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Date of this Version

7-23-2018

Citation

Enweani, Uche and Nwankwo, Ndidi Grace (2018). Information Needs And SeekingBehaviour Of Engineering Lecturers In Nigerian Universities: The Case Of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This research work studies the information needs and seeking behavior of Engineering lecturers in Nigerian Universities. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The area of the study was Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Anambra State. A total of 40 engineering lecturers from the Faculty of Engineering Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University formed the population. The researcher used the whole population for the study since the population was small. The instrument for data collection was a self-constructed questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using simple frequency counts and mean. The bench mark of the results of the mean was 2.50. The result indicated that the major information needs of engineering lecturers are education, research and personal development; Conference participation, workshops and correspondence with fellow professionals are the most accepted means of seeking information; challenges encountered by the lecturers while seeking information is inaccessibility of library information resources. The researcher recommended that, the management of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Library should strengthen and enrich the library collections with current and relevant resources among others.

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