Compliance with Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) code of ethics for library and information services provision by Liberians in University Libraries in Kaduna State

  • Jamila Yakubu
  • Zakari Mohammed
  • Babangida Umar Dangani

Abstract

The study investigates compliance with the LRCN Code of Ethics for library and Information service provisions by librarians in University Libraries in  Kaduna state, Nigeria. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to examine the level of the librarians’ compliance with the LRCN code of ethics and the extent to study complying with the LRCN code of ethics influence library and information service provision in university libraries in Kaduna state. The population of the study was 23 Librarians. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. Twenty three copies of questionnaire were administered, completed and returned. Descriptive statistics of mean, standard deviation and bar charts were used to answer the research questions. ANOVA statistics was used to test hypothesis 1 while linear regression was used to test hypothesis 2 at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that most librarians do not comply with the LRCN code of ethics. The finding of the null hypothesis 1 indicated that the differences that exist were statistically significant. Hence, the hypothesis was retained. Hypothesis 2 was on the influence of complying with the LRCN code of ethics on library and information services provision indicated. Statistical significant and therefore the hypothesis was rejected. The study recommends that LRCN should intensify the promotion, monitoring, enforcement and punishment for those who do not comply with the LRCN code of ethics. 

Published
2021-01-14
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