Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

9-1-2021

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report the result of a study on examining the impact of public library services on educational transformation in Oyo state. Respondents include the student users and librarians of the library. The respondents are engaged through purposive and simple random sampling techniques respectively, the instruments for data collection are self-administered questionnaire and interview. Descriptive survey research design was employed and data was analyzed using statistical package for social science, while the interview was interpreted by listening to the record properly. The result revealed that majority of the respondents patronizes the library occasionally. It was also revealed that the services mainly rendered by the library were lending, reference and user education services, the purpose of using the library were for examination preparations, research, enquiries and educational purposes. Majority of the respondents were satisfied with the services rendered and has impacted their academic activities positively. The major challenges faced are poor funding, epileptic power supply and no internet facilities. The paper therefore offer useful research information that can help public libraries understand what they can do to intensify more in their goal of transforming education positively and what government can do to aid this goal.

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