The Role of Academic Librarians in ICT Driven Environment in Delta State

Arumuru, Lawrence


This research work examined the Role of Academic Librarians in ICT Driven Environment in Delta State. The research work covers selected higher institutions in Delta State which are: Delta State University, Abraka campus, Oleh campus and Anwai campus, College of Education Warri, College of Education Agbor, College of Health Sciences Morshoga, Oghara Polytechnic, Ozoro Polytechnic and Ogwashi-ukwu Polytechnic. In order to do justice to this research work, the researcher examined various definitions of ICT, librarian, academic library and academic librarian as proposed by renowned and seasoned professionals in the field of librarianship. This research work also examined the improved and advanced roles of librarians in ICT driven environment in rendering library services. This work made use of the descriptive survey research design based on its objectivity, completeness of coverage and its provision of a sound basis for efficiency and accuracy in decision making. Also this research work highlights the various ict facilities/resources that are used in the library, the various roles of librarians, benefits associated with these new roles played by librarians and the challenges encountered by librarians in dispensing such roles. The research work also analyzed, discussed and drew conclusion on the role of academic librarians in ICT driven environment from which contribution to knowledge were derived.

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