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INFLUENCE OF AVAILABILITY OF ELECTRONICS RESOURCES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ON STUDENTS SATISFACTION WITH THE USE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY IN AHOADA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF RIVERS STATE
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ABSTRACT This paper investigated the influence of availability of electronics resources and special collections on Students Satisfaction with the Use of School Library in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State. The study was carried out by using a descriptive survey research design. Two specific objectives, two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study, hypotheses was tested at 0.05 level of significance. One out of the two hypotheses was rejected and one was accepted. The population of the study consists of 3,760 Senior Secondary School Students and sample size of 376 Students which was selected randomly using stratified random sample techniques. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection with Likert 4 point scales. Copies of the questionnaire were administered to the respondents by the researcher in each of the school under study and the data collected was analysed using the mean, standard deviation, simple percentage, and t-test. The findings show that, availability of electronic resources had significant influence on students' satisfaction with use of school library, while the availability of special collection had no significant influence on students' satisfaction with the use of school library. Based on the findings, recommendations were made as follows: Since the study revealed that there is significant influence of availability of electronic resources on students' satisfaction with the use of school library, it is recommended that school management should approach National Communication Commission, oil companies and Educational Trust Fund, for donation of electronic resources to equip their library to enhance students easy and quick access to information resource. Also since the study revealed that there is no significant influence of availability of special collection on students’ satisfaction with the use of school library, it is recommended that whether special collection is collected or not, school management should focus more on collection of electronic resources to enhance students’ satisfaction with the use of school library.