Nature of work and Librarians’ choice of library profession in tertiary institutions
The study investigated the nature of work and Librarians’ choice of library profession as a career in tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States of Nigeria . It also investigated nature of work as it relates with librarians’ choice of library profession as a career. The survey design was used for the study. The hypothesi s was tested using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) statistical technique and the relationship was established to be significant at 0.05 level of significance. The results of data analy sis showed a moderately high positive correlation (0.52) between nat ure of work and librarians’ choice of career. The study concluded that nature of work had a significant relationship with librarians’ choice of library profession and is therefore considered a factor in Librarians’ choice of career in tertiary institutions. The study recommended that librarians in tertiary institutions should administer various levels of tasks, services and privileges to faculty, students, alumni and the public. This will invariably serve as a source of inspiration that will attract people to
choose the library profession as a career.
Key Words: Work, Librarian, Library, Profession, Career, Choice, Information, Science.