Professional Development and Challenges Faced by Academic Women Librarians in 21 century (2010- 2022): A Literature Review


Authors : Prajakta Mhaprolkar; Dr. Jyoti Bhabal

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7057632

Abstract : This writing literature review gives a framework for understanding the professional development of academic women librarians in academic libraries and the challenges they face in the workplace. This study divided the literature review into national and international levels from 2010 to 2022. Methods: Sources are selected from primary bibliographies on women's status, progress, Professional development, and academic libraries. Print and online resources, research manuscripts of journals, periodical articles, books, e-books, and dissertations are referred for research related to these topics from 2010 to 2022. The review of related literature is categorized at the National and International levels. Results: Evidence suggests that a number of personal and professional characteristics of women librarians could be recognized. Evidence from the 2010s to the present shows an increase in the number of women in librarianship. As a woman in librarianship in professional development and career progression, she faced challenges such as health issues, housing responsibilities, mobility, career breaks, and a lack of organizational support. Women have expanded their knowledge of ITC activities at the same time. Today's female librarians are technologically competent. The growth of digital technology facilitates women's successful participation in the field of library science's professional development. These reviews of related literature were included to underline the importance of the subject of professional development of women librarians and the challenges faced by them. Conclusion: Different surveys of female librarians and professional development have been observed in more developed countries. Women still make up more than 80% of librarianship. However, it is felt that this profession is suitable for women at the national and international levels because of its feminine value. Most studies have stressed that the organization and the library professionals are jointly responsible for striving toward professional development.

Keywords : Professional development, women Librarians, Academic Institutions, National Level, International level, E-books.

This writing literature review gives a framework for understanding the professional development of academic women librarians in academic libraries and the challenges they face in the workplace. This study divided the literature review into national and international levels from 2010 to 2022. Methods: Sources are selected from primary bibliographies on women's status, progress, Professional development, and academic libraries. Print and online resources, research manuscripts of journals, periodical articles, books, e-books, and dissertations are referred for research related to these topics from 2010 to 2022. The review of related literature is categorized at the National and International levels. Results: Evidence suggests that a number of personal and professional characteristics of women librarians could be recognized. Evidence from the 2010s to the present shows an increase in the number of women in librarianship. As a woman in librarianship in professional development and career progression, she faced challenges such as health issues, housing responsibilities, mobility, career breaks, and a lack of organizational support. Women have expanded their knowledge of ITC activities at the same time. Today's female librarians are technologically competent. The growth of digital technology facilitates women's successful participation in the field of library science's professional development. These reviews of related literature were included to underline the importance of the subject of professional development of women librarians and the challenges faced by them. Conclusion: Different surveys of female librarians and professional development have been observed in more developed countries. Women still make up more than 80% of librarianship. However, it is felt that this profession is suitable for women at the national and international levels because of its feminine value. Most studies have stressed that the organization and the library professionals are jointly responsible for striving toward professional development.

Keywords : Professional development, women Librarians, Academic Institutions, National Level, International level, E-books.

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