International Journal of Development in Information and Library Sciences Vol.3 No. 1&2
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CHIWAR, MARY A.
Library Department
Adamawa State Polytechnic
Yola, Nigeria.

 

Abstract
This research is a survey carried out to find out the awareness and use of library resources and services by the academic staff of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola. Four objectives and four research questions guided the study. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire administered on one hundred and forty academic staff of Adamawa State Polytechnic drawn from three different colleges. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics of frequency distribution and percentages. The response rate was one hundred and thirty-two representation 92-3%. The result showed amongst others that majority of the academic staff do not use the library effectively but only when the need arises. Also majority are not aware of the available resources and services in the library. Based on the findings, recommendations were proffered on how the library management can help the academic staff to maximize the use of the library resources and services made available to improve the quality of their output towards achieving the objective of the polytechnic.