Social Networking Tools in Academic Library

Sandra Ejiro Ukubenyinje and Odemi Evelyn Ogbimi
Keywords: Social networking, academic libraries, networking tools, Social media.
Journal of Inter-Disciplinary Studies on Contemporary Issues 2020 6(1/2), 10-17. Published: June 19, 2022


Networking is a social structure that allows users to communicate and cooperate with other users, including the capacity to use the web, search, invite friends to connect and communicate with the web globe. In the web 2.0 globe, social software not only increases the practical usability of the library, but also helps the librarians to add value to their job, considering the importance or potential of a librarian being questioned in the data landscape. This article examines the importance of social networking technology instruments in academic libraries, purpose, advantages and issues of using social networking instruments in libraries; and lastly some suggestions have been made to reduce the library's issues and difficulties.