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This study investigated influence of information literacy skills on web 2.0 technologies use by students in two monotechnics in Oyo State Nigeria using descriptive survey design of correlational type. Four (4) research questions were raised; one (1) research hypothesis that was tested at 0.5 level of significance was formulated. The population of the study comprised two monotechnics (Federal College of Forestry (FCF) and Federal College of Animal Health and Production (FCAHP). With the use of structured questionnaire, data was collected from samples of 273 respondents that were purposively selected with aid of sampling frame. Simple frequency count of percentage distribution in table was used to present the demographic information and as well answer the research questions, while Pearson’s correlation and multiple regression analysis were used to test the hypotheses. The results revealed that respondents in both monotechnics had skills in using Web 2.0 technologies. Most of the respondents regularly used Web 2.0 technologies for personal development, research and project writing. Meanwhile, slow internet network, erratic power supply, and lack of information literacy skills were the main barriers to the use of Web 2.0 technologies by the respondents. The results showed that there was a significant positive correlation between Information Literacy Skills and use of Web 2.0 technologies (r= .259**; df = 110; p < 0.05) in FCF and (r= .167*; df = 158; p < 0.05) in FCAHP. Recommendations were made to both the monotechnics administrators and students.