Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 12-11-2019


References Adekunle, P. A.; Omoba, R. O.; Tella, A. (2007). Attitudes of librarians in selected Nigerian universities toward the use of ICT. Library Philosophy and Practice. 1(1) pp. 113. Eguavoen, O. E. L. (2011). Attitudes of library staff to the use of ICT: The case of Kenneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Ozean Journal of Social Sciences 4(1), 1-9. Islam, N., & Islam, S. (2007). Use of ICT in libraries: An empirical study of selected libraries in Bangladesh. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), 1-10. Mamman, E. S. (2015). Utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in public library services in Nigeria. A Ph.D Thesis submitted to the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka. Popoola, S.O. (2002). User's attitudes towards microcomputer use in agricultural research libraries in Nigeria. Journal of Librarianship in Information Science in Africa 2:1. pp. 15-25. Ranzan, M. (2010). Attitudes of librarians towards application of Information Technology in Academic Libraries in Pakistan. A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Shafique, F. & Mahmood, K. (2008). Indicators of the emerging information society in Pakistan. Information Development 24 (1): 66-78. Singh, K. P., Sharma, N. & Negi, N. (2009). Availability, use and barriers to ICT in the R&D Institutions: A case study of the Libraries and Information Centres in Noida. DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology, 29(6), 21-31. Sivakumaren, K. S., Jeyaprakash, B. J. Gopalakrishnan, S., & Geetha, V. (2011). Attitudes towards Information and Communication Technology (ICT) among library professionals in and around Chennai. International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology, 1(2), 61-68. Spacey, R. Goulding, A. and Murray, I. (2003). ICT and change in U.K. public libraries: does training matter.Library Management, 24 (1&2), 61 – 69. Spacey, R., Goulding, A., & Murray, I. (2004). The power of influence: What affects public library staff’s attitudes to the Internet? Library Management, 25(6-7): 270-276.


ABSTRACT This study examined librarians’ attitude towards the use of ICT in selected academic libraries in Kwara State. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population of the study consist of all the librarians in University of Ilorin, Kwara State University and Al-hikma University which gives a total number of 51 librarians. A structured questionnaire was developed to elicit information from the 51 librarians from the selected academic libraries in Kwara State, out of which 49 copies of the questionnaire were completely filled and return. The data collected were analyzed with the use of frequency counts, percentages and PPMC. The results of the study revealed that computer, projector, OPAC among others are the ICT facilities available in the selected library. Most importantly, librarians in the study have positive attitudes towards the use of ICT, and there is a significant relationship between attitude and use of ICT among the librarians. Furthermore, the study found that inadequate funding, poor infrastructural facilities among others are the challenges that librarians encountered while using ICT facilities. The study recommended that adequate funds be made available to the libraries, and there should be alternative for the epileptic power supply.