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Information And Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Among Academic Librarians In Enugu State

FC Ugwuanyi

Abstract


This study examined the state of ICT literacy among academic librarians in Enugu state. Survey design was applied by using questionnaire to collect data from 55 academic librarians in tertiary institutions in Enugu State. The analysis revealed that the level of ICT literacy skill among academic librarians in Enugu state is low though most of them indicated some elements of computer literacy. There is very poor ICT infrastructural facilities in the libraries studied. Various means such as formal education, informal education, colleagues, training at workplace, attending  workshops/seminars are accepted as ideal for the acquisition of ICT literacy skills. However, financial problems, poor infrastructure, lack of library management interest and lack of training opportunity hinders the acquisition of the skills. ICT literacy is a sinequanon for effective functioning of information professionals in the emerging information society. The paper recommend that ICT infrastructures be given more priority in the institutions’ budget and opportunities to attend seminars/workshops and other professional education courses created for librarians to upgrade their professional knowledge. The study provides recommendations to improve ICT literacy skill acquisition.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ict.v6i1.48219
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