Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



This study was conducted to analyze the effects of work motivation on workplace productivity of library professionals. To achieve objectives of the study quantitative research approach was used and a questionnaire was developed with the help of literature, as a data collection tool. Library professionals worked in central libraries of different degree-awarding institutions and universities of Punjab and Islamabad considered as a population of this study. The questionnaire was administered to collect data from the respondents; various descriptive and inferential statistical tests were applied to extract inferences from data. The study came up with results that library professionals are proficient in work motivation. They have a high level of work motivation and further the study found a significant relationship between work motivation and work productivity of library professionals. The results exposed that respondents belong to different genders, institutions, designations, qualifications and work experiences, all of them have the same perceptions regarding the effectiveness of work motivation in the production of library workplace. Job motivation energizes employees to put their best efforts into workplace success. The findings are helpful to library professionals and organizations interested in developing work motivation and improving workers’ job performance, ultimately leading to effective work performance.