Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2010

Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a study on the perception of educational needs of librarians in selected academic libraries in Lagos State, Nigeria. The libraries include universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education. The objectives of this study were to identify the level of digital applications in the critical operations of the libraries; the educational needs of the librarians in the digital environment, and the librarians' perceptions of the need for digital education. The findings reveal that there was inadequate or total lack of skills and education in digital information provision by the librarians investigated. All the librarians needed digital education to operate in a digital environment. Lack of funds was a major obstacle for the acquisition and application of digital education in Nigeria. The paper recommends advocacy for digital education in libraries, restructuring of the library education curriculum, adequate funding of digital education programs, and provision of necessary infrastructure to facilitate the provision of digital information services.

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