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Social Media and Academic Performance of Library and Information Science Undergraduates: A Case Study of Selected Tertiary Institutions in Kwara State, Ilorin

Social Media and Academic Performance of Library and Information Science Undergraduates: A Case Study of Selected Tertiary Institutions in Kwara State, Ilorin
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Author(s): Deborah Ajibola Ogunleye (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 27
Source title: Social Media Strategies for Dynamic Library Service Development
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7415-8.ch011

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Abstract

This chapter examines the use of social media in the training and education of undergraduates of Library and Information Science. The target population of the study comprises of Library and Information Science (LIS) undergraduate students selected from two tertiary education institutions in Kwara State, Nigeria. From this population, 260 LIS undergraduates selected through a simple random sampling technique represent the sample for the study. A self-developed questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents. Descriptive statistical data analysis method was use to analyse the collected data. The results of the study are presented using frequency tables, percentages, and charts. The major findings from the study are that LIS undergraduates and lecturers from the participating tertiary institutions in Kwara State perceive social media as mainly for chatting with friends and relatives. The findings also indicate that making use of social media contributes to undergraduates' grades and thereby improves their academic performance.

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