The purpose of this research was to shed light on the problems faced by IPs working in Pakistani academic libraries. It lays out the challenges that academic libraries confront when trying to hire qualified IPs and suggests solutions for doing so in today's fast-paced academic setting. It also includes a list of desirable qualities that universities and colleges seek when employing IPs.
We conducted semi-structured interviews with ten hiring-process-involved libraries in charge at five public and private universities. Based on the results, it seems that in the present and future, interpersonal skills are the most sought after quality in IP hires, followed by topic knowledge and an IT orientation. Good compensation, a welcoming workplace with opportunities for learning and professional growth, and quick promotions were cited as important factors in attracting and retaining the best people in academic libraries.