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Ready or not: The state of makerspace in University Libraries in Delta and Edo State, Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, PMB, 1, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria

Res. J. Library Sci., Volume 10, Issue (2), Pages 11-16, July,21 (2022)


Makerspaces at university libraries in Delta and Edo, Nigeria, were explored in this study. The study used a descriptive survey design. A total of 127 librarians from libraries in Delta and Edo states participated in the research. The Census Sampling Technique was chosen in this study since it is often appropriate for a manageable population size; hence, the whole staff of 127 librarians at Nigeria's state universities was utilized. A systematic questionnaire was utilized to obtain data from respondents. The questionnaire responses were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, and mean) to determine the answers to the study questions. The findings indicate that librarians have a favorable attitude toward makerspaces when given a chance. Additionally, the data indicated that university libraries in Delta and Edo States, Nigeria lack the organization and infrastructure necessary to accommodate Makerspace. The findings indicate that the barriers to fully integrating makerspace into university libraries include the lack of space for the establishment of a makerspace, makerspace equipment's exorbitant price, erratic power supply, a scarcity of people with the requisite expertise to deploy makerspaces, conventional librarians have an unfavorable view of makerspaces, too many maintenance issues associated with makerspace equipment, and noise issues associated with makerspace. The study demonstrates that university libraries in the Delta and Edo States, Nigeria, are not yet prepared to offer makerspace services. The study recommended that library and university administration provide the structure and facilities necessary for the successful integration of makerspaces into university libraries, and that library administration should encourage the creation of a supportive atmosphere for the successful integration of makerspaces into university libraries.


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