Application of social media for innovative library services in South-Western Nigerian University libraries
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CitationAmuda, H , Adeyinka, T . (2017). Application of Social Media for Innovative Library Services in South-Western Nigerian University Libraries. Journal of Balkan Libraries Union, 5 (2), 10-16. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/jblu/issue/33916/375428
The study investigated the application of social media used for innovative library services by university library staff in South-Western Nigeria. A survey method was adopted with copies of questionnaire distributed to 354 library staff selected from the entire 36 university libraries located in South Western Nigeria. An in-depth interview was also conducted for heads of units in each of the libraries. The findings of the study reveal that social media application to library services is now prominent among university library staff in South-Western Nigeria. Facebook, Twitter, Blog, YouTube, LinkedIn, Delicious, MySpace and Flickr are the social media being used by the library staff. Facebook was found to be the most used site. In addition, the study affirms that selected libraries are using social media majorly to communicate with their users, provide reference services, disseminate information as well as news on library services.