Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Agyen-Gyasi, K. (2013). Policy Implications of Staff Turnover at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Library. Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 33(2), pp. 88-103

Akinyemi, N. & Ifijeh, G.I. (2012). Leadership Style and Job Commitment of Library Personnel in Universities: A Study of Private University Libraries in Southwest Nigeria. The Information Manager, Vol. 12 (1&2), pp. 1-6

Awan, M.R., Mahmood, K. & Idrees, H. (2014). Leadership Style, Culture and Commitment: An Analytical Study of University Libraries in Pakistan. Library Philosophy and Practice.

Azhar, S.M. (2013). Power and Culture of Teamwork. Global Business and Economics Research Journal, Vol. 2(2), pp 50-70

Babalola, G.A. & Nwalo, K.I.N. (2013). Influence of Job Motivation on the Productivity of Librarians in Colleges of Education in Nigeria. Information and Knowledge Management, Vol. 3(5), pp. 70-76

Chen, H. (2004). The Relationship between Leadership Styles and Faculty Job Satisfaction in Taiwan. A Ph.D Dissertation submitted to the Department of Nursing, University of Utah. Retrieved from on 17/03/2015

Cherry, K. (2015). What is Autocratic Leadership? Retrieved from on 26/02/2015

Chughati, F.D. & Perveen, U. (2013). A Study of Teachers Workload and Job Satisfaction in Public and Private Schools at Secondary Level in Lahore City Pakistan. Asian Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, Vol. 2(1), pp. 202-214

Fatokun, J.O., Salaam, M.O. & Ajegbomogun, F.O. (2010). The Influence of Leadership Style on the Performance of Subordinates in Nigerian Libraries. Library Philosophy and Practice, pp. 2-9

Germano, M.A. (2010). Leadership Style and Organizational Impact. Library Worklife. Retrieved from on 27/02/2015.

Goodrich, J. (2008). Organizational Assessment Project: Report of Findings and Recommendations to the Fresno County Library. Jeanne Goodrich Consulting.

Haenisch, J.P. (2012). Factors Affecting the Productivity of Government Workers. Gender Studies Journals. Retrieved from on 27/02/2015

Hulbert, J.M. (1998). Every Instructional Services Librarian a Leader: Leadership in the Small Academic Library, pp. 98-190

James, I.J. (2011). Effective Motivation of Paraprofessional Staff in Academic Libraries in Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice. Retrieved from on 25/03/2015

Johnson, R. (2015). Five Different Types of Leadership Styles. Hearst Newspapers. Retrieved from file:///H:/leadership%20n%20job%20prod/ on 3/03/2015

National Library Board (2010). Leadership and its Impact on Productivity. Singapore Productivity Association, pp. 1-21

Nayab, N. (2011). A Critique of the Autocratic Leadership Style. Bright Hub Inc. Retrieved from on 25/02/2015

Obiwuru, T.C., Okwu,A.T, Akpa, V.O. & Nwankwere, I.D. (2011). Effects of Leadership Style on Organizational Performance: A Survey of Selected Small Scale Enterprises in Ikosi-Ketu Council Development Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. Australian Journal of Business and Management Research, Vol. 1(7), pp 100-111

Ogbah, E.L. (2013). Leadership Style and Organizational Commitment of Workers in some Selected Academic Libraries in Delta State. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 3(7), pp. 110-118

Oghenetega, L.U., Ejedafiru, E.F. & Rabiu, A.M. (2014). Comparative Study of Job Stress of Library and Information Science in Higher Institutions in Nigeria. Journal of Education and Practice, Vol. 5(16), pp. 213-221

Peterson, F.C. (2012). The Effect of Perceived Leadership Style on Employee Job Satisfaction at a Selected Company in the South African Aeronautical Industry. A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Retrieved from,%20Dissertation,%20M-Tech.pdf on 15/03/2015

Rarick, C.A. (1987). Self-Determination: The New Management Paradigm. SAM Advanced Management Journal, Vol. 52(3)

Root, G.N. (2015). How Does Leadership Style Influence Organizational Productivity? Hearst Newspapers. Retrieved from on 2/03/2015

Shafie, B., Baghersalimi, S. & Barghi, V. (2013). The Relationship between Leadership Style and Employee Performance: A Case Study of Real Estate Registration Organization of Tehran Province. Singapore Journal of Business Economics and Management Studies, Vol. 2 (5), pp. 21-29. Retrieved from on 2/03/2015

Sulaiman, F.R. & Akinsanya, P.O. (2011). Stress and Instructors’ Efficiency in Ogun State Universities: Implications for Nigerian Educational Policy. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, Vol. 3(1), pp 9-14

Veber, J. (2011). Management. Praha: Management Press.


The main objective of the study was to ascertain through existing literature the relationship between various existing leadership styles and the job productivity of university library staff. The library as an organisation in any institution is made up of different categories of individuals decked with diverse responsibilities which are all tailored towards providing the varying information needs of library clientele or users. This unique information providing organisation- the library, is headed by the University Librarian who makes use of preferable and suitable leadership skill(s) as the circumstances warrant, to drive the speedy achievement of laid down organisational goals and objective. It is however paramount that the appropriate leadership style be employed not just by the University Librarian who is placed at the topmost helm on the library’s hierarchical structure, but also the unit heads or heads of various departments in the library. Leadership revolves around affecting a group of people to act in a particular way in order to achieve an organizational goal; this is because humans are highly instrumental to the level of productivity in any organisation and productivity is hinged on efficiency and effectiveness. Various factors influence productivity in the 21st century work place such as motivation, regular training and re-trainings of employees, working infrastructure, etc and the most influential of these factors is the leadership style. Some vital steps that could affect productivity includes: employee ownership and accountability, project definition, employee satisfaction, communication, etc.



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