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    Perception and Attitude of Library and Information Professionals Towards COVID 19 Pandemic and the Compulsory Lockdown in Nigeria
    (Qualitative and quantitative library methods, 2020-11-26) Idhalama, Ogagaoghene Uzezi
    This article investigated perception and attitude of library and information professional towards COVID 19 and the compulsory lockdown in Nigeria. Some of the objectives adopted for the study are: To determine library and information professionals’ perception of COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria, find out the attitude of library and information professionals towards COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria, to determine the type of lockdown preferred by Nigerian library and information professionals in time of COVID 19 pandemic, ascertain the perception of library and information professionals towards the COVID 19 compulsory lockdown and one other. An online survey was developed to get responses from 97 Nigerian library and information professionals. Total enumeration sampling technique was adopted and the following findings were recorded: Majority of the respondents in Nigeria are of the view that COVID 19 has changed the whole world, followed by those that perceived Coronavirus as manmade virus from Wuhan, China, most of the respondents indicated that they try to adhere to all the WHO stipulated preventive measures. This was followed by respondents who indicated that they fight against infodemic and also those that disseminate correct and current information about COVID 19, majority of library and information professionals in Nigeria prefer partial lockdown to full lockdown and others, majority of respondents in Nigeria feel that the current lockdown has brought economic recession and acute hunger in the land and one more.
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    Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 3 : Role of Libraries; a group paper presented at the UP-Carnegie conference Pretoria, South Africa 24th-31thMarch 2019
    (University of Pretoria, 2019-03) Kiwelu, Jackline E.; Lyaka, Martha; Mbagwu, Francisca C.; Nyantakyi-Baah, Lydia
    The paper highlights the current situation in as far as zero hunger and well being in the world by giving statistical information such as 815 million worldwide are experiencing hunger, 400 million people have no basic health services. Majority of these people are from Africa. The presentation reveal the way academic libraries can be able to contribute in reducing the hunger and ensuring well being of people in the world as a way of ensuring sustaible development goals. This paper also highlight the causes of hunger and poor health and the available information in libraries and the way libraries have contributed in this areas.
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    Library Users’ Challenges and Information Literacy Training Needs: Proposed User Friendly Programs for Online Resources and Services: paper presented at the 4th Interdisciplinary International Conference (4IIC 2017) August 1-4, 2017, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda, East Africa
    (4th Interdisciplinary International Conference (4IIC 2017), 2017-08) Tibenderana, Prisca; Kiwelu, Jackline Estomihi Mayende; Kigozi, Dorcus; Osamai, Moses Odeke
    Employing the descriptive prospective quantitative research design and stratified random sampling technique, data from a scientifically computed sample of 400 respondents (students and staff) who were users of the Iddi Basajjabalaba Memorial Library(IBML) were collected utilizing a structured questionnaire, validated and tested for reliability at acceptable levels. This study probed into the challenges with on line library resources and services and information literacy training needs of the library users. The findings on library users’ challenges related to on-line resources and services in logical order in terms of percentage were: slow internet (47.8%); lack of know-how in the use of electronic catalogue (31.8%); computers in e-resources were always occupied (30.2%); the online catalogue (OPAC) was complicated and hard to use (28.1%); electronic journal articles were not easily accessible (23.8%) and no knowledge to conduct an online search (20.4%). The results on information literacy training needs were on how to: use electronic catalogue (OPAC) (59.4%); conduct online searches and use e-resources (47.5%); find books through the open shelves in relation to OPAC (33.5%). Anchored on these empirical data, the proposed user friendly on line resources services including a university wide training were thus proposed to be implemented