Information entrepreneurship and use as a mechanism for self-employment of librarians in Rivers State, Nigeria

G. B. Ntogo-Saghanen and Gospel C. Essor
Keywords: Information entrepreneurship, use mechanism, librarians’ self-employment, Rivers State
Library and Information Perspectives and Research 2021 3(1), 104-118. Published: August 14, 2021


Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine information entrepreneurship and use as a mechanism for self-employment of the librarians in Rivers State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was employed for the study. The population comprised of 109 librarians. Census sampling techniques was adopted since the population was manageable. The instrument for data collection was a rating scale entitled: “Information Entrepreneurship and Use as a Mechanism for Librarians’ Self-employment (IEUMLSE)”. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation method at 0.05 level of significant. Findings revealed that information brokerage, freelance, repackaging and reprographic services significantly related with mechanism for librarians’ self-employment. It was recommended among others that information entrepreneurship should be taught in all tertiary institutions in Rivers State and beyond; seminars and workshops’ should be organized information entrepreneurship to librarians to keep them abreast on new trends in the field. Librarians should be empowered and encouraged financially to be able to venture into information entrepreneurship.