Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from November

Citation Analysis of Doctoral Works Submitted to the Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Introduction Citation refers to the list of references to other works in a published work. "Referring" means mentioning in the proper context and giving an explicit bibliographical statement in a list of references. Older articles are then cited...
Creating a Positive Learning Environment with a Guest Speaker
Introduction Routine library orientation and instruction sessions are no longer sufficient to meet faculty and student expectations. Reference librarians must reach beyond the library to find out what interests students and faculty and organize...
Devising a Classification Scheme for Islam: Opinions of LIS and Islamic Studies Scholars
Introduction Classification plays a significant role in the organization, physical arrangement, access and retrieval of the library materials. Different standard classification systems, e.g., Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC), Library of Congress...
Essential Writing Tools for Building a Scholarly Foundation in Higher Education
Introduction Immediately following the doctoral defense, the newly-affirmed, "Dr." Rearick, exclaimed, "Thank goodness, the dissertation is done. That has been enough writing to last me a lifetime!" Little did she know that eight months later she...
Faculty Expectations of Libraries: A Comparative Study of Covenant University and the University of Lagos
Introduction The information explosion occasioned by information and communication technologies poses the challenge of satisfying user expectations. According to Aina (2004), a library has achieved its mandate when its users are satisfied with the...
Hiring the Reference Librarian: An Examination of Duty Equivalents
Introduction To provide an examination of reference librarian duty equivalents in other careers, to provide a calculation of the weighted worth in wages culminating in a recommended hiring salary. It proposes other job titles whose duties relate...
Information for Rural Communities: A Solution for Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta
Introduction Information plays an important role in almost every human activity. Its values in the development process have been a topic of extensive discussion. Information dissemination and accessibility have reduced the world to a global village....
Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behaviour of Faculty Members at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Introduction The city of Bahawalpur has always been a seat of higher learning. Uch Sharif (a nearby ancient town) had one of the largest universities in the world where scholars from all over the world used to come for studies. As a continuation...
Information Technology and Online Resources in Dental College Libraries of Haryana
Introduction Information technology (IT) is not a new concept. In the last decade, IT education and applications have continued to move forward. IT education in the state of Haryana has been enhanced and strengthened recently. Haryana is among the...
Knowledge, Perception, and Attitudes of Library Personnel towards Preservation of Information Resources in Nigerian Federal University Libraries
Introduction Preservation of deteriorating information resources in libraries has become a global phenomenon to which libraries must aggressively respond if their mission of providing information needs of their patrons would be met. According to...
Library Leaders Needed: Yes, Please Apply
Introduction Libraries, bookstores, Amazon.com, and BarnesandNoble.com are filled with titles containing the word leadership. A subject search in WorldCat using the word leadership retrieves 94,898 books, articles, Internet sites, and other media...
Management of Change in Cataloguing: A Survey of Practices in Covenant University and University of Lagos, Nigeria
Introduction The extent of the use of library resources depends greatly upon the quality of the library catalogue. Most libraries have moved away from manual cataloguing as they have embraced the new technologies. Mohammed (1997) is of the view...
Metadata for Plant Seeds: Taxonomy, Standards, Issues, and Impact
Introduction It is an interesting time to be looking at metadata about plant seeds: a growing awareness of the importance of biodiversity has brought international attention to seed collecting, saving, and information sharing. At the same time,...
Organizational Communication for Organizational Climate and Quality Service in Academic Libraries
Introduction Communication is a way of achieving productivity in academic libraries. Communication is the means by which people are linked together, how they function in to achieve a common goal. Communication is transactional, involving two or...
Tracing the Archetypal Academic Librarian
Introduction A century of phenomenal advances in information technology has resulted in the exponential growth of information, and there is no end in sight. The modern world, what communications theorist Daniel Bell (1973) dubbed the post industrial...
Use of Electronic Resources by Postgraduate Students of the Department of Library and Information Science of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
Introduction Background to the Study Information professionals have long sought to comprehend what factors are relevant in encouraging a person to seek out information. More recently, a particular focus of inquiry has been on those factors that...