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R.A.A.S. Ranaweera*
1PhD Student, School of Information Management,
Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R. China, 430072
2Library, University of Kelaniya, Dalugama, Sri Lanka
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Si Li
Professor, The Center for the Study of Information Resources
Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R. China, 430072

 

Abstract

Job satisfaction of library employees’ has been a widely research topic of library and Information science studies in the world research arena. However, in Sri Lanka, few studies have been carried out relate to job satisfaction and all these studies mainly focused on the professional staff serving in university libraries. Therefore, this study carried out to fill the gap in the literature by comprehensively exploring the job satisfaction and related aspects of all three staff categories under five research objectives. A questionnaire used to collect data from 643 library employees attached to fourteen universities. Survey results revealed that, university library employees were fairly satisfied with their jobs and identified seven factors related to job satisfaction. Out of them coworkers and nature of work selected as the most influential factors of job satisfaction and inadequate work cooperation, absence of proper appreciation mechanism, gaps in communication flow and less job autonomy make the staff dissatisfy with their jobs.

Keywords: Job satisfaction, university libraries, library staff, Sri Lanka, par-professional staff

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