Use of school libraries by teachers: The case of Oman

Abdelmajid Bouazza*, Moosa N. Al-Mufaraji

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This study, which was conducted in the first half of 2005, investigated the nature and extent of use of school libraries by teachers in preparatory and secondary schools in Oman. It evaluated in detail the types of material and the range of services used. It also assessed the extent of teachers' satisfaction with provision. The results of the survey revealed a low use of school libraries by teachers. School libraries held poor collections, especially of audiovisual materials, journals and electronic resources, and access to the Internet. Teachers expressed their dissatisfaction with library services which appeared poorly developed and tended to be traditional in character. Copyright Saur 2005.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-147
Number of pages8
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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