Training of school librarians for the New Millennium in Nigeria: a review of the past

  • Rotimi Adeshina Egunjobi Gani Bello Library, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta


Training of qualified personnel is of paramount importance in the provision of library services in the school system. This paper takes a critical look at efforts made prior to 1991 to train school librarians in the Colleges and 1991 resolution of the Nigerian School Library Association that Diploma holders be employed to staff school libraries. The vacuum created by the cancellation of Library Studies in Colleges over the past ten years was also examined. As we enter a new millennium, purposive efforts should be made to train School Librarians in Colleges and Universities, with the back ground that training of school librarians could not be totally divorced from teacher training. This would help make up for the mistakes of the past and fill the existing vacuum.

Keywords: review, school librarianship, training

Lagos Journal of Library and Information Science Vol. 1(1) 2003: 28-31