Extent of ICT Literacy Possessed by Librarians in Federal University Libraries in South East Nigeria

Extent of ICT Literacy Possessed by Librarians in Federal University Libraries in South East Nigeria

A. U. Nwabueze (Department of Library and Information Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria) and Bridget Oluchi Ibeh (Accountancy Library, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/IJDLDC.2016070102
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Abstract

This paper examined extent of ICT literacy possessed by librarians in Federal University Libraries in South East Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population comprised 133 academic librarians. Achievement test and structured questionnaire were used to collect data. Data generated were analyzed using descriptive statistics – simple percentage and arithmetic mean. The major findings include that librarians in Federal University Libraries in South East Nigerian possess high ICT literacy. Librarians in Federal University Libraries of South East Nigerian use ICT-based resources to a high extent The following constraints militate against librarians' acquisition of ICT skills: inadequate funding, poor infrastructural facilities, lack of in house/services training programmes for librarians on ICT, lack of implementation of ICT in the curriculum of library schools, librarians do not participate effectively in professional conferences, seminars and workshops on ICT. The study recommended that management should from time to time organize in-house training /service training on ICT for librarians.
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