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Assessment of Levels Computer Literacy Skills of library Personnel in University Libraries of North-Central Zone, Nigeria

The focus of this study was Assessment of levels Computer Literacy Skills of library Personnel
in University Libraries of North-Central Zone, Nigeria. This is of interest as the present
information environment in University libraries requires that, librarians and library officers are
skilled in Computer literacy to delivery effective information services that meet users’ needs and
satisfaction. In order to meet its objectives, descriptive survey method was used. The target
population for the study consisted of 319 library personnel (166 librarians and 153 library
officers) from selected seventeen (17) University libraries under study. The entire population of
319 was purposively adopted and used. A self- designed questionnaire was personally
administered, out of which 255 (79.9%) were properly filled, returned and used for the study.
Data gathered were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Weighted Mean was used to determine
the levels of ICT skills acquired by library personnel. Analysis revealed that the levels of
computer literacy skills acquired by library personnel for Information service delivery in
University libraries of North-Central Zone, Nigeria, were generally Low. Researcher
recommended among others, that University library management should organize training and
re-training for library personnel to improve the levels of computer literacy skills. Library schools
should include more ICT components in their curricula and include hand on desk practical in
major services expected by library users, this will provide the necessary skills for effective
information service delivery by graduates, all things being equal.



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