Use of School Libraries by Teachers in Ogun State
AbstractThe study focused on the utilization of school library by teachers in six secondary schools in Ogun State. Data collection was by questionnaire following a proportionate sampling technique. A total of 90 out of 120 (75%) responses were received and analysed. The findings revealed that 83 percent of the teachers are aware of the existence of libraries in their various schools. The library collections are inadequate in meeting teachers demands, as most of them had to visit other libraries to obtain more information on their area of needs. Other findings also show that most libraries are manned by teachers without qualification in librarianship and twenty-eight percent respondents used the library for pleasure purpose.
The study recommends adequate funding of school libraries and attendance of seminars, in-services training and other developmental programmes by library staff to enhance their performance on the job. School authority, state government and private individuals who are stakeholders in education should set up enlightenment programmes to promote the use of library to enhance reading culture among Nigerian students.