Influence of ICT Skills on Library Information Resources Utilisation by Undergraduates in Two Universities in South-West, Nigeria

  • Oresiri Jamogha
  • Ejiro Jamogha
  • Lucky Stephen Godwin
Keywords: ICT Skills, Library Information Resources, library resources, utilisation

Abstract

The study investigated the influence of ICT skills on library information resources utilisation by undergraduates in two universities in South-west, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research was adopted for the study. From a population of 32,419 undergraduates in the University of Ibadan and the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, a multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 407 respondents. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. Four hundred and seven copies of questionnaires were administered to respondents, however, 377 were found useful for the  analysis. Research questions were answered using descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage and mean distribution, while the research  hypothesis was analysed, using Pearson’s correlation coefficient and was tested at a 0.05 level of significance. Findings of the study showed that ICT skills possessed by the undergraduates were high. The extent of library information resources utilisation by undergraduates was generally low; however reference materials and monographs/textbooks were highly utilised. The result also revealed that there was significant positive  correlation (r = .383**; p< 0.05) between ICT skills and library information resources utilisation. Thus, it was recommended that library management should leveraged on the ICT skill possessed by undergraduates by  adopting and implementing ICTs in the provision of library services that would enhance ICT skills and facilitate the utilisation of library information resources by undergraduate.

Keywords: ICT Skills, Library Information Resources, library resources, utilisation

Published
2020-02-05
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2360-994X
print ISSN: 2141-4297