ICT SKILLS AND LIBRARY USE PURPOSE AMONG UNDERGRADUATES IN TWO FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES, SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA

Authors

  • Adebayo Adegbore University of Ibadan
  • Nafisat Zajime BAKO Federal University Lokoja, Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria
  • Imoisili O ODIGIE Federal University Lokoja Kogi State Nigeria.

Keywords:

Information communication technology skill, University library information resources, academic libraries, library use, South-west, Nigeria

Abstract

ICT skills are vital in accessing the available university library information resources. Unfortunately, students possess low ICT
skills and are not competent in the use of the library. The extent at which they are able to utilize the available information library
resources depends on how excellent their ICT skills. The study therefore, examined the effect of information communication
technology skills on the utilization of library information behavior resources on undergraduates in South- West, Nigeria.The
descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population comprises of thirty-eight thousand and thirty-nine
(38, 039) undergraduates at the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos. The multi stage sampling technique was
used to select the sample size of 321. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, two (2) research questions were raised.
Useful data was gotten from 297 students, that is 93% of the population. The data collection instrument used was the
questionnaire which was carefully designed and data collected was analysed through the use of Statistical Package for Social
Science (SPSS) on tables using frequency counts and percentages. The result of the study indicated that students were
able to use online databases. Majority of the undergraduates also indicated that they mostly used the library for educational
activities making the library underutilized. The study concluded that undergraduates in both universities possess some basic skills
but it is not sufficient for utilization of the library resources and the research recommended that computer literacy programmes
should be added to user education to enhance ICT skills so that students can make maximum use of available university library
information resources.

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Published

2024-03-26