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Articles by A. Adetunji
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  A. Adetunji
  The role of libraries have change from that of collection development and organization of library materials to an information support personnel and an access point to relevant and timely resources. Application of computer to library services has changed library roles and operations with the last decade in Nigeria. This study, therefore assessed the attitudes of sectional heads and library staff to the use of information technologies in first generation university libraries in south-western Nigeria. The selected universities were Kenneth Dike library (K.D.L ), University of Ibadan; Hezekiah Oluwasanmi library (H.O.L ), Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife and the University library (ULAG) , University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. The library staffs were categorized into three groups; professional, paraprofessional and junior staff, one-stage random sampling was used to sample 50% of the respondents in each category. In all, 80 respondents were chosen and structured questionnaires were used to collect the data. Descriptive statistics was used for analysis. The study revealed the level of automation of each library. None of them is fully automated, though most of the library staff in the three universities had some basic knowledge about information technologies but only few can practically work with the facilities. At ULAG, CD rom was rarely used while computers were made available for use occasionally; e-mail services were used regularly. At HOL, computer were used regularly while CD rom and fax machine were been used occasionally. On-line public access catalogue, computer and fax machine were used regularly at KDL, while CD-rom database and electronic-mail (e-mail) services were occasionally used. It should be noted that most library staff in 3 university libraries rarely used library database searching. Lack of fund for proper maintenance and adequate IT training of library staff were major problems of the use of information technology. In conclusion, information technology usage should be made compulsory for every library staff so that all will be involved at every aspect for more efficiency and a positive change of attitude in the library. There should also be more resource sharing and co-operative lending services among these university libraries.
  A. Adetunji and B.O. Oladeji
  The study was carried out in some secondary schools in Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria. The secondary schools were chosen using multi stage random sampling method, 5 of the schools were day school while the remaining 5 were boarding schools. A total number of 120 questionnaires were administered to 60 boarding students and 60 day students. Among many of the information collected were personal characteristics of the students, assessment of students` reading habit and the influence of student reading on their academic performance Results and discussion were presented using frequency counts, percentages. Pearson correlation analysis and T-test were used to test the hypothesis. The study revealed almost equal percentages of male and female students in all the secondary schools selected and they were mostly between the ages of 11-15 years. Most of the boarding students read regularly because they have scheduled time for reading in their curriculum, they sometimes use library and library books. Day students read occasionally especially during examination. in their academic performances, boarders are above average while day students are below average. The students affirmed that reading has positive influence on academic performance. Environmental influence, parental influence, pair pressure, school curriculum and teachers influence are some of the factors militating against better reading habits. Parents and teachers alike are encouraged to train the mind of our youth towards reading and reduce their home and school chores.
  A. Adetunji and Y.O Oladapo
  The study examines parents/guardian` attitude towards reading habit of their children in Osogbo metropolis. Twelve wards were selected from two local government areas in the metropolis by using multistage sampling technique and ten household (parents) were chosen using systematic random sampling. In all 120 parents/guardians were sampled and interviewed. The data were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics such as frequency count, percentages, bar and pie chart. The findings revealed that most of the parent had moderate number of household members but they were low income earners. Concerning the children reading habits, most parents said that their wards only read during examination periods, only few affirmed that their wards read regularly at scheduled time. Reading facilities were not adequately provided at home and children spent most of their free time watching television, playing with friends and doing household chores. It was therefore, recommended that parents should spend more time with their children, regulate and monitor their activities at home and provide conducive environment for them to read.
  A. Adetunji
  Extensive reading has been found to be the most effective way of developing reading skill among youth and eventually improving their academic performances. This study was conducted among 120 secondary school students in Osogbo metropolis using simple random sampling as the sampling technique. The data were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that most of the students were male day students and were within the age range of 10-15 years of age (65%). the student were in the lower class,. most of their parent were either into business or civil service. Most of the students in the study area had access to electronic facilities and they used it very often. They further claimed that watching home video had negative influence on their academic performance in that they performed poorly. Association with brilliant students, reading of novel to improve spoken and written English Language, spending more time reading instead of watching video firms are some of the suggestion that could improve the student reading habit and academic performance.
  A. Adetunji
  Access to the right type of information in an academic environment is an asset which can be employed to pursue and accomplished the cardinal objective of the library. The study therefore examine the attitude of clinical students to information usage in college of health sciences, LAUTECH. Seventy five respondents were selected through stratified random sampling among the 3 levels of clinical classes. Structural questionnaires were used to collect data from the respondents. The data were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics such as frequency count and percentages. The findings revealed that majority of the clinical students were male, they sourced for information mainly from handouts, lecture notes and library books. About 80% of the students had more access to lecture notes than other materials. The respondents also mentioned that lecture notes, library books and Christian/Muslim materials were very important information materials and they used it regularly. The clinical students identified the distance to the information, limited time and cost as major problems that hindered the flow of information to them. To this effect they desire an extension of library services, regular updating of library books and provision of on-line information retrieval system to meet their current information needs.
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