Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



This study investigated the attitude of Library and Information Science students of Imo State University, Owerri towards the utilization of social media. The study adopted a survey research design. The population of the study is 370. This is made up of all the undergraduates from 100 to 400 level in the Department of Library and information Science, Imo State University. The instrument used to collect data was Google form. This was designed by the researchers and sent to the course representatives of the various levels who were instructed to post it on their class WhatsApp group platform. Reminders were sent every three days for a period of two (2) weeks to those who are yet to complete the instrument. At the expiration of two weeks given for the completion of the instrument, 306 undergraduates responded showing 83% response rate. Analyses were done based on that. Data collected were analysed using frequencies and percentages. The study revealed that: the means of accessing the internet by Library and Information Science students of Imo State University, Owerri are through data subscription using their phones; the social media mostly used by the students are WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube and Telegram; the students’ purpose of using social media are social interaction, communicating with family members, updating knowledge, getting news and academic purposes; the students read and repost the social media contents they receive and they verify the social media contents forwarded to them if they are real or fake to a low extent.