Job Satification And Performance Of Academic Librarians In Nigerian Universities In Southwest Nigeria
A survey of the examination of the factors that affect job satisfaction and performance of academic librarians was conducted on selected eight universities comprising both state and federal universities, in southwest Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was use to select 130 respondents across the institution of study. Out of the 130 samples only 120 completed questionnaires were returned. Simple percentages were used, alongside chi-square to analyze the data. The result of the analysis shows that level of education has a significant effect on the payment structure of an academic librarian. This shows that the higher the education the more the job becomes satisfactory. Also the result shows that the status of an academic librarian is greatly influences the kind of welfare package receives from the institutions i.e. welfare packages could affect the job satisfaction of an academic librarian most especially the one with low status. The result shows that most senior and principal librarians are more satisfied with their job than the low cadre academic librarian. The result also shows that to render effective services in academic libraries depend on the human resources. Consequently, Job satisfaction and performance of the academic librarians, who have an important place in the information society, will affect the quality of the service they render. We proffer strategies which if carefully implemented will improve job satisfaction and performance among academic librarians.
Keywords: Job satisfaction. Performances, Motivation, Academic Librarian
The Information Technologist Vol. 5 (2) 2008: pp. 91-100