IMPACT OF LAW STUDENTS' PROFILES ON THE UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION SERVICES AT THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL LIBRARY

  • Samson Ainoko Nigerian Law School Library Yola Campus
Keywords: Law Students Profiles, Information Service Utilization, Law Libraries, Nigerian Law School

Abstract

This study examined profiles of law student's vis-à-vis their utilization of information services provided at four campuses of the Nigerian Law School. Four research questions with one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The correlation survey design was adopted in carrying out the study. A sample size of 450 was drawn from a total population of 4,500 across the four campuses of the Nigerian Law School. Observation checklist and questionnaire were the instruments used for data collection. Frequencies, percentages, Pearson correlation statistics, multiple regressions statistics were used for analysis of the research questions and testing of the hypothesis. Result of the analysis on one hand revealed that there is significant relationship between law students'
age and extent of their utilization of information services. The study further revealed there is no significant relationship between the profiles of law students and their utilization of information services. The study recommended among other things that there should be equal provision of information services in all the campuses of the Nigerian Law School. Concerted efforts should be made by the library management to provide proper library guides within the library to facilitate effective and efficient utilization of information services by the law students.

Author Biography

Samson Ainoko, Nigerian Law School Library Yola Campus

Head, Nigerian Law School Library Yola Campus

Published
2018-08-17
Section
Articles