Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Investigating the Information Needs of Sandwich and Part- Time Students of Two Public Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria
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This study investigated the information needs and impediments to access to information among the sandwich and part-time students of two public universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. The two universities are Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) and Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED). Questionnaire was used to gather data from 5117 respondents out of 5575 students sampled. The study identified that both male and female sexes pursue part-time/sandwich courses due to one reason or another. Their courses of stud cut across Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences, and applied sciences; and their information needs relate majorly to their studies, and other socio-economic issues. Information format preference of the students is both print and non-print. However, their institution libraries fall short of meeting their information needs due to some problems prominent among which are inadequate library facilities, and inadequate ICT and library use skill. The study recommended that the universities should recognize the right of their students to access right information in the desired formats; provision of practical oriented ICT and library use skill; subscription to electronic resources for the use of staff and students and; review of the students study packs.
Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (2011) 13 p.