Publisher: Nigerian Library Association, Cross River State Chapter

A Study of The Use of School Library Resources and Students' Academic Performance In Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria

Igajah, Mayen Ndaro
KEYWORDS: Library resources, user education, utilization, academic performance, search strategy.


This study assessed the use of school library resources and students' academic performance in secondary schools in Southern Senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria. The survey research design was used for the study. The questionnaire was designed and used as instruments for data collection in the study. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested in the study at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the study revealed that educational qualification of school library personnel, user education and utilization of library resources significantly influenced students' academic performance. Based on the findings of the study it was recommended that, the state government should consider the development of library resources in secondary schools as a matter of priority.Additionally, the state's Ministry of Education should also consider a review of the minimum standard for school libraries for effective service delivery.

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