Perceptions toward Law Librarianship as a Career Choice: A Study of Law Students in Ogun State, Nigeria

Glory Onoyeyan, Ajayi, Lawrence Jide


This study aimed to discover law students’ perceptions of law librarianship as a career choice. The descriptive survey is the research method used for this study. The population consisted of undergraduate law students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and Babcock University, Ilperu-Remo in Ogun State in the 2013/2014 academic session. The 2013/2014 academic session has 510 registered law students in Olabisi Onabanjo University, 269 students in Babcock University. Thirty percent of the population of law students in each school was sampled for the study. This translates to 234. 234 questionnaires was distributed. 223 questionnaires were returned representing 95.3% rate of response. Data collected were analyzed using frequency count and simple percentages. The study shows a low perception of law students toward law librarianship as a career choice. The study concluded with recommendations.

Keywords: Law librarianship, law students, career choice, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Babcock University

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