Awareness and utilisation of new media technologies on library and information services in federal university of technology Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

  • Zainab Mohammed Abdullahi
  • Abbas Lamido Adamu Gora
  • Abubakar Mohammed
Keywords: Awareness, Utilisation, New Media Technologies, Library, Information, Services, Federal, University, Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

Abstract

This study examined awareness and utilisation of new media technologies on library and information services in Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. The study was guided by three objectives, three research questions and one null hypothesis. Correlational research design was adopted. The population of the study comprised thirty-one (31) librarians providing various library and information services in Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State. Questionnaire was used as the research instrument for data collection from the respondents. Descriptive statistics was used to analyse the demographic data of respondents and data generated from the research questions raised. Inferential statistics of Pearson Product Momment Correlation (PPMC) was used to test the null
hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings from the study revealed that all the library and information services listed were provided by Federal University of Technology Library. The study further revealed that majority of librarians in the studied library were aware of new media technologies, but, utilisation of the technologies was low. Moreover, the study revealed that there was significant relationship between awareness and utilisation of new media technologies on library and information services in Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State. The study recommended modernisation of library and information services, enlightenment of librarians on the opportunities availed by new media technologies
and training and re-training of librarians on the use of new media technologies for effective and efficient of library and information services.

Keywords: Awareness, Utilisation, New Media Technologies, Library, Information, Services, Federal, University, Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

Published
2019-03-27
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