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Winter 2-8-2022

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This study investigated Information literacy skills of academic staff of federal universities in North-East, Nigeria. A survey design was adopted in carrying out the study. The population for this study comprised of 4258 academic staff of six (6) federal universities in North-East, Nigeria, from which a sample of 366 was drawn and used for the study. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select the sample for the study. Simple random sampling was used to select three (3) out of the six federal universities so as to have a manageable sample simple size these includes; Abubakar Tafawabalewa University Bauchi, University of Maiduguri and Federal University Wukari Thereafter, stratified sampling method was used to select four faculties common to all the universities, namely faculty of Education, Science, Agriculture and Social science. The data collected were analysed using percentage, mean and standard deviation. The results of the study among others showed that information literacy skills of academic staff in federal universities in the North-East is high. The study recommended among others that Academic staff of federal universities in North-East should sustain and do more in enhancing their information literacy skills in order to reach optimal level of information literacy skills.