Repositioning School Libraries towards Attainment of Learning without Borders

Authors

  • Emmanuel U. Anyanwu
  • Emmanuel A. Oduagwu
  • Oyemike Victor Benson
  • Charles Obichere

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/iasl7149

Keywords:

advocacy, ICTs, school librarianship, personnel

Abstract

The internet has revolutionized the global world system. Every aspect of the globe is under the influence of information and communication technologies. The educational sector is experiencing a paradigm shift towards a borderless economy and school libraries occupy a central place in the actualization of sustainable education. The paper highlights the need to reposition school librarianship to ensure actualization of learning without borders, the significance of school libraries in learning without borders agenda. Repositioning of school libraries requires addressing personnel issues, ICT-related issues, funding, extensive lobbying and advocacy, partnership with NGOs and stakeholders in educational sector, recruitment of qualified library staff and re-training of existing school library staff to meet global realities.

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Published

2017-08-08

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IN PERSON | IASL 2022 Strand B: Research Forum