This study investigated the factors affecting technology skills, and job performance of library professionals in selected public universities in southwest Nigeria with the aim of finding out the level of technology skills, and job performance of the library professionals. Twelve public academic libraries comprising state and federal universities were selected for the study, and the total enumeration technique was adopted to examine 376 library staff consisting of academic librarians and library officers. Questionnaire was used for the data collection. Descriptive analyses were employed, and the results were presented in tables using frequency counts and percentages. It was found from the findings that the majority of the respondents were self-efficient in handling the technology facilities while some were just craving self-technology development. Erratic power supply and inadequate funds, among others were factors affecting the technology skills and job performance of the library professionals. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that library management should prioritize the constant acquisition of technology facilities, continuous ICT training be organized for library professionals, adequate funds be allocated to the libraries, and the factor of erratic power supply be resolved by providing stable power supply.
Citation: Olabisi Iyabode Moruwawon and Shailendra Kumar (2023) Factors Affecting the Technology Skills and Job Performance of Library Professionals in Nigerian Universities, International Journal of Library and Information Science Studies, Vol.9, No.1, pp.12-29
Keywords: Factors, Nigeria, Public University, Southwest, library professionals, technology skills
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