Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from July

Assessment of Personnel Training Needs in the Ibrahim Babangida Library, Federal University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria
Introduction A Personnel Training Scheme (PTS) is one that seeks to improve work performance. Such a scheme may take forms such as on-the-job, informal, and formal educational training. Slee (1997:89) explains that it is a systematic approach to...
Consortia and Cooperative Collection Development in the Libraries of Technological Institutes of North India
Introduction Resource sharing in libraries is not a new concept. It has long been used to improve access and service through borrowing and lending from other libraries. Cooperation and sharing have been transformed by information technology and...
Health Information Management Skills and ICT Staff Training Needs in a Nigerian Tertiary Medical Library
Introduction Information technology has permanently altered traditional librarianship and the duties of librarians and support staff. Before the advent of information and communication technology (ICT), academic libraries were the sole custodians...
Individualized Learning in Universal Basic Education: Implications for the Librarian as Counselor
Introduction Effective learning in today's environment requires that children be able to select from the enormous amount of information available and use these resources for understanding what they are taught, including solving problems and creating...
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Local Government Administration: The Case of Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State
Introduction The Universal Declaration Human Right (UDHR) states that everyone has the right to take part in the government of his or her country. The role of ICT in facilitating (political) information exchange is manifested in the way information...
Information for Industry in Nigeria
Introduction Information is important for industrial development globally. Progress, development, and growth of manufacturing companies largely depend on effective use of information. Self (1984) observed that, information if properly used by industrialists...
Reading Habits of Secondary School Teachers: A Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area
Introduction Access to information is crucial to individual advancement as well as corporate educational development. Information is indispensable, and, according to Yusuf (2007), bridges the gap between knowledge and ignorance. One of the major...
Scholarly Communication: A Journey from Print to Web
Introduction Nobel Prize recipient Joshua Lederberg made a speech in 1991 entitled "Communication as the Root of Scientific Progress" (Lederberg 1993). In this speech, he indicated the significance of scholarly literature, scholarly publishing,...
Virtual Reference Service in the Muslim World: Opportunities and Challenges
Introduction The reference function has undergone changes in the variety of services offered and in the service itself. One area of change is in the deployment of the technologies used to meet the demands of users. Remote access by library users...