Relationship between Human Resource Development and Productivity of Library Personnel: A Study of Private Universities in Kwara State, Nigeria

Titilola Aminat Bayero Abdussalam, Jamiu Wankasi Abdulraheem, Evelyn Olakitan Akinboro, Janet Oluseyi Adewara


The development of human resource (HR) is very essential for all personnel in the library profession because this assist them in acquiring the requisite skills and knowledge for productivity in their workplace. The study investigated the relationship between HR development and library personnel productivity in private universities in Kwara State. Descriptive research of survey method was employed. One hundred and thirty-two (132) research participants from four private universities in Kwara State were sampled through census sampling methods. A validated, pretested (reliability co-efficient of 0.88) and administered questionnaire was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics were employed to analyse the research questions using mean and standard deviation. Inferential statistics were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 significance level using Pearson production moment correlation (PPMC).  Results obtained revealed the moderate extent to which human resource support, refresher and advanced programmes are provided to library personnel; the productivity of library personnel was also at a moderate level. The study also established that: the HR support programme (r = 0.411), HR refresher programme (r = 0.267), and HR advanced programme (r = 0.385) respectively were positively related to the productivity of library personnel. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that the library managers should at regular intervals design, implement and organize HR support, refresher and advanced programmes for its personnel to boost quality service delivery and enhance their overall productivity. 


Human Resource Development, Skills Acquisition, Library Personnel, Universities, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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