International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 240

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of academic libraries in knowledge management for human capital development in tertiary institution in Delta State, Nigeria

Emojorho, Daniel
Delta State University, Library, Abraka, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 September 2013
  •  Published: 30 November 2013

Abstract

This paper investigated the place of academic libraries in knowledge management for human capital development in Delta State, Nigeria.  Human capital development is an important agenda of any society.  Consequently, the Delta State Government and various institutions have been paying priority attention to it. Samples of 6 academic libraries from the various senatorial districts of Delta State, Nigeria were investigated. The instrument used to generate data is the questionnaire and the data generated were analyzed using frequency tables and percentages, and chi-square statistic was employed in testing the research hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. This study showed that the library knowledge management practices entail the process of creating, storing, sharing and using ICT facilities to achieve human capital development.  A significant relationship was established between knowledge management and human capital development. However, there was a significant relationship between the challenges of knowledge management and human capital development. Based on the challenges, recommendations were made.

Key words: Knowledge management, human capital development, academic library.