH WEST, NIGERIA, Ganiyu Idowu Buhari

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Teaching Information Literacy via Social Media: An Exploration of Connectivism, Natalie Burclaff and Catherine R. Johnson

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Prison Inmates' Challenges in Accessing Library Media Resources in Preparation for Senior School Certificate Examination in Nigeria, Isaac Oluwadare Busayo Mr and David F. Elaturoti

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A STUDY ON PERCEPTIONS OF FACULTY MEMBERS ON INFORAMATION SOURCES OF LIBRARIES OF ENGINEERING COLLEGES AFFILIATED TO JNTU-ANANTAPUR, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA, Srinivasa Raju Chemarthi, Pulla Reddy V, and Surendra Babu K

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING MTN DIGITAL LIBRARIES IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES, Emmanuel Dickson Chigbu Mr., Rita John-Okeke, and Charles O. Omekwu

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THE EFFECT OF STRESS ON PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIANS JOB PERFORMANCE IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, toyin dina

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INFORMATION LITERACY AMONG POST GRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA., Selikem Sebuava Dorvlo Mrs.

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Technology Acceptance Model as a predictor of using information system’ to acquire information literacy skills, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu PhD

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EFFECTS OF WEEDING STRATEGIES ON INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AMONG PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN NORTH-CENTRAL STATES OF NIGERIA, Tangkat Yusuf Dushu Mr.

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Adoption of Software Packages in University Libraries in Nigeria, Margaret B. Edem Dr (Mrs)

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ELDERLY PEOPLE AND THEIR INFORMATION NEEDS, Nelson Edewor, Osaze Patrick Ijiekhuamhen, and Uche P. Emeka-ukwu

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Digital Resources Utilization By Social Science Researchers In Nigerian Universities, Halima Sadia Egberongbe PhD

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USERS’ PERCEPTION OF THE FACILITIES, RESOURCES AND SERVICES OF THE MTN DIGITAL LIBRARY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA, JUSTINA N. EKERE DR., Charles Obiora Omekwu, and Chidinma M. Nwoha.

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Information Needs and the Enhancement of the Psychological Wellbeing of Nigerian Prison Inmates, Helen U. Emasealu Dr. (Mrs). and S.O. Popoola

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Information Seeking Anxiety: Effects of Gender, Level of Study and Age, Mohammadamin Erfanmanesh

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Roles of Information and Communications Technologies in Improving Fish Farming and Production in Rivers State, Nigeria., Ejiogu-Okereke, Ngozi Eucharia Dr; Chikaire, Jonadab Ubochioma Dr; Ogueri, Emmanuel Ifeanyi Dr; and Chikezie, Ngozi Patience Dr

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Awareness and use of Web 2.0 tools by LIS Students at University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria., Eberechukwu Monica Eze

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Channels Students Prefer in Submitting Reference Inquiries: A Survey of Undergraduate Students in University of Nigeria, Nsukka., Eberechukwu Monica Eze

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Relationship between Library Anxiety and Attitudes toward Computer based on an Integrated Model of ATC and BELCAT of Public Libraries’ Users, Mohammad Reza Farhadpoor

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Abuse of Information Materials in Academic Libraries by Students of Tertiary Institutions in Ekiti-State, Nigeria., Joseph Kehinde Fasae and Folashade Oyinlola Adedokun

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Knowledge Management in Indigenous Medicine: the Expected Role of Ghanaian University Libraries, christopher k. filson mr and Paulina Afful Arthur Mrs

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BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, SECTION B TO STUDY THE USAGE PATTERN OF INFORMATION IN THE FIELD OF MATERIAL SCIENCE, Manisha Gogoi Mrs and Pronab Kumar Barooah

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Which levels of education in medical sciences utilize most the Problem Based Learning?- A citation analysis study, hakimeh hazrati and Vahideh Zare Gavgani

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India’s Science and Technology output, 1989-2014: A Scientometric Analysis, Rudramuni Hiremath Mr, Gouri N. Gourikeremath Miss, Gururaj S. Hadagali Dr, and B D. Kumbar Dr

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Advertising Trends of Information Products in a Nigerian Newspaper, Opeyemi Ibidun Ibikunle and Funmilola Olubunmi Omotayo

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Awareness and Perception of Plagiarism of Postgraduate Students in Selected Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria., Jerome Idiegbeyan-ose, Christopher Nkiko, and Ifeakachuku Osinulu

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MENTORING: A STRATEGY FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF LIBRARIANS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES, Nkechi, Anthonia Idoko; Richard Ndubuisi Ugwuanyi PhD; and Ngozi Eunice Osadebe Mrs

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Emotional Self Awareness and Information Literacy Competence as Correlates of Task Performance of Academic Library Personnel, Magnus Osahon Igbinovia

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Retrospective Catalogue Conversion in Selected Federal University Libraries in Southern Nigeria, Kingsley T. Ihejirika and Felix C. Ekere

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MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION OF NON-BOOK MATERIALS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: A CASE STUDY OF THREE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA, daniel olusegun ikegune

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Computer Self-efficacy and Perceived ease-of-use of Personal Digital Assistants for Academic activities by Undergraduates in University of Ibadan, daniel olusegun ikegune and Awujoola Olalekan Abiola

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Managing Stress Among Librarians in Selected University Libraries in Ogun State Nigeria, Promise Ilo

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ICT Applications and User Satisfaction in Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh: A Survey, Jafar Iqbal Dr., Amjad Ali Dr., and Rais Ahmad Khan Mr.

