Integration of ICT in Library Instruction in Clifford University, Owerrinta, Nigeria a Study

  • Saturday Unwelegbemenwe Omeluzor Clifford University OwerrintaIhie CampusAbia StateNigeria
  • Amarachi Glory Alala Clifford University Owerrinta, P.M.B. 8001 Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
  • Gentle U. Omeluzor Clifford University Owerrinta, P.M.B. 8001 Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
Keywords: Library instruction, ICT integration, Private university, Clifford university, Nigeria


The study investigated the integration of information communication and technology (ICT) with library instruction (LI) in Clifford University Owerrinta (CLU), Abia State, Nigeria. The study adopted total enumeration method with a population of 124 first year students of 2016/2017 academic session. Two instruments were developed and validated by two professors in the field of Library and Information Science with a reliability result of 0.82 and 0.84 respectively using Cronbach alpha procedure. The instruments were administered face-to-face to the same respondents who registered for the course in the first and second semesters with 100 per cent participation. The finding showed that a change from the traditional method of instruction to an inclusive LI with ICT integration has a significant effect on students’ use of ICT tools and related IT facilities in private university. The study recommended that ICT-based courses should be inculcated in LI curriculum; ICT tools such as projector, interactive board, computers, laptops and Internet connection should be made available for use during LI course while librarians should support and instruct students to acquire ICT skill in order to use ICT-based library information resources effectively.

Author Biographies

Saturday Unwelegbemenwe Omeluzor, Clifford University OwerrintaIhie CampusAbia StateNigeria

Dr Saturday U. Omeluzor received his Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science from Babcock University in 2016. He was appointed the pioneer University Librarian of Clifford University (CLU) between february 1, 2017 and march 31, 2019 to set up their new library. Dr. Omeluzor currently lectures at FUPRE.

Amarachi Glory Alala, Clifford University Owerrinta, P.M.B. 8001 Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

Mrs Amarachi Glory Alala has a masters degree in Library and Information Science, Imo State University, Owerri and is currently a senior staff in the Library at Clifford University, Owerrinta. mrs. Alala is the Head of the Technical Section of CLU Library.

Gentle U. Omeluzor, Clifford University Owerrinta, P.M.B. 8001 Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

Mr Gentle Uwoh Omeluzor obtained a bachelor degree in Curriculum Studies and Educational Technology (Computer Science Option) from University of Port Harcourt. He has served in different areas of human endeavour. He is currently a staff in the Information Community and Technology (ICT) Unit of Clifford University, Owerrinta, Nigeria.


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How to Cite
Omeluzor, S., Alala, A., & Omeluzor, G. (2019). Integration of ICT in Library Instruction in Clifford University, Owerrinta, Nigeria a Study. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 39(4), 192-198.
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