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: 232

Article in Press

Influence of training and education on job productivity of librarians in tertiary institution libraries in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria

Egwuasi Princewill Ikechukwu

  •  Received: 04 April 2016
  •  Accepted: 20 August 2018
The study was carried out to examine the influence of training and education on job productivity of librarians in tertiary institution libraries in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Forty Seven (47) practicing librarians were purposively sampled from the tertiary institutions under study. The study adopted ex-post-facto design and questionnaire was used for data collection. The data obtained was analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. Each of the hypotheses was tested at .05 level of significance. The result of the analysis revealed a significant relationship between training and job productivity of librarians in tertiary institution libraries. The result further revealed a significant relationship between education and job productivity of librarians in academic libraries. In conclusion, training and education was seen to significantly influence job productivity of librarians in tertiary institution libraries. It was recommended that academic librarians should be given opportunity for regular training such as workshops and conferences in order to be acquainted with skills needed to function effectively, and the librarians should be permitted to avail themselves of higher education to update their knowledge on the latest developments in library practice in line with technology changes.

Keywords: Training, Education, Job productivity, Librarians, Tertiary Institution and Libraries