TOWARDS A BETTER TEACHING AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY: AN INVESTIGATION OF IMPACTS OF GREY LITERATURE ON THE LECTURERS OF KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILORIN.Ayodele Rafiu Olabamiji Library Department; Kwara State College Of Education, Ilorin.
The purpose of the study is to investigate the influence of grey literature on teaching, learning and research activities of lecturers in College of Education, Ilorin. Data were randomly collected from selected lecturers (about 50 of them) through the questionnaire by the researcher. The data collected revealed that using frequency counts and simple percentage. The results revealed that lecturers in College of Education use grey literature materials for their research and teaching activities. The study further indicated that majority of them use the materials daily but they face the problems of identification, accessibility and organisation whenever they want to use the materials. Based on this outcome, the College library should acquire current grey literature materials -on all subject areas and should be organized well for easy accessibility and retrieval. Finally, the study recommends that the College ' library should embark on constant education of library users as the landscape of information sharing is increasing, collaborate with other libraries in resources sharing and increase its dexterity in indexing and abstracting services.