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Career Commitment of Staff in Academic Libraries: A Comparative Study of Two Private University Libraries in Ogun State State,Nigeria

Yusuf, Felicia O. and Ilo, Promise Ifeoma (2012) Career Commitment of Staff in Academic Libraries: A Comparative Study of Two Private University Libraries in Ogun State State,Nigeria. A Journal of Library and Information Science, 10 (1 & 2). pp. 35-48.

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Abstract

This paper is a comparative analysis of career commitment between professional and paraprofessional librarians in two private universities; Covenant University Ekiti and thr~ Bells University both in Ota, Ogun State of Nigeria. The study revealed that both professional . and paraprofessional librarians are committed to their ion carrier. A greater number of professional librarians in both The Bells University of · Nigerian. Technology and Covenant University admitted that they are very committed, This is expressed by 66. 7% and 78.6% respondents. Among the Para-professional iversity staff, 60%from the Bells and 52.6% from Covenant University admitted that they of are committed. The study showed that professional staff from both university libraries displayed commitment through the attendance of conferences, regular for attendance of professional meetings, embracing best practices among others. On the other hand, the paraprofessionals exhibit carrier commitment through incademic house trai~ings and embracing best practices. Passion, university education benefits and recognition stimulate both professional and paraprofessional staff to career choice. The study also revealed some motivational factors which contribute to career choice. They include rapid promotion, retirement benefits and good salary package among others. The paper recommended that employers should provide adequate motivation to library staff but also charged the employees to baso their choice of career on passion rather than fringe benefits that are accruable to a career. It also admonished them to distinguish between being in a job and building a career

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: career choice, professional librarians, paraprofessional librarians
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 09:56
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 09:56
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3267

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