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Research Output and Sustainable Development: Webometric Analysis of Scopus Indexed Publications 2008 -2014, Mercy A. Iroaganachi, Julie E. Ilogho, Victoria O. Itsekor, and Ifeakachuku Osinulu

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A model beyond generic quality models for academic libraries, Chaminda Jayasundara Dr.

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Science Maps of Global and Indian Wildlife Forensics: A Comparative Analysis, John Jeyasekar Jesubright and Saravanan P

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Preservation Skills and Strategies of Electronic Information Resources in Digital Era: Case of University of Kwazulu-Natal Libraries, George Firmin Kavishe and Frankwell Dulle

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Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Masters' Students in the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Adetola Ayotunde Kehinde, Simeon Azubuike Obi, Adebowale Akinwonjo Akinade, and Anyim Obinna Anyim

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Performance Audit through LibQUAL+ Technique: The Experience of Burdwan University and Visva-Bharati Library Users, Bairam Khan

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The investigation of the relationship between staff organizational commitment and providing optimal service to clients in public libraries in the city of Mashhad, mahdieyh khazanehha and hamid ghazizadeh

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Availability and Usage of Library and Information Resources and Services at K L University, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, RAMAKRISHNA KONA Research Scholar, SASIKALA CHAGARI Prof., and GOWRIDEVI RUDRAKSHA Research scholar

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Research Performance of Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana-Ambala during 2007-2015: A Scientometric Study, Ashok Kumar, Ritu Gupta, and Anubha Gupta

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Improving efficacy of library Services: ARIMA modelling for predicting book borrowing for optimizing resource utilization, K Kumar and M M.Alpha Raj

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Information Behaviour of Revenue Collectors in Lagos State, Nigeria, Ezinwanyi Madukoma and Mohammed Farhan Opemipo

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CITATION ANALYSES OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: A STUDY OF PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH, Preeti Mahajan and Anil Kumar

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CITATION PATTERN IN Ph.D. THESES IN THE FIELD OF PHILOSOPHY: A STUDY OF PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH, Preeti Mahajan and Anil Saini

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Content analysis of Journal articles on Wiki in Science Direct Database, Sabitri Majhi, Chanda Jal, and Bulu Maharana

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE IN TRANSFORMATION OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES AND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN KENYA, Elisha O. Makori and Norah Osebe Mauti

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KOHA ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SYSTEM AND ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS, Elisha O. Makori and Norah Osebe Mauti

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Development of Domain Specific Cluster : An Integrated Framework for College Libraries under the University of Burdwan, Sukumar Mandal

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REAL OR SUBTLE: THE MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE OF UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST LIBRARY STAFF, EBENEZER MARTIN-YEBOAH MR

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The Transformation of the U.S. Government Publishing Office: A Strategic Analysis from an Intergovernmental Perspective, Glenn McGuigan

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The Intellectual Patterns of Management Information System Research: A Bibliometric study on International Journal of Management Reviews, Basudev Mohanty and Jyotshna Sahoo

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Awareness and Use of OPAC by Distance Learners: The Case of the Open University of Tanzania, Nelson Msagati

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Information literacy skills among the postgraduate students at Aligarh Muslim University, India, SHAMIM AKTAR MUNSHI and Priyanka Nagar

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FACTORS AFFECTING THE PATTERN OF INFORMATION USE BY FINAL YEAR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES OF NORTH CENTRAL, ZONE, NIGERIA, Adamu Baba Musa

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An Appraisal of Open Access Utilization among Academic Librarians in Federal Universities in Northwestern States of Nigeria, Aminu Umar Musa

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Ethical usage of Internet facility by Students of Information science at Jimma University, Munusmay Natarajan and Bezawit Fantahun Miss

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Classifying Identity: Organizing an LGBT Library, Kristine Nowak and Amy Jo Mitchell

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INFORMATION NEED, ACCESS, AND USE FOR SOCIAL WELFARE AND FAMILY PLANNING BY RURAL DWELLERS IN IDO AND AKINYELE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF OYO STATE, NIGERIA., oluwaseun olubunmi odefadehan, Ayodele Akinola, and Olalekan Odefadehan Dr.

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Causal Relationship between Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction of Library and Information Professionals: A Canonical Correlation Analysis, EMMANUEL KUNLE OGUNLANA Mr, A B. OSHINAIKE Mr., and Rasaq Oluwadare IBRAHIM Mr.

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ICT Literacy Skills And Electronic Information Resources Use By Lecturers In Two Private Universities In Oyo State, Nigeria, Abimbola Oyedele Ojeniyi and Airen Edale Adetimirin

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Information Anxiety and Information Overload of Undergraduates in Two Universities in South-West Nigeria, Olufemi J. Ojo Mr

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Awareness and Perception Of HIV/AID Preventive Strategies amongst Undergraduate Students of Adeleke University, Ede Osun State. Nigeria, Ibidapo Oketunji Dr

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communication asset and usage by rural women in ika north east local government area of delta state, alex n. okwudibie mr.

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) USAGE AND HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY STATUS OF MAIZE CROP FARMERS IN ONDO STATE, NIGERIA: IMPLICATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT., Olumuyiwa Akin Olaniyi O.A. and Kayode O. Ismaila

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Students’ Perception, Use and Challenges of Electronic Information Resources in Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun Library in Nigeria, Saturday U. Omeluzor, Alarape Asimi Akibu Ph.D., and Olusipe Abiodun Akinwoye

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Evaluating the use of Polytechnic Libraries in Nigeria: A Case Study of Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Library, Kwara State, Nigeria, Sodiq Adetunji Onaolapo