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Factors Influencing Career Routes Of Female Librarianship: A Literature Review, Gulnaz Akhtar Ms, Muhammad Shahid Soroya Dr. Jan 2021

Factors Influencing Career Routes Of Female Librarianship: A Literature Review, Gulnaz Akhtar Ms, Muhammad Shahid Soroya Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research paper aims to understand elements that act as counter-productive to the achievements of females working as professional librarians. The paper uses current literature to explore inhibitive factors for the career development of female librarians. The methodology employed in the paper is epistemological realism and deductive reasoning. This methodology adds to existing knowledge while being linked with realism. The research investigates main factors like cultural stereotyping, discrimination against women, marriage, children, career breaks, mentoring, family support, and organizational structure and policies to ascertain their role in enhancing or diminishing female librarians’ career progression. The nature of research is deductive …


The Academic Library In Society’S Knowledge System: A Case Study Of Tshwane University Of Technology, Mahlaga Molepo Jun 2019

The Academic Library In Society’S Knowledge System: A Case Study Of Tshwane University Of Technology, Mahlaga Molepo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Academic libraries traditionally support the learning, teaching and research activities of universities. However, academic libraries do not operate in vacuum because they are part of the broader society. The purpose of this article is to fill the research gap that exists by focusing on Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) libraries’ challenges as a case study, in light of developments in higher education in South Africa and elsewhere in the world.

The article employs a blended method approach that draws on a survey, a focus, interviews, group literature and empirical evidence to build a case study of TUT’s libraries located within …