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The research was about the importance of training and development of the library staff. It looked at the types of training and development programmes that would be suitable for library staff in the present dispensation. The study explored the benefits of training and development programmes and why such programmes must focus on specific skill development of staff. The research identified specific areas which more training should be delivered. The study was based on two case studies of Academic Libraries in Ghana. A descriptive survey research approach of data collection was adopted using a questionnaire distributed to 65 respondents. The findings of this study revealed that continuous training and development through education help to develop the potential of the individual and leads to better service delivery. The findings showed again that consistently exposing staff to relevant training and development interventions should not be underestimated. Majority of respondents requested that due to the enormous benefits derived from training and development programmes, it should be organized more frequently.