Information needs of lecturers in the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

  • Benjamin U. Ugwoke
  • George E. Asogwa
Keywords: Information needs, Lecturers, Business Administration, University, Nigeria, libraries, internet, textbooks

Abstract

The degree of knowledge acquired by lecturers is important in every progressive teaching and learning in a higher institution. The information needs of 30 lecturers in the faculty of Business Administration, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus were investigated in this study. A structured questionnaire was used in collecting the data. Majority of the lecturers were found to be within lecturer 1 and Senior Lecturer. Areas of their information needs were found in the following order: research support for journal articles; research support for conference/workshop papers; information on current development in their field; help for teaching the students. Others were research support for book production; general knowledge; current affairs and health matters. The lecturers made use of the Internet; their colleagues; mass media and the library in meeting their information needs. They encountered insufficient updated textbooks in library, slow Internet service and insufficient current journal in the library as major problems in getting their information needs met. They suggested upgrading Internet services; provision of current and relevant journals, updated textbooks; provision of a separate section for them in the library, their needs studied and their active participation in selecting materials for the library.

Keywords: Information needs; Lecturers; Business Administration; University, Nigeria, libraries, internet, textbooks

Published
2016-09-27
Section
Articles

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