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Information Need, Resources Availability, and ICT Proficiency: Experience at the Lagos State University Library


The need for information arises when individuals can no longer manage with the knowledge that they possess. Library patrons repeatedly find themselves in situations where information is needed, sought and gathered, organized, retrieved, processed, evaluated, and subsequently utilized. The objectives of this study are to examine the information requirements of students in Lagos State University (LASU); assess both human and material resources in the library; determine the level at which the library satisfies the information needs of the users; and to find out best way(s) to meet these information needs in the age of information and communication technology (ICT). A