Libraries and the new media age
Strategies for creating learning commons among University libraries in south-south Nigeria
The new media has significantly changed the way many things are done in the society. The library is no different. Therefore, this study determined the strategies for creating learning commons for university libraries from South-South Nigeria. The researcher also examined the problems associated with the creation and utilisation of learning commons. Survey research design was used for the study while the sample size was 1640, made up of the 100 librarians and 1540 library users. The questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection while mean and standard deviation were used in the analysis of data for the study. The result showed that strategies for creating learning commons for university libraries from South-South Nigeria range from the effective use of people, technologies, and services, which are the three components of e-learning theory. Even the problems militating against the creation of library learning commons revolve around these components. Based on the result of this study, the research concludes that the creation of effective library learning commons must be done within the lances of e-learning theory to achieve the desired results.