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Effect of Jimma University Libraries System Usage and Contributions to Quality Education in Jimma University, Ethiopia

Lawrence Abraham Gojeh, Worku Jimma

Abstract


This study was initiated with the main aim of finding out the effect of Jimma University Libraries System usage and contributions to quality education. It used a cross-sectional research method with both qualitative and quantitative data collection approaches. The result of this study showed that the available library materials, both hard and soft copies were underutilized by the instructors and students. The services provided by the library system were found not meeting the needs of majority of the respondents, being a factor that impact negatively on quality education in Jimma University. Thus, the study strongly recommends the use of library to its full potential in order to deliver quality education. It also, strongly recommends that the library system improves its services, upgrading the library system’s facilities and transform the library to the 21st century library and provides all services to its patrons as it is the era where the demand for information is so high.

Key words: Quality education, Jimma University library system, library resource, library service, library facility, library staff




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