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Effectiveness Of Professional Development And Job Satisfaction Among Librarians In Akwa Ibom State Tertiary Institutions

            Academic library’s main function is to support her parent organization in achieving the organizations objectives.  As the name implies, academic libraries are involved in providing support for the research and educational activities of the institutions. Their functions include content development, acquisition, technical services, provision of institutional repositories; inter library loans, and document delivery services, current awareness services (CAS) and so on. The library therefore is made up of three (3) fundamental Bs, which are Books, Buildings and Brains. The functionality of any library including University library, lies on the last B. (The Brain or the human).  The human resources in the library include the librarians at the management level and other staff members who are either Professional and Para Professional librarians (Singh &Tiwari, 2011).

            Professional development refers to continuing education and career training after a person has entered the workforce in order to help them develop new skills, stay up-to-date on current trends, and advance in their career. It is a process that aims to improve and increase the capabilities of staff through access to education and training opportunities in the workplace, through an outside organization or through watching others perform their job (Powell et al, 2010). This activity has gradually gained prominence in bridging the gap between academic work and professional knowledge and skill required to be successful employees. Professional development has been identified to be an effective motivational tool to attract and maintain high quality employees in the process of ensuring growth and development within any business environment. In short it is an effective tool for attracting and maintaining high quality staff. This factor equally provides an avenue for employees to develop and improve their skills and knowledge which helps in effective service delivery in their individual organization. Also for effective job satisfaction the librarians needs enough remuneration.