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Library Progress(International)( Library Science)(Started in 1981)
eISSN: 2320 317X
pISSN: 0970-1052
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DOI: 10.5958/2320-317X
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Library Progress(International)( Library Science)(Started in 1981)
Year : 2022, Volume & Issue : LIB PRO. 42(1), JAN-JUN 2022
Page No. : 77-83, Article Type : Original Aticle
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-317X.2022.00009.5 (Received on 24.11.2021, Revised on 10.04.2022, Accepted on 27.04.2022)

The Impact of Twitter Usage among Federal Government Owned University Libraries in South-South Nigeria

Eruvwe Ufuoma*, Dika Sunday Ikhimeakhu**, Nwafor Michael Chigozie***
Author’s Affiliation : * Librarian 1, Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, Nigeria. E-mail: eromoserecon@yahoo.com **Chief librarian, Sheda Science and Technology complex (SHESTCO), Sheda, Kwali, Abuja, Nigeria. E-mail: dikasunday00@gmail.com *** Senior Librarian, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. E-mail: michael.nwafor@unn.edu.ng

Corresponding Author : Eruvwe Ufuoma, Librarian 1, Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, Nigeria.,
E-Mail:-eromoserecon@yahoo.com


Abstract

This study investigates the impact of twitter usage among federal government owned  university libraries in South-South Nigeria. A descriptive survey method was adopted for the study. A total of one hundred and eight (108) copies of questionnaire were distributed to the librarians in the federal university libraries in South-South, Nigeria, only ninety-five (95) were filled and returned, which was used for study. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics mean and percentage mean score of 2.5 and above and percentage score of 50% were considered as acceptable by respondents. Its major findings revealed that the impact of twitter usage among federal government owned university libraries in South, South, Nigeria are: to disseminate information, to engage their communities, to engage directly with researchers, creating a virtual service point, scholarly communication for formal and informal learning, free messaging service for researchers and so on. Problem associated with the usage are: Poor adaptation of new technologies by older librarian, poor network coverage, ability to recharge data always, frequent changes in technology, non implementation of twitter policy,  and twitter ban in some countries  as well as solutions to the usage of twitter in academic libraries which includes adaptation of new technology by older librarian , network should be improve on , recharging of data always is critical , adaptation to change in technology , and  proper implementation of twitter policy  The study recommended that libraries should adopt the usage of twitter by implementation of twitter policy in university libraries.

How to cite this article:  Ufuoma E, Ikhimeakhu DS, Chigozie NM.  (2022).  The Impact of Twitter Usage among Federal Government Owned University Libraries in South-South Nigeria. Library Progress International, 42(1), 77-83.

 

Keywords

Twitter Usage, University libraries
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