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Career Choice Of Students Of Library And Information Science In Tertiary Institution In Imo State, Nigeria

CC Okoro


Library and Information Science is not a top rank choice of course by candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Imo State. Most of those who eventually get enrolled for the programme are not interested in practicing librarianship upon graduation. They prefer careers in other establishments even if they are to perform non – professional duties. Using a
three part questionnaire, this study sought reponses on career choice from trainee librarians. Sixty (60) copies of the instrument were distributed, completed and returned, representing 100% response rate. Survey results indicated that respondents are ignorant of a librarian’s job schedule, prefer jobs in other areas and are not willing to make careers out of librarianship.
Recommendations are made for re-tooling and retention of both trainee and practicing librarians in the profession.
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