ADOPTION OF NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES: PATHWAY TO IMPROVING STANDARD OF EDUCATION FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

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

Abstract


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.

Keywords


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

Full Text:

PDF

References


Abdulsalami, L. T., Okezie, Q. I. & Agbo, A. D. (2013). The role of the library in the promotion of knowledge societies in Nigeria. Advances in Applied Science Research, 4(1):58-70. Available online at www.pelagiaresearchlibrary.com.

Adamu, A. (2017). The state of education in Nigeria calls for a serious concern. Vanguard News. http://www.vanguardnew.com.

Adekumisi, S. R. & Odunewu, A. O. (2016). Web 2.0 and Nigerian academic librarians. Journal of Education and Practice, 7(35): 124-134.

Akporhonor, B. A. & Olise, F. N. (2015). Librarians' use of social media for promoting library and information resources and services in university libraries in south-south Nigeria. Information and Knowledge Management, 5 (6): 1-9.

Amannah, P. I. & Ahiakwo, M. J. (2013). Systematic approach to the improving standard of Nigeria educational system. International Multidisciplinary Journal, Ethiopia, 7 (4): 252-264. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.7i4.15.

Amuni, S. I., Adetoro, N. & Olatunji, S. E. (2014). Mobile technology and information services provision: perception of library users in selected universities. Global Science Research Journals, 14: 2169-3078.

Ani, O. E. & Edem, N. (2012). Access and usage of online databases in Nigerian universities in teaching and research. Library and information Practitioner, 5(1x2), 475-486.

Buhari, M. (2017). The state of education in Nigeria calls for a serious concern. Vanguard News. Retrieved from http://www.vanguardnew.com.

Chu, S. K. & Du, H. S. (2013). Social networking tools for academic libraries. Journal of Library and Information Science, 45(1): 64-75.

DeNoyelles, A. (2013). Analysis in virtual worlds: The influence of learner characteristics on instructional design. In Seo, K. K. (Ed.), Using social media effectively in the classroom: Blogs, wikis, twitter, and more (pp. 3-18). Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Dhiraj, M. (2013). Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age. Cambridge: Polity. 7–8. Accessed on 2nd April, 2018, from doi:10.2472/3246-4516.635732.

Dickson, A. & Holley, R. P. (2010). Social networking in academic libraries: The possibilities and the concerns. School of Library and Information Science Facility Research Publications. Paper 33. Accessed on 25th February, 2018, from: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/slisfrp/33.

Dictionary.com (2014). Social network. Accessed on April 23rd, 2018, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/social network.

Ezeani, C. N. & Eke, H. N. (2011). Transformation of Web 2.0 into Library 2.0 for driving access to knowledge by academic libraries in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 48th National Conference and Annual General meeting of the Nigerian Library Association, theme: knowledge management for national development. Ibadan: HERN Publishers, p. 80.

Ezeani, C. N. & Igwesi, U. (2012). Using social media for dynamic library service delivery: The Nigeria experience. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2011&context=libphilprac.

Highley, T. & Seo, K. K. (2013). Blurring the lines: Teacher insights on the pitfalls and possibilities of incorporating online social media into instructional design. In Seo, K. K. (Ed.), Using social media effectively in the classroom: Blogs, wikis, twitter, and more (pp. 19-33). New York, NY: Routledge.

Internet World Stats (2015). Internet usage statistics for Africa. Accessed on March 10, 2018, from www.Internetworldstats.com.

Kaplan, A. M. & Haenlein, M. (2010). Users of the world unites: The challenges and opportunities of social media. Business Horizons, 53(1): 61-66. Accessed on March 29th, 2018, from DOI: 10.6547/566849947589733.

Kumar, V. V. & Chitra, S. (2008). Innovative use of SMS technology for excellence in library services in Kerala. ASLIC 23rd National Seminar on Library Profession in search of a New Paradigm, held at Bose Institute, Kolakata, December 10-13. Accessed on March 6th, 2018, from DOI: 10.2054/42343465436538.

Labo-Popoola, S. O, Bello, A. A. & Atanda, F. A. (2015). Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Challenges and way forward in the social sciences.

Madu, E. C., Idoko, A. N., Dirisu, M. B. & Emerole, N. (2017). Institutional readiness and application of Web 2.0 tools for information service provision in university libraries in Nigeria, Information and Knowledge Management, 7(8): 19-24.

Mahmood, K. & Richardson, J. V. (2013). Adoption of Web 2.0 in US academic libraries: A survey of ARL Library websites. Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 31 (4): 508-520. Accessed on April 10th, 2018, from DOI: 10.1108/EL-04-2011-0068.

Nnadozie, C. O. & Onah, F. E. (2016). Impact of academic librarians’ educational qualification on faculty members’ satisfaction with information delivery in selected universities in Nigeria. Sky Journal of Education Research, 4(2): 20-26. Accessed on 27th April, 2018 from http://www.skyjournal.org/SJER.

Okonedo, S., Azubuike, F. C. & Adeyoyin, S. O. (2013). A Survey of the awareness and use of Web 2.0 technologies by library and information professionals in selected libraries in south west Nigeria. International Journal of Library Science, 2 (4): 61-68. Accessed on 29th April, 2018, from DOI: 10.5923/j.library.20130204.01.

Okoro, N. & Nwafor, K. A. (2013). Social media and political participation in Nigeria during the 2011 General Elections: The hapses and the lesson. Global journal of Arts, Humanities and social sciences, 1(3), 29-46.

Semode, F. D., Ejitagha, S. & Baro, E. E. (2017). Social networking sites: Changing roles, skills and use by librarians in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). 1500. Accessed on April 8th, 2018, from http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/1500.

Singha, S. C. & Sarmah, M. (2015). Web 2.0 tools in enhancing the best practices of user services in academic libraries: A comparative study of central university libraries in Assam State, India. International Journal of Advanced Library and Information Science, 3: 249-260. Accessed on 1st April, 2018, from DOI: https://doi.org/10.23953/cloud.ijalis.253.

Sobalaje, A. J. & Ogunmodede, T. A. (2015). Roles of academic library in the national and economic development of Nigeria. Greener Journal of Social Science, 5(2): 036-041. DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJSS.2015.2.281114401.

Taylor & Francis Group (2014). Use of Social media by the library: Current practices and future opportunities. A White paper from Taylor and Francis. Accessed on March 23, 2018, from www.white-paper-social-media.pdf.

Udoudo, A. J. & Ojo, G. O. (2016). New media and the development of education sector: Appraisal of selected schools. Sage Journals. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244016671373.

Ugwuona, C. S. & Dike, V. W. (2015). Relationship between library resources and research productivity in five Nigerian health-based research facilities. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). 1267. Accessed on 1st December, 2017, from: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/1267.

UNESCO (2015). Education for All (EFA), 2000-2015: achievement and challenges. Chapter 8, page 241.

UNESCO (2015). World Education Forum 2015 final report: The lncheon Declaration, Beyond the lncheon: rising up to the challenges of implementation. Chapter four, page 26.

Webopeadia (2016). Web 2.0 technology. Accessed on April 19th, 2018, from www.webopaedia.com/term/w/web.2.

Yatai, G. K. (2017). Falling standard of education: who takes the blame? Peoples Daily. Retrieved from http://www.peoplesdailynews.com.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2020 Abbas Lamido Gora Adamu, Isaiah Michael Omame, Abubakar Ahmed, Ahmed Baba Gombe

 

 

 

 

   

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.