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dc.contributor.authorKhomo, Musawenkosi Phumelelo
dc.contributor.authorRaju, Jayarani
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-21T07:58:18Z
dc.date.available2011-01-21T07:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/564
dc.descriptionOriginally published in: South African journal of libraries and information science, Vol. 75, No. 2, 2009.en_US
dc.description.abstractA study was undertaken in 2007 among library and information service (LIS) workers in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) to investigate LIASA membership trends. The objectives of the study were to investigate: 1) the extent to which workers in library and information services in KwaZulu-Natal are members of LIASA; and 2) the reasons for non-membership, if there are substantial numbers of LIS workers who are not members. The purpose of this paper is to report on the main findings of this study. The study surveyed three types of library services in KwaZulu-Natal, namely, academic, public and special libraries with 330 LIS workers participating in the study. A census was done of LIS workers in special libraries and in academic libraries of public higher education institutions in KZN. Simple random sampling was used to select public libraries in KZN for participation in the study. All staff in the selected sample of public libraries were surveyed. A self-administered questionnaire was used to gather the required data from the target population. It was established that a significant number of LIS workers in all three types of libraries surveyed in KZN are not members of LIASA for various reasons. LIASA has been unable to draw significant membership from the support staff category in LIS services despite its constitution claiming to embrace all LIS workers. The study recommends that LIASA market itself more aggressively to increase membership levels particularly in the public library sector and among support staff in all LIS services. It also recommends that LIASA should consider involving itself in the industrial concerns of the LIS sector.en_US
dc.format.extent138-147 (10 p.)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherForum Pressen_US
dc.subjectLibrary and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA)en_US
dc.subjectProfessional associationsen_US
dc.titleMembership of the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) among library and information science workers in KwaZulu-Natalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnumDUT-000295


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