International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Article in Press

Factors affecting COVID 19 information needs of teachers in Oguta, LGA Imo State, Nigeria

Lovet Ovigue Esievo, Jonathan Chima Ogugua, Nkechi Amaechi and Magnus C. Unegbu

  •  Received: 06 July 2020
  •  Accepted: 29 September 2020
The general purpose of this study is to investigate the factors affecting Covid 19 information needs of teachers in Oguta, LGA Imo State, Nigeria. A survey research design was used for this study using a questionnaire as an instrument for data collection. This study covered the entire population of [178]. Out of these, 155 copies of the questionnaire representing 87.1% were duly completed and returned for analysis. The findings of this study reveal that teachers need Covid 19 information to keep them abreast of new developments in the society. The findings also show that age, gender, academic discipline and rank significantly affects Covid 19 information needs of teachers in Oguta LGA. Imo State, Nigeria. This study recommends that there should be budgetary allocation by the government for the development of school libraries in the state. If the money is made available to the school libraries, they would be able to buy current books and journals as expected. The Internet services as an area in the school libraries should be adequately equipped for active utilization by the teachers in meeting their information needs. This study also recommends that teachers should be allowed to participate in selection of school library materials for acquisition

Keywords: Information Technology (IT), Utilize Technology, Library services use IT