Factors influencing the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) by library personnel in college libraries in Osun and Oyo States, Nigeria
With the advent of information and communication technologies (ICT), college libraries struggle to maintain credibility in the provision of library materials for research, teaching and learning through the acceptance and use of information technology. This study therefore investigated the factors influencing the use of ICT by library personnel in Colleg es in Oyo and Osun states, Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey design . A population of 240 was selected for the study. Total enumeration (census) sampling was used to select the sample of 240. 240 Questionnaire was administered to the library personnel and 193 questionnaires were retrieved giving a response rate of 80.4%. The study revealed that various ICT facilities were readily available in the selected libraries; that the level of ICT literacy among the library personnel in the selected ac ademic libraries was mostly excellent in the areas like computers, internet, telephone, and scanners. However there were various factors affecting the use of ICT by library personnel in the selected academic libraries, which are shortage of ICT professiona ls, inadequate
funding, and inadequate power supply and obsolesce of ICT facilities. The study concluded that shortage of trained ICT professionals and funding are crucial factors affecting the use of ICT. The study recommended among other recommendation that relevant ICT literacy education should be embedded in the training of library personnel in college libraries; library
managers can meet with management to reach a power supply agreement with the power holding company, in terms of the number of hours of power supply during library hours and the rest hours can be supplemented with inverters or generating set.
Key Words: ICT, Use, Library, Colleges, Osun, Oyo, States, Nigeria.