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ASSESSMENT OF THE COMPETENCIES OF LIBRARIANS IN THE USE OF ICT FOR REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICE IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN ENUGUSTATE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page – – – – – – – – – – i
Approval page – – – – – – – – – ii
Certification – – – – – – – – – – iii
Dedication – – – – – – – – – – – iv
Acknowledgement – – – – – – – – – v
Table of contents – – – – – – – – – vi
List of tables – – – – – – – – – – viii
Abstract – – – – – – – – – – ix
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background to the study – – – – – – – – 1
Statement of the problem – – – – – – – – 7
Purpose of the study – – – – – – – – – 8
Research questions – – – – – – – – – 8
Significance of the study – – – – – – – 9
Scope of the study – – – – – – – – 10
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
Conceptual Framework – – – – – – – – 11
Concept of Reference services and its importants – – – – – 14
Concept of Academic Libraries – – – – – – – 17
Concept of Assessment – – – – – – – – 17
Concept of Competencies – – – – – – – – 17
Concept of information and communication technology (ICT – – – 18
Nature and qualities of reference librarians work – – – – – 20
Competences/Skills of Reference Librarians – – – – – – 21
Problems faced by reference Librarians and its solution- – – – – 24
Review of related empirical studies – – – – – – – – 27
Summary of reviewed literature – – – – – – – – 32
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODS
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Research Design- – – – – – – – – – 34
Area of the study – – – – – – – – – – 34
Population of the study – – – – – – – – – 34
Sample and sampling techniques- – – – – – – – 35
Instruments for data collection – – – – – – – – 35
Validation of the instrument- – – – – – – – – 36
Method of data collection- – – – – – – – – 36
Method of data analysis- – – – – – – – – 36
CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION OF RESULTS
Summary of major findings – – – – – – – – – 46
CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF THE FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND
CONCLUSION
Discussion of the findings – – – – – – – – – 48
Method of Acquiring ICT Competencies – – – – – – – 49
Problems that hinders librarian from the Acquisition of ICT Competencies – – 50
Ways of curbing the problems Encountered by Librarians in Acquisition of ICT
skills/Competencies – – – – – – – – – – 50
Implication of the findings – – – – – – – – – 51
Limitations of the Study – – – – – – – – – 51
Recommendations – – – – – – – – – 51
Suggestion for further study- – – – – – – – – 52
Conclusion — – – – – – – – – – – 52
REFRENCES– – – – – – – – – – 54
APPENDICES – – – – – – – – – – 59
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Availability of ICT facilities/ resources in reference
services of academic libraries in Enugu State– – – – 38
Table 2: Mean response on the librarians ICT competencies in
reference sections. – – – – – 40
Table 3: Mean responses of reference librarians on uses ICT
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facilities in reference services – – – – – – 41
Table 4: Mean responses on methods by which reference librarians acquire ICT
competencies in Academic Libraries in Enugu State – – – 42
Table 5: Mean responses on perceived problems that hinders
librarians from the acquisition of ICT competencies – – – 43
Table 6: Mean responses of the reference librarians on the strategies
for curbing the problem encountered in acquiring the ICT
Skills – – – – – – – – – 45

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