Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science
Vol. 3(6), pp. 156–162, June, 2015.
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Reference Sources, Collections, Ethics and Evaluation of Services for Effective Readers Service Delivery: Case Study of Energy Research Centre Library, University of Nigeria Nsukka
1Jonathan N. Chimah, 2 Chineyere P. Okoro and 3Marvelous B. Nwajei
1National Centre for Energy Research & Development Library, University of Nigeria Nsukka.
2Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Library, Owerri
3Dept. of Library & Information Science, Federal Polytechnic Oko
Accepted 24 June 2015
paper, authors have set out to define and briefly explain reference
sources and collection development, reference ethics and evaluation of
reference services offered to library users generally. They made
particular reference to the National Centre for Energy Research &
Development (NCERD) at the University of Nigeria Nsukka campus. The
general objective of the study is to identify library resources
available at NCERD Library and assess the quantum of usability by
patrons. The Code of Ethics by which reference services are guided
consists of eight principles which include items I, II, III, IV, VII,
and VIII are presented. Digital References Services are also discussed.
Analytical survey design was employed in this study. Documentary sources
are used because they contain the information the researchers want.
Observational technique was used to collect primary data from ‘library
users’ statistics records and loaning books’ of the library. Data
collected were analyzed using statistical tools and percentages.
Findings show that available reference sources in NCERD library include:
books, journals, theses/dissertations, conference proceedings and
newspapers. It also reveals that there were variations of number of
materials consulted by library users between the periods 2005 and 2012
under study. The authors conclude with recommendations on which include
that NCERD library staff should propose for the procurement of resources
in order to satisfy the information needs of energy researchers in the
Cite This Article As: Chimah JN, Okoro CP, Nwajei MB (2015). Reference Sources, Collections, Ethics and Evaluation of Services for Effective Readers Service Delivery: Case Study of Energy Research Centre Library, University of Nigeria Nsukka. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 3(6): 156-162.