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