Imperativeness of human resources practices and commitment of library personnel in libraries in Nigeria
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As organizations compete to get the most from their existing workforce in an environment characterized by skill shortages and brain drain, the role of human resource practices in fostering library engagement, Commitment is crucial to the survival and fulfillment of any academic library’s mandate. This research specifically, reports on the conditional nature of the relationship between organizational, human resource practices, and commitment of library personnel in information centers. A qualitative research approach was adopted. This study was conducted through intensive reviewing of literature from past outcome of findings of HRM practices on commitment of library personnel. This study suggests that HRM practices are significantly correlated with organizational commitment of library workforce in Nigeria. It further indicates that staff training, development and motivation among others could have a positive impact on employee commitment. Therefore, policies and programs that will help maintain the affective commitment of its personnel and work towards improving normative commitment and continuance commitment should be put in place.