Perceived Constraints to the Utilization of ICT Facilities in Selected University Libraries in Imo State, Nigeria

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Citation: Ijeoma Irene Bernard., Doris Chinyere Obiano and Chioma Esther Osuji (2022) Perceived Constraints to the Utilization of ICT Facilities in Selected University Libraries in   Imo State, Nigeria, International Journal of Library and Information Science Studies, Vol.8, No.1, pp.33-38

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to ascertain the challenges of utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in two selected University Libraries in Imo State. A sample size of sixty (60) library staff from the two selected University Libraries was used. Data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The results showed that the major constraints faced in use of ICT tools include epileptic power supply, lack of access to ICT facilities and lack of adequate office/accomodation. From the above findings, the study recommended that the institutions should go ahead to acquire more current and relevant ICT facilities that are not yet available. That the staff should be given free access to the facilities and provide adequate office space for operations. There should be regular training of staff on ICT both in-house and otherwise so that staff will be more equipped to use the facilities for enhancement.

Keywords: ICT, Library, Staff, Universities, facilities

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/ijliss.15/vol8no1pp.33-38

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 33-38 (Download PDF)

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