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Work Environment And The Job Satisfaction Of Librarians In Private Universities In South-East And South-West, Nigeria, Uloma D. Onuoha, Clement Chinemerem Ukangwa, Evans Chima Otuza Jan 2020

Work Environment And The Job Satisfaction Of Librarians In Private Universities In South-East And South-West, Nigeria, Uloma D. Onuoha, Clement Chinemerem Ukangwa, Evans Chima Otuza

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The need for a conducive work environment and job satisfaction is heightened by the conviction that the university library constitutes the powerhouse of knowledge responsible for providing information materials for teaching, learning and research. The study, therefore, investigated the relationship between work environment and the job satisfaction of Librarians in private universities in South-East and South-West, Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. The population of the study consisted of one hundred and eighty-one (181) librarians. Total enumeration technique was employed for the study. Data was collected using a self-structured questionnaire that was scrutinized by experts and subjected to ...


Influence Of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour On Job Burnout Among Librarians In University Libraries In Nigeria, Rosaline Oluremi Opeke Ph.D, Adeyemi Adewale Akinola Ph.D Sep 2019

Influence Of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour On Job Burnout Among Librarians In University Libraries In Nigeria, Rosaline Oluremi Opeke Ph.D, Adeyemi Adewale Akinola Ph.D

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Job burnout is an important aspect of organisational behaviour that has negative impact on librarians and organisational outcome. Despite the efforts made by library management to prevent job burnout among librarians, high level of emotional exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy remain a major challenge. Poor response to job burnout by librarians’ may be attributed to inability to exhibit citizenship behaviour in the library. The study investigated the influence of organisational citizenship behaviour on job burnout among librarians in university libraries in Nigeria. The study employed survey research design. The population of the study consisted of 624 librarians from 38 public universities ...


So What Made You Choose Librarianship? Reasons Teachers Give For Their Career Switch., Franklin Gyamfi Agyemang Sep 2019

So What Made You Choose Librarianship? Reasons Teachers Give For Their Career Switch., Franklin Gyamfi Agyemang

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper explores the reason teachers choose to go into librarianship when leaving the teaching profession from Sub-Saharan Africa. Snowball sampling method was used to locate seventeen (17) participants for this study in Ghana. Mixed methods were used for data collection; questionnaire (open-ended questions) and interview. The data was analyzed using the thematic analysis technique. The study found the following as reasons teacher choose librarianship when leaving the teaching profession: Better Salaries and Remunerations, Relatedness of librarianship to teaching, Love for books, Employment Space and scope of opportunities for librarians. By the findings, this study corroborates researches on second-career librarianship ...


Combined Correlational Effects Of Motivation, Emotional Intelligence And Human Capital Development On Job Satisfaction Of Librarians In Nigerian Public University Libraries, Japheth Abdulazeez Yaya Dr, Uloma Doris Onuoha Dr Aug 2019

Combined Correlational Effects Of Motivation, Emotional Intelligence And Human Capital Development On Job Satisfaction Of Librarians In Nigerian Public University Libraries, Japheth Abdulazeez Yaya Dr, Uloma Doris Onuoha Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the combined correlational effects of motivation, emotional intelligence and human capital development on the job satisfaction of librarians in Nigerian public universities. A correlational survey research design was adopted. The study population consisted of 1,254 librarians in public university libraries in Nigeria, from which 923 were selected using simple random sampling. The research instrument used was a self-developed questionnaire. A response rate of 67.2% was achieved. Data were analysed using descriptive (percentage, mean, average mean and standard deviation) and inferential (ANOVA) statistics. The study revealed significant relationship among the combined contributions of motivation, emotional intelligence ...


Motivational Factors And Job Performance Of Librarians In Federal University Libraries In North-East Nigeria, Chinyere Nkechi Ikonne, Oluwafemi Joseph Fajonyomi Aug 2019

Motivational Factors And Job Performance Of Librarians In Federal University Libraries In North-East Nigeria, Chinyere Nkechi Ikonne, Oluwafemi Joseph Fajonyomi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Librarians’ performance is getting tasks and duties assigned completed at the expected time, through an effective and efficient manner. Librarians’ performance seems to be low in the libraries located in North-East Nigeria where they work. Motivational factors stimulate individuals to put in their best to see to the completion of an assigned duty/task. Literature has not being fully established on how motivational factors influence job performance of librarians in North-East Nigeria Federal University libraries. It is on this premise that this study aimed to find out the influence of motivational factors on job performance of librarians in Federal University ...


