Changing Roles Between the Professionals and Paraprofessional Librarians and Job Satisfaction in Six Libraries in Lagos State: a Survey
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Nigerian Library Association, Borno state Chapter
The line between professionals and paraprofessionals have continued to go for a long time and evidence suggests that this trend will continue' due to sociological, educational and technological forces with library users becoming more diverse and having more immediate needs /01' information. This paper to investigate the effects of the changing roles between the professional and paraprofessional librarians in terms of reward, benefits, recognition, and values brought about by the overlapping nature of job-related relationships; and differences in level 0/ job satisfactions in several areas 0/ job appreciation, promotion and development in six libraries in Lagos people library personnel issue between professional and paraprofessiona lemployees has been given attention in the literature. Indeed, the changing between the groups has been OIlC of the defining issues of librarianship in - 20 years, Murray (1999). In the past, the division of labour between the _ ups was clear. Support staff performed those tasks considered clerical, professional librarians did the more complex and intellectually rigorous Research lately, however have seen a significant blurring or the line between groups, now the overlap is such that it is difficult to identify Cl library stafT ht as professional or paraprofessional Nigerian Library Association, Borno State Chapter, 2003
Professionals , Paraprofessionals , Information Technology , Job Satisfaction
Adekanye, E.A (2003) Changing Roles Between the Professionals and Paraprofessional Librarians and Job Satisfaction in Six Libraries in Lagos State: a Survey. Borno Library, Archival and Information Science Journal, Vol.2 (1), 127-139pp.