Human resource planning plays a very significant role in sustaining competent employees in academic libraries in order to provide service quality to users. Academic libraries as the name imply operates in higher institutions of learning to meet the teeming information need of students, staff and the institution community member at large. The library function to provide information need of users at a minimum time. Human resource is essential component required for the smooth running of the library when there are no skilled professionals in the library the service dwindles and users are discouraged to use the library. Therefore, in order to provide astute service to users especially providing users with timely information, professional should be employed and sustained in the academic library to reduce
illiterate in our society. Thus, human resource planning is the only means through which competent professionals are sustained in the library to bring about growth and development of the economy. Therefore, it is essential to plan for the present and the future of human resource present in academic libraries in Nigeria in order to improve on their service used. Despite all the hurdles in education in Nigeria that has led to down turn of academic libraries, when human resource planning is rightly incorporated in the library will make a lot of difference that lead to users satisfaction.
Keywords: Human resource planning, academic libraries.