Stages Of Organisational Commitment Among Librarians In University Libraries In South-South, Nigeria, Iwat Udofia Dr., Ahiaoma Ibegwam Jul 2019

Stages Of Organisational Commitment Among Librarians In University Libraries In South-South, Nigeria, Iwat Udofia Dr., Ahiaoma Ibegwam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Visits to some university libraries, backed by evidence from previous research, reveal that librarians experience low levels commitment as reflected in the high rates of turnover and absenteeism. This seems prevalent at a time Nigeria as a country is grappling with harsh economic realities, when increased commitment and extra effort are being expected of all employees to boost performance and improve service delivery. Thus, the pursuit of a deeper understanding of the means by which commitment develops is critical and warrants empirical investigation. This study, therefore, is to determine the levels of organisational commitment among librarians in university ...


Evaluating The Job Performance Of Librarians In Universities In South-East, Nigeria., Obinna A. Nwokike Phd, Vincent E. Unegbu Phd May 2019

Evaluating The Job Performance Of Librarians In Universities In South-East, Nigeria., Obinna A. Nwokike Phd, Vincent E. Unegbu Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Job performance consists of a set of employees’ behaviours that are perceived to be in agreement with organizational goals that can be measured, monitored and assessed as an achievement at an individual level. The librarian’s job performance is that aspect of work behaviour that is of relevance to the library’s success. This paper presents findings from a self-rating questionnaire on the levels of job performance of librarians in universities in one region of Nigeria. The study was carried out using a cross-sectional survey design to collect data from 210 respondents in 21 universities based on total enumeration. Data ...


Knowledge Sharing Behaviour And Librarians Job Performance In Nigerian Universities, Abiodun O. Odunewu, Yacob Haliso May 2019

Knowledge Sharing Behaviour And Librarians Job Performance In Nigerian Universities, Abiodun O. Odunewu, Yacob Haliso

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study sets out to investigate knowledge sharing behavior as a predictor of job performance in universities in the South-West zone of Nigeria. The survey research design was employed for the study that used 364 librarians in the universities in the zone as its population. 343 copies of the research instrument (questionnaire) that was administered were retrieved, and only 329 copies were found useful for the study. Four research questions and one hypothesis (tested at 0.05 lvel of significance) were formulated. The data generated were analysed using the Statistical package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The research questions were answered ...


Mentoring For Professional Development Of Academic Librarians In Nigerian University Libraries, Janet Ubogu May 2019

Mentoring For Professional Development Of Academic Librarians In Nigerian University Libraries, Janet Ubogu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Librarianship as a profession engages in mentoring in order to sharpen and sustain professional practice and be abreast with new development on the job. The study is on mentoring for professional development of librarians in Nigerian university libraries. This present study is a survey of 250 professional librarians from Nigerian university libraries. Questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. The percentages of the responses were tabulated. The findings showed that mentoring programmes through which librarians are mostly mentored are sponsorship to conferences, seminars and workshops and individual mentoring. Mentoring is beneficial to academic librarians in that it equips ...


Enhancing The Self-Development Of Librarians Through Entrepreneurship Opportunities In Library And Information Science Profession, Usuka Enweremadu Isaac Department Of Library And Information Science, Faculty Of Education, Ekere Chimaobi Felix Professor, Department Of Library And Information Science, Faculty Of Education, Oviri Beatrice Uchenna Lecturer, Library And Information Science, Department Of Educational Management, Ajibo Chidi Ambrose Librarian Apr 2019

Enhancing The Self-Development Of Librarians Through Entrepreneurship Opportunities In Library And Information Science Profession, Usuka Enweremadu Isaac Department Of Library And Information Science, Faculty Of Education, Ekere Chimaobi Felix Professor, Department Of Library And Information Science, Faculty Of Education, Oviri Beatrice Uchenna Lecturer, Library And Information Science, Department Of Educational Management, Ajibo Chidi Ambrose Librarian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Self-development is one of the core aspirations of Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals as they get employed in any library institution or other organizations. Librarians aspire to move from one level to another in their years of active services rather than depending on salaries and promotions for survival. More so, investing energy, expertise, ideas and capital in entrepreneurship ventures is worthwhile for achieving high level self-development. The paper explored the concept of entrepreneurship and self-development, entrepreneurial opportunities in library and information science (LIS) profession, ways entrepreneurship enhances self-development of LIS professionals, sources of capital for entrepreneurial ventures in LIS ...


