Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Analyses of Awareness, Perception and Attitude towards Embedded Librarianship among Librarians in North-Eastern Universities, NigeriaAuthor : Augustine Uzoma Madu and Emmanuel M. K. Dawha
Volume 9 No.3 July-December 2019 pp 37-43
Innovations in library services and need for professional development among librarians with growth in research have brought to bear on the concept of embedded librarianship as a new research area in librarianship. It is expected that librarians in Nigeria must do all to move with the current trend in the discipline. This study aims to under the roles of awareness, attitude and perception of academic librarians in North-east Nigeria towards embedded librarianship practice. A survey of 11 university libraries in the region was undertaken with 356 conveniently selected samples. The descriptive result indicates a high level of awareness while attitude and perception recorded significant agreement to answer the research questions. The null hypothesis of non-significant effect of awareness, perception and attitude on embedded librarianship among academic librarians in university libraries in the north-east, Nigeria was rejected at F(3: 352) =2376.807, P<.0005, R2 =.953 and was replaced with the alternate hypothesis. The study concludes that academic librarians in the study area have a high awareness level, positive attitude and perception about embedded librarianship. However, the actual practice of the term is still low from the practical assessment.
Embedded Librarianship, Academic Library, Librarian, Academic Services
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