Influence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) on Academic Library Services in University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Keywords:Academic Library, ICTs Skills, Library Services, University of Illorin
The paper examines the influence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on academic library services in the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. The study has adopted a descriptive survey design. The total population of library staff is 32
and the total enumeration technique was adopted due to the small but manageable size of the population. The findings of the study have revealed that ICTs devices are available, upgraded, and maintained thereby enabling the efficiency of not just the
library but the librarian as well in the rendering of their services. Also, the study has revealed that inadequate funds, erratic power supply, inadequate skilled manpower, insufficient ICTs training, inadequate Internet facilities, irregular maintenance, and
unfavorable government policy are some of the challenges, the study concludes that ICT skills possessed by library staff have brought numerous opportunities for libraries to enable them to fulfill their mission. Among the recommendations given
is that a standby generator/ inverter should be provided as an alternative to power supply.