The Status Of Librarians’ Communication Skills And The Effective Factors In Public Libraries, Narges Afkhami, Masoumeh Tajafari, Mohsen Nowkarizi, Seyyed Mohsen Asghari Nekah Apr 2019

The Status Of Librarians’ Communication Skills And The Effective Factors In Public Libraries, Narges Afkhami, Masoumeh Tajafari, Mohsen Nowkarizi, Seyyed Mohsen Asghari Nekah

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main aim of this survey was to assess the status of librarians' communication skills in public libraries of Mashhad, Iran. The research population included all the librarians (n = 70) employed in the public libraries. The desired sample (n=59) was selected based on Krejcie and Morgan’s sample size table through simple random sampling. A researcher-made questionnaire of communication skills was used to collect data. The collected data were analyzed via the SPSS using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings showed that the level of the librarians’ communication skills was undesirable and that there was no significant difference between ...


Perception As Predictor Of Social Media Utilization By Librarians In Universities In Southern Nigeria, Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Obiora Charles Omekwu Mar 2019

Perception As Predictor Of Social Media Utilization By Librarians In Universities In Southern Nigeria, Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Obiora Charles Omekwu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the extent perception predicts social media utilization by librarians in universities in Southern Nigeria. The correlational survey design was adopted. The study was built on some elements of TAM. The population comprised a total of 174 professional librarians in universities in Southern Nigeria. Total enumeration technique was used to sample the 174 professional librarians in the libraries. The questionnaire was used for collecting data. Pearson r and R2 was used to answer the research questions, while the null hypotheses were tested with linear regression analysis at 0.05 level of significance. It was found that perceived ease ...


Perception Of College Librarians On Preservation Of Library Documents With Special Reference To The Aided Arts And Science Colleges Affiliated To Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, Selvaraj Rathinam, Selvaraj Rathinam Dr, Manalan Jesudoss Dr Mar 2019

Perception Of College Librarians On Preservation Of Library Documents With Special Reference To The Aided Arts And Science Colleges Affiliated To Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, Selvaraj Rathinam, Selvaraj Rathinam Dr, Manalan Jesudoss Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The perceptions of the librarians reveal the entire functioning of the library. The quality of the library is being measured with collection building, services and other routines of the library. Printed documents are considered as important documents in the Arts and Science College libraries to support the teaching and learning in the college even though the electronic resources are enormously available in the Internet. The printed documents deteriorated due to various reasons. One of the roles of the college librarian is to preserve those and keep them available in usable condition for the present and future generations to know the ...


Correlational Analysis Of Self-Efficacy And Job Satisfaction Of Librarians In Public Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Chinyere Nkechi Ikonne Dr., Vincent Enyeribe Unegbu Dr., Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi Dr., Adeola Adesoji Arinola Dr. Feb 2019

Correlational Analysis Of Self-Efficacy And Job Satisfaction Of Librarians In Public Universities In South-West, Nigeria, Chinyere Nkechi Ikonne Dr., Vincent Enyeribe Unegbu Dr., Opeyemi Deborah Soyemi Dr., Adeola Adesoji Arinola Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Job satisfaction of employee is crucial in any organization, particularly in the public university libraries. However, the general opinion was that job satisfaction of librarians in public universities in South-West Nigeria has been on the decline. This is because there appears to be total neglect of librarians in the aspect of job security, recognition for a job well done, career development opportunities, conducive work environment, promotion and improved salary package. These occurrences may have contributed adversely to the level of job satisfaction of librarians. The study, therefore, investigated self-efficacy and job satisfaction of librarians in public universities in South-West Nigeria ...


Investigating And Proffering Solutions To The Information Seeking Behaviour Of Immigrants In The United Kingdom, Olubukola Adekanmbi Feb 2019

Investigating And Proffering Solutions To The Information Seeking Behaviour Of Immigrants In The United Kingdom, Olubukola Adekanmbi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of this study is to investigate the information seeking behaviour of immigrants in the United Kingdom, main focus was on the asylum seekers. The research method was extended literature review type. The literature review takes the shape of a systematic review. Past studies were used to know what has been done about the study and what is missing, which helped the researcher in creating the research questions. Data were collected from different findings of several researchers, the analysis of secondary authors were collated to form the findings of this research. International studies were mostly used because more research ...


