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Information Need and Seeking Behaviour of Diploma Students of Federal College of Agricultural Produce Technology, Kano

Farida Sani Stores

Abstract


Understanding information need and seeking behaviour of information users is very crucial. The nature of information behaviour is vigorous thus, information scientist and librarians need to embark on investigation in order to understand the need of their clientele for service provision and improvement. This paper presented the result of an investigation on information need and seeking behaviour of Diploma students of Federal College of Agricultural Produce Technology, Kano. A cross sectional survey research method was used for this study. Questionnaire was used as an instrument for data collection. The investigation revealed that the respondents make maximum utilization of the library; they find the library materials relevant to their information needs. In relation to challenges the respondents faced with the services of the library, the study revealed that some respondents do not know how to find information materials and they do not know how to use the library catalogue. The study also revealed that the students gave some suggestions that will help to improve the library services. Provision of relevant information material and extending the library opening hours were some of the suggestions.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v11i2.17
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