Joy Emmanuel Omah, Dr Aminu Sani & John Zachariah
The study investigated the influence of library staff background on students’ interest on library resources in Taraba State University, Jalingo. Two objectives and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study and a sample of fifty (50) undergraduate students and eighteen (18) library staff were selected using simple random sampling technique, out of the total population of one thousand five hundred and ten (1,510) students. The two null hypotheses were tested using inferential statistics of Regression analysis and t-test. The results showed that library staff background had significant influence on students’ interest on library resources and significant difference was not found between male and female students’ interest on library resources. The study concluded that library staff background had significant influence on students’ interest on library resources; and that male and female students’ interests in library resources do not differ significantly. The study recommended deployment of reasonable number of library personnel in the Faculty of Education and main university library, supply of current and relevant books and provision of internet services in the libraries, as strategies for increasing interest of students on library resources in the University.