Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2017

Citation

APA

Abstract

A quantitative study of the libraries of 7 Technical Universities (TUs) of Ghana was conducted to evaluate information literacy programmes at such universities in Ghana. The study employed a descriptive survey research strategy. A sample of 7 librarians out of the 8 TU libraries in Ghana was collected using purposive sampling. A questionnaire served as the instrument to collect data relating to the objectives of the study. The study gathered mostly quantitative data which were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings showed that the majority of the examined libraries included information literacy classes as part of their information literacy programmes. These were mostly widely delivered through face to face and online tutorial methods. Furthermore, the study identified the barriers to the successful implementation and running of information literacy programmes in Ghana. It identified lack of integration of information literacy into the curricula of tertiary institutions as a barrier to effective information literacy programmes. From this barrier many other barriers that are typically rectified when information literacy is properly integrated into school curricula

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