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- ItemOpen AccessLibrary services to distance learners: The experience of University of Lagos(PNLA Quarterly, the official publication of the Pacific Northwest Library Association, 2013) Nduka, S.CTexts attached
- ItemOpen AccessLibrary and information services targeting poverty alleviation for sustainable human development(Mousaion: South African Journal of Information Studies, 35(1), 28-45, 2017) Tella, A.; Akande, F.T; Adigun, G.O; Odunola, O.; Nduka, S,CThe study examined library and information services that are targeted towards poverty alleviation for sustainable human development by focusing on the physically challenged and special needs undergraduates at selected universities in Southwest Nigeria. Through a survey research approach, the study drew on 105 physically challenged undergraduates from seven universities using the total enumerative technique. A questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents. Five research questions were raised to guide the study. The results revealed that library and information services which focused on poverty alleviation from the perspective of physically challenged students enabled people to become self-employed, and this is inclusive of physically challenged students. It was unanimously agreed that sustainable development from the perspective of physically challenged students is a programme directed to ensure equitable access to information, ideas, and works of imagination for the social, educational, cultural, democratic, and economic well-being of people. There is a significant relationship between poverty alleviation and sustainable development as the former gives way to the latter. A limited number of university libraries have organised programmes on poverty alleviation for sustainable development that target physically challenged students. A limited number of physically challenged students have attended such programmes. The problems associated with the information services for poverty alleviation and sustainable development of physically challenged students include funding followed by corruption on the part of those who are directly in charge.
- ItemOpen AccessA study of knowledge creation mechanism in Nigerian University Libraries from Nonaka's perspective(National Library of Nigeria, 2023-06) Adewuyi, O.W.The paper investigates knowledge creation mechanism in Nigerian university libraries, using self-developed, pre-tested and validated copiesof a questionnaire as instrument of study. The purpose of the study was to provide the guidelines to managers in Nigerian university librariesin order to enhanceknowledge creation initiative. The study revealed that all the four methods of knowledge creation propounded by Nonaka were contributing to the knowledge creation, though at different degrees with socialization havingthe highest mean scorewhile internalization has the least mean score and this implied that knowledge sharing among employees in the studied university libraries is very remarkable. The result of the study further confirmed that knowledge creation in Nigerian university libraries was very high as at the time of this study. Based on these findings, the paper recommended that managers in Nigerian university libraries should create strategies forproper documentationand retrievalof official documents, continuous promotion offriendly environmentthrough which socialization can be made stronger for further knowledge sharing that may lead to knowledge creation in the workplace.
- ItemOpen AccessENHANCING TECHNOPRENEURSHIP AMONG NIGERIAN YOUTHS: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA(Nigerian Library Link, 2022-10) Odunlade, R.OThis study explored the role social media in enhancing technopreneurship among youths in Nigeria. Objey' s of the study are: to identify some of the social media handles that are beingaeployed by technoprene'urs to reach their consumers; assess the impact of these social media handles on :their business competitiveness and operational efficiency; determine the effect of technopreneurship on youth employment; evaluate the influence oftechnopreneurship on Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product; and assess how social media had motivated them as stakeholders in technopreneurship. The study is a survey with 337 participants randomly selected among youth technopreneurs in Nigeria. Instrument of data gathering and analysis was Google forms. Results of the analysis were presented descriptively using frequencies, percentages, figures and tables. Findings showed that generally, social media had been found to be key players in technopreneurship. Out of the 5 social media handles (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Tiktok) considered in the study, WhatsApp was mostly used. Also, Social media had positive impact on the operational efficiency and business competitiveness of technopreneurs. The study concluded that technopreneurship has led to job creation, empowerment and self- reliance in Nigeria thereby reducing unemployment among Nigerian youths. It has also helped in boosting Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product. The study recommended that to further reduce unemployment, Nigerian youths need to embrace technopreneurship in earnest instead of relying totally on government employment that may not be forthcoming. Policy makers (ministry of education and higher institutions) should introduce technopreneurship as part of school curriculum and make it a prerequisite for all regardless of their course of study. This will not only help to prepare youths for life after schooling but also assist them to diversify in the world of employment and boost Niaeria's Gross Domestic Products.
- ItemOpen AccessCognate work experience, subject background and technical skills of cataloguers in Nigerian Libraries(Nigerian Library Association, 2023) Adewuyi, O.W.; Akinniyi, A.R.The paper investigated the influence of subject background and years of working experience on knowledge usage of various subject classification schemes by Cataloguers in Nigerian Libraries. Copies of a self-designed, pre-tested questionnaire and validated were administered on the delegates that were present at a workshop organized by the Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing Section of the Nigerian Library Association. It was discovered that 59 (90.8%) of the respondents had "very high" skills in descriptive cataloguing and this isfollowed by 51 (78.5%) having "very high" skills in subject analysis, respectively. These were very good credit to the study because it confirmed that respondents had the prerequisite skills of what it takes to perform credibly well as Cataloguers in terms of organization of information resources. The study further discovered that both subject background (r = .051, N= 65, p>.05) and cognate years of experience (r = .051, N= 65, p>.05) were not in any way influence the professional skills of Cataloguers in Nigerian Libraries. Overall, the reported technical skills of Cataloguers in Nigerian Libraries were found to be high with the Grand Mean = 2.45 on a scale of 3. The paper recommends continued professional development and friendly work environment in the workplace so as to enhance teamwork. Also, members of staff should cultivate the habit of sharing tacit knowledge among themselves as a mechanism of fostering skills acquisition by members of staff as a way of preserving the organizational knowledge.