Library Philosophy and Practice (LPP) (ISSN 1522-0222) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal owned and published by the University Libraries of the University of Nebraska--Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. LPP publishes articles exploring the connection between library practice and the philosophy and theory behind it. These include explorations of current, past, and emerging theories of librarianship and library practice, as well as reports of successful, innovative, or experimental library procedures, methods, or projects in all areas of librarianship, set in the context of applied research. Bibliometric, scientometric, and literature review articles are only considered if they treat topics in the area of Library and Information Science. LPP is an international journal that embraces the concept of World Englishes and International English. Well-written articles in any variety of academic English are welcomed.

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2017

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Pathway to Inclusive Community Children Reading Program for Sustainable Development: Summer Reading Experience in Anambra State, Nigeria, Ngozi P. Osuchukwu Mrs, Ifeyinwa N. Okonkwo Mrs, Adaora C. Obuezie Mrs, and Nkechi S. Udeze Ms

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Employability, National Integration and Public Libraries: Case of the Beyond Access/IREX Intervention in Nigerian Public Libraries, Nkem Ekene Osuigwe Dr and Neemat Abdulrahim Mrs

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Law Reports Exploitation in a Law Library: The Case of University of Benin Faculty of Law Library., Emmanuel Owushi

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Professional Development Programmes for Polytechnic Library Staff in Ghana: Challenges and Prospects, Micheal Owusu-Acheaw

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, PEER PRESSURE AND USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA, John Adeboye Oyeboade

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AVAILABILITY, ACCESS POINTS AND USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES BY SCIENCE STUDENTS IN SELECTED PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA, John Adeboye Oyeboade and Ajibola Sunmade Gbotosho

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Information Needs and Computer Self Efficacy as Factors Influencing Use of Electronic Reference Services by Undergraduates in a Nigerian University, Olawale Oyewole and Tope Johnson Oladepo

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Usage of Web 2.0 Tools by Academic Librarians: A case study of University Libraries in South-South Nigeria, Gloria Ogheneghatowho Oyovwe-Tinuoye, Dorcas Ejemeh Krubu Dr, and Osaze Patrick Ijiekhuamhen

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Perceived Effect of Personality Traits on Information Seeking Behaviour of Postgraduate Students in Universities in Benue State, Nigeria, Victor Ozowa and Jane Igie Aba

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Information Ethics among Graduate Students of the University of Ghana, Fynn Kwamena Paapa Mr. and Ernest Boakye Mr.

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Librarian Joint Mediated Outreach on Health and Legal Information Provision in Select Communities in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria., Kathryn James Philip

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Evaluation of Use of E-Resources by Academic Staff of Navrongo Campus of University for Development Studies through Workplace Information Literacy Programmes, Joana Pwadura Ms, Alfred Asapeo Mr., and Florence Dedzoe-Dzokotoe Plockey

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Screen-Reading Habits and Use of e-Resources of Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences’ students: A study of Postgraduate Students, Saima Qutab, Sohail Iqbal, and Farasat Shafi Ullah

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Personal Information Sharing Behavior of University Students via Online Social Networks, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique

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Application of Bradford’s Law of Scattering to the Discipline of Law: Analysis of Doctoral Theses Citations Submitted by Universities in India, Jeyshankar -. Ramalingam - and nishavathi elangovan

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Modeling Information Seeking Behavior of Scholarly Community, Mudasir Khazer Rather and Shabir Ahmad Ganaie

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LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES TO THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS, Junaid Rayini

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Analysis of the Roles of Information and Communications Technologies in Rural Women Farmers’ Empowerment in Rivers State, Nigeria., Tijjani Abu Rimi Mr and Anaeto Francis Chudi Dr

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Perceived Effects of Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on Rural Farmers’ Knowledge in Orlu Agricultural Zone, Imo State., Tijjani Abu Rimi Mr, Anaeto Francis Chudi Dr, and Emerhirhi Emily Emily Mrs

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The Susan Barbara Tallmon Sargent Collection: a biographical and genealogical guide to a digitized manuscript collection at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library, Ken Rockwell

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Ownership of Intellectual Property in the Library Complex, Patrick Roughen

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BURA: An Open Access Multilingual Information Retrieval and Representation System for Indian Higher Education and Research Institutions, Bijan Kumar Roy, Subal Chandra Biswas, and Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay

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Information Professionals’ Role in Enhancing Awareness Creation towards Obstetric Fistula Treatment in Rural Areas of Tanzania, Onesta C. Rwihura and Boniface Mbangala

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Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management: A Bibliometric Analysis, Jyotshna Sahoo, Ghanashyam Meher, and Basudev Mohanty

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INDIAN CONTRIBUTION TO OPEN ACCESS SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING IN DOAJ, Jyotshna Sahoo, Basudev Mohanty, and Lilima Priyadarshini sAHOO Ms

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Citation Network Analysis of Science Doctoral Theses in the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Malik Oyewale Salami Mr and Wole Michael Olatokun Prof.

