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Website use and evaluation by senior library staff in Ibrahim Babangida Library, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria

Tukur Abba, Babangida Umar Babayi

Abstract


This study examined Website Use and Evaluation by Senior Library Staff in Ibrahim Babangida Library (IBL), ModibboAdama University of Technology, Yola. The objectives of the study were to determine the types of website used by senior library staff in IBL, to identify the purposes for which website is used, to ascertain whether website evaluation criteria is applied and to find out the challenges encountered while using website. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and employed structured questionnaire as instrument for data collection. The entire population of twenty (20) senior library staff was studied. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics. The study revealed that majority of the respondents indicated using educational based website for academic purposes. The study further revealed that accuracy as a criteria for website evaluation was used. Power failure was identified as a major challenge attributed to the use of website. It was recommended that senior library staff should endeavour to use of other types of website apart from the educational & research, information, library and news websites among others. The challenge of Power failure needs to be properly addressed by the university management, through the provision of alternative power sources.

Keywords: Evaluation, Library, Staff, Nigeria, Universities, Use, Website




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