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Title:Women librarians in Ghana: their status and career development
Authors:Amekuedee, John-Oswald
Adanu, Theodosia S.A.ISNI
Periodical:African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science
Geographic term:Ghana
social status
Abstract:This article investigates the current status and occupational characteristics of professional women librarians in Ghana. It is based on a study which aimed at establishing women's career advancement opportunities and investigating factors inhibiting their career development. Another objective of the study was to find out how women are perceived by their male counterparts. Using data obtained through a questionnaire, the article presents information relating to the background of female librarians in Ghana, their work experience, status and career advancement opportunities. All the (35) professional women librarians in Ghana were included in the survey. Twenty-seven questionnaires were completed and returned, which meant a response rate of 77 percent. The conclusion is that the position of women librarians in Ghana is under no threat in terms of remuneration and status. Furthermore, there are no external obstacles to their professional advancement. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]