Motivating Factors for Knowledge Sharing of Librarians in University Libraries in Nigeria
The study examined the motivating factors for knowledge sharing of librarians in the university libraries in the South West zone of Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was adopted using questionnaire as a method of data collection. The questionnaire was administered to a sample of 202 respondents drawn from a population of 254 librarians from the public and private university libraries located in the South-West geo-political zone of Nigeria. The data were analyzed using mean (x) and standard deviation (SD). The major findings of the study revealed that face-to-face interactions, use of technologies, language of communication and adequate knowledge of sharing culture motivated librarians to share knowledge in the university libraries in the South-West zone of Nigeria. Based on the above findings, it was recommended that librarians should be motivated to share knowledge through face-to-face interactions, the use of technologies, language of communication and adequate knowledge of sharing culture.
Key Words: Motivations, Knowledge sharing, Gender, Universities, Nigeria