Level of Awareness and Application of Personal and Organisational Knowledge Management by Special Librarians in South West, Nigeria

  • Anthonia U. Nwabueze
  • Babalola Topanu Obadiya
Keywords: knowledge, management, organisational, special, librarians. awareness

Abstract

This study investigated the level of awareness and application of personal and organizational knowledge management by special librarians in South-West, Nigeria. Four research questions and two hypothesis guided the study. Questionnaire was used for the study. The population comprised fifty-four librarians from sixteen libraries of federal government parastatals. Mean rating was used to answer the research questions while t-test was used for testing of the hypotheses. The major findings of the study revealed that the level of awareness of personal and organizational knowledge management of special librarians in South West, Nigeria was high, but their level of application of personal and organizational knowledge management was low. The study recommended among others that the tacit knowledge which is the knowledge embedded in special librarians should be harnessed for sharing through the application of personal knowledge management; and the collective knowledge of the organisation should be coordinated for the achievement of orgnisational goals.

Keywords: knowledge, management, organisational, special, librarians. awareness

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