Aina, L. O. (2014): The Current Practice of Librarianship: A Journey to
Extinction of the Profession in Nigeria? A Lecture delivered at the 8th Jire Olanlokun
Memorial Lecture at the Julius Berger Hall, University of Lagos, September 4,
Federal University Oye Ekiti (2011): Criteria for Appointment and Promotion of
Academic Staff in Regulations governing the conditions of service of senior staff on
CONTISS 06/CONUASS 01 and above, p34.
Kumar, Krishan (2011): Library Manual.- New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, p40
Subair, Roselyn E. (2018): Libraries and Librarians: New Trends in Librarianship and Social
Media: An unpublished paper presented at the Ekiti State NLA Week, held at the
Digital Library, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti.
Ugah, A.D. (2012): Academic Status of Librarians in Nigerian Universities:
An analysis. Nigerian Libraries: Journal of the Nigerian Library Association,
ed. by Matthew Idowu Ajibero. 45(1), p78
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Postgraduate School (2006): Code of Practice and Ethics for
Research Degree Programmes.-Ibadan: The Postgraduate School, University of Ibadan,
p1. Available online at: http://www.postgraduateschool.ui.edu.ng
This study takes a cursory look at why academic librarians in tertiary institutions in Ekiti State, namely: the three Universities (comprising: one federal, one state and one private), a Polytechnic and a College of Education, have the desire and quest for the acquisition of a doctorate degree as perceived by the researcher, who has worked in some of these institutions in the last three decades. All the five institutions, namely: Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti and College of Education Ikere-Ekiti were visited with a prepared structured questionnaire on the subject matter and administered on the basis of the staff strength (academic librarians only) of each institution. A total of fifty (50) copies of questionnaire were administered, with a response rate of forty-four (44), duly completed and found useable for the study, representing 88%. The results show that the respondents had quest for PhD because of their desire for academics, career fulfillment, better remuneration, desire for the title ‘Dr’, improved skill/job output and the need for societal, political and religious recognition. 43 (97.7%) of the respondents, were of the opinion (agreed) that the acquisition of a PhD is never a waste for an academic librarian. Recommendations were made accordingly as appropriate.