Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management 2021-09-01T14:39:21+00:00 Prof. Emmanuel M.K Dawha Open Journal Systems <p><em>Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management</em>&nbsp;(IIJIKM) is a Journal of Library and Information Science published in Nigeria. IIJIKM is a peer review journal for librarians, information scientists, information specialist, library educators and other related practitioners to report their empirical research findings. However, articles written from a sound theoretical understanding will be considered for publication. The journal (IIJIKM) is aimed at keeping researchers and practitioners abreast with the most recent issues and developments in Information and Knowledge Management.</p> <p>Other website associated with this journal: <a title="" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></p> Leadership Style, Business Information Use and Corporate Social Responsibility Practice in Credit Direct Limited Lagos State, Nigeria 2021-09-01T14:06:00+00:00 Bolu E. Akintunde Yacob Haliso Zachariah Obinna Okoro <p>A survey research design was used for this study. The population comprised Two hundred and fifty-six (256) staff of Credit Direct Limited, Lagos State. Total enumeration was used. A self-designed structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient was used to test the reliability of the research instrument. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that both leadership style and business information use have positive influence on corporate social responsibility practice in Credit Direct Limited, Lagos State (R2 = H3: R = .253; R2 = .064; Adjusted-R2 = .056; F (2, 8.631); Sig. = 0.000). the level of corporate social responsibility practice is high, for leadership style, transformational leadership was highly used and finally business information was highly used. The study concluded that corporate social responsibility practice in the organization will be enhanced if there is a significant improvement in her leadership style and business information use. The study recommended that the management of credit direct limited, Lagos state should improve their level of corporate social responsibility through adequate utilization of business information available to them, the leadership style that encourages CSR practice should be adopted and they should also improve on their corporate philanthropy which will enhance the image of the organization.</p> 2021-09-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Factors Influencing Electronic Medical Record Systems Success in Selected Tertiary Healthcare Facilities in South-West, Nigeria 2021-09-01T14:09:43+00:00 Adebayo Muritala Adegbore Akinyosoye Tolulope Omowumi <p>Survey research design of the correlational type was employed for this study using stratified random sampling to select two hundred and forty-five (245) respondents. The research instrument which was a structured questionnaire was tagged Adoption Factors and Usage Evaluation of Electronic medical record systems System Success. A total of 222 copies research questionnaire were filled and returned. A statistical package for social science application was used in analysing the results of the research using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient for hypotheses one and two, and multiple regression analysis for the hypotheses three and four. The result from the study revealed that there was a positive significant correlation between adoption factors and EMRS systems’ success (r= 0.440) and there was a strong positive correlation between usage evaluation and system success of EMRS in the two healthcare facilities (r= 0.618). More so, findings showed that adoption factors jointly and significantly affect EMRS system success with coefficient of 0.648, and a multiple R square of 0.420. And there was also a relative contribution of adoption factors (β = 0.215) and usage evaluation (0.526) on EMRS success. The study concludes that electronic medical record systems have become a standard for every healthcare facility for improvement in the efficiency and profitability of the organisations. The study therefore recommends that, all healthcare facilities in Nigeria should adopt the electronic medical record systems, and all healthcare providers should be given thorough training on the use of EMRS.</p> 2021-09-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Librarians’ Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management in Private University Libraries in South-West and South-South, Nigeria 2021-09-01T14:19:21+00:00 Olajumoke Bolanle Williams-Ilemobola adebowale. Adebowale Jeremy Adetayo adebowale. Mufutau Ayobami Asiru adebowale. Jide Lawrence Ajayi adebowale. <p>This study investigates the influence of librarians„ emotional intelligence on conflict management in private university libraries in South-West and South-South, Nigeria. The study adopted a survey research design. The population comprises 200 librarians in South-West and South-South, Nigeria. Total enumeration technique was used. A questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was tested for reliability, yielding Cronbach‟s alpha coefficients ranging from 0.87 to 0.95. Descriptive &amp; inferential Statistics were used to analyse the data. The findings revealed that intrapersonal, interpersonal, intragroup, and intergroup conflicts as predominant in libraries. Collaborating, accommodating, sharing, avoidance and competing were prevalent techniques for managing conflicts in libraries. Librarians were found to be highly emotionally intelligent. The study concluded that librarians‟ emotional intelligence influenced conflict management. The study recommended that there is a need for private University Libraries to tackle misunderstandings among librarians while at the same time ensuring librarians are constantly emotionally intelligent.