An X-Ray of Staff Training on Disaster Management in Public Libraries in North Eastern Nigeria

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Year:
2014
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Training, Staff, Disaster Management, Organized Workshop, Public Libraries
Authors:
A. A. Basaka; Mohammed Ali Ahamed; Samuel Ejembi Oji
Journal:
IJISM
Volume:
2
Number:
3
Pages:
329-332
Month:
May
Abstract:
The study attempted to examine staff training on disaster management in Public Libraries in North Eastern Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to determine the extent of staff training in disaster management in public libraries in North Eastern Nigeria. Research questions were raised in line with the objectives. The target population of the study was 112 all of which were adopted. Thus the purposive sampling technique was used. Similarly questionnaire was used for data collection, survey research design was used in the study, frequency count, and percentage scores were used in the analysis. Findings showed among others that; there were inadequate staff training on disasters in the study area; all the Libraries in the area under study had suffered from poor staff training majority of the staff had not gone on training on disaster control. The following recommendations among others were made; that Libraries should have adequate and up to date disaster control equipments and government should provide enough funds to the public libraries in the study area to enable the librarians organization work shop, seminar for their staff In addition, libraries should be insured in order to minimize the lost of information resources in the face of disaster, and staff training sessions should be organized for Library staff. This will go a long way in equipping them on how to combat disasters in Libraries.

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