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Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

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Effect of technology on librarians in academic libraries in Nigeria

Ufuoma A. Omosor

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of technology on librarians working in academic libraries in Nigeria with particular reference to Delta State. The descriptive survey design was adopted. The twelve (12) tertiary institutions libraries in Delta State were used for the study. The purposive sampling technique was employed. The questionnaire was the main data collection instrument and standard deviation as well as descriptive statistics was used to analyze data. Findings revealed that respondents appreciate the use of technology in the workplace. Respondents affirmed that technology has added more responsibility to their jobs, but with increase speed of accomplishment and accuracy. Inadequate staff, inadequate training and lack of equipment created the highest level of stress in the workplace. Recommendations were given for managing and coping with techno stress.

Keywords: techno stress, librarians, technology, perceptions, Nigeria




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