ICT literacy skills as correlate of electronic resources use by undergraduates in selected academic libraries in Ogun State, Nigeria

  • Maria Ehioghae
  • Chinemerem C. Ukangwa
  • Abimbola Eniola
Keywords: ICT, literacy, skills, electronic, resources, academic, libraries

Abstract

The study examined the ICT literacy skills of undergraduates in selected academic libraries in the use of electronic resources. All over world,  including developing countries, there is a shift in preferences in academic libraries towards e-resources, which are found to be less expensive and
more useful for easy access. The literacy skills needed to retrieve accurate and current information from electronic resources is still a matter of debate in some academic libraries. The research adopted the survey method, using stratified random sampling technique to gather data. The sample size was 359 undergraduates in the selected universities. However, out of the 359 questionnaire administered only 350 were retrieved and analysed. The findings revealed that the ICT literacy skills of the undergraduate students in the selected universities was high. But there were challenges of inadequate ICT infrastructure and electricity supply which could impede electronic resources’ access and utilization. Therefore, management of academic libraries should expand ICT infrastructure and ensure regular supply of electricity to enhance the use of electronic  resources in academic libraries.

Key Words: ICT, literacy, skills, electronic, resources, academic, libraries

Published
2020-07-08
Section
Articles

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