Awareness, Availability and Utilization of ICT Facilities for Effective Service Delivery in Academic Libraries in Nigeria
Edidiong Akpan-Atata and Enyene, E. T
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This paper assesses the availability and utilization of ICT facilities for effective service delivery in academic libraries in Nigeria. The paper opines that since the beginning of the 21st Century, Libraries automation has come to stay and since then library services delivery have undergone changes from purely manual to modern technology- driven, the aftermath being challenges in terms of inadequacy of manpower, infrastructure and finance. The paper then recommends that since ICT has come to stay, academic libraries in Nigeria should adopt a positive attitude towards its adoption and adaptation to enhance their service delivery. It encourages libraries to train and retrain their staff to adopt ICTs. It concludes that academic libraries and Librarians should not remain onlookers rather should be active participants in policy formulation and implementation as its affects ICT usage in academic libraries.