Library Philosophy and Practice

Articles from February

Alive and Well: Revisiting Sable's "Death of Book Selection"
Introduction In his paper, "The Dogma of Book-Selection in University Libraries" Thompson (1960) argued that book selection is "a basic and abiding aspect of the administration of all types of Libraries". For academic Libraries particularly he specified...
Availability and Use of ICTs in Collection Management in University and Special Libraries in the Niger-Delta Region, Nigeria
Introduction This study investigates the availability and use of Information and communication technologies (ICTs) in collection management in university and special libraries in the Niger Delta Region, Nigeria. Meyer (1997:4) sees ICTs as "the...
Effectiveness of Library Resources in the Libraries of Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria
Introduction Nigeria's agricultural research institutes in Nigeria were founded during the period of colonial administration (1861-1950). They passed through the periods of internal self-government (1951-1960), and have continued to develop and...
Effects of Information Literacy Skills on the Use of E-Library Resources among Students of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Introduction The library has long been perceived as a building with walls and filled with books for reading. Issa (2003) notes that librarianship as a profession came into existence to preserve and make widely accessible the records of human experience....
Higher Education and Information Literacy: A Case Study of Tai Solarin University of Education
Introduction Universities prepare people for professional careers. This enables individuals to participate with greater understanding in community affairs. The 21st century has brought enormous change in higher education throughout the world as...
Information Seeking Behavior and User Satisfaction of University Instructors: A Case Study
Introduction Information-seeking behavior remains an important research area. Libraries and other information providers strive to understand users' information needs and how they try to fulfill these needs. This understanding helps design and offer...
Patterns of In-Service Training for Special Libraries: A Pilot Study
Introduction Training is a process of acquiring specific skills. It is a continuous process after basic education. Antai (2002) defines training as the systematic development of employees' knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are required for an...