It is indeed pleasing to announce the online publication of our Journal. As a matter of fact, this is the first volume (Vol.8, No1: 2022) that comes online since its inception in 2009. It is a good omen as it coincides with 60th National Conference and Annual General meeting of our great Association (Nigerian Library Association) holding in FCT, Abuja. The Journal is biannual but the circumstances (for example COVID-19 pandemic) beyond our control have necessitated for not meeting up at all times. In a way to further gain more visibility, all the backlogs of the Journal will be digitized and uploaded online for research and reading pleasure of our teaming subscribers.
Altogether, this volume contains eight (8) well researched articles pertinent to the field of Library and Information Science in particular, and other related disciplines (education, ICT, etc.,) in general. The first article by Ibrahim Temitope Badmus and his co-authors investigates organisational supports as predictor of personnel commitment in university libraries in South-West, Nigeria. This is followed by article of Olabode Samuel Fabunmi on use of print and non-print resources as factors influencing research productivity of librarians in private universities in South West, Nigeria.
The third article by Ismail Momoh looked at the assessment of libraries’ organisational structure and information service delivery in universities in South-West, Nigeria. Far reaching recommendations that could help in positioning the libraries in rendering effective service delivery were made. Kehinde Joseph Omolade and Olufemi Olusegun Samuel focused on COVID-9 induced virtual teaching-learning method and lecture accessibility among undergraduates in Nigerian university. The study concluded that the university management should increase the bandwidth of the internet service provider by budgeting sufficient fund for it. The next article by Omotunde and his co-authors delved into the imperativeness of human resources practices and commitment of personnel in libraries in Nigeria.
Joseph Ungwugwaye Igligli and co-authors surveyed adoption of ICT for library operation in University of Calabar Library, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. They concluded by recommending employment of qualified manpower who are vast in ICT. Salubuyi and her co-authors looked at the effect of migration from analogue (traditional) to digital (web based) readers’ services in University Libraries in Niger State, Nigeria. They, therefore, concluded that for constant power in libraries, alternative form of power supply be provided to improve the use of web based library services.
Finally, Yaya and his co-authors conducted a qualitative survey based on literature review on factors affecting preservation and conservation of educational resources in African Tropical countries. They, however, recommended that the libraries should be well funded, so that all the library information resources can be adequately preserved to prolong their lifespan.
Dr Olabode Olajide