Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Fall 3-29-2022


This article examined the relationship between information resources accessibility and academic librarians' job performance in North-Central, Nigeria. Maslow and Task-Technology Fit theories underpinned this study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The quantitative methods research approach of the explanatory type was adopted as means of data collection from 135 academic librarians, out of which 103 (81%) copies of the questionnaires were duly filled and returned. The data collected were analysed using frequency counts and percentages. Two research questions and one hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance were postulated for the study. The major findings revealed that the five most accessible print information resources are textbooks, newspapers, journals, encyclopaedias and dictionaries while the least accessible include indexes, manuscripts and technical reports. With regards to accessibility of information resources, findings showed that there is a need for libraries to subscribe to more e-resources and provide greater access links. Findings further indicated that a relationship between the level of information resources accessibility and academic librarians' job performance was established in the selected university libraries at (β= 0.591; p