Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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This study set out to find out the impact of user education and information literacy handling on information resources use among undergraduate students at the University of Lagos as it relate to use of information resources in library. Two hundred and two questionnaires were randomly distributed to library users. The data gathered were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result revealed that different responses were given on their mode of skill acquisition ranging from program organized by librarian, trail and error, friends etc.; and the information resources used vary from individual respondents. The majority of the respondents indicated that user education and information handling skills have impacted greatly on their use of information resources. From the findings, it could be concluded that user education and information handling skills should be inculcated into the school curriculum. Also, Libraries must focus on access, not ownership, but more emphasis on information delivery.