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By Helen Nneka Eke
Repositioning Library Services in Academic and Research Libraries in Nigeria Using Web 2.0 toolsThe paper examined the various services obtainable in libraries and ways of repositioning such services via web 2.0 tools. Academic and research libraries in Nigeria, were studied. The general purpose of the study was to appraise the utilization of web 2.0 tools in repositioning library services in Nigeria, and this was broken down to five research objectives which guided the study. The research design used was survey mean while questionnaire was used to gather data from librarians in academic and research libraries. Data was analyzed using frequency and percentages; Mean and Standard deviation. Findings of the study revealed that many of the needed web 2.0 tools are lacking in the libraries while frequent power blackout is the most hindering factor to the utilization of available web 2.0 tools. The paper recommended that to make appreciable progress to repositioning library services using web 2.0 tools, the issues of Internet connectivity and steady power supply must be properly addressed by the government.