Level of Efficiency of School Library in the Bestlink College of the Philippines as Perceived by Grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences Students

Authors

  • Nobaiza Domato Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Joanamarie Angulo Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Christopher Azares Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Jay Ann Cabarrios Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Lowilyn Luca Bestlink College of the Philippines
  • Cristiline Saromines Bestlink College of the Philippines

Keywords:

Accessibility, Availability, Efficiency, Library and Services

Abstract

A library is a structure or area where various books are gathered and stored for reading. Books are the most essential component of education because they increase our knowledge. Students today face an overwhelming number of sources to meet the information they need, but findings or gathering information has become more complex, especially for those unfamiliar with libraries. The library fills the knowledge gap between what students want to know and what they are taught. The researchers developed this study to determine the efficiency of the school library in Grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences students in Bestlink College of the Philippines. The research method utilized in this study is a quantitative analysis using purposive quota sampling to get data from (75) seventy-five grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences students about the efficiency of a school library in Bestlink College of the Philippines. The researchers used a questionnaire as a data collection tool to collect the respondents' responses to the study. Based on the results, the efficiency level of the school library as perceived by grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences students is described in terms of services, accessibility, and availability are highly efficient.

Additionally, there are some academic benefits the students can acquire in the school library regarding technology and environment. Moreover, the respondents provide suggestions to know the efficiency of school libraries in various aspects. The discussion shows the summary of findings about the efficiency level of a school library in Bestlink College of the Philippines as perceived by grade 12 Humanities and Social Sciences students, the academic benefits the students acquire in the school library, and the recommendations stated by the respondents. It includes the conclusions and recommendations the researchers gave about further spreading the use of school libraries.

Published

2023-10-23