Assessment of computer literacy skills of university librarians in Nigeria: Evidence from Federal University of Technology Owerri (Futo)

  • Ngozi Chima-James
Keywords: Computer, Literacy, Skills, Librarians, University, Nigeria

Abstract

The study focuse d on the assessment of computer literacy skills of Libr arians in Federal university of technology, owerri. It examines the sources of computer literacy, duration of computer use, and operations for which respondents use computers. The study used quantitative research techniques that involved a total coverage o f 32 librarians at FUTO library. The primary instrument for data collection was a self administered open and close -ended questionnaire. An assessment of computer literacy
skills questionnaire was designed and administered by the researcher to the responden ts. Data was analyzed using simple percentages and tables. The findings revealed that majority of the respondents are not computer literate and also have not acquired enough skill. And long duration of computer use never improved computer literacy skill of majority of staff. It was sugg ested that university Management and Library authorities should create a suitable environment and provide incentives to motivate library professionals to take up continuing Computer training in order to fit in adequately and become effective change agents in the information society.

Key Words: Computer , Literacy, Skills, Librarians, University, Nigeria .

Published
2013-04-04
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