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Awareness and Readiness of Nigerian Polytechnic Students towards Adopting Artificial Intelligence in Libraries


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1 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
2 The University Library, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
3 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
4 Library Division, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
5 Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
     

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This survey research investigated the awareness and readiness for Artificial Intelligence (AI) among polytechnic students in Nigeria. Five Polytechnics were purposively selected for the study. The study population comprised of three hundred and twenty (320) final year students registered as members in the selected polytechnic libraries. A questionnaire was used for data collection. Purposive sampling was used to select one hundred (100) respondents from each of the polytechnics. Findings revealed that the students were aware of the existence of Artificial Intelligence usage in library operations and gained awareness during library orientation programmes. The students admitted that they needed to have basic computer skills to be relevant in this era. The major anticipated constraint in the use of AI is unstable power supply. The study recommends the need for polytechnic library managements to harness alternative sources of power supply, and the need to include practical ICT training in the curriculum.

Keywords

4IR, Artificial Intelligence, Awareness, Nigeria, Preparedness, Undergraduate Students.
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K. A. Owolabi
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State
Nigeria

Adeleke Olateju Abayomi
The University Library, Lagos State University, Lagos
Nigeria

N. A. Aderibigbe
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Nigeria

Owunezi Margaret Kemdi
Library Division, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Ebonyi State
Nigeria

Omotoso Akinkunmi Oluwaseun
Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Nigeria

C. N. Okorie
Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Nigeria


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Authors

K. A. Owolabi
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Adeleke Olateju Abayomi
The University Library, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria
N. A. Aderibigbe
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Owunezi Margaret Kemdi
Library Division, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Omotoso Akinkunmi Oluwaseun
Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
C. N. Okorie
Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Abstract


This survey research investigated the awareness and readiness for Artificial Intelligence (AI) among polytechnic students in Nigeria. Five Polytechnics were purposively selected for the study. The study population comprised of three hundred and twenty (320) final year students registered as members in the selected polytechnic libraries. A questionnaire was used for data collection. Purposive sampling was used to select one hundred (100) respondents from each of the polytechnics. Findings revealed that the students were aware of the existence of Artificial Intelligence usage in library operations and gained awareness during library orientation programmes. The students admitted that they needed to have basic computer skills to be relevant in this era. The major anticipated constraint in the use of AI is unstable power supply. The study recommends the need for polytechnic library managements to harness alternative sources of power supply, and the need to include practical ICT training in the curriculum.

Keywords


4IR, Artificial Intelligence, Awareness, Nigeria, Preparedness, Undergraduate Students.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17821/srels%2F2022%2Fv59i1%2F168682