Date of this Version
This study was carried out to investigate the acceptance and use of SMS for Current awareness Services provision in Federal University Library, Lafia, Nasarawa State. To achieve the objectives of the study, four research questions were raised and answered in the study to include; What services are provided by the Federal University Library, Lafia, Nasarawa State?, What forms of Current Awareness services are used in the library?, What are the challenges of providing current awareness services in Federal University Library, Lafia, Nasarawa State?, In what ways could SMS be used in providing current awareness services in Federal University Library, Lafia, Nasarawa State?, Literatures were reviewed under the following subheadings: Services of Academic Libraries, Current Awareness services in Libraries, types of SMS use in the library. Survey Research Method was adopted for the study and 200 respondents were sampled for the study. Questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. It was discovered that services in the library are not adequate as users are virtually left to fend for themselves in the library. The study also revealed that the major forms of CAS offered by FUL Lafia are Notice boards and the Library Website. Many users of the Library do not visit the Library Website. author recommended In-house trainings be regular in aspects of the utilization of ICTs to Library routines, to be organized by the ICT Section of the Library. Research should be encouraged in the aspect of utilization of ICTs in the Library.