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n South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science - Academic staff expectations of undergraduate students with respect to their use of the library at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus

Volume 78, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-8861
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Abstract

This study was based on a Master's dissertation which investigated the academic staff expectations of undergraduate students with respect to library use at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg (UKZNP) campus. The specific objectives of the study were to determine whether academic staff encourage students to use the library, to determine the reason(s) for doing or not doing so and to determine the format(s) or way(s) in which this is done. The survey research method was used and the data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire. All 131 academic staff of the Faculty of Human and Management Sciences were surveyed. Seventy one academic staff responded yielding a response rate of 55%. Most (86%) academic staff expected and encouraged students to use the library at an undergraduate level. The most used "method" of doing so was verbally. Conclusions in line with the findings and research objectives were made and these were followed by recommendations which included that greater effort could be made by lecturers in referring and/or encouraging students to use the library.

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2012-01-01
2016-12-10

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