Imperatives of Virtual Library Services on the Quality of Teaching, Learning and Research for Students in Nigerian Universities
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Ibenne, S. K.
The paper discusses the role of virtual library services could play in improving the quality of teaching, learning, and research for Nigerian university students. The problems identified as the bane of virtual library service in Nigerian universities include low level of information literacy on the students' part, low level of proficiency for digitally-based information service delivery on the part of library staff, irregular supply of electric power and the reluctance on the part of the students to shed off their preference for print-based resources and switch service demands on libraries to digitally-held resources, a situation attributable in part to their low level of information literacy. Recommendations made to improve the situation include an 'aggressive' information literacy action plan in Nigerian universities for the students and library staff, improvement in the power supply to libraries as a first line priority and effective collaboration with mode! virtual library services in other countries of the world as part of a consortium.
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Virtual Library Services , Nigerian universities
Ibenne, S. K. and Dorodolu, O. (2011), Imperatives of Virtual Library Services on the Quality of Teaching, Learning and Research for Students in Nigerian Universities. Gateway Library Journal Vol. 14 (1) 2011. pp 16 - 26