Effects of motivation on the performance of librarians at Rongo University Library.
Ouma, Cary F. O.
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Scholars in management aver that the success of any organization is mostly pegged on the level of its staff motivation. In spite of this reality, many organizations spend much of their resources on other pursuits while ignoring the need to motivate their staff. This reality affects libraries just like it affects other institutions, and it calls for efforts to lobby for more investment in the motivation of librarians for the greater success of the institutions that they serve. It is against this background that this study seeks to investigate factors affecting the motivation of staff and their correlation to the work performance of librarians at Rongo University. The objectives of the study were to investigate factors affecting librarians at Rongo University, assess the effect of motivation on the performance of librarians at Rongo University, and propose a framework for motivating librarians at Rongo University. The study was based on a qualitative research approach and guided by descriptive survey design. The study also adopted the census method, whereby data was collected from all employees of the library using questionnaires. According to the findings, librarians at Rongo University felt that. In conclusion, librarians at Rongo University generally feel that the employers have not provided them with most of the requirements for motivation. Further, they generally agreed that providing the requirements for motivation would make them perform better in their assignment. The study recommends that the employer should improve working conditions by improving the provision of lunch, tea, accommodation and office space; invest more on professional development of librarians, reward academic excellence, base promotions on academic achievement and provide incentives for academic advancement; address all the promotional factors associated with remuneration and invest more on their employee motivation as a means of addressing its performance challenges.