Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management <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> en-US <p>The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions.| ©; 2017 ISSN: 2141 - 4297 (print) ISSN: 2360 - 994X (e-version)&nbsp;</p> (Prof. Emmanuel M.K Dawha) (Nelson Edewor (Managing Editor, IIJIKM)) Tue, 23 Feb 2021 01:16:06 +0000 OJS 60 Influence of Information Sharing on Job Satisfaction of Librarians in Private Universities in South-East and South-West, Nigeria <p>The stud investigated how information sharing affects job satisfaction of Librarians in Private Universities in South-East and South-West, Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. The population of the study consisted of one hundred and eighty-one (181) librarians from Private Universities in South-East and South-West, Nigeria. Total enumeration technique was employed for the study. A self-structured and validated questionnaire was used to collect data. The Cronbach’s Alpha reliability coefficient for the variables ranged from .705 to .908. A response rate of 90% was obtained. Analyses of data were carried out using descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and multiple regression. Findings showed that the the individual effects of information sharing on job satisfaction were significant: information sharing (β = .027; t = 2.179; p&lt;.05). Furthermore, the study revealed that information sharing had a significant positive relationship with job satisfaction (r = .414, p&lt;.05). The study concluded that information sharing had significant effect on job satisfaction. The study therefore recommended that the library management should invest in infrastructural and manpower development of the library, as well as the overall welfare of librarians to enhance their job satisfaction. Furthermore, the library management should make provision for the use of high technology laboratories for information sharing.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Information sharing, Job satisfaction, Librarians, Private Universities</p> Clement Chinemerem Ukangwa, Evans Chima Otuza, Maria Ehioghae Copyright (c) Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Information Culture, Work Environment and Employee Job Performance in Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, Nigeria <p>This study examined the influence of information culture and work environment on employee job performance in Lagos state internal revenue service. A validated survey instrument was tested on 210 employees in Lagos State Internal Revenue Service and showed that information culture positively influenced employee job performance. (R = 0.676; R2 = 0.458; Adj R2 = 0.455; F (1, 190) = 160.43; Sig. = 0.000). Work environment positively influenced employee performance. (R = 0.488; R2 = 0.238; Adj R2 = 0.234; F (1, 190) = 59.53; Sig. = 0.000). The results further reveled that information culture and work environment both have positive influence on employee performance. (R = 0. 691; R2 = 0.477; Adjusted-R2 = 0.472; F (2, 189) = 86.40; Sig. = 0.000)The study concluded that information culture and work environment plays an important role in enhancing employee job performance in Lagos State Internal Revenue Service. The study recommended that Information culture and good working environment should be maintained in the organization.</p> <p>Keywords:&nbsp; Employee Job Performance, Information Culture, Work Environment, Internal Revenue Service</p> Oyinkansola A. Odulana, Yacob Haliso, Obinna J. Okoro Copyright (c) Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Assessment of Capacity Building Efforts of Library and Information Professionals in University Libraries in Nigeria <p>This study assessed the capacity building efforts of library and information professionals in university libraries in Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and a structured questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The exact population of the study is 238 librarians in the university libraries in South- South, Nigeria. The total enumeration sampling technique which involves studying the entire respondents was employed for the study. Two hundred and thirty eight copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the respondents; the researchers were able to retrieve only 211 questionnaires. Hence there was 89% response rate. The data collected for this study were analyzed using simple percentage and frequency counts using tables. The findings of the study revealed that the capacity building needs of library and information professionals in university libraries were majorly troubleshooting new technologies, academic research, internet search skills, e-library management, and library automation, among others. Additionally, findings show clearly that on the job training, in-house training, participation in professional association, lecture/ discussion and exercises, and job rotation were the major methods of building the capacity of library and information professionals. It was recommended that sufficient funding should be allocated to university libraries for the organization of capacity building programmes for library and information professionals, among others.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Assessment, Capacity Building, Library and Information Professionals, University Libraries</p> Mustapha Imam, Muntaka Muhammad, Mabruka Abubakar Abba, Patrick Osaze Ijiekhuamhen Copyright (c) Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Awareness and Intention to Use Massive Open Online Courses by Law Students in Osun State, Nigeria <p>A survey was carried out among undergraduate law students in universities in Osun State, Nigeria to determine the predictive influence of awareness on intention to use Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Proportionate stratified sampling was used to select 356 out of a population of 3269 students. A validated questionnaire with Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient of 0.92 was used for data collection. A return rate of 100% was achieved. