Building strategic vision for invisible librarians by Qaisara Riaz

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Paper presented at PLA International Coonf. 2010, Islamabad
October 13-14, 2010

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  • However the result could not be generalized to all LIS females due to shortage of time since we could not contact those females who are professionals but stay at home.
  • The pie diagram below shows that 74 percent of female librarians left their previous jobs because of harassment by male workers, Male management and discrimination act in general dissatisfaction of female workers. Such a decision is very difficult and one can take this step in the worst possible scenario. This situation is a matter of serious concern.
  • The figure given below shows that 33.30 percent of the respondents are neutral towards the workplace harassment bill offered by the Government of Pakistan. This is because they are uncertain about the implementation of this bill and lack of confidence in the enforcement mechanism which is not well defined.
  • During the review of the study it was found that eighty percent (80%) of the respondents gave feedback in this area; performance of 16.13% female librarians was adversely affected by this rude behaviors and harassment tactics of male supervisors. Female librarians also face non- cooperative colleagues and even subordinates. Female librarian turnover is also due to lack of recognition.
  • It was found that 56.10% librarians had the confidence to complain to higher authorities. However 9.76 percent did not care about such behavior of male co- workers. The reaction to harassment by male workers varied from complaint to higher authorities to changing of their job.
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