Publisher: Centre For Social Science Research, Enugu

Job Satisfaction and Performance of Librarians In Universities In South East Nigeria

Comfort Chigorom Madu, Linda I. Anyalebechi
KEYWORDS: JOB SATISFACTION AND PERFORMANCE OF LIBRARIANS IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

ABSTRACT:

This study is guided by an interest on job satisfaction and performance of librarians in universities in South East Nigeria. The satisfaction of librarians who play important role in the dissemination of information should not be undermined, if libraries are to recruit and retain a diverse and
effective workforce. Consideration should be given to what would engender that these employees remain on the job and in the profession. The paper looks at the concept of job satisfaction and reviews theory on job satisfaction and its relevance to library work environment. Job performance; relationship between job satisfaction and performance; appraisal; as well as criteria for performance were equally discussed. It was revealed from the reviewed literatures that, what appears paramount in increasing job satisfaction and performance of the librarians in Universities in South East Nigeria are financial rewards, fringe benefits and recognition. How much money these librarians hope to take home at the end of the day and how well they are being recognized for a job well done determine their job satisfaction. The study affirmed that employee performance and job satisfaction are correlates and dependent. The study made suggestions on how and what should be done to enhance job satisfaction and performance of librarians in universities in South
East Nigeria.



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