Research article of Global Journal of Library and Information Science
LIBRARIAN’S USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LIBRARY SERVICE DELIVERY IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA
1Kayode Gboyega OYENIRAN (CLN), 2Adebyo Afolabi OLAJIDE (CLN)
1Head, Circulation unit University Library, Federal University, Otuoke.
2Head, Medical Library Bowen University Library Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria.
Purpose: The study investigated the librarians’ use of Social Media for library service delivery in the university libraries in Nigeria.
Methodology: The research adopted the descriptive design survey. The sample size of this research study comprised of (40) forty librarians from Federal University Otuoke and Niger Delta University, wiberforce iland, both in Bayelsa State. A well self-structured questionnaire was used to collect data.
Findings: The Friday showed that social media tools were used among Librarians for sharing posting and disseminating of inaugural lecture, conference via You-Tube for other academic improvement. The finding revealed that Facebook was most consulted social media tool among librarian in the variously libraries. Closely followed were YouTube, Instant Message and Twitter respectively. The finding indicated that lack of awareness and the unreliable power supply were the two major challenges librarians faced while using social media to provide services in the university library. Closely followed was the low bandwidth. The study revealed that overdue notices, reference service, marketing and promotion of information products, displayed of new arrival of collection were some of the major services rendered by librarian in the university librarian in Nigeria.
Originality: The result of this research will be beneficial to the librarians and the teaming users in general, especially in the area of awareness of social media tools, service delivery via social media tools and overcoming challenges facing librarian while using several media in providing services.
Keywords: Social media; Librarian; Library service; University libraries; Library service delivery
How to cite this article:
Kayode Gboyega OYENIRAN and Adebyo Afolabi OLAJIDE.LIBRARIAN’S USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR LIBRARY SERVICE DELIVERY IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA. Global Journal of Library and Information Science, 2019, 2:13
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