Extent of use of blogs in rendering library and information services by librarians and library officers in university libraries in South-South, Nigeria

Jacinta Isioma Ogonwa
Keywords: Blogs, social media, library and information services, online services, university libraries, library officers
Journal of Library Services and Technologies 2022 4(2), 22-28. Published: December 30, 2022


Abstract

This study focuses on the utilization of blogs in rendering library and information services by librarians and library officers in university libraries in South–South. Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted. From a population of 526 librarians, purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 323 librarians and library officers from three states in South-South, Nigeria - Edo, Delta and Rivers States. Copies of questionnaire were administered to three hundred and twenty three (323) but three hundred and three (303) were retrieved and analysed for the study. The findings revealed that blogs are used to a high extent in the university libraries to render to render services but some services such as news and announcement among others are not yet rendered with blogs. This study recommended the need to train and re-train librarians on the application of blogs in rendering library and information services so as to serve the library community better.