Dr Karimatu Isa Maisango
The study was conducted to investigate the extent of awareness and level of pre-retirement anxiety among Academic Librarians in the Federal Universities of the Northwest Geo-Political zone of Nigeria. The research employed mixed methodology (quantitative and qualitative approach) based on the pragmatic school of thought using sequential explanatory research design. The population of the study comprised two hundred and ten (210) academic librarians and nine (9) pension desk Officers of the Universities under study. Three types of data collection instruments, questionnaire, interview and content analysis were used. The general reliability score of all items is .837. The quantitative data collected was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The qualitative data was coded, interpreted and reported in thematic analysis. The findings of the study revealed that the academic librarians’ level of awareness on pre-retirement anxiety was low. The findings also showed, among others, that there is no significant difference between the level of pre-retirement anxiety of males and females. The study recommended the involvement of professional counsellors and counselling services in the provision of pre-retirement courses to prospective retirees.