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Date of this Version

9-2011

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Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (2011) 19 p.

Abstract

This study investigated the influence of availability, accessibility and use of library information resources on the teaching effectiveness of the teaching staff of schools of Nursing in Osun and Oyo States of Nigeria. The population used was the entire teaching staff of the eight (8) schools of Nursing in Osun and Oyo States. The research instruments used were questionnaires and observation. One hundred and fifty eight (158) questionnaires were distributed one hundred and forty seven (147) were returned giving a response rate of 93.04%. The findings of this research show that teaching effectiveness has significant positive correlation with educational qualification, availability, accessibility and use of library information resources. It was also revealed that library information resources availability, accessibility and use when taken together significantly determine the teaching effectiveness of the respondents. The researcher recommends adequate provision of current library information resources, budgetary allocation to the library, employment of professional librarian inclusion of librarian in accreditation team of NMCN and provision of information communication Technology in the library.

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