Attitudes of librarians toward knowledge sharing in university libraries in Nigeria: A case study of UNN

  • CI Ugwu
  • NA Idoko
Keywords: Attitude, Librarians, Knowledge, Sharing, University

Abstract

This study identified and analyzed knowledge sharing at the individual level among librarians. It explored how personality and situational characteristics influenced librarians knowledge-sharing. The personal traits that were considered include: self-esteem and self-efficacy, while cognitive appraisal was the situation characteristic studied. Four Hypotheses guided the study. Data were collected through a survey using questionnaire from Librarians in Nnamdi Azikiwe Library University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Results show that there is significant positive relationship between self-esteem, self-efficacy and attitudes toward knowledge sharing among the Librarians studied (r = 0.18, P< 0.05) and (r = 0.14, P < 0.05) res pectively. There is also a significant negative relationship between threat and attitudes toward knowledge sharing among Librarians (r = 0.19, P < 0.05), while there is a positive but no significant relationship between challenge and attitudes toward know ledge sharing among librarians (r 0.09, P < 0.05). The study therefore recommended reward system to the University libraries to encourage staff share knowledge and collaborate as well as inclusion of a course on knowledge management in the curriculum of library and information science (US) programme.

Key Words: Attitude, Librarians, Knowledge, Sharing, University

Published
2014-11-06
Section
Articles

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