Job satisfaction and career commitment of librarians in federal university libraries in Nigeria
This paper presents a study of collaborative authorship among academic librarians across federal universities in Nigeria and the challenges authors face when engaging in joint writing of a paper/ article. This study is based on self-reported data from the respondents through a survey questionnaire. Librarians from six (6) federal university libraries of the six (6) geopolitical zones in Nigeria were studied. The multi-stage sampling method was used to select the six (6) universities. 138
... rsities. 138 academic librarians participated in the study out of 146 librarians working in the six federal university libraries selected, giving the response rate of 94.5%. Results revealed that the average degree of author collaboration of academic librarians is 0.73, which clearly indicates its dominance over single-authored contributions. It also revealed that academic librarians have more of co-authored papers than single ones. Academic librarians collaborate more with their colleagues within the same library. Of the 10 reasons indicated by librarians for involving in collaborative authorship, gaining more knowledge ranked highest. The challenges faced by librarians while collaborating with colleagues were not different from those identified in previous studies. Recommendations were proffered upon findings.