The book examines scholarly publication among professional librarians in four public universities in Ghana. The objectives of the study were to determine publication output among the respondents, determine the reasons that motivated the respondents to publish, seek the views of the respondents as to whether scholarly publications should be required for their promotion, and investigate the challenges militating against their scholarly publication activities. Scholarly publications are very important because they contribute to career advancement, personal recognition among peers, improved income, enriched relationship with teaching faculty and professional colleagues. In addition, they add to the prevailing knowledge of the discipline, institutional prestige and also enable professional librarians to provide better service to their clients. It is recommended that the professional librarians should be provided with work time for research and publication, training, workshops and seminars, formal mentoring programmes, and collaboration, among others, to facilitate their research and scholarly publication efforts.
The author is a professional librarian with several years of experience in academic librarianship at the University of Education, Winneba. He holds M.A. Library Studies and MPhil. Information Studies from University of Ghana.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
SCHOLARLY, Publication, professional, Librarians, public, university, libraries, IN GHANA, career
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General