Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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This study focused on competencies of library and information professionals, using technological paradigm shift as yardstick. The study used a survey method and questionnaire to collect data from the respondents in 3 universities in south west, namely Augustine University Library (AUL), Epe, Lagos State; Sola Akinrinade Library (SAL), Osun State University, Osun State and Albert Ilemobade Library (AIL), Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. 24 respondents were randomly selected for the study, from which 18 respondents completed and returned their questionnaires. The findings revealed that the possession of IT skills is a major requirement for effective job performance and effective library service delivery, and also they are fluent in using various technologies for their job performance. Also, major challenge they face is inability to acquire relevant technologies and skills due to social economic factors. The study recommends that library management should provide more ICT trainings for their staff, and also provide adequate ICT facilities to enhance productivity of staff.