USERS PATRONAGE IN THE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU LIBRARY
This work is the study of the user’s patronage in the institute of Management and Technology Enugu library. The research focus on the clientele use of the library. The research high-light the problems encounter by the library and solution to those problems. To achieve this study, research method was used, and also questionnaires where designed to serve as a measuring instrument for data collection. This project is divided into five chapters. Chapter one is made up of the introduction the background of the study, statement of the problem, objective of the study, research questions, Hypothesis and Definition of terms. Chapter two entails such topics as review of related literature sources of finding of academic libraries, the caliber of library staff, need for user education in academic library, users of academic library and the material needed and motivating users to make use of the library. Chapter three is made up of Design of the study, Area of the study, Population, Sample and Sampling Technique, Treatment procedure, instrumentation, validity of instrument/ Test, Distribution and retrieval of the instruments and Data analysis technique. Chapter four Presentation and Analysis of Data, presentation and data/findings, Data Analysis interpretation/Discussion of findings Chapter five, summary, Conclusion, Recommendation Suggestions for further studies bibliography/reference and appendices.
Unconducive atmosphere such as noisy environment.
Inadequate strategic position where the library should be situated for easy entrance of people, for effective use of library by students and others, these problems must be solved.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is to investigate the quality of students’ patronage of the institute of management and Technology library Enugu as stated in the following objectives.
- To determine who are the users of the institute of management and Technology Enugu library.
- To find out what collection development exists in the library.
- To asses the teaching of use of library.
- To find out how effectively the library holdings will made use of the library.
- To examine the quality of the library staff.
1.4 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This study is focused on the users patronage of the institute of management and Technology Enugu library. This study is within the institution. The students to study are the old students, this group of peoples are choose because they have been in the school for a long period. They have acquainted with the school environment.
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
Since Academic library is part of the parent organization, students of the institution are advice to be making effective use of library because it was established for the benefit of students. Academic library plays a vital role of teaching, research, dissemination of information and serve people that live around the area. In academic library, materials are provided to support learning as well provides materials that will assist students in their own personal reading and self development. This project serves as a reference point of other schools and libraries because after reading it amendment can be made to their own library. It helps them to know the areas where they will play a vital role in the educational upliftment of the student in the library. It will serve as a reference point to the researchers as well as draw the attention of the government both state and federal government to the importation of library to an individual. It will attract the attention of those students who find it difficult to use library, it will help them to make library their second home.
1.6a RESEARCH QUESTIONS
 Who are the users of the institute of Management and Technology Enugu library?
 What collection development problems exist in the library?
 How effectively is the library holdings are made use of?
 How does the library staff relate to students in finding their needed information?
 The students of institute of Management and Technology Enugu are the users’ of institute of Management and Technology Enugu library.
 The collection Development problems exist in the institute of Management and Technology Enugu library are science and engineering materials.
 The library holdings are made effectively in the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu library everyday but the peak period is during the examination.
 The staff of the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu library helps them in finding their needed information.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
According to oxford Advance Learners Dictionary. User’s are defined as a person or thing that uses something.
Patronage is defined as the support, especially financial, that is given to a person or to an organization by a portion.
According to Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, Institution is defined as a large important organization that has a particular purpose for example a University or bank.
According to Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary Management is defined as the act of running and controlling a business or similar organization.
According to Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary Technology is defined as scientific knowledge used in practical ways in industry, for example in designing new machine.
According to Advanced Learners Dictionary, Library is defined as a building in which collections of books, tapes, news papers etc are kept for people to read, study or borrow.
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