Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Summer 4-7-2022


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The study examined digital literacy skills and job performance of librarians in state-owned Universities in Rivers State. Five research questions and five hypotheses guided this study. A correlational survey design was adopted for the population of the study which comprised 26 librarians from Rivers State University (RSU) and Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) and a total enumeration sampling technique was used because the population was manageable. The questionnaire was validated by the two experts and the Cronbach Alpha was used to establish the reliability of the instrument which yielded 0.75 on Digital Literacy Skills and 0.82 on Job Performance 0.77. Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 significant levels. The test of hypotheses established that there is a significant relationship between digital literacy skills and the job performance of librarians in the study. Hence, if acquired by all the librarians it can positively influence their job performance and increase patronage of users in the library. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended that librarians should be encouraged with incentives/support to acquire these skills by the management.