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and binary logistic regression. Findings revealed that awareness of MOOCs significantly predicted intention to use MOOCs by the students (Odds Ratio=1.894; Wald Statistics=12.413, p=0.000). Findings further revealed that a good number of the respondents intend to use MOOCs (n=264, 78.3%). The Internet (n=92) was the main source of awareness of MOOCs, but slow internet connectivity (n=254) topped the list of constraints to the use of MOOCs by the students. The study concluded that awareness of MOOCs is critical to its use by undergraduate students in universities in Osun State. It was recommended that law librarians should create awareness of MOOCs among students. Also, law administrators, council of legal education and legal educators should work with the government to improve Internet facilities in the universities to enable law students take full advantage of MOOCs platforms.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Awareness, Massive Open Online Courses, Use, Law Students, Undergraduates</p> E. A Adebayo, Y.T Babalola Copyright (c) Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Perception of Children’s Reading with Literature and Audio Visual Materials in the Public Library <p>This study examined the perception of children on reading, the audiovisual materials available for children in the public library, kinds of literature children love most, challenges inhibiting children from coming to the library, the lessons learnt and the implications of the findings. The survey took place in the children‘s department of the divisional library with twenty two (22) children who are registered members of the library. There were four (4) engagements with children using children‘s literature and audiovisual materials in reading. The instruments used were reading inventory, literature, focus group discussion (FGD) and observation technique. The study found out that the participants loved reading. While 20 participants loved books with pictures, 2 refuted the idea. The challenges revealed that the library is far from their residence, among others. It was recommended that more advocacies should be done to schools for more attendance to children‘s reading while more audiovisual materials should be provided for meaningful learning. The implication is that if children are not inspired with new reading facilities, their interest will wane which will affect academic and knowledge. With this, the national development will never be actualized because these children are the progressive population for resilient cities and communities.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Audio visual, Children Literature, Public Library, Reading Resources</p> Ngozi Perpetual Osuchukwu Copyright (c) Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Western Education versus Indigenous Knowledge of the Tarok in Plateau State, Nigeria <p>This paper advocates the need for the preservation and conservation of Indigenous Knowledge of the Tarok in Plateau State, Nigeria. The paper started by discussing western education and the indigenous knowledge of the Tarok people and the possible threat of indigenous knowledge extinction due to lack of written records and problems associated with preservation and conservation of the knowledge. The paper also looked at the brief history of Tarok People, the philosophical basis of the Tarok indigenous knowledge/education, the differences and similarities between Tarok indigenous knowledge and western education, and the aspect of the Tarok indigenous knowledge. Finally, the paper concluded that the Tarok indigenous knowledge was more practical than the western education and that the indigenous type of education had a bearing to the traditions, norms and culture of the people. The paper also recommended among others, the establishment of Tarok indigenous knowledge resource centres (museum) and written record on Tarok indigenous knowledge to avoid the threat of extinction.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Western Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Preservation, Tarok</p> Allahde Shehu Copyright (c) Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Implementation of KOHA Integrated Library Management System in Wollega University Main Library, Nekemte, Ethiopia <p>KOHA is widely used library automation software in the world and it has the provisions for all library operation. This paper appraised the implementation of Koha in Wollega University Library and went further to enumerate and discuss the challenges faced in the implementation of Koha and provided solutions to some of the challenges faced. This paper aims to elaborate the method of installation of koha, steps towards data migration from Excel to KOHA and upgrading process of KOHA version from 17.05 to 19.05.05. This is a descriptive paper of a case study conducted at Wollega University, Nekemte. The paper identifies several issues concerning data migration within a local scenario and elaborates how koha software installed and customised for university needs. The lesson learnt and the experience gained would stand to implement a similar kind of system at various places.