Use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTS) among Library Staff in Selected Tertiary Institutions Libraries of Katsina State – Nigeria

Mamman Salisu Jibia, Conrad M. Mubaraka, Ibrahim Mohammed Jirgi


The study determines the availability and use of information communication technologies facilities by library staff in four (4) selected tertiary institutions libraries of Katsina State. Survey research was adapted with population of 151 library staff and a random sample size of 120 staff in four (4) selected Tertiary Institutions Libraries of katsina state. The study revealed that 104 staff of various categories responded and 189 computers (desktop, flat screen and laptops) were available in institutions libraries understudy. On the problems militating against effective use of Information Communication Technologies  (ICTS) facilities by library staff, findings showed that erratic power supply represented  by 42% (29%) respondents was the greatest problem and this was followed by inadequate computers which were represented by 15 (22%) respondents. Recommendations were proferred eg non professional staff should be trained  up to paraprofessional  and professional status, while  modern computers  be procured by the concerned tertiary institution (among others ).

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