Abbas Lamido Gora Adamu, Isaiah Michael Omame, Abubakar Ahmed, Ahmed Baba Gombe


Nigerian standard of education has been reported to be at its lowest ebb among the comity of nations due to the myriad of challenges bedeviling the nation in recent times. Libraries are the heart of tertiary institutions and the standard of education in these institutions and the nation at large depend to a large extent on the quality and effectiveness of the libraries. New media technologies adopted in libraries in developed climes enable users such as lecturers, students and researchers to access and use current, relevant and reliable information for teaching, learning and research activities, as well as facilitate connectivity, interactivity, communication, collaboration and sharing of information between libraries and the tech-savvy users. Effective teaching and learning as well as implementing the research conducted in tertiary institutions could result to national development of key sectors in the country. This paper review discussed the concepts of new media technologies adoption in university libraries; the standard of university education in Nigeria; research and national development and the role of new media technologies in improving standard of education. The paper also highlighted the challenges of adopting new media technologies in Nigerian university libraries and proffered workable solutions.


New Media, Technologies, University Libraries, Standard of Education, National Development, Nigeria

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