International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 242

Full Length Research Paper

The impact of automated library services and usage on student’s academic performance in Nigerian Universities

Ngozi Blessing Ossai-Ugbah
Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 November 2010
  •  Published: 30 December 2010

Abstract

 

This study examined the extent to which the use of automated electronic information services by students has influenced the academic performance of students in three tertiary institutions in Nigeria: University of Ibadan, Covenant University, Sango Ota and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. One thousand and five hundred copies of questionnaire were administered to the users at the three universities. The results revealed that having pre university computer literacy did not account for better academic performance; and students who made use of automated library serves were better exposed to academic materials and performed academically better than those who did not make use of the services of tan automated library. The majority of the users agreed that there is a significant relationship between educational academic exposures with the use of the automated library services, and they were satisfied with these automated electronic library services. However, the major constraints identified by the respondents were slow internet speed, access and automated library facilities are not up and running at all times to meet the varied time students prefer to browse the internet. The research recommended institutions to enlarge their internet bandwidth and make it available anytime of the day or night when the students are free to make use of it.

 

Key words: Impact, automated, library services, academic performance.