Relevance and Strategies for Knowledge Sharing and Growth among Library and Information Sciences Educators: A Case of Selected Institutions in South- East Nigeria

Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye, Agim Nneka, Abanum Rosemary C, Ezenwa Ezinne .N, Ndu Maria .O, Chikodi Nwakwuo L


The teaching of Library and Information science at various institutions in Nigeria requires proper and adequate knowledge sharing, not only for sustainability but to guarantee the production of quality graduates in line with the international best practices. This paper therefore focuses on knowledge sharing, its retention and relevance to growth. Specifically, four research questions were formed to address the objectives of the work. The responses from the respondents gave rise to the strategies adopted in addressing some challenges in knowledge retention with reference to Library and information science profession. The population of the study was eighty-five (85) from six (6) selected Institutions in south east Nigeria. Questionnaire was the instrument used, while description and inferential statistics was for data analysis. The study came up with the following strategies as the recommendation to the study which include ensuring that the Library and Information educators   should endeavor to move with the latest development and new skill in the profession through capacity building and in-house trainings. The Associations of various bodies in the profession should ensure that from time to time they come together to review and update their strengths and limitations and as to address as appropriate if need arises.

Keywords: Knowledge sharing, Library and Information Educators, Library and Information graduates, Economic development, Information Resources and Knowledge retention.

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/12-2-04

Publication date: February 28th 2022

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