</p> 2021-09-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Influence of Information Behaviour and Perceived Risks on Substance Use of Undergraduates in Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria 2021-09-01T14:36:39+00:00 Ruth Onajite Owolabi Adebowale Ifeoluwa Ojo Chinyere Nkechi Ikonne <p>This study investigated the influence of information behaviour and perceived risks on substance use among undergraduates in universities in Ogun State, Nigeria.The study adopted survey research design. The population comprised 82,809 undergraduates in 14 approved private, state and federal universities in Ogun State, Nigeria. Krejcie and Morgan table was used to determine the sample size of 1,513 undergraduates. A two-stage random sampling technique was used to select the respondents. A validated questionnaire was used for data collection. The Cronbach‟s alpha reliability coefficients for the constructs ranged from 0.89 to 0.99. The response rate of 93.9% was achieved. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential (multiple regression) statistics. Findings showed that information behaviour and perceived risks had no combined significant influence on substance use among undergraduates (Adj R<sup>2</sup> = -.001, F(2, 1417)= .627, p&gt;0.05). Additionally, among other findings, it was discovered that information behaviour had a significant influence on substance use among the undergraduates (R<sup>2</sup>= .022, β = .149, t(1,414)= 6.420, p&lt;0.05 The study concluded that information behaviour and perceived risks did not jointly influence substance use. However, both information behaviour and perceived risks, on individual basis influenced substance use. The study recommended that university management and stakeholders should intensify efforts to increase awareness programs to eradicate substance use on university campuses. Intervention from World Health Organization.</p> 2021-09-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Awareness and Use of Cloud Computing: Its Implications in Selected Academic Libraries in Imo State, Nigeria 2021-09-01T14:26:23+00:00 Lazarus C. Njoku Eucharia Ken-Agbiriogu <p>The study investigated awareness and use of cloud computing; its implications by libraries in selected academic libraries in Imo State, Nigeria. Four research questions were asked and answered. Also, three hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 significance level. Survey research design was adopted. The total population of the study was 53 librarians, comprising professional staff of the library in Imo State University, Owerri, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede and Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri. The sample size was the entire population; hence the census enumeration sampling technique was employed. Rating scale was used for data collection. Data collected were presented in tables and column charts, and analyzed using mean, standard deviation. Testing of hypotheses was done using F-ratio (ANOVA) at the significance level of 0.05. Findings reveal that there is certain level of awareness on cloud computing technologies and models in the libraries studied. It was also discovered that cloud computing technology were used by libraries in the institutions studied, and economy of resource cost effectiveness and file sharing are some of the major positive implications of librarians adoption cloud computing technologies. However security and privacy, multiple taxation were also identified as major negative implications of cloud computing adoption by the librarians in discharging their functions in the libraries. Based on these findings, recommendations were made.</p> 2021-09-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) Utilization of Information and Communication Technology Based Information Resources in Library User Education Programmes: A Study of Colleges of Education in South-South, Nigeria 2021-09-01T14:29:31+00:00 Vera Ngozi Okonoko Ufuoma Eruvwe <p>The study investigated utilization of information and communication technology-based information resources in library user education programmes in South-South Nigeria. Four research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised 1022 respondents which consist of 62 staff and 960 library users. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire of a four-point rating scale and observation checklist. Tools used for data analysis of research questions were frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation; t-test was used to test the null hypothesis at selected probability of 0.05 level significance. The findings revealed that the ICT facilities available are limited for effective utilization of ICT-based information resources in library user education programmes. The study reveals that ICT-based resources listed in the table were utilized to high extent in South-South colleges of education libraries for user education programmes. It also shows that poor funding was the major challenge of utilization of ICT-based resources for user education programmes in colleges of education libraries under study.</p> 2021-09-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c)