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Samaru Journal of Information Studies

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Constraints to acquisition of competencies for effective information services delivery by librarians in North Western Nigerian University Libraries

Sadiat Lola Atte, Gladys Omolola Ibikunle

Abstract


The study investigated the constraints to acquisition of  competencies by librarians for effective library and information services delivery with specific reference to North Western  Nigerian University Libraries. The population of the study  comprises 173 librarians from three North Western Universities. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study and questionnaires were used to collect data. Data were analyzed using simple percentages and tables. The study revealed that librarians take advantage of several development programmes in which they still need to develop some skills and competencies in order to be more effective. Financial difficulty, lack of  sponsorship and inadequate infrastructure were highlighted as the major constraints that militate against acquisition of competencies by majority of the librarians been studied. It was recommended that their should be a positive attitude of the management in the disbursement of adequate funds towards the training of librarians to enhance maximum service delivery.



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