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Internal Displaced Persons and Their Information Needs, Atanda S. Sambo

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Prisoners and Their Information Needs: Prison Libraries Overview, Atanda S. Sambo, Saliu A. Usman, and Nafisa Rabiu

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Influence of Socio-economic characteristics of irrigation farmers to access and utilization of agricultural knowledge and information., LAWAL I. SANI

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Social Networking Sites: Changing Roles, Skills and Use by Librarians in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria., Felicia D. Semode, Stella Ejitagha Mrs, and Ebikabowei Emmanuel Baro

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Courses beyond borders: A case study of MOOC platform Coursera, Huma Shafiq, Zahid Ashraf Wani Dr., Iram Mukhtar Mahajan, and Uzma Qadri

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Review of Google scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus search results: The case of inclusive education research, Syed Rahmat Ullah Shah Doctoral student; Khalid Mahmood Professor Dr.; and Abdul Hameed Dean, School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSS&H)

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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MODERN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CASE STUDY: TRANS AMUSEMENT PARK), olawuyi olakunle shakur Mr, jimoh sikiru abiola mr, and Olorunniyi Bukola Eyitayo

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A Literature Review of Information Dissemination Techniques in the 21st Century Era, Liah Shonhe

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Do Index Pages Attract Higher Backlinks? : An Analytical Study of Library Websites, Akhandanand Shukla

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International Research - Journal of Library and Information Science: A Bibliometric Analysis, Akhandanand Shukla and NG Thermi Moyon

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Authorship Pattern and Collaboration Coefficient of India in Biotechnology research during 2001-2016: Based on Scopus Database, Manendra Kumar Singh

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Application of Radio Frequency Identification Technology in libraries and information centres: An Indian perspective, Neeraj Kumar Singh Mr. and Preeti Mahajan

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Diffusion of Big Data in Indian Scientific Literature: Study of Research Productivity and Scientific Collaboration, Punit Kumar Singh and Ajay P. Singh Prof.

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Developing teachers’ information literacy capabilities in secondary schools in Ghana: a comparative study of two best schools in the central region, Gloria Tachie-Donkor Ms and Perpetua Sekyewaa Dadzie Prof

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Influence of Information Asymmetry on Microfinance Lending to Women in Oyo State, Nigeria: A Critical Examination, Adesoji Tayo, Yacob Haliso, and Omolara Tayo

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Information Asymmetry between microfinance banks and Poor women in Oyo State, Nigeria: A Critical Examination, Adesoji Tayo, Yacob Haliso, and Omolara Tayo

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PREDICTORS OF INFORMATION RETRIEVAL EFFECTIVENESS AMONG LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATES IN KWARA STATE UNIVERSITIES, Adeyinka Tella

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An Assessment of User Information Needs in the District Central Libraries at Tamil Nadu, India, S Thanuskodi "Dr." and S Thanuskodi

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Usage of Electronic Resources among Ophthalmologists, S Thanuskodi "Dr." and S Thanuskodi

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Authorship Patterns and Collaborative Research in the Journal of Biofuels, 2010-2016, Kotti Thavamani

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Journals Analysis in the Field of Literature on Vascular Diseases in Children, Kotti Thavamani

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BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH LITERATURE ON PIPER BETLE, Dr. A. Thirumagal, A. Vanitha, and M. Mani

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Sociological Abstracts vs. SocINDEX for Graduate Students in Sociology: Comprehensive Enough to Satisfy?, David C. Tyler, Jeanne Cross, and Erica DeFrain

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CHALLENGES OF UTILIZATION OF ONLINE INFORMATION RESOURCES BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR INFORMATION SERVICES, cyprian ifeanyi ugwu and Emilia Nkem Orsu

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Demographic Variables and Job Performance of Librarians in University Libraries in South East Nigeria, cyprian ifeanyi ugwu and Mercy Ebere Ugwu

