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CHALLENGES FACING LIBRARY EFFECIENCY IN SCHOOLS - UGANDA. Objectives Why should a school have a library A library is a place where everyone in the school environment is welcome. . A place of relaxation Stress free environment It is a center for research in the school
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Why should a school have a library
A library is a place where everyone in the school environment is welcome.
Stress free environment
It is a center for research in the school
It promotes and facilitates reading in a school.
Setting and Internal arrangement
Personality of the librarian
participate in the promotion of
literacy in schools
Knowledgeable of the school activities
Through the discussion of the challenges librarians are facing in schools, we are trying to bridge the gap between them and the rest of the school staff for better literacy results.
Categories of school librarians
3. Non trained librarians
Lack of funds
A Librarian is not a necessity
Anybody can work as a librarian
Some trained librarians schools have let down administration
Few training Institutions
Lack of funds to keep afloat.
Lack of reading materials.
Librarians are not sure of their existence
Librarians lack sense of belonging –
6. Minimised by other staff member
8. Librarians are not on the school list of
9. Some librarians had no choice of
another job (lack passion)
11. Bad character of the librarians
advocate for a library lesson
read to the children when in the
request for assembly readings
organise a day/book/read reading
- ask for time during staff meeting to talk
about what is available in the library
- Volunteer at school happenings to avail
yourself as part of the school
Introduce new activities to promote reading
Talk to administration about the need of
new and a variety of readers.
Find out what themes have been
designed for every term or year.
Visits other libraries for ideas and
F: Workshops and Seminars
Librarians should always look out for
training chances in order to keep informed
on what is happening.
Librarians should try and register with clubs
organisations that are affiliated to their
profession. E.g. RAU
endeavour to have a clean, tidy and well
displayed environment. (children’s work
will always lure them to come to the
presented by Annette KiberuMpugachairperson Reading Association of Uganda