Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 5-17-2021



This paper investigated the information needs and use by secondary school teacher in Western Ahoada County High school, Ahoada East, Rivers state. The population of the study comprises of 60 teaching staff and sample of the study was 40 teachers which was selected randomly using simple random sample techniques. Four research questions were formulated to guide this study. Data was collected using the questionnaire. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics such as frequency count and simple percentage. The findings of the study revealed that secondary schools teachers needs information for job performance, promotion in place of work, lesson plan. The findings discovered that the respondents uses information to achieved their various target, which includes; knowledge upgrade, problem solving, decision making, effective job performance. They used information sources, such as; library, government publication, colleague, computer gadgets, to meet their needs. The study shows that the challenge faced by teachers in obtaining their information needs include: lack of public library, poor network service, lack of current information materials. The study covers the secondary schools teachers of Western Ahoada county high school, Ahoada east local government Area of Rivers state. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended as follows, that state government should build branches of public library in different community within the state; Promote the teachers as of when due; Install Free network facilities in all the public secondary schools in the state.