The use of school library resources in Owerri arch-diocesan Secondary Schools, Imo state- Nigeria: A case study of presentation secondary school, Ogbaku, Imo State- Nigeria
The study was carried out in order to examine how school library resources of Presentation Secondary School, Ogbaku are utilized in helping students and their teachers in learning and teaching. Five research questions were stated to guide the study. The survey research design method was used to conduct the study. The population of the study is 100 which comprise 80 students that were selected randomly, 19 teachers and 1 staff in charge of the school library. There was no sample size since the population is not too large. Questionnaire was used as the main instrument for data collection for the study. Descriptive statistics was used for the analysis of data collected for the study. Findings showed that the school library studied is not fully utilized by students and their teachers in reading, learning and teaching because of inadequate information reading materials, reading space as well as non-availability of audio-visual resources. It is recommended that the Owerri Arch-Diocesan Education Commission should increase allocation of funds given to their schools for the running of their school libraries. The education commission should also provide adequate information reading materials, qualified trained and competent library staff that should be employed to work in school libraries for efficient and effective library services to be achieved.
Key Words: Library, School Resources, Students, Teachers, Educational, Development, Utilization, Services, Provision