Shelving: shelf reading and upkeep of library stock in high school library in Lagos State, Nigeria

  • AA Sokoya Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria


Research findings and experience in Library Service has greatly shown shelve management as a tool for measuring performance, satisfaction and realization of set goal. This paper examines the state of shelving activities in five high school libraries at different local government areas of Lagos State. This includes statistics and period of shelving, staff strength, accuracy, performance and users satisfaction. School libraries are prone to challenges emanating from staff and management style. Shelving accuracy and up keep of stock need to be reappraised as non-professional are found heading these libraries. All the methods in use for shelve management are examined. Some methods are suggested first to equip the staff, reduce the burden of workload and to also boost users satisfaction in order to encourage patronage.

Keywords: Lagos, Nigeria, school library, shelving upkeep

Lagos Journal of Library and Information Science Vol. 1(1) 2003: 12-15

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