A Study on the Information Environment of National Youth Service Corps Members in Kwara State, Nigeria

K.N. Igwe, Evelyn A. Onah


The investigation focused on the information environment of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Kwara State with emphasis on their information needs, sources, seeking behaviour and perceptions of libraries and the profession of Library and Information Science (LIS).It adopted survey research method with a self-constructed questionnaire as the tool for data collection, which was administered and retrieved from 170 respondents. Descriptive statistics of frequency count and percentages were used in reporting the findings. It was found out that the information needs of the NYSC members are centred on job opportunities and vacancies, business and entrepreneurial opportunities as well as scholarship for postgraduate education; their information seeking behaviour and major source of information is the Internet; and they have positive perception of libraries and LIS profession in the society. Recommendations were made on measures to put in place to address the information needs of NYSC members in Kwara State, Nigeria.

Keywords: Information Environment, Information Needs, NYSC Members, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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