IMPACT OF INFORMATION LITERACY SKILL ON THE USAGE OF ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RESOURCES AMONG ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS OF PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA.
This study examined the influence of IL skills on the use of electronic information resources among academic librarians in selected universities in south west Nigeria. Academic librarians need information mostly for research, as instructors of IL programs, for effectiveness and efficiency on their job and for innovation. However, not many of the librarians in the 21st century possess basic Information literacy skills, required to actively partake in todays’ information society that is driven by ICT. The survey design was employed. Sample size consisted of 150 librarians of 28 private universities in South West, Nigeria using multistage procedure and purposive sampling in selecting the librarians of the private universities in South West Nigeria while total enumeration was used in collecting the data. A validated structured questionnaire was used as the instrument for collecting data. The Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficients ranged from 0.81 to 0.95. The statistical methods used to analyze the research were frequency distribution, and percentages using Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS). The study discovered that IL and IT skills gingers the use of electronic resources by academic librarians and concluded that librarians need to acquire information literacy skills as this will enable them utilize e-resources to boost their research outputs, stimulate innovativeness, enhance efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery and productivity on the job.