Motivation Strategies for Enhanced Library Services In Prof. Festus Aghagbo Nwako Library



Prof. Festus Aghagbo Nwako library is the university library of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. It was named after the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the University when Federal Government of Nigeria took over the university in 1992. The main University library is situated at Awka with two campuses at College of Health Sciences Nnewi and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Agulu. There are also faculty libraries at the Faculties of Law and Management Sciences. The Staff strength of the library is over 100 employees comprising of professional staff, para-professionals and general duty staff. The library service is structured according to the various library operations that currently exist in the library system. These departments/units include acquisition, cataloguing, circulation, reference services, serials, digital library, institutional repository as well as faculty libraries in Faculty of Law, Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Management Sciences.

Expectedly, Prof. Festus Nwako library as a university library is the academic nerve centre of Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Both the mission and vision of Nnamdi Azikiwe University are tailored to make the University become one of the finest universities in the world. The university aims to use teaching, research and public service to solve societal problems. It hopes to achieve this through the re-orientation of staff attitude to effect pragmatic teaching and development, output mix, research, good governance and management. Part of the re-orientation of staff attitude to effect pragmatic teaching and development is to work through a motivated workforce in the various arms of the university including the library. The heart of an organisation is its people (the human resources) and one critical part of getting work done in an organisation is attracting and retaining effective employees. 

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