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Library managers’ role and library staff job satisfaction as embodiment of value in South-South Zone Federal University Libraries

Margarete Sylvanus Umoh, Sarah Josiah Okpa

Abstract


The main aim of this study was to find out the relationship between library managers’ role and job satisfaction in South-South Zone of federal university libraries. The population of the study was 637 librarians in three Universities. To achieve the purpose of the study two null hypotheses were formulated and tested. Ex-post facto design was used. Stratified sample technique was deployed to sample two hundred (200) library staff in three (3) universities. Data were collected using library managers’ service delivery and job satisfaction questionnaire (LMSDJSQ). The hypotheses were tested at .05 alpha level using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (r). The finding revealed that there is a significant relationship between library managers’ technical skills and library staff job satisfaction. It was concluded that managerial services delivery by librarians improved embodiment of library values among Federal libraries. It was recommended that library managers should undertake computer and ICT practice programmes as these will improve their skills in their service delivery. These will also improve on the communication skills.

Keywords: library managers,’ technical, skills, human, management, job, satisfaction




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