Roles and Proficiency of Systems Librarians as Managers of Library Systems in Academic Libraries in Nigeria

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Title
Roles and Proficiency of Systems Librarians as Managers of Library Systems in Academic Libraries in Nigeria
 
Creator Obuh, Alex O
 
Subject M-STO/08
Academic Library; Library Systems; Systems Librarian; Library Systems Manager; Ict Skills; Job Proficiency.


 
Description
The study explores the roles and proficiency of the systems librarian as manager of library systems in academic libraries in Nigeria. Specifically, the forms of training, level of proficiency in requisite ICT skills as well as the ability to perform the roles of systems librarians by librarians in the systems department of academic libraries in some universities in Nigeria were examined. The results revealed that most systems librarians in Nigeria acquire their training through self studies, colleagues and on the job and that their proficiency both in the requisite ICT skills and their ability to perform their specialized roles is low. The study demonstrated that the low proficiency in the requisite ICT skills possessed by the respondents accounted proportionately for their poor proficiency in performing their roles as systems librarians. The study re-echoes the need for urgent overhauling of LIS school curriculum to include more contents on systems librarianship.
 
Publisher EUM, Edizioni Università di Macerata
 
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Date 2019-01-15
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.jlis.it/article/view/12512
10.4403/jlis.it-12512
urn:nbn:it:unifi-24367
https://www.jlis.it/article/download/12512/11354
 
Source JLIS.it; Vol. 10, No. 1 (2019); 102-113
JLIS.it; Vol. 10, No. 1 (2019); 102-113
2038-1026
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.jlis.it/article/view/12512/11354
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Alex O Obuh
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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