Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Extent of Job Enlargement in University Libraries in Kerala: An Investigative StudyAuthor : A. Naseer and B. Mini Devi
Volume 9 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 69-74
Rapid changes in information and communication technology require application of managerial techniques, human resource management and integration of several technologies in library and information Centers. The present research aims at studying the extent of job enlargement in selected eight state university libraries in Kerala. Data of the study was gathered from a total of 266 qualified and permanent library and information science professionals. Analysis of data was done using SPSS and Micro Soft excel. The important finding of the research is that there is no significant level of job enlargement among library and information science professionals. It also finds that job enlargement situation of libraries in the universities in Kerala is low and different. The study reveals that there is significant variation in the level of job enlargement among the university libraries in Kerala. The highest level of job enlargement is found in Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady followed by Kannur University.
Human Resource Management, Job Enlargement, University Library, University, Kerala, Library and Information Science Professionals
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