DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC LIBRARY IN NIGERIA WITH REFERENCE TO IMO STATE CENTRAL LIBRARY, OWERRI

ABSTRACT
This project is on the development of public libraries in Nigeria with reference to the Imo Central Library, Owerri. Chapter one of this work traces the history of public Library development in Imo State starting from the days of the eastern Nigeria Library Board which serried as a platform for the establishment of the Imo State Central Library Owerri. Chapter two highlights the roles which a public Library can play in the society in it’s capacity as an agency of education, information, culture, recreation and asthetic appreciation. Services rendered by public Libraries were mentioned, such services includes reference services, circulations of materials, local collections development, display and exhibition, etc. problems militating against public Library development in the state were also highlighted in this chapter. Three methods of data collection were used in this project. Three methods of data collection were used in this project. These include: oral interview, examination of the Libraries records and the questionnaire made. Through these methods the researcher collected relevant data for this project work. In chapter five, findings were made from investigation carried act about the Library from these findings, the researcher therefore made a number of recommendations which he hoped will develop in Imo State.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page
Approval page
Dedication
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Table of content
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1            Background to the study
1.2            Statement of problems
1.3            Objective of the study
1.4            Research Question
1.5            Scope of the study
1.6            Significance of the study
1.7            Population of the study
CHAPTER TWO
2.1            Literature Reviews
2.2            The Public Library as an agency of education
2.3            The public Library as an agency for information
2.4            The public Library as an agency for rural extension
2.5            The public Library as an agency for manpower development.
2.6            The public library as a culture agency.
2.7            Public library: an agency for aesthetic appreciation
2.8            Public library: Agency for recreation
2.9            Services Rendered by the public library.
2.10       Circulation of material
2.11       Reference services
2.12       User Instrument / Education
2.13       Local Collection Development
2.14       Display and current awareness services
2.15       Clientele
2.16       Functions of public libraries
2.17       How public library is funded
2.18       Problems militating against public library development.
CHAPTER THREE
3.1            Research method
3.2            Oral Interview
3.3            Records and Report
3.4            Questionnaire
CHAPTER FOUR
4.1            Data Analysis and Interpretation
4.2            Oral Interview
4.3            Questionnaire method
CHAPTER FIVE
5.0            Summary of finding and conclusion
5.1     Findings conclusion
5.2     Conclusion
          References

Appendix 1


CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1            BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
In this modern world of information explosion the society is always in need of information agencies strive to meet this information need. Numerous definitions have been given to the term library, one of such definitions are contained in the encyclopedia Britannica (vol.22, 1988) state that “a library is a collection of written, printed or other graphic or visual materials (including files, photographs, tapes, phonograph records, video discs, microforms and computer programmes) organized and maintained for reading, study and consultation. Another definition of library is from the websters New York World Dictionary (1991) which states hat “library is a room or building where a collection of books, periodicals etc are kept for reading and reference” collier’s encyclopedia (vol.14,1990) defines the “library as collection of graphic materials, books, films, magazines, maps manuscripts, organized for use” while majority of people take a library to be a place where books are kept. These views of people about the library is not satisfactory.
Therefore, the definition of a library to be accepted by all should be the one given by Agbodike 1995 in a lecture delivered, “ A library is a collection of records of human culture in print or non-print information providing materials, or book and non-book materials, house, preserved, organized, interpreted and managed by professional librarians or clientele for information, knowledge, education, research, recreation and aesthetic appreciation and cultural enjoyment. The definition which unites the library to book alone is incomplete for there are many other forms of recorded knowledge such as tapes, firms, microfilms, microfishes, video tapes and projectors contained in the holdings of libraries. Commenting on the changing roles of the library, the father of librarianship, Melvin, Dewy (1906) stated that the library has lost it’s etymologic meaning and means not a collection of books but the central agency for disseminating information, innocent recreation or best of all, inspiration among the people.
From the definition given above, the three components of a library are books, staff and building. A library cannot exist without books or a qualified...

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Item Type: Project Material  |  Attribute: 70 pages  |  Chapters: 1-5
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