Data-Based Library Management: A Case of Botswana Secondary School Libraries

JIBRIL, Lynn (2019) Data-Based Library Management: A Case of Botswana Secondary School Libraries. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 190 - School Libraries.

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Abstract

Data-Based Library Management: A Case of Botswana Secondary School Libraries

School Libraries are crucial to education system since they support teaching and learning. However, despite substantial investment in school libraries by the governments, there is a glaring absence of effective monitoring of policy implementation by the Ministry of Basic Education (MOBE) to ensure resourcing and utilization of school libraries in schools. This adversely affects school library service provision and programs. This paper is uses a systematic literature review method to advocate for a framework to guide school library service provision. It is imperative that there be a framework to guide Teacher Librarians in light of recent developments in the education system in Botswana as articulated in the Botswana Education & Training Sector Strategic Plan (ETSSP 2015-2020) Strategic Priority 1: where the government seeks to improve Quality and Relevance by providing schools with a library and multi-media facilities meeting national standards. It is envisioned that the proposed framework will be comprehensive enough to be followed by schools that do not have an effective library as a guide to enable them to set up a library that is ICT and data enabled library.

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