Users’ satisfaction with information resources in libraries of agricultural research institutes in Nigeria

  • Razika Mohammed Yahaya

Abstract

The paper examined the level of users’ satisfaction with information resources in libraries of Agricultural research institutes in Nigeria. The objectives were to: to identify information resources in libraries of agricultural research institutes; to find out the level of users’ satisfaction with the information resources and to find out the challenges face by users. Quantitative research method using cross sectional survey research design was used. The data collection instrument for the study was questionnaire. Population for this study comprised the nineteen (19) National Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria, with 2,325 Research Scientists (users) from which sample was drawn. Simple random sampling technique was used to select Six (6) libraries. Sample size for the study is 946 users (researchers). The major findings were that the users were satisfied with relevancy, content and accuracy of information resources. While on the other hand the users were not satisfied with organization of information resources, accessibility to print and electronic resources, and means of awareness. The study recommended among others that the libraries studied should provide improved power supply by using solar energy and or inverters, up-to-date print and e-resources regularly, and create awareness to their availability in the library.

Keywords: Agricultural Research institutes, Information resources, Satisfaction, Users Nigeria

Published
2019-07-25
Section
Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 2360-994X
print ISSN: 2141-4297