Motivation and librarians’ productivity in academic libraries in Nigeria
The library is vital in national transformation and its workforce is primarily the drivers of the effect that emanate from the library. Their productivity individual and collective is crucial to the delivery of services in the library. The study therefore investigated the impact of motivation on the productivity of librarians in academic libraries from three different types of tertiary institutions aimed at elucidating the influence of monetary rewards and incentives, promotion and conducive workplace modalities on the personal growth and development of the librarians and the library at large. The descriptive survey design was employed. A sample of 77 librarians were selected from six purposively selected tertiary institutions across the southern part of the Nigeria. A self-structured validated and reliable questionnaire was used to elicit response from librarians. Data collected were analysed with the use of descriptive statistics. Results from the study affirms that monetary rewards and incentives, promotion and conducive working modalities are essential to productivity of librarians. Relevant recommendations were put forward accordingly.
Keywords: Motivation, Librarians, Productivity, Academic, Libraries