STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS IN FESTUS AGHAGBO LIBRARY NIGERIA
Keywords:Festus Aghagbo Nwako Library, Stress, Stressors, Job Related Stress, Librarianís Job Profile, Stress Management Techniques
This paper aims to awaken academic librarians to the stress management techniques needful in¬†escaping stress emanating from current trends in academic librarianship. The study is based on¬†literature review, documentary analyses, commentary and casual observation of academic¬†librarians in Nigeria. The study found out that academic librarians are stressed by their direct job¬†profile, enormous career progression demands and domestic imperatives. Unless they are timely
equipped with the basics of stress management, they will continue to fall victim of stress-inducedillnesses¬†and even death. The paper however warned academic librarians in Nigeria of the¬†stressors in their career and outlined some stress remedies that may be of interest to them.