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A Survey and Evaluation of Medical Libraries in Ekiti State, Nigeria

FA Fabunmi, O Folorunso


The paper takes a look at the medical libraries of selected health establishments in Ekiti State, Nigeria and critically examines the levels of fitness of these libraries in supporting the objectives of their parent bodies.
The paper seeks to find out the extent to which the libraries satisfy the information needs of the health workers, patients and students. Questionnaires were designed for each category of the respondents and 50
copies of the questionnaires were distributed to each category. Also the researcher visited the selected libraries for on-the-spot assessment and
conducted oral interviews with few respondents. Findings showed that medical libraries in Ekiti State have not been given the right priorities in the scheme of things as they are assessed to be in doldrums in term of funding and staffing. Recommendations capable of improving the situation were offered.
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