Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (2011) 13 p.


The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) improves service provision of librarians. In spite of this, it is observed that librarians in Nigeria do not maximally utilize the ICTs. Consequently, the communities of scholars complain of the poor information services provision by librarians. It is in the light of this that this study investigated factors that may be responsible for the poor utilization of the ICTs in the Southwestern Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive research design. A total enumerative sampling technique was used. The finding indicated that lack of organizational commitment towards ICT acquisition constituted the highest barrier towards ICT use while, lack of ICT strategy, erratic power supply and lack of fund significantly affected ICT use. The study recommends that library and university administrators work hand in hand to ensure the ultimate utilization of ICTs in their respective academic libraries.