International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246

Full Length Research Paper

Work environments and job performance of librarians in the public universities in South –west Nigeria

Oyintola Isiaka Amusa1*, Abiodun Olaide Iyoro2 and Ajani Florence Olabisi3
1Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B  2240, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 2The University Library, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, P.M.B 353, Okitipupa, Nigeria. 3kwara State University, Malete, Ilorin-Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 29 November 2013
  •  Published: 31 December 2013


This study investigates the work environments and job performance of librarians working in public universities in South-West, Nigeria with  the aid of survey research approach. Questionnaire was used to elicit information from 189 Academic Librarians,  out of which 153 (81%) copies of the questionnaire were duly completed and returned. The data collected were analyzed using frequency count, percentage and Anova Analysis tested at 0.05 level of significance. The  findings revealed that the work environment of librarians in terms of physical facilities, open communication, motivation etc  are fairly favourable while personnel emolument was considered not to be favourable at all. This inadequacy is reflected in the job performance of the librarians as their performance only seems to be fair. The study also established that there is significant correlation between work environment and job performance of the librarians. To  alleviate the incidence of poor work environment and under performance in libraries, the study recommended improvement in the levels of physical facilities, personnel emolument, open communication as wells as adequate funding from government, donor agencies and philanthropists.

Key words: Nigerian universities, South-West Nigeria, work environment, academic librarians, job performance.