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Exploration of Appropriate Media for Satisfying the Information Needs of Future Community of African Farmers, Ngozi Blessing Ukachi Dr and Efua Mansa Ayiah

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STAFF ATTITUDE AND STAFF ACADEMIC PROFILE AS FACTORS INFLUENCING THE USE OF TWO SPECIAL LIBRARIES IN ABUJA NIGERIA., Ekong Eyo Unwana and Joseph Manasseh Men

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LITERATURE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF “EARTHWORM”: A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS, A. Vanitha, M. Mani, and Dr. A. Thirumagal

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Information Need and Information Seeking Behaviour of Villagers of Lucknow, India, Dr. Shilpi Verma and Maneesha Rawat studnet

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Role of Emotions in Seeking and Sharing of Information in Library of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India, Shilpi Verma and Divyanshu Gupta

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Bibliotheca: The Road to Wisdom, Simjith V and Vasudevan T.M

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Technology Acceptance Model in the Domains of LIS and Education: A Review of Selected Literature, Sureni Weerasinghe Mrs and Menaka Hindagolla Dr

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Correlational Analysis of Motivation, Emotional Intelligence and Human Capital Development on Librarians’ Job Satisfaction and Productivity in Public University Libraries in Nigeria, Japheth Abdulazeez Yaya Dr

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Information access and evaluation skills of secondary school students in Ghana, Patience Yeboah, Perpetua S. Dadzie, and Christopher M. Owusu-Ansah

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Comparative Study of Library and Internet Use as a Source of Information by Graduate Students of the University for Development Studies, Ghana, FRANKLINA ADJOA YEBOWAAH MS

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Awareness and Use of Electronic Resources in University Libraries: A Case Study of University for Development Studies Library, FRANKLINA ADJOA YEBOWAAH MS and Florence Dedzoe Dzokotoe Plockey Mrs

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Quantitative Analysis of International Journal of Library and Information Studies, Dr. Zafrunnisha N. Zafrunnisha and SUNIL B

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The Exclusion of Persons with Visual Impairment in Nigerian Academic Libraries' Websites, Yetunde Abosede Zaid and Yetunde Zaid Ph.D

2016

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Core Values of Librarianship and Practice of Information Ethics by Librarians in Four Higher Institutions in Oyo State, Nigeria, JOHN OLUWASEYE ADEBAYO MR., OLATUBOSUN BUSUYI AKOLE MR, and IDRIS TUNDE SALAU MR

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Relationship between Information Literacy and Use of Electronic Information Resources by Postgraduate Students of the University of Ibadan, Dare Samuel Adeleke D. S. and Evelyn Nkechi Emeahara

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Use of Agricultural Information Sources and Services by Farmers for Improve Productivity in Kwara State, Emmanuel Olorunnishola Adio, Yusufu Abu, Sheriff Kunle YUsuf, and Shehu Nansoh

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PUBLISHING PREFERENCES AMONG ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS: IMPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMIC QUALITY AND INNOVATION, Kwabena Osei Kuffour Adjei and Christopher Mfum Owusu-Ansah

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SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA RESOURCES AVAILABILITY AS A PREDICTOR OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN SOCIAL STUDIES IN ONDO STATE, NIGERIA, Kayode Abel Afolabi Mr

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Assessing the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Instruction Program: Pre and Post Evaluation Case Study, Jessy A, Shivananda Bhat, and Mahabaleshwara Rao

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Attitude of Civil Servants Towards the Use of Research Information in Policymaking in Selected Ministries in Lagos State, Nigeria, TEMITOPE S. AKINBINU Mr and MUTAWAKILU ADISA TIAMIYU PROF

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Theoretical Modelling to Explain Lecturers’ Use of Educational Support Systems for Teaching in University-based Library Schools in Nigeria: Extending the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)., Taiwo Adetoun Akinde

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A Study of Nigerian Librarians' Attitude to Open Source Software, Olatunji Adimabua Akintomide Mr

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AWARENESS AND USAGE OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES AMONG POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA, Lucky O. Akpojotor

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Challenges Confronting Postgraduate Library and Information Science Student in the Use of Electronic Resources in Southern Nigeria, Blessings Amina Akporhonor Dr(mrs) and Lucky Oji Akpojotor Mr

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Promoting Sexuality Education in Tertiary Institutions: Expected Roles of Women Librarians in Nigeria, Nkechi N. AMAECHI Dr. (Mrs.), Linda I. ANYALEBECHI, and Ifeyinwa Aidah ARIOLE

