Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

Fall 10-7-2020

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Abstract

Abstract

The study investigated relationships among librarians’ knowledge of, attitude to and social media use for information dissemination in South-South Universities Nigeria. The study was necessitated by the under-utilization of information resources and services in university libraries, as a result of inadequate dissemination of information about the available resources and services to library users. The study adopted the correlational research design. The population of the study comprised all the 176 librarians working in all the 12 federal and state university libraries in South-South Nigeria. The entire population was used for the study because of its relatively small size. Three instruments were used in gathering data for the study: knowledge of social media use questionnaire (KSMUQ), attitude to social media use questionnaire (ASMUQ) and social media use for information dissemination questionnaire (SMUIDQ). The Pearson Product Moment Correlational Coefficient was used to answer all the research questions and the t-test of significance was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level. The result indicated that there was a significant relationship between librarians' knowledge of social media use and the use of social media for information in University libraries in South-South Nigeria. It also indicated that there was a significant relationship between librarians' attitude to social media use and the use of social media for information dissemination in university libraries in South-South Nigeria; it also showed that there was a significant relationship between librarians’ knowledge of social media use and attitude to social media use. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made which include: the need to organize seminars, workshops, conferences and in-house training for librarians on the use of social media to boost their knowledge.

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