Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

9-24-2021

Abstract

Abstract

The study correlated professional development and job performance of librarians in the State Polytechnics in North Central, Nigeria. The study adopted correlational survey with the population of 32 which comprised of the librarians in the State owned Polytechnics in North Central, Nigeria. The entire population was studied. The study adopted structured questionnaire and the data collected were analyzed using frequency, mean and standard deviation with the aid of SPSS version 23. The study revealed that, major professional development programmes provided to librarians in State Polytechnic in North Central, Nigeria are on-the job training, professional conferences, in-service training, professional workshops and continuing education. Others are Induction, Orientation, and Off-the-job training. The job performance of professional librarians is high. professional development has positive impact on the job performance of librarians in the State Polytechnics in North Central, Nigeria. The major challenges of providing professional development programmes to improve job performance of librarians in the State Polytechnics in North Central, Nigeria are, Inadequate funding to support career development, Lack of technological know-how or skills, Lack of personnel management policy, and Inadequate infrastructural facilities. On the other hand, poor organizational climate in the library, reluctance by the management to train staff, lack of complete senior management support as the major challenges affecting the provision of professional development programmes to improve job performance of librarians in the State Polytechnics in North Central, Nigeria. The study recommended that, polytechnic libraries’ management should liaise with their parent institutions to provide adequate fund for professional development, endeavour to sponsor their librarians to both national and international conference, workshops and seminars, among others.

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