Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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This study is on the impact of remuneration on staff productivity in Imo State University, Owerri library and Coal City University, Enugu library. The study aims to ascertain the impact of remuneration in university libraries. Three research objectives and three research questions were adopted for this study. A total of twenty five (25) library staff formed the population of the study which emanated from twenty (20) library staff of Imo State University Owerri and five (5) library staff of Coal City University Enugu. The study was carried out using questionnaire (e-copy) as instrument for data collection. The data collected were analyzed using simple percentages and presented in tables and charts. The result of this study revealed that basic wages and salary are adopted at high extent while payments for time worked for or for the amount of work done, regular or non-regular allowances, additional payment for overtime, annual leave, health insurance and life assurance are adopted at low extent; adequate remuneration increases the morale and efficiency of staff, increases productivity, reduces librarian’s turnover, strengthens the positive image of the library and makes the library job highly competitive. It was also revealed that inadequate remuneration results to low productivity, causes low level of job performance, decreases staff morale to work, leads to absenteeism, results to corruption and stains the image of the institution. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the library management should adopt the various methods of remuneration so as to encourage productivity in the library; the management of the library should as well, maintain adequate remuneration of staff so as to ensure that the goals of the library are achieved. It was also recommended that the management of the library should avoid any thing that will jeopardize the remuneration of the library staff.