The Training, Development and Education of Library Manpower in Information Technology in University Libraries in Nigeria


  • C. O. Ajidahun


This paper takes a critical look at library education and training of human resources in information and computer technologies in Nigerian university libraries. It discusses the training needs of staff, highlights the benefits of training, the training techniques, the training programmes and the staff development processes. Twenty-one university libraries in Nigeria participated in the study. Result shows that many academic librarians and other categories of library staff are not computer-literate. The study further reveals that the training programmes for staff development in information technology in Nigerian university libraries are grossly inadequate. This paper offers suggestions which might help enhance staff development in Nigerian university libraries.

Author Biography

C. O. Ajidahun

Deputy University Librarian and Head, Readers' Services, at the Adekunle Ajasin University Library in Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria