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The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of training and education on job productivity of librarians in academic libraries in Akwa Ibom State. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to direct the study. Ex-post factor research design was used for the study. There are 47 Librarians in tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom State and all of them were used for the study. A questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The data obtained was analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Each of the hypothesis was tested at .05 level of significance. The result of the analysis revealed that there is a significant relationship between training and job productivity of librarians in academic libraries. The result further revealed that there is a significant relationship
between education and job productivity of librarians in academic libraries. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that training and education have significant impact on job productivity of librarians in academic libraries. It was recommended that regular training should be organized for academic librarians in order to get them acquainted with skills needed to function effectively in their duties. In addition, it was recommended that opportunities for education through staff development programmes should be given to academic librarians as this will enable them to update their knowledge on latest development that may arise due to rapid technological changes.
Key words: knowledge management, academic libraries, job productivity, rapid technological changes