Pilihan rasional alumni ilmu perpustakaan pada pekerjaan non-pustakawan

  • Rizki Nurislaminingsih Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Sukaesih Sukaesih Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Yunus Winoto Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Atiqa Nur Latifa Hanum Universitas Tanjungpura
Keywords: rational choice theory, motivational factors, library science, non-librarian


Introduction. The establishment of Library Science Schools is expected to prepare professionals in library fields. In fact, there are many graduates who choose non-librarian jobs, therefore, it is necessary to examine their rational choices of the jobs.

Research methods. This study uses a qualitative narrative to explore the rational choices of seven informants.

Data analysis. Data were analysed by summarizing the results of interviews and sorting them based on the topics and presented in a narrative way. Interviews were conducted from April 2019 to March 2020.

Results and Discussion. The non-librarian jobs selected were lecturers, heads of academic division, book editors, finance staff, entrepreneurs, and the drafting and reporting staff. The decisions were made by  considering opportunities to learn new things, public recognition, income, and job comfort. This study found that some of the knowledge gained from library sciences (management, communication, marketing, classification, and cataloging) can be applied to non-librarian jobs.

Conclusion and suggestions. The choice of non-librarian jobs are selected based on considerations for further learning, social appreciation, salary, and environment. The consequence is to learn new knowledge and skills. The results of this study may be a reference for future research on job selection by using rational  theory and motivation theory.


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How to Cite
Nurislaminingsih, R., Sukaesih, S., Winoto, Y., & Hanum, A. N. L. (2022). Pilihan rasional alumni ilmu perpustakaan pada pekerjaan non-pustakawan. Berkala Ilmu Perpustakaan Dan Informasi, 18(1), 59-72. https://doi.org/10.22146/bip.v18i1.2323