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Volume 7 Issue 5
May-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2005245

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758-797

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Practices and Challenges of Library Usage in Secondary Schools of Wolaita Zone

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2349-5162

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"Practices and Challenges of Library Usage in Secondary Schools of Wolaita Zone", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 5, page no.758-797, May-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2005245.pdf

Abstract

This study examined lack of evidence based practices and passive usage of library resources which students could use for their studies were problems militating against the use of school libraries. Moreover, scarcity of current reading materials, poor library orientation, and poor library accommodation were challenges facing students in using school libraries in secondary schools in Wolaita Zone. The purpose of this study was to asses’ practices and challenges of library usage in selected government secondary schools of woliata zone. To achieve these purpose three basic questions were formulated. The study employed mixed approach designs especially Quan and Qual was used in the study. The study used 210 students, 40 teachers were selected by using simple random techniques and 4 head principals and 4 library coordinators were participated based on purposive sampling techniques. Hence, a total of 258 sample respondents were included in the given study. The three data collecting methods were used namely: Questionnaires, interviews, and document observation was employed. Statistical package of social science version 20 was used to analyze data by the percentage, mean, standard deviation was employed The effect of this study has shown that the secondary school library materials were in adequate, relatively irrelevant and the student’s extent of using practice was moderately low. As finding verified students Low interest of using library materials, teachers insufficient encouragement, physical furniture, inconvenient plan of program and students reading habit, low attention towards reading materials, shortage of reference materials, low follow up school backward handling system influenced the practice of library usage. Lastly, it can be conclude that lack of evidence based practice and passive usage of library resources which students could use for their studies were problems observed in the study area which seeks treatment. Finally, it was recommended that the school and the stakeholder should organize the school libraries with accessible materials with the active work and creating enough awareness to school students and other concerned bodies to provide essential facilities before school starts its tasks .

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Key words: school library service, library use, education, status of the school.

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"Practices and Challenges of Library Usage in Secondary Schools of Wolaita Zone", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 5, page no. pp758-797, May-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2005245.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2005245
Registration ID: 232610
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 5 | Year May-2020
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Page No: 758-797
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Practices and Challenges of Library Usage in Secondary Schools of Wolaita Zone", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 5, page no. pp758-797, May-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2005245.pdf




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