The Use Of Library Resources By Teachers In Oyo State:A Study Of Selected Secondary Schools In Akinyele L. G. A., Nigeria

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IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME)


Abstract: The study investigated the teachers’ use of secondary school libraries in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State. The sample population was one hundred and ten including teachers and school Librarians from four selected secondary schools and colleges in the local government area. Questionnaire was adopted as data collection instrument and complemented with interview. The library activities were also observed to fully discover the level of teachers’ patronage. The data was analyzed using Statistical package for the social science and presented in tables. Findings of the study are:that there are functional libraries in some schools especially private schools while there are also libraries in most public schools but are just shelves of outdated and worn out materials. School libraries were not utilized effectively by teachers even in their preparation of teaching notes. Also, inadequate libraries resources, poor funding and lack of adequate provision for school library development. It is recommended that there should be formulation of school library standard with provisions of adequate funds by all concerned stakeholders. Thereafter, orientation of teachers should be geared towards the benefit of better information seeking behaviour with library resources



Keywords: School Library,School system, Library resources, outcome, Oyo - Nigeria.