THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT OF LIBRARY PROFESSIONALS.
This paper x-rays the roles of Information and Communication Technology in the human capital development of library professionals. The paper emphasized that ICT plays important roles in the training and development of library professionals, the impact of training on their job performance and noted that Information technology is rapidly changing the whole world, creating new challenges and opportunities and that library and information (LIS) profession is one of the most challenging professions in the knowledge society, combining expertise in information management with the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) competencies. The paper further emphasized that ICT has tremendous impact on library operations, resources, services, staff and users and as a result, libraries, librarians, library schools are confronting challenging dynamic technological environments which demand the extensive and effective utilization of ICT in order to survive and meet the changing complex information needs of user communities. The paper therefore call for an intensive training and retraining of library professionals on Information and Communication Technology competencies in order to be relevant in this present information age. Keywords: Human Capital Development, Library Professionals, Training and Development, Library and information profession, Knowledge society, Information management, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) competencies.
Authors Name: Aniogbolu, C. A.