Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 8-2-2021


The study examines the determinants to choose librarianship as a career among the library science students of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Having a career in the library is shaped by a number of internal and external factors. The main objectives of the study are to identify the motivational factors to choose librarianship as a career and to find out the level of perception on LIS as a career. The Questionnaire is the instrument to collect the data and the data has been collected from the 128 LIS students of the academic year 2020-21. The study reveals that there is the domination of females to be enrolled in the LIS course. Personal interest is the most determining factor and they need to be close to books and knowledge. The participants of the study demand that the reputation of LIS as a career is to be introduced well in the school and college curriculum.