The current situation of secondary school librarians in Bangladesh: A study
Keywords:school library, school librarian, secondary school, middle school, middle school librarian, school library management, Bangladesh
The purpose of this study is to understand the present status of the secondary school librarians in Bangladesh. In general, it is found that although librarianship is not a new concept in Bangladesh, the development of school libraries and to create qualified school library professionals has been slow due to lack of government initiative. Many schools, where there are libraries and librarians, resources and services are minimal and school librarians are not considered teaching staff.
This study derived significant findings which could be used to understand the reality of secondary school libraries and librarians in Bangladesh. The recommendations could also be used to overcome practical issues which may negatively affect school library development in Bangladesh.