Conference/workshop attendance by librarians: Benefits, challenges, and prospects

Idiegbeyan-ose, Jerome and Ohaegbulam, Happiness and Osayande, Odaro (2015) Conference/workshop attendance by librarians: Benefits, challenges, and prospects. Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal,.

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This paper discussed the benefits, challenges, and prospects of librarians attending conferences or workshops. A sun1ey research design was adopted and a questionnaire was used for data collection. Copies of the questionnaire were administered to 64 librarians at a conference. 53 completed copies were returned and used for data analysis. The study revealed that librarians derived many benefits from conference or workshop attendance, such as it enables them to remain up-to-date, acquire new skills, network with colleagues, develop article writing and presentation skills, and so on. The challenges that librarians encountered included high cost of conference registration fees, lack of sponsorship, and unawareness. The paper concluded that conference or workshop attendance by librarians is not a matter of choice but a must if they want to remain relevant and up-to-date in the information age.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: FOLUKE DADA
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 14:35
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 14:35

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