Information and Communication Technology and Research Productivity of Librarians in Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State

  • Wasiu Olayade Lawal
  • Gabriel Sola Olawale
Keywords: Research, Librarians, Bowen University, Research productivity, ICT

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the impacts of Information and Communication Technology on research productivity of librarians in BOWEN University Library, Iwo, Osun State from 2017 - 2019. The study adopted a survey method. The population of the study consisted of 10 librarians. Questionnaire was adopted as research instrument to collect data from the 10 librarians in the Library through a total enumeration method. The data were analysed using descriptive statistical method. Findings revealed that the research productivity of the librarians was low. However, they made use of ICT’s for their research activities with attendant impacts. Major impacts were noticed in the area of data gathering procedures, and also collaborative research and improvement of quality and quantity of literature search and data analysis. The study recommends among others that librarians should endeavour to publish more research papers encouraged to receive trainings and necessary skills on the use of new technologies for research purpose.

Keywords: Research, Librarians, Bowen University, Research productivity, ICT

Published
2020-08-25
Section
Articles

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