Influence of newspapers in the development of student’s reading culture in two Nigerian University Libraries
This study investigates influence of newspaper towards the development of students’ reading culture in two Nigerian libraries. Descriptive survey design was adopted for this study and the population consisted of students who read newspaper in the serials section of the library. Simple random sampling technique was employed to select a sample size of 200 and questionnaire was the major instrument used for data collection. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics consisting of tables of frequency and percentage. The findings revealed that newspaper were available in both university libraries, majority of the respondents 61(73.5%) and 75(75.0%) from UI and TASUED indicated that guardian and punch newspaper were available in their libraries. Most of the respondents 35(42.2%) from UI and 55(55.0%) from TASUED read newspaper on daily basis, while 33(39.8%) and 24(24.0%) read newspaper occasionally. Lack of personnel in attending to library users, inadequate access to and use of newspapers were some of the challenges encountered by the students. Recommendations were therefore put forward.
Keywords: Library, Newspaper, Reading Culture, University.
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