User Education Programmes as Correlate of Information Literacy Skills Among Undergraduates in Universities in Osun State, Nigeria

Musediq Tunji Bashorun, Omotayo Atoke Aboderin and Wasiu Olayide Lawal
Keywords: Information literacy skills, library, user education, correlate, undergraduates, universities, Nigeria
Journal of Library Services and Technologies 2020 2(1), 1-16. Published: September 11, 2020


Abstract

The study investigated user education programmes as correlate of information literacy skills among undergraduates in universities in Osun State, Nigeria. The population of the study consisted of undergraduates from three selected universities in Osun State. Questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. A total of 391 copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the respondents. Out of this number, 371 copies were returned and found usable with a response rate of 93.45%. The study revealed that majority of the respondents agreed to the availability of the all listed library user education programmes except for audio-visual aides/short films. Also, the findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between user education programme and levels of library literacy skills among the undergraduates in selected universities in Osun State. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended among others that university management should provide infrastructures such as adequate power supply that would facilitate the delivery of user education course to the students. In addition, facilitators of user educations should integrate audio-visual aides/short films into their method of user education delivery.