Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The advent and application of information technology (ICT) to academic libraries functions and services have brought about a revolution in library patrons’ attitudes and needs, revolutions in library services and changes in librarian job functions. One of the tools of ICT that have influenced academic libraries is social media tools. This study investigated the awareness and use of social media among academic librarians of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU). A descriptive survey method was employed for the study. The sample size for this study comprised of 40 academic librarians and questionnaire was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data collected. The findings of the study revealed that most of the social media are commonly used by librarians in promoting library and information resources and services. However, major constraints to social media usage include poor internet access, epileptic power supply and lack of enough bandwidth. Hence, recommendations were made; these include the provision of internet facilities in all offices in the library and an uninterrupted power supply for library staff amongst others.