Investigating the Contributions of Human and Material Resources into Service Delivery in School Library Media Centres in Nigeria
This study investigated the contributions of human and material resources into service delivery in school library media centres in Nigeria. Data for the study were collected over a period of two years from participants that attended the school library conference held at Abeokuta, Ogun State and Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State in year 2010 and 2011 respectively. The study revealed poor state of service delivery in SLMCs in Nigeria as “reading within the library” was the only service being commonly delivered in SLMCs in Nigeria. The study further revealed ICT resources, human resource and accommodation as the best predictors of service delivery in SLMCs in Nigerian schools just as ICT and learning resources were found to be strongly related to service delivery. Human and material resources were found to have jointly contributed 44.1% to the total variance in service delivery in SLMCs in Nigerian schools. The study suggested the need for government and proprietors/proprietresses of schools in Nigeria to ensure provision of adequate ICT facility, personnel and suitable accommodation for effective and efficient service delivery in SLMCs in Nigeria.