A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY OF LIBRARIANS AND LIBRARY USERS' VIEWS ON LIBRARIES' RESPONSE TO CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC IN NIGERIA

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Dr. Blessings Amina Akporhonor
Florence Nwanne Olise

Abstract

Purpose: This study aims to cross-examine librarians' and library users' views on libraries' response to the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
Design/methodology/approach: This study was a cross-sectional online descriptive survey. A sample size of 744, comprising of 359 librarians and 385 library users, was used. Data were collected using an online questionnaire, Data were imported into Excel, then SPSS version 20, and analyzed using cross-tabulations, descriptive statistics, and t-test.
Key finding(s): Libraries respond to the new (Covid-19) pandemic in Nigeria, although library users and librarians rated libraries' response and coverage very low. More library users (42.0%) rated libraries' response and coverage of the pandemic low than librarians (35.5%) did.
Practical implication(s): The study is beneficial to all stakeholders in all types of libraries, including library managers, librarians, policymakers, etc. It can be utilized as a standard to improve the direction of library response and activities as they unfurled all through the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. It has paved the way for other libraries wishing to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and develop a library policy of pandemic preventions and preparedness.
Contribution to Knowledge:. This study provides data on facts relevant to libraries' response and coverage of the Covid 19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Paper type: Research

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Akporhonor, B. A. ., & Olise, F. N. . (2022). A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY OF LIBRARIANS AND LIBRARY USERS’ VIEWS ON LIBRARIES’ RESPONSE TO CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC IN NIGERIA. Nigerian Libraries: Journal of Nigerian Library Association, 54(2), 36–49. Retrieved from https://journal.nla.ng/index.php/nigerianlibraries/article/view/55
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