Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Abstract

This study examined the influence of socio-demographic factors on access and use of ICT by staff of academic libraries in Oyo state. These universities are: Ladoke Akintola University, Lead City University and Bishop Ajayi Crowther.

Data was collected using a self structured questionnaire using convenience sampling technique. The empirical evidence was based on descriptive and statistical analysis using SPSS. The findings revealed that ease of use, perceived benefits and accessibility were highly correlated with the demographic factors (age, level of education and income), however, none of the demographic variables predicted favorably on challenges of ICT usage.

The study recommends that University authority should put in place sustainable ICT infrastructure that would enhance innovative library service delivery and provide training for library staff to take advantage of new innovations for personal development and professional competence. Furthermore, since power is a major impediment to sustainable ICT investment, the university should consider building an autonomous power plant in addition to providing ICT policy to enhance library service delivery. The federal government on their part should completely privatize the power sector to end the long stalemate in that sector.

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