Assessment on library resources, services, and facilities of an aeronautical School in the Philippines
Marianne Shalimar G Del Rosario, Brian Ben C Coronel, Albert V Soriano
The purpose of the study was to assess the library resources, services, and facilities of an aeronautical school in the Philippines. Specifically, it identified the demographic profile of the faculty respondents in terms of educational attainment, position, department and frequency of library visits, and the student respondents’ profile in terms of program, year level and frequency of library visits. It sought to determine the main reason why the faculty and students visit the library and show how the respondents perceive the library at the same time the significant difference on their perception regarding the library resources, services, and facilities. There were 90 faculty respondents and 210 student respondents. The main reason for the faculty respondent on why they visit the library is to find or borrow a book. On the other hand, the student respondent’s main reason for visiting the library is to do their assignments. The faculty and student respondents see that there are rooms for improvement on the non-print and electronic sources of the library. Other suggestions given by the respondents were extended free-hour in surfing the internet, availability of printing and Photocopying services, and strong wifi connection. There is no significant difference between the perceptions of the faculty respondents on the resources, services and facilities of the library when they are grouped according to their frequency of library visits. This study made use of the descriptive method of research wherein survey questionnaire was used to gather data which were statistically treated using the statistical tools such as frequency and percentage, standard deviation and weighted mean, ranking, ANOVA and T-test.