Effect of Information Technology on the Managerial Efficiency of Academic Libraries: A Case Study of H.O. Library

By Christianah Oluwafunmilayo Aderinto and John Adeboye Aderinto.

Published by The Technology Collection

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A survey of the effect of information technology (IT) on the managerial efficiency of a university library and some of its top management personnel was conducted. The objectives were to identify the ways and methods of applying information technology (IT) to its administration, to assess the extent of the use of IT in the management of the library and examine the extent to which IT has improved its services. Findings revealed that the operations of the library sampled were partially computerized for effective management skills. Suggestions were therefore made for improving the managerial efficiency of the library through effective utilization of information technology.

Keywords: Information Technology, Managerial Efficiency

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.99-104. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 531.070KB).

Christianah Oluwafunmilayo Aderinto

Senior Lbrarian, H. O. Library, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria

Mrs. Aderinto attended Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas, U.S.A. She graduated with B.Sc. and M.L.S. degrees in Library Science. She is a Senoir Librarian at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She has worked in different sections of the university library, and served as Head of units to different departments in the library. As an academic, she also teaches library courses at undergraduate level in the university. She has also served on different committees of the university at large. She is a member of the Nigerian Library Association. she has contributed to the growth and development of libraries in Nigeria. She is married with children.

Dr. John Adeboye Aderinto

Senior Lecturer, Department of Continuing Education, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Born sixty years ago, attended and graduated from colleges both in Nigeria and the United States of America. He attended and graduated from Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, Missouri; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Adult and Continuing Education on August 13, 1983. He is married and blessed with children. He has worked and served in different positions both as a teacher and administrator. He has also served as the Head and Director of the Department of Continuing Education of his University at various time, which spanned for over eight years. He has more than twenty five publications in different and reputable Journals across the world. He is a member of many academic and professional organizations. He was also a foundation member of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. He has attended and presented papers at conferences both nationally and internationally. He is also a religious and community leader, and has served in different capacities on social and religious issues both at local and national levels.


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