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Library Automation, KOHA, Data Migration, Koha Customization</p> K Niranjana, Tolessa Desta, Vijaya Kumar Vijaya Kumar Copyright (c) Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Health Information Resources Accessibility as Predictors for Clinical Decision Making among Medical Doctors in Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria <p>The study evaluates health information resources as predictors for clinical decision- making among medical doctors in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Ile-Ife. A survey research design was adopted by the study and random sampling technique was used to select 265 medical doctors from a population of 822. Primary data were obtained on socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents, level of accessibility, frequency and various core skills of health information resources using a structured questionnaire and focus group discussion (FGD). Data were analyzed using frequency counts, percentage and mean. Results revealed that 59.8% of the respondents were male while 51.1% were female. Findings, however, showed that pattern recognition from experience ( &amp;#x0304 = 3.32), critical thinking without emotion (&amp;#x0304 = 3.16), hypothesis updating (&amp;#x0304 = 3.607) and perception based confidence (&amp;#x0304&nbsp;= 2.97) were the core skills used by the medical doctors in clinical decision making. The focus group discussion emphasized that medical doctors should possess critical thinking without emotions and good time pressure balance in order to make accurate clinical decisions. The study concludes that medical doctors have quality access to health information resources to make clinical decisions. The study, therefore recommended regular trainings of medical personnel on health information resources to ensure accurate and sound decision making in order to enhance optimal performance.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong> Information sharing, Job satisfaction, Librarians, Private Universities</p> Moyosore O. Adegboye, Samuel Adeyoyin Copyright (c) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Assessing the Use of Innovative Tools for Library Instruction and Services in Federal University Libraries in South-South, Nigeria <p>The study investigated the adoption of innovative tools for library instruction and services in Federal University libraries in South-South zone of Nigeria. The study cut across six federal university libraries in the zone with a total population of 93 academic librarians. The findings revealed that fewer numbers of the respondents have adopted and used innovative tools for library instruction and services which majority of the respondents are yet to use innovative tools for instruction and service delivery. It also showed that the frequency of use of the tools were staggered with social media and text messaging being the ones that are used daily, email was used on a weekly basis while Library Blog, website and OPAC were mostly used on quarterly basis and a general none use of radio broadcasting. The findings further indicated that inadequate use of innovative tools would affect patronage and adequate delivery of library instruction and services to the library patrons who are in different geo-political locations. The researchers recommended the need for library management in federal universities in the South-South zone of Nigeria to explore viable innovative tools for ilibrary instruction and services,</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Innovative tools, Library instruction, Library services, Librarians, University libraries</p> Saturday U. Omeluzor, Molokwu Ugochi, Victoria Kelechi Izuakolam Copyright (c) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Imperatives of Career Development on Librarians’ Commitment among University Libraries in Southern Nigeria <p>This study examined the imperatives of career development on librarians commitment among university libraries in southern, Nigeria.The survey design was adopted for the study. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from all the five hundred and fifty-six (556) professional librarians in thirty-nine public university in southern, Nigeria .five hundred and twenty four (524) were completed and retrieved for data analysis. Total enumeration method was used to include all academic librarians in the universities in Southern Nigeria. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics. The findings showed that the extent of career development was high and that out of the five construct, training contributed highest in librarian career development while counselingoffered the least contribution, although it was high.Affectiv commitment made the largest contribution while normative commitment offered the least contribution.Also, findings reviewed that career development significantly influenced librarians commitment at &lt; 0.05 significant level.The study recommends that the library managementcreates a friendly environment and organise regular staff trainingto boost librarians’ commitment</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Career development, Librarians commitment, Librarians, University libraries</p> V. E Unegbu, B. Ezeudu, Y.T Babalola, E. Madukoma Copyright (c) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Awareness of Career Prospects in Librarianship and Students’ Preparedness in Library Schools in South-East Nigeria <p>The paper focused on Awareness of Career Prospects in librarianship and students‟ preparedness in library schools, South- East Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design method was adopted in this study. A total population of 552 respondents covering only final year students of the Library and Information Science Department of library schools in South-East was used for this study, to which 112 were randomly selected. Data was collected by means of a questionnaire and handbook for undergraduate programmes from 2012 to 2019 in each university where Library and Information Science is offered. Findings showed that information networking, software package, and library automation are taught by ESUT, IMSU, NAU, and ABSU only. While literature searching skills is not taught by any of the universities understudied, Introduction to ICT &amp; Internet in Library and information services courses are taught by ESUT, IMSU and NAU. In addition, Electronic publishing and IT tools and computer application are taught only in MOUAU. It was also revealed that students are aware of the following information outlets: libraries, schools, archives, banks, media houses, museums, education and training institutions for information personnel, among others. Results indicated that SIWES and school coursework were the major events put in place in preparing students for a career in librarianship. Recommendations were made based on the findings.