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Assessment of Collection Development Practices: The Case of Valley View University Library, Ghana., Samuel Ameyaw and Florence Entsua- Mensah,

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Assessment Of Library User Security In Sam Jonah Library, University Of Cape Coast, Gloria Bosomtwi Amoah

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Influence of Information Literacy Skills on Information Needs and use among Banking Personnel in Ogun State, Nigeria, Oyintola Isiaka Amusa Mr,; Taoffik OLatunde BELLO; Akinkunmi Oluseun OMOTOSO; and Olukunle Akinbola OSUNRINADE

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Assessing the Information Needs and Information Sources of Urban and Peri-urban Livestock Keepers in Kinondoni and Morogoro Urban Districts, Tanzania., Consolata Angello 1, Jangawe Msuya 2, and Doris Matovelo 3

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Strategies for Enhancing the Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Based Library Resources in Research, Vincent Anayochukwu Ani, Emmanuel Onyeka Ani 2, Columbus Okechukwu Ugwu 3, Arnold Ibeawuchi Nwachukwu 4, Jonathan Chigbo Obianuko 5, George Ikechukwu Ndaji 6, and Emeka Eusebius Maduchie 7

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Citation Analysis Of Undergraduate Law Projects in Faculties of Law Libraries in Anambra and Enugu States of Nigeria, Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu

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Analysis of Citation in Undergraduate Law Projects in Faculties of Law Libraries in Anambra and Enugu States of Nigeria, Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu Dr and Mercy Ifeyinwa Anyaegbu

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MEETING THE INFORMATION NEEDS OF NURSES FOR EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, OWERRI, IMO STATE, EMMANUEL UWAZIE ANYANWU Dr., DESMOND CHINEDU OPARAKU, and OYEMIKE VICTOR BENSON

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Librarians Conceptions of Information Literacy in Three Federal Universities in South East Nigeria: Implications for Effective Implementations of Information Literacy Programmes, Ebele N. Anyaoku

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Research and Publication on the Horticultural and Medicinal Use of Pepper from 2005-2014: A Bibliometric Analysis, Thirumagal A

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Identifying the Social and Technical Barriers affecting engagement in online Community Archives: A Preliminary Study of “Documenting Ferguson” Archive., Kodjo Atiso and Chris Freeland

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Scientometric portrait of Mike Thelwall, Vellaichamy A and Amsan E

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Reading Habits of Users as Determinants of the Utilisation of Library Information Resources of Two Public Libraries in South- West, Nigeria, Olubunmi Olawumi Awoyemi Mrs and Abimbola Rukayat Yusuf Mrs

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Information Literacy Skills and Awareness of Electronic Information Resources as Influencing Factors of their Use by Postgraduate Students in Two Universities in South-West Nigeria, Chukwuemeka O. Azubuike Mr and Chukwuemeka O. Azubuike

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LIBRARY INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES UTILIZATION AS CORRELATES OF CREATIVITY OF SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OF POLYTECHNICS IN SOUTH WEST, NIGERIA, Ganiyu Idowu Buhari

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Teaching Information Literacy via Social Media: An Exploration of Connectivism, Natalie Burclaff and Catherine R. Johnson

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Prison Inmates' Challenges in Accessing Library Media Resources in Preparation for Senior School Certificate Examination in Nigeria, Isaac Oluwadare Busayo Mr and David F. Elaturoti

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A STUDY ON PERCEPTIONS OF FACULTY MEMBERS ON INFORAMATION SOURCES OF LIBRARIES OF ENGINEERING COLLEGES AFFILIATED TO JNTU-ANANTAPUR, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA, Srinivasa Raju Chemarthi, Pulla Reddy V, and Surendra Babu K

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING MTN DIGITAL LIBRARIES IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES, Emmanuel Dickson Chigbu Mr., Rita John-Okeke, and Charles O. Omekwu

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THE EFFECT OF STRESS ON PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIANS JOB PERFORMANCE IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, toyin dina

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INFORMATION LITERACY AMONG POST GRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA., Selikem Sebuava Dorvlo Mrs.

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Technology Acceptance Model as a predictor of using information system’ to acquire information literacy skills, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu PhD

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EFFECTS OF WEEDING STRATEGIES ON INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AMONG PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN NORTH-CENTRAL STATES OF NIGERIA, Tangkat Yusuf Dushu Mr.

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Adoption of Software Packages in University Libraries in Nigeria, Margaret B. Edem Dr (Mrs)