Library management and resource mobilisation in Zambian secondary schools
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There is increasing awareness that a library is the heart of any education system. The library is fundamental to the success of any school. However, most libraries in most cases have not performed and developed to the expectation. The overall aim of this study was to ascertain the library management and resource mobilisation practices in Zambian secondary school libraries. The study was largely quantitative in nature. Thirty-one (31) secondary schools purposively selected participated in the study. A self-administered questionnaire was used to gather primary data. In addition, observations were conducted for some schools. The results are reported and include the general standard of library infrastructure, management of collections, library security and maintenance; promotion of library services to patrons, methods of resources mobilisation, staffing levels and subject qualifications of staff in charge of secondary school libraries.