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THE USE OF LIBRARY RESOURCES BY PART-TIME STUDENTS OF KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                                          

Approval page                                        

Dedication                                            

Acknowledgement                                   Abstract                                                     

Table of contents                                                                    

 

CHAPTER ONE

1.0     Introduction                                                                           

1.1        Background of the study                                                        

1.2        Statement of the problem                                    

1.3        Research questions                                                                 

1.4        Purpose of the study                                                     

1.5        Significance of the study                                                        

1.6        Scope of the study                                                                  

1.7        Definition of terms                                                                  


CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW 

2.0     Introduction                                                                            

2.1     Library resources                                                          

2.2     Uses of library resources                                                         

2.3     Problems of use of library resources                    

 

CHAPTER THREE

3.0     Research methodology                                                  

3.1     Introduction                                                                           

3.2     Research design                                                            

3.3     Population of the study                                                 

3.4     Sample and sampling technique                                   

3.5     Research instrument                                                     

3.6     Method of data collection                                                        

3.7     Method of data analysis                                                

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0     Data presentation and analysis                                     

4.1     Introduction                                                                           

4.2     data presentation                                                          

 

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0     Summary, conclusion and recommendations               

5.1     Introduction                                                                           

5.2     Conclusion                                                                    

5.3     Recommendations                                                                  

          References                                                                     

          Questionnaire                                                               

ABSTRACT

The study examines the use of library resources by part-time students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja. The purpose of the study is to find out how frequently they use the library, find out the reasons for using the library, find out the quality of the library collection, determine where they do most of their reading, determine how to locate materials and ascertain the problems encountered in using the library. Descriptive survey method was used. The instrument used for collection of data was the questionnaire and 250 questionnaires were administered and 200 were retrieved. The data generated were analysed using frequency counts and percentages. The study shows that majority of the students use the library during the weekends. The findings also show that textbooks are mostly used. Most of the students indicated that they use the library for assignment, and do most of their reading at home. Majority of the students encountered problems of inadequate collection in their fields, inadequate seats and shortage of staff. The library management should improve their services and collection.                         


CHAPTER ONE

1.0    INTRODUCTION

          This chapter discusses the following background to the study, statement of the problems, research question, purpose of the study and definition of terms.

 

1.1    BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

          Polytechnic libraries are also referred to as academic libraries. These libraries exist to enhance the acquisition of knowledge through the provision of reading materials in a bid to teach, learn and engage in researches. Polytechnic libraries have more from the oldies of being the custodian of books to that of being the dissemination of information.

          Libraries of today have a busy section where different format to the benefit of library. In other words, today’s libraries are user-centred as a result of the provision of information communication technology (ICT) facilities in Nigeria. Polytechnic students (regular and part-time) are usually advised or encouraged to make use of the polytechnic library resources to support whatever information or knowledge they acquired in the classroom during lectures the polytechnic set-up as a collecting and disseminating centre for information cannot be ruled out regular students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja used for library on daily basis for them.

         

          Way of the year since majority of part-time students on the other hand, come into the school intermittently evenings, while on the other hand, comes into the use of part-time students (Fridays and Saturdays) one cannot precisely library say how much use of the library these part time students make within things period its not very deem of part-time students have borrowing might its expected therefore that part-time students will depend more on regular use of library’s resources.

 

          Orifinary (1987) defines part-time as a course of training or course of study in which the theoretical and practical work alternatives form the definition. It is of note that part-time is not like conventionally period of study rather, it’s a training that is organised by a school at an alternate time as it pleases the authority of the school.

         

          The part-time courses are intended to serve as:

  1. Centre or means of providing opportunity for continuity in education for students undergoing in programme.
  2. Centre or means of sustainable development of the student admitted into the programme, in education programme part-time means courses run at tertiary institutions for professionals who cannot offered to leave work wholly for school, it is true that the library has a role to play in the part-time programme of organisation stored and disseminate information to users. It also helps them in their various undertakings so that their instantaneous nights be acquired the library encourage individualistic research. Therefore, is an essential agent for national developments.

Brief History

          The Kogi State Polytechnic library was established along with the polytechnic in 1993. The library’ operations commenced by offering readers services. Kogi State Polytechnic handwork book (2010) stated the objectives of the library as follows:

 

  1. To provide materials in support of the learning process that is materials in support of the learning process that materials for students- cause words assigned reading as well as background reading for easing terms papers and projects.
  1. Provide materials in general support of resources and advanced study assist the library users in his own personal self use.
  1. Assist the library users in own personal self use.
  2. Co-operation with their library with a view of development of a network of academic library resources which are students. 
  1. Serve the specialised needed of Kogi State in particular and Nigeria in general. The library occupies two blocks of classrooms at inception. A new structure was built for the school through Education Trust Fund (ETF) an intervention programme.

The structure was completed in the year 2001 by Education Trust Fund (ETF) makes readily for habitation in about unit 2008 the opening library hours.

a)    semester period

Mondays—Fridays: 8am—3:30pm

b)   vacation

Mondays—Fridays 8:am—3:30pm

Saturdays—Sundays and public holidays closed.

 

 

Membership of Libraries

          Only registered users are permitted to the library and they are in the following and categories.

1)    The full and part-time members research staff senior members of administration and library staff members.

2)    Members of the polytechnic council.

3)    Non-members of the polytechnic may be allowed to use the library for reference purpose only registered members are allowed to borrow books part fine students individual any categories of users that violated the library rules and regulations penalties are spelt out in the school handbook (2010) the staff strength of the time of writing this reports is as follow:

5 library

5 officers

4 library assistance

1.2    STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The following are the statement of the problem

          The part time student of the Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja are expected to make uses of library resourced to arrangement. What they eliminate in the used of classroom this study therefore seeks to document use of library re sources by part –time students this is very important because e greater and effective use of library resources by part-time student should lead to the production of more information manpower. The study is intended to provide variable information  on how the part-time student of Kogi State polytechnic Lokoja make use of the library facilities provided for them. It will hopefully indicate where emphasis should be placed area where there way of improving both resources and utilization.

1.3       RESEARCH QUESTIONS

The following underlines question will be answered in the study.

1.   How frequently does the part-time student use the library?

2.   What are the purpose of using the library?

3.   Are the library collection adequate?

4.   Do the part-time student often do their readings?

5.   How long are materials located in the library?

6.   What are the problems encountered in using the library?

7.   What are the suggestion for improving the library resources and service?

 

1.4       PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

The purpose of the study is to investigate the use of library resources by part-time student of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja mainly the study is commences not to

1.   Find out how frequently does the part-time students of Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja use the library resources

2.   Find out the purpose of using the library

3.   Find out the adequate collection of the library

4.   Determine where part-time students do most of their reading

5.   Determine how they locate library resources

6.   The problems encountered in the use of the library

7.   Suggest ways of improving library resources and service.

 

 

 

1.5    SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

          The findings of the study will enable area management to know where library resources and services should be improved. The study will also reveal the library resources that are frequently consulted and adequate security will be provided for the resources to forest all or reduce the damage to be done to the resources by library mistreat the study will also fill a knowledge gap of the finding libraryship that on the uses of library resources by part-time students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.

 

 

 

1.6       SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The study covers the uses of library resources part-time students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja. The study will work into how frequently the part-time students make use of the library resources, the purpose of using the library, the quality of problems they encountered in the use of the library resources.

 

 

 

 

 

1.7       DEFINITION OF TERMS

i.             Library resources: These are the library materials.

ii.           Part-time students: These are students that do not belong to the regular programme.

iii.          Users: That is the exploitation of the available library materials.

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