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Library conceptual, planning skills and library managers in university libraries in south-south zone, Nigeria

Margarete Sylvanus Umoh

Abstract


The main aim of this study was to find out the relationship between library conceptual and planning skills and library managers in South-south Zone of Nigeria. The population of the study was 308. librarians in three Universities in south-south. To achieve the purpose of the study two null hypotheses were formulated and tested. Ex-post facto design was used. Stratified sample technique was deployed to sample two hundred (200) library staff in three (3) federal university; UNICAL, Uyo and Bayelsa. Data were collected using conceptual and planning skills and library managers questionnaire (CPSLMQ). The hypotheses were tested at .05 alpha level using Pearson’s’ product moment correlation (r). The results obtained showed that there is a significant relationship between conceptual and planning skills and improve service delivery of library managers. It was concluded that conceptual and planning skills have a relationship with and improved library managers among Federal universities in South-South Nigeria. It was recommended that computer and ICT practice programmes as these will improve their skills on their service delivery.

Keywords: Library, conceptual, planning, skills, managers




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