ELECTRONIC LEARNING AND THE CHALLENGES OF THE DIGITAL AGE FOR LIBRARY SERVICES IN NIGERIA
Ogundipe, T. C.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study gives an insight into e-learning and library services as well as the challenges posed in this digital age. It highlights the need and benefit, for library services and advocates the establishment of e-library unit and proposes for information librarian to manage e-library resources. It is hoped that when the challenges of e-learning initiatives for library services are met, it will increase access, improve services, establish shearing partners with patrons, distance and widely dispersed e-learners and with other institutions in the world. In conclusion, there is need for the institutions to investigate alternative and independent means of access to information highway or internet for teaching learning and research purposes through such means as satellite communications, training and re-training of information librarians. In line with the above challenges, it is therefore recommended that all academic libraries in Nigeria must provide lecturers and student's access to the e-library data bases (internet), and to ensure that information from the database flow from Nigerian institutions to the global database for accessing through the internet.