The Impact of Information Technology on Modern Librarianship: A Reflective Study



Libraries play a vital role in meeting the information needs of users. Therefore the University Libraries and libraries need the application of ICT in their daily library activities, considering the importance and roles it plays in ones’ information dissemination. Effective application of ICT in library activities helps the librarians to carry out their duties and services effectively and efficiently. This paper assessed the need for ICT application in modern librarianship. It discusses the impact of ICT in Academic Libraries and the gains of ICT. It went further to see ICT as a revolutionary trend instead of as a tool. This paper went further to assess application of ICT in libraries as a window of opportunity, the factors that affect information technology in modern librarianship.

Key words; Information technology, librarianship, modeling, academics, digital

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