Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Fall 11-1-2022

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From 2010 to 2020, the study examined job advertisements for library practitioners in Ghana. The study results reveal no substantial changes over a ten-year period. Notwithstanding, job opportunities have gradually increased. In both 2010 and 2020, Assistant Librarians had more job openings than Librarians which is the topmost position in the library profession. Higher degrees of Ph.D. and MPhil are mostly the requisite for any positions, but most jobs require a Master of Arts in Information Studies or Information Science or Bachelor of Arts in Information Science. Despite the fact that technology is permeating job openings in libraries, employers do not require it, particularly in 2020, which is an affront to the digitised working environment for Librarians. The study recommends that Librarians should upgrade and improve their computer skills in this digital environment to be relevant in the job prospects for information professionals. Again, it is recommended that government institutions, Academic, Special, and School Libraries should indicate the professional skills required in the job advertisement for Librarians