Capacity Building for Knowledge Management in Selected Academic Libraries in Nigeria
Blessing B. AHIAUZU, FNLA, CLN; Mercy Ekenma ECHEM

The study aimed at ascertaining Capacity Building for Knowledge Management. The main objective of the study was to investigate the level of infrastructure, equipment, source of power supply, personnel and other activities available for knowledge management in those academic institutions in the present ICT age. The eight (8) academic libraries comprising of State and Federal higher institutions in Rivers and Bayelsa States respectively were studied. The study adopted a descriptive survey with a population of 96 which was also the sample size. The data was collected using a simple structured questionnaire and analyzed using simple percentage. The findings revealed that there is need for building adequate and effective capacity for Knowledge Management in all the institutions with their varying needs. Some are challenged within adequate computers, staff access to internet, adequate source of power supply, staff and training needs etc. The study concludes that building adequate and proper capacity for Knowledge Management is vital and necessary because it helps to enhance the quality of service delivery by staff in an effective and efficient manner geared towards achieving the overall goal of the libraries. It recommends that broad band internet bandwidth be provided to address the issue of low internet connectivity; all staff should have free internet access and adequate computers should be made available and maintained, Management of the libraries should ensure adequate personnel and provision for continuous training and re-training of all existing staff for effective and efficient service delivery amongst others.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jlis.v6n2a2