Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Summer 10-9-2020


The paper discusses the types of leadership style exhibited by leaders in the library and how the leadership style has influenced employee’s commitment in the provision of library and information services in Ghana. The rationale of the paper was to find ways of improving upon leadership in the library and employees’ commitment. The investigation was underpinned by the path-goal theory; adopted the positivism paradigm and employed the survey research design. Questionnaires was used to collect data from 140 respondents. Interviews and observations were also used to triangulate the data collected. Participants were selected using purposive and simple random sampling. In view of this, a sample size of 146 comprising of 6 senior members, 38 senior staff and 102 junior staff were selected out of 230 employees for the study. IBM SPSS version 22.0 in combination with Microsoft excel and thematic content analysis were used to analyse the quantitative data and qualitative data respectively. It emerged from the study that employees were not motivated by the leadership style of the library and therefore they were less committed in providing services.