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Personnel Issues in Academic Libraries in Nigeria: The College of Education Perspective

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This paper is theoretical and mostly based on the author’s practical experience as a College Librarian for eight years. The paper examines personnel opportunities, services and social environment of librarians in colleges of education libraries. It observed obvious gaps in training and skill requirements/needs of librarians in line with the new digital age as well as discrepancies in conditions of service in terms of remunerations and staff progression among others. The implication of inadequate, ill-equipped and unmotivated staff on library service are critical. For effective service delivery, it includes by recommending that librarians capacities must be retrained, developed and motivated to keep abreast with new trends.


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Personnel issues, librarians, colleges of education, Nigeria

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