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ICT Facilities: Ergonomic Effects on Academic Library Staff

Asaolu, Aderonke Olufunke (2010) ICT Facilities: Ergonomic Effects on Academic Library Staff. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal). ISSN 1522-0222

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In this paper, the author calls attention to the notion that employers are usually faced with the challenge of merging to a point of balance, productivity and safety in line with comfort. The paper argues essentially that every workstation should be designed along the line of having both the worker and the task in mind. The paper reports on the responses of two universities, one was from the Federal and the other one from the private universities. Respondents that were interviewed from the two universities comprised of members of the library staff who worked directly with ICT and other computer related resources, who also spend relatively long hours on their jobs. Librarians, library officers, systems engineers and secretaries were included in the target population. The result of the study reported revealed that respondents from the two universities are usually faced with diverse ergonomic condition that have resulted in health challenges. Addressing such health affecting work related conditions was highlighted in the paper as a major local point in ensuring efficiency and increased productivity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ergonomics, Academic Libraries, ICT
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Aderonke Olufunke Asaolu
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 16:26
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 16:26

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