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Awareness, Career prospects, Librarianship, Library schools</p> Adaeze Ukamaka, Jude Iwuoha, Lucky Oghenetega Urhiewhu, Sandra Chidera Nwachukwu Copyright (c) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Trends in Inaugural and Public Lecture Presentations at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), 1986-2019 <p>This study is designed to determine the trend of inaugural and public lecture presentations at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), from 1986 – 2019. A total of thirty-five hard copies of the inaugural and thirty-three public lectures were retrieved from the University Library for the research. The frequency of presentation, gender of the lecturers, discipline/programme, subject matter and trend of presentation of the lectures were analyzed using descriptive statistics including frequency tables, percentages, charts and graphs. Findings revealed that only a few lecturers have presented their inaugural lectures compared to the number of Professors in the University. More males had presented lectures, when compared to females. Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture and Management had low presentation. The subjects of the public lecture revolved around and demonstrated the societal challenges and issues at the time of the presentations. Recommendations were made primarily to ensure motivation and policy position on inaugural and public lectures presentation.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Inaugural lectures, Public lectures, Research, Universities</p> Chinwe V. Anunobi, Colette O. Onyebinama Copyright (c) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Digitization of Information Resources in Public Libraries and Museums in South-East, Nigeria: Problems and Prospects <p>This study examines the problems and prospects of digitization of information resources in public libraries and museums in South-East, Nigeria. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study and a survey research design was also used for the study. The population of the study consists of all the staff and users of public libraries and museums in South-East, Nigeria. A total sample size of 317 was selected using a simple random sampling technique. The researcher constructed two sets of questionnaire entitled “Problems and Prospects of Digitization of Information Resources in Public Libraries and Museums Questionnaire (PPDIRPLMQ) for data collection. The instrument for data collection was trial-tested for reliability. A total 317 copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the respondents and 293 were returned and found usable by the researcher. This gave a response rate of 92%. The data collected were analyzed using Mean (X) Standard Deviations and percentages to answer the research questions. Based on the data collected and analysed, the major findings of the study revealed some of the barriers to the digitization of information resources in public libraries and museums and also proffered some strategies in surmounting these challenges.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Digitization, Information resources, Public libraries, Museums</p> Kate Nkechinyere Ogbu, Abidina Abubakar, Saddiq Abdulkadir Batagarawa Copyright (c) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Towards a National Framework for Digital Preservation in Nigeria: Technologies and Best Practices <p>The need for preserving digital resources (acquired or generated) by institutions in Nigeria becomes imperative in the wake of adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by these institutions. The paper advocates for a national framework for preserving digital resources for long-term or future use and to avoid the risk of losing national memory in this digital age. Technology emulation, migration and encapsulation are some of the digital preservation strategies discussed in the paper. The paper also identified two key national institutions that can drive the digital preservation initiative in Nigeria.</p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Archive, Preservation, Digital materials, Technology Obsolence</p> David Oguche, Asabe Aliyu Copyright (c) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Awareness of Information and Communication Technology-Based Information Resources in Library User Education Programmes in Colleges of Education in Southern Nigeria <p>The study investigated awareness of information and communication technology-based information resources in library user education programmes in South-South Nigeria. Three research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of 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 more than half of the listed ICT-based resources were available in the six colleges of education libraries under study. The study also shows that the respondents had high awareness on these items. It was deduced from the findings that the method used to a high extent for awareness of ICT-based resources for user education programmes in colleges of education libraries was conferences. The study recommended among others, that, colleges of education authorities should embark on capacity building programmes in terms of training and re-training of librarians on ICT awareness.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Awareness, Information Resources, User education, ICT</p> Vera Ngozi Okonoko, Ufuoma Eruvwe Copyright (c) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000