2315-5132

March 2016, 5(3): pp. 045-054

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Smart phone use among academic librarians in a state University library in Nigeria

Akinbode Rahmon O, Adekunmisi Sowemimo R and Olasore Remilekun E

Olabisi Onabanjo University Library, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria

Corresponding Author Email: rahmonakin@yahoo.co.uk

Accepted 23 March, 2016

Abstract

This study investigated how academic librarians in Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Library, Nigeria used smart phones to embrace academic library services and routines. Questionnaire method was employed to collect data for the study. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The study revealed that the academic librarians of the university had and used smart phones for personal and official purposes, though the use for personal activities were more pronounced than for library services. The study further revealed that status of the academic librarians does not influenced smart phones use amongst other findings. Many recommendations were proffered amongst which were adoption of mobile technology for library applications and services as well as adoption of smart phone use by academic librarians to offer and enhance library mobile services and routines.

Keywords: Academic Librarians, Academic Libraries, Nigeria, Smart phone use.

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