Ghana Library Journal - Volume 4, Issue 2, 1972
Volume 4, Issue 2, 1972
Author A.G.T. OforiSource: Ghana Library Journal 4, pp 5 –13 (1972)More Less
""Libraries, as store houses of books and other literary materials, and as centres for the dissemination of information, play key roles in the cultural life of the community."" All libraries have a cultural function to perform. Academic and special libraries have their share to play in the cultural function, but it is more in public librarianship that this cultural role is expected to be demonstrated. To achieve cultural objectives,. library planning, acquisition policies, extension work, should be properly orientated. Constraints to cultural functions in libraries of developing countries are insufficient indigenous writing, low publishing output, lack of incentives, and lack of money.
Author S.I.J. KoteiSource: Ghana Library Journal 4, pp 14 –17 (1972)More Less
Public library services in Ghana are satisfactory in respect of their conventional functions. However they need to take a more active interest in fundamental and continuing education, both in the production of the requisite literature and its distribution. The complex and varied nature of adult literature can best be serviced by professional library personnel, not library clerks, who understand the needs of potential readers and are able to communicate with other officers concerned with adult education, in their own language.
Author G.Y. AmuahSource: Ghana Library Journal 4, pp 18 –34 (1972)More Less
From the onset the public library was conceived as a means of providing reading material to support the phenomenal expansion in education in the country especially in the primary and secondary spheres. The response of the public library to the large increase of young readers is critically examined with regard to provision of stock, staffing and other facilities. Library facilities for other areas of education - post-middle, regular and private students are also examined.
Author Andrei NiteckiSource: Ghana Library Journal 4, pp 35 –40 (1972)More Less
Three courses for library personnel are provided by the Department of Library Studies, University of Ghana. Two of the courses, the M.A. and Diploma cater for the professional group, while the Certificate Course caters for the non-professional group. This article stipulates the objectives of the Department and also descriptionbes the content of syllabuses and teaching methods. Stress is laid on the need for high standards to be maintained in developing countries.
Author Francis DzokotoSource: Ghana Library Journal 4, pp 41 –45 (1972)More Less
Library education has gone through a number of experiments. These have posed problems for librarianship in the country. Some of the problems raised by the postgraduate course are discrimination against other qualifications and whether the country really needs this level of qualification in large numbers. On the other hand library emoluments and status should be improved to attract higher calibre of personnel.