Publisher: Research Center For Management and Social Studies (rcmss)

Proposal For A Review of Curricula For Training of Librarians In Nigerian Polytechnics

Ejiga A. Ibrahim, Adayi O. Innocent, Abu, Hauwa Kulu
KEYWORDS: PROPOSAL FOR A REVIEW OF CURRICULA FOR TRAINING OF LIBRARIANS IN NIGERIAN POLYTECHNICS

ABSTRACT:

This work proposes curricula to stand as minimum standard for the training of librarians in Nigerian polytechnics. It discusses the inadequacy of existing curricula, brining to the fore the missing link which is relevant and adequate ICT component. It attempts a merger of related courses with vague content in order to create curriculum space for infusion of the much needed ICT component. The ICT component in the entire curriculum was hitherto 5 courses with a total of 12 credit units but 16 courses with a total of 35 credit units were proposed. Some of the courses include; Computer Application Packages I and II, Information Storage and Retrieval, Electronic Information Resources, and Services, Web Design and Hosting, Database Design etc. Another component infused to a lesser degree was Statistics. It is expected that adoption and careful implementation of proposed curricula would equip librarians with requisite ICT competences to address the challenges posed by the globalization of information. 


 This work proposes curricula to stand as minimum standard for the training of librarians in Nigerian polytechnics. It discusses the inadequacy of existing curricula, brining to the fore the missing link which is relevant and adequate ICT component. It attempts a merger of related courses with vague content in order to create curriculum space for infusion of the much needed ICT component. The ICT component in the entire curriculum was hitherto 5 courses with a total of 12 credit units but 16 courses with a total of 35 credit units were proposed. Some of the courses include; Computer Application Packages I and II, Information Storage and Retrieval, Electronic Information Resources, and Services, Web Design and Hosting, Database Design etc. Another component infused to a lesser degree was Statistics. It is expected that adoption and careful implementation of proposed curricula would equip librarians with requisite ICT competences to address the challenges posed by the globalization of information. 


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