This study examined language skills in the context of library books cataloguing and classification and discovered a synergy between reading skills and cataloguing/classification process. Librarians will overcome the peculiar problem of assigning wrong subject heading(s) and class marks to library books only if they are equipped with literal, inferential, evaluative and creative reading comprehension skills. Librarians must understand the morph syntactic, semantic and pragmatic features in the texts that they are to catalogue. This linguistic knowledge and application require exposing students of Library Science to Applied Librarianship Pedagogy.
Keywords: Language skills; Reading comprehension skills; Cataloguing and classification; Linguistic features; Applied librarianship.
: Joseph O Omoniyi