Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 223

Full Length Research Paper

Training of teacher-librarians in multi-media methods and materials production in Delta state, Nigeria

Rexwhite Tega Enakrire* and George Ogheneruemu Onyanania
Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, P. M. B. 1, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 January 2012
  •  Published: 28 February 2012

Abstract

 

This paper tends to unveil the need to train teacher-librarians with multi-media methods since most of the schools lack teacher-librarians to take the mantle of rendering effective service to students and at the same time embarking in teaching other subjects in their own area of specialization. A descriptive research method was employed in this research on the need to acquaint teacher-librarians with multi-media application in their daily routines. The findings revealed that students are the result of the establishment of schools and the service of teaching. The teaching learning process to students is in the hand of teachers with quality resource, skills, knowledge ability and application of multi-media in their activities. A befitting library with current material resources and multi-media/information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure brings about good atmospheric learning condition if skillfully discharged by the teacher-librarians. It was indicated that the roles of teacher-librarians in this modern era would be questionable in the absence of good multi-media knowledge as an embodiment of ICT. This research and its findings will assist policy makers in Nigeria to plan and incorporate adequate funding of school libraries in order to acquire modern multi-media technologies/ICT infrastructure to enhance their operations. It will also help private organization/institutions to decide on the need to include multi-media/ICT infrastructure into their strategic plans.

 

Key words: Teacher-librarian, multi-media, information and communication technology(ICT), Nigeria.