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.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Title of page - - - - - - - i
Certification - - - - - - - ii
Dedication - - - - - - - iii
Acknowledgment - - - - - - - iv
Abstracts - -- - -- - - - - v
Table of Contents - - - - - - vii
1.0 Introduction -- - - - - - 1
1.1 The background of the study- - - 3
1.2 Statement of the problem - - - 4
1.3 Objective of the study - - - - 5
1.4 Scope of the study - - - - - 6
1.5 Significance of the study - - - 7
1.6a Research questions - - - - - 8
1.6b Hypothesis - - -- - - - 9
1.7 Definition of terms -- - - - - 10
2.1 Review of related literature - - - - 12
2.2 Sources of funding of academic libraries 17
2.3 The caliber of library staff - - - 19
2.4 Need for user education in academic library 21
2.5 Users of academic library and their
material needed -- - - - - 24
2.6 Problems of academic library - - 27
2.7 Motivating users to make use of the library 31
3.1 Design of the study - - - - - 34
3.2 Area of study - - - - - - - 34
3.3 Population - - - - - - - 35
3.4 Sample and Sampling Technique - - 35
3.5 Instrumentation - - - - - 36
3.61 Validity of instrument - - - - - 36
3.6.2 Reliability of instrument/Test - - - 37
3.7 Distribution and retrieval of the instruments37
3.8 Data analysis technique - - - - - 37
Presentation and Analysis of Data
4.1 Presentation and data/findings - - - 39
5.1 Summary - - - - - - - 50
5.2 Conclusion - - - - - - - 52
5.3 Recommendations - - - - - - 53
5.4 Suggestions for further studies - - - 54
Bibliography -- - - - - - - 56
Appendix A - - - - - - - - 59
Appendix B - - - - - - - - 60
Library is the back bone of every sound education. Library is regarded as the store house of information and knowledge. Students should be able to use the library to enable them solve their problems. They need to acquire information in order to expand their knowledge and understanding; students should use the library to do their assignments, research and preparation of their examination. Regular consultation of library materials can help students to achieve them.
According to Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, library is defied as a room or building containing books that can be looked at or borrowed or a set of books, records etc. that are produced by the same company and have the same general appearance.
According to encyclopedia Americana, the word library is derived from the Latin word libber. Meaning “book” the library initially stocked collections of clay tablets, papyrus and even scrolls were housed in libraries long before the concept of the book emerged.
In other words the library is a place where books and non book materials are kept for consultation of the users. Library is referred as a store house of information. Library stores the intellectual records of the society, retrieve and decimate them for the benefit of the society. Library as an institution has the responsibility of collecting books and other information materials and make them available to people for reading, study or reference.
People use library resources to obtain information of personal interest or to obtain recreational materials such as films and novels. Students use library to supplement and enhance their classroom experiences, to learn skills in locating sources of information and to develop good reading and study habits. Public officers use libraries to research on legislation and public policy issues. They provide information and services that are important to learning and progress.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Users patronage of the institute of management and Technology Enugu library.
The institute of management and Technology Enugu library was as old as parent organization. It was established in 1973. The library was formerly located in campus (II) of the institution with a branch in campus (III). But in 2002, the library was located in campus (III) fully with the construction of new library of congress in campus III. The library has 480,000 volumes of books. It has been growing from strength to strength. The library consists of the following Sections/Departments. Cataloguing and classification Department, Bindery and acquisition Department, Serials/ Government Document Department.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMS
This project is to find out the problems that libraries in our Country are facing, for example inadequate use of library both Academic library and other types of libraries inadequate trained staff or libraries who will be guiding or directing students.
Poor finding of the libraries, especially Academic library, it faces the problem of money to acquire their materials. Un conducive 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.
(1) To determine who are the users of the institute of management and Technology Enugu library.
(2) To find out what collection development exists in the library.
(3) To asses the teaching of use of library.
(4) To find out how effectively the library holdings will made use of the library.
(5) 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.