Enhancing Research Activities of Library and Information Science Educators in Nigerian Universities through Utilization of Academic Social Media

  • Rita Otibhor Salami
  • Abubakar Saka Katamba
  • Mohammed Abubakar Bitagi
  • Samuel Jimmy Udoudoh
Keywords: Social media, Academics, Research Library and Information Science, Educators

Abstract

The paper examines how academic social media utilisation can enhance research activities of Library and Information Science educators in Nigerian universities. The study highlighted the various research activities of Library and Information Science educators such as information gathering, collaboration, and dissemination of research findings and measurement of impacts. In addition, the authors elaborated on the benefits of academic social media such as Research gate, Academia.edu, Google Scholar, LinkedIn, Open Researcher Contributor Identity and Mendeley to include profile creation, information gathering, search for potential collaborators, instant research result dissemination, measurement of impact and management of research. The study stated that factors such as social influence, technical factors and personal factors can influence use of academic social media platforms.

Keywords: Social media, Academics, Research Library and Information Science, Educators

Published
2020-08-25
Section
Articles

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