The Role of Librarians as Information Literacy Instructors: A Case of Kaduna State University, Kaduna

Maimuna Izah


Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize needed information to possess the ability to locate, evaluate, and use these information ethically. The study assesses information literacy of academic staff in a public university using the role of librarians as its nexus. Training - feedback mechanism was used. Questionnaire was used for data collection which was administered on 104 academic staff who participated in the information literacy programme of Kaduna State University, Kaduna. The data was analyzed descriptively. The study revealed the training session covered what is expected, the trainees stated that the length of the session was right, however, the training was mired by poor Internet services. The study recommends among others, the sufficient Internet bandwidth, alternative power supply by the university management, and support for academic staff participation in information literacy training programmes by the respective heads of departments.

Keyword: Information literacy, academic staff, public university, electronic resources

DOI: 10.7176/NMMC/91-05

Publication date:July 30th 2020

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