Test of library knowledge level of fresh undergraduates of the first Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
The study is aimed at determining the test of library knowledge level of fresh undergraduates of First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study analysed demographic characterises of fresh undergraduate students. The library knowledge level of fresh undergraduates as well ask now ledge level of fresh undergraduates of the university about library catalogue. The study employed survey research design. The study used simple random sampling technique to sample 150 fresh undergraduate library users. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics of frequency tables, simple percentages and graphical representation. The findings of the study revealed that library knowledge level of fresh undergraduates in the university is very low. This is expected because the students were yet to be exposed to the basic knowledge of the library as at the time of this study. Findings further revealed a generally low level of knowledge of library catalogue among fresh undergraduates of the university. Though, a very few of fresh undergraduate students in the university uses the library and its various catalogues.
Finally, this study recommended that authorities of the university should go beyond paying lip attention to developing the libraryshould also review the policy guiding library use by undergraduates in the university.
Keyword: Library, Knowledge level, Fresh Undergraduates, the First Technical University, Ibadan