The Current State of Senior Library Staff and the Particularities of Their Professional Training in the Republic of Cameroon
International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages: 46-51
Received: May 23, 2019;
Accepted: Jul. 2, 2019;
Published: Jul. 31, 2019
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Jeremie Zemengue, Department of Documentation and Information, Advanced School of Mass Communication, University of Yaounde II, Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon
In Cameroon a policy for the management of human resources in the field of Librarianship andInformation Scienceis lacking. A brief history of the development of professional training in the field of Library and Information Science (LIS) education and the results of the analysis of the current state of librarians and information workers of the Republic of Cameroon reveal that, the system of continuous training of library Executives and staff lack some complementary levels of training. The main principles of the content of the training of such a system, which must be the basis of the corresponding training programs, are not defined. There is no mechanism for cooperation between the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Arts and Culture in the process of training of library staff. The normative and legal documents regulating the career of the library specialist and their training are lacking. The training programs of the main departments offering training in Documentation and Information, at the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC), University of Yaounde II and the Department of Library and Information Science of the Protestant University of Central Africa (PUCA), are not standardized nor have the required experience to provide high-level continuing training. Equally, there is no professional publishing house in the field of library science in Cameroon, which is necessary for discussions and debates on issues related to the application of technology in the field of LIS. Based on the above results, this study concludes that training of librarian specialistsis not yet well developed and the current state of affairs is not satisfactory for the development of the national culture.
The Current State of Senior Library Staff and the Particularities of Their Professional Training in the Republic of Cameroon, International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences.
Vol. 4, No. 3,
2019, pp. 46-51.
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