LEAD SECONDARY X LIBRARIES IN AN ISLAND: A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
The school library offers students the opportunity to pursue their interests in learning outside of the required curriculum in addition to a selection of books based on the curriculum. It looked at the relevant information library patrons in the respondent groups had, how they felt about the secondary school libraries that were the focus of the study and the best practices that those libraries followed. Three out of every three school administrators completed a master's degree with units; two (66.67 percent) had a science major; Three went every week, or 100%; and three, or 50%, observed the library. Of the nine master instructors, 55.56 had earned a master's degree, with 22.22 percent focusing on English, TLE, science, or Filipino. With a combined 2 or 22.22 percent, Filipino, Math, Science, and TLE were the most frequently studied subjects.31.33 percent of respondents had never been to a library, while 11.11 percent had done so twice a month, once a week, or twice a week.3 or 33.33 percent of them went to the library to get new information, check out books, or return them.40 people, or 24.69 percent, go to the library once a week, while ten people, or 6.17 percent, go there every day. Regarding teachers, one has a doctorate or 11.11 percent, and 74, or 45.68 percent, have bachelor's degrees with units from master's programs. Out of the 461 students, 114, or 24.73 percent, had never visited the library. Thirty, or 18.52 percent, majored in English, three, or 1.85 percent, in ABM, 25 (or 15.43), in TLE, and two (or 1.23 percent) in A.52 of them, or 32.10 percent, went there to read books, and 10 or 8 of them, or 4.94 percent, went there to wait for the next class. During the casual conversation, their library functioned as a classroom when Typhoon Yolanda struck. Despite its small size and lack of books, the library was used for other purposes. During lunch or when their teachers were not present in the classroom, only 176 students, or 18.86 percent of the total students, used the library to study. With a general AWM of 1.70, the respondent groups found that the five library components' physical facilities were adequate; With general AWMs of 1.67 and 1.8, the librarian, support staff, and library programs and services were rated as satisfactory; general AWMs of 1.65 and 1.59, respectively, it was discovered that neither the library collections nor the funding sources were sufficient. With an overall AWM of 1.66, the results for the x Libraries' library components were subpar and inadequate. The Department of Education did not consider the library an essential part of the school because of the large number of students that came in each year. As a result, some of the spaces were turned into classrooms.
Competitive advantage, Island Libraries, Lead school, Philippines