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The 21st Century Library and Information Services as a Veritable Strategy for the Enhancement of Teacher Education

Idiegbeyan-Ose, Jerome and Ilo, Promise Ifeoma and Segun-Adeniran, Chidi D. (2015) The 21st Century Library and Information Services as a Veritable Strategy for the Enhancement of Teacher Education. In: Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies. U.S.A: IGI Global. ISBN 9781466681620

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This chapter discusses 21st century Library and Information Service as a veritable strategy for the enhancement of teacher education. The work started by highlighting the place of teachers in every society. Teachers are builders of destiny. They teach the leaders of tomorrow. It is important to ensure that they receive worthwhile education which depends to a very large extent on a robust library platform brought by 21st century libraries. The chapter further discusses the services provided by 21st century libraries such as Online Reference Services, Selective Dissemination of Information, Current Awareness Services, and Online Public Access Catalogue. The opportunities of 21st century libraries are highlighted; these include multi –user access to resources, improvement of internal operations, round- the-clock access, etc. The chapter also highlights the challenges to successful implementation of 21st century libraries, prominent among which are incessant power outage, insufficient fund, Information and Communication Technologies illiteracy among others. This chapter recommends adequate provision of funds and intensification of user education programme. It concludes that 21st century libraries are sine qua non to the enhancement of teacher education and should therefore not be trivialized.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: 21st century library, teacher, education, library, ICT in library, library for teachers, information for teachers, teacher education.
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 14:25
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2015 14:25

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