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International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science

Vol. 3(6), pp. 149155, June, 2015. 

ISSN: 2360-7858

DOI: 10.14662/IJALIS2015.029

 

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Availability of School Libraries and their Standards in selected Secondary Schools in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State

 

1McAlbert, F.U, 2 Ugwunna Ikechukwu Samuel, 3Ikechukwu Nwaonu and 4Ogu Dolly C

 

1Imo State Polytechnic, Owerri

2National  Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Abia State.

3Imo State University, Owerri

4River State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.

 

Accepted 15 June 2015

Abstract

 

This study examined the uneven availability and development of school libraries in selected secondary schools in Imo State, Nigeria. The study aims at finding out whether the school libraries meet standards set by the American Library Association and the School Library Association. Descriptive survey research method was used and structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Simple statistics was used to analyse the data while 2.5 was adopted as the acceptable benchmark. The study revealed that the schools studied have libraries that are centrally located; books and the condition of the libraries are good. However, there was disagreement on staff development while none of the schools met the minimum standard set by the American Library Association and the School Library Association. Other areas not met by the school libraries include: pupils-book ratio, facilities such as electricity, ICT, funding, quality of books, journals, magazines and reference materials. Also lending and borrowing of books, seats and tables with seating capacity ranging from 15, 40 and 50 respectively for each school were seen as not meeting the minimum standard for school libraries.

Keywords: School Libraries, Standards, Librarians, Information, Learning Skills

 

Cite This Article As: McAlbert FU, Ugwunna IS, Ikechukwu N,  Ogu Dolly C (2015). Availability of School Libraries and their Standards in selected Secondary Schools in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State. Inter. J. Acad. Lib. Info. Sci. 3(6): 149-155.

 

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