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Indian Journal of Library and Information Science

Volume  8, Issue 2, May-Aug 2014, Pages 113-119


Original Article

Librarians’ Attitude to Monetary and Non-Monetary Incentives in University Libraries: A Case of Selected University Libraries in Nigeria
Owolabi K.A., Ajiboye B.A., Bello T.O, Aderibigbe N.A., Omotoso A.O.
*Librarians, Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria.
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The paper examines the attitude of librarians in university libraries in Nigeria to monetary and non-monetary incentives. A survey research design was adopted. Seventy (70) copies of questionnaire were randomly distributed amidst the librarians out of which 45copies were retrieved. Findings revealed that librarians are aware of both monetary and non-monetary incentives and that majority of the librarians benefit from monetary incentives offered by their institutions. Also, motivation, job satisfaction and increase in organizational commitments are some of the impact of incentives on the librarians examined. Recommendations arising from the study were proffered which includes: linking rewards directly with performance and the need of an upward review of librarians’ salary periodically in order to motivate them to perform better.

Keywords: Attitude; Monetary incentives; Non-monetary; Incentives; Librarians; Universities.

Corresponding Author : Owolabi K.A.