James Friday


This study investigated the information literacy competency among second - year students of Kaduna State College of Education Gidan Waya Kaduna, Nigeria. The focus is to determine the level of students’ awareness and ability on the retrieval devices of the library. Survey research method was employed for the study. Sample of 240 students was randomly chosen from the population of 1208 students. The data were collected using structured questionnaire. Frequency count and percentage were used to analyze data from the research questions, while t-test was used to analyze the stated hypotheses, and were tested @ 0.05 level of significance. The result obtained from the research questions revealed that majority of the respondents attested that they lacked awareness and had low ability on the use of the library retrieval devices. Similarly, the stated null hypotheses were retained and maintained. Based on the finding the study concluded that second-year students of the institution under study are not information literate. Thus, the study recommends for needs assessment on the information literacy program to determine the most effective one to be adopted. There is need for collaboration between the librarians and teachers teaching the “Use of library” to enhance information literacy instructions.


retrieval devices, information literacy, information literacy competency, library resources.

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