THE SELECTION AND ACQUISITION OF LIBRARY RESOURCES IN POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS: “A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN POTISKUM YOBE STATE”.

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ABSTRACT

This research study, selection and acquisition of library resources in post primary school in Yobe state “A case study of some selected post primary in Potiskum Local Government. Intends to give brief history various secondary school in Potiksum, statement of problem, objective of the study, research question, scope of the study, significance of the study. The study will also determine the literature of some researcher in relation to the selection and acquisition of library resources for schools in general terms and reference. The procedure for data collection will be administered with questionnaire by the questionnaire by the staff of the selected post primary schools during visitation which will serve as the survey method to be adopted. The importance of school libraries services and the processes in Nigeria and Yobe state will be discussed in terms of principles of selection policy. Purpose of selection policy standard of provision of information, level of funding in relation to library resources, finance, staff and structure. The study will give summary, recommendation and integration of school libraries in secondary schools qualify staff, provision of relevant and current materials as measures for improvement.

Introduction

Selection and acquisition is refers to the process of deciding which materials should be added to a library collection. Selection decision are usually made on the basis of reviews and standard collection development tools by librarian designated as selectors in specific subject area based on their interest and field of specialization. In school libraries selection may done by teachers, at times students do consider to suit their information need or meet the curriculum at the schools. After selection the relevance one’s, the recommended titles are purchased especially in the libraries that provide suggestion box, the process of selecting ordering and receiving materials for library by purchased exchange, gift or solicited. According to library association and institution and International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) acquisition and collection development focuses on methodological and topical theme pertaining to acquisition of print and other analogue information resource, collection are developed by librarian and library staff by buying or otherwise acquiring material over a period, based on assessment of the information need of the library’s users.

Library Resources: Many valuable resources are found or available at the library, such as books e-book, CDs, DVD, magazines, games, computers internet access, microforms, maps and more. These days’ libraries are finding new and innovative ways to extend their collection to better serve their communities. The Pima (Ariz) country library carries many categories of books such as fiction and references, nonfiction. But some carry special collection of rare books manuscript and maps.

Post primary school: The post primary schools or secondary level of education caters for stdents aged from 18 to 18 years. Most children start in post primary school at the aged of 12 to 13 years age on 1 January in the year they start secondary level education in order to be registered in a post primary schools. In most rural and provincial areas there is generally one school that is attended by the students, especially in large population centres some parent and student have a choice of school.

Some selected post primary school in PotiskumYobe State are as follow:

  • Fika Government Secondary School Potiskum
  • Government Science and Technical College Potiksum
  • Government Girl Science and Technical College Potiksum

THE SELECTION AND ACQUISITION OF LIBRARY RESOURCES IN POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS: “A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN POTISKUM YOBE STATE”.