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Date of this Version

2001

Abstract

This study investigated digital literacy and utilisation of social media among school library personnel in some selected private schools in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted for the study while questionnaire was used for data collection. One hundred and ninety school library personnel constituted the sample for the study. The study revealed high level of digital literacy among school library personnel in Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria while the major purposes of utilisation of social media by the school library personnel include calling for meetings within and outside school environment, updating knowledge on recent information, supporting research, disseminating minutes of meetings and reports, communicating with school client, sharing knowledge among colleagues and communicating with other school libraries. The findings further revealed; finding and evaluating of digital information as the only digital literacy indicators that contributed significantly to utilisation of social media by school library personnel. The study recommended training and retraining of school library personnel on acquisition of requisite digital literacy skill to enable them function effectively in the digital environment.

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