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Ansari, M.M. (2003). Textbook of library management. New Delhi, India: Shree.

Beile, P.M. & Adams, M.M. (2000). Other duties as assigned: emerging trends in the academic library job market. College and Research Libraries, 61 (4), 336-47.

Borghan, L. & Nelen, A. (2009). Learning on the job, the composition of tasks and the Earnings of the older workers. Available at:

Cole, G.A. (2000). Personnel and human resources management (5th ed.). London: Book Power.

Fereshteh, G.G & Seyed Jamal, F.H. (2007). Factors affecting the performance of the agricultural advisors in increasing production in the wheat self-sufficiency plan (WSP) in Qazvin province. Available at:

Gayen, K., McQuaid, R. & Raeside, R. (2010). Social networks, age cohorts and

employment. International Journal of Sociology and Social policy, 30 (5/6), 219-238.

Jabroun, N. & Balakrishnan, V. (2000). Participation and job performance in the Malaysian Public service department. Available at:

Lloyd, C. (2007). Qualifications and an employee- led system: recruitment practices in the UK fitness industry. SKOPE Research Paper, 75. Available at:

Mishra, V. K. (2009). Comparative study of essential qualifications/ experience for library staff, skills, required in ICT environment and syllabus of LIS education in digital era: A case study. Change Management, 351-355.

Nikki, .C. & Yusuf, F.O. (2008). Library and information support for New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Library Philosophy and Practice. Available:

Paliwal, P.K (2000). Compendium of library administration. New Delhi, India: Ess Ess Publications.

Shaffril, H. & Uli, J. (2010). The influence of socio- demographic factors on work

performance among employees of Government agricultural agencies in Malaysia. The Journal of International Social Research, 3 (10), 459- 469.

Steffen, N., Lance, K.C., Russell, B. & Leitzau, Z. (2004). Retirement, retention and recruitment: The future of librarianship in Colorado. Colorado: Library Research services.

Uzuegbu, C.P., & Arua, U. (2012). Recruitment variables in the employment of library and information professionals in academic and research libraries in Nigeria. Proceedings of the maiden Conference of Nigerian Library Association, Abia State Chapter, on Personnel Issues In The 21st Century Librarianship, held in 2012 at National Root Crops Research Institute Umudike.



This study investigated job recruitment variables and employment of library staff in Federal University of Technology and Imo State University, Owerri libraries. The study was guided by four research questions and three hypotheses. The survey design was adopted for the study. The population of this study comprised of 133 staff of the institutions. The rating scale was used to collect data for the study. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics comprising of mean and standard deviation. The null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using t-test. The major findings were that qualification, experience, age, salary and state of origin are considered to a high extent in the recruitment of library staff; experience to a high extent influence employment of library staff in the university libraries; qualification does not to a high extent influence employment of library staff in the university libraries; and age does not to a high extent influence employment of library staff in the university libraries. The researchers recommended that: modality should be set by library employers to accommodate fresh graduates of LIS in the employment quota, membership of professional bodies should be emphasized as it will encourage participation in Nigerian Library Association which will help in the growth of the association and much emphasis should not be led on age since it does not have influence on the recruitment of library staff. It has been observed that when emphasis is led on age. it leads to falsification of age.



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