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This study aims to determine the differences in emotional intelligence level, self-development, the decision to select a profession, and work productivity between librarians with education in library science and inpassing librarians. Librarians with library science education are those with a library science education background. In contrast, inpassing librarians are those with non-library education who decide to switch professions to become librarians by following librarianship recruitment and training procedures. This study uses a comparative approach. Collecting data uses a survey method by distributing an instrument in the form of a questionnaire with a Likert scale to 126 librarians who work in the State Islamic Religious College libraries in Indonesia. Samples were taken through a proportional random technique using the Slovin formula. The data analysis technique used bivariate comparative analysis with the statistical "t" test. The results show that the difference in emotional intelligence between librarians with education in library science and inpassing librarians has an average value of 60.43 and 58.71, respectively, with a Sig. of 0.647 > 0.05, which means that it is homogeneous and the value is Sig. (2-tailed) of 0.380 > 0.05, which means there is no significant difference. It also happens in career development between librarians educated in library science and inpassing librarians who have an average value of 48.15 and 46.55, respectively, with a Sig. of 0.231 > 0.05 and the Sig. (2-tailed) 0.283 > 0.05. Likewise, selecting a profession with an average value of 23.04 and 22.80, respectively, with a Sig. (2-tailed) of 0.743 > 0.05. The comparison of work productivity has an average value of 89.44 and 86.57, respectively, with the Sig. (2-tailed) 0.256 > 0.05. The conclusion is that there is no significant difference between librarians with education in library science and inpassing librarians in terms of emotional intelligence, career development, selecting a profession, and work productivity. They get the same opportunities to be able to develop their careers. It takes policies and supports from the leadership and the government to create a conducive environment so that they can compete, support, and complement each other, showing good achievements and performance in providing excellent service to the community.



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