Motivational Factors And Job Performance Of Librarians In Federal University Libraries In North-East Nigeria, Chinyere Nkechi Ikonne, Oluwafemi Joseph Fajonyomi Jan 2019

Motivational Factors And Job Performance Of Librarians In Federal University Libraries In North-East Nigeria, Chinyere Nkechi Ikonne, Oluwafemi Joseph Fajonyomi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Librarians’ performance is getting tasks and duties assigned completed at the expected time, through an effective and efficient manner. Librarians’ performance seems to be low in the libraries located in North-East Nigeria where they work. Motivational factors stimulate individuals to put in their best to see to the completion of an assigned duty/task. Literature has not being fully established on how motivational factors influence job performance of librarians in North-East Nigeria Federal University libraries. It is on this premise that this study aimed to find out the influence of motivational factors on job performance of librarians in Federal University ...


Perceived ُSkill Level Of Librarians Working At Libraries Of Tehran Medical Universities, Sirous Panahi Associate Professor In Librarianship And Medical Information Department, Arezo Mirgaloye-Bayat, Leila Nemati Anaraki Associate Professor In Librarianship And Medical Information Department Jan 2019

Perceived ُSkill Level Of Librarians Working At Libraries Of Tehran Medical Universities, Sirous Panahi Associate Professor In Librarianship And Medical Information Department, Arezo Mirgaloye-Bayat, Leila Nemati Anaraki Associate Professor In Librarianship And Medical Information Department

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Introduction: This study conducted to assess the discipline specific and general skill level of librarians working in libraries of the top three Iranian medical universities in Tehran.

Methods: The survey was carried out among all 115 librarians working in the libraries of Iran, Tehran and Shahid-Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and one-way ANOVA.

Results: The participants’ perceived skill level in discipline specific set of skills was relatively unsatisfactory in total while their skill level in general skills was relatively satisfactory. The mean scores of the participants’ skill level in six categories of discipline ...


The Evolving Roles Of Libraries And Librarians In The 21st Century, Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza, Folorunso, Abubakar Lanre Jan 2019

The Evolving Roles Of Libraries And Librarians In The 21st Century, Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza, Folorunso, Abubakar Lanre

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The role of libraries and librarians in the present century has generated heated intellectual arguments among different people. This to a large extent is due to the increasing amount of information available especially on the internet, and the use of information and communication technologies for library activities and operations. As a result of this, there have been assumptions, theories, laws and assertions that have sought to question the existence of the library, librarians and information science profession.

In the light of this, this study seeks to brings to the limelight the roles of libraries, librarians and other information professionals in ...


The Investigation Of Relationship Between Time Period Spent On Virtual Social Networks And Communication Skills Of Librarians Of Public Libraries Of Iran Province, Shahnaz Khademizadeh, Masomeh Khademizadeh, Maryam Khoshkenar Jan 2019

The Investigation Of Relationship Between Time Period Spent On Virtual Social Networks And Communication Skills Of Librarians Of Public Libraries Of Iran Province, Shahnaz Khademizadeh, Masomeh Khademizadeh, Maryam Khoshkenar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background and Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between time period spent on virtual social networks and communication skills of librarians in public libraries of Khuzestan province.

Methodology: The present study is a correlation survey- in terms of nature and an applied research in terms of objective. Researcher made questionnaire has been used for data collection. This questionnaire consists of two main parts: the first part includes questions related to demographic characteristics and the second part includes 38 items related to communication skills. The reliability of the questionnaire was evaluated using Cronbach's alpha coefficient ...


The Librarian In The Digital Age: A Preferred Nomenclature, Perceptions Of Academic Librarians In Imo State Nigeria., Scholastica A.J. Chukwu, Nkeiru Emezie, Ngozi Maria Nwaohiri, Ngozi Chima-James Dec 2018

The Librarian In The Digital Age: A Preferred Nomenclature, Perceptions Of Academic Librarians In Imo State Nigeria., Scholastica A.J. Chukwu, Nkeiru Emezie, Ngozi Maria Nwaohiri, Ngozi Chima-James

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Nomenclature is a system of names or terms or the rules for forming these terms in a particular field of arts or sciences. It has a far-reaching impact on the mind. It also defines the status of positions. Therefore changes in librarians’ professional identity as a result of increased use of new technology in the performance of their routine chores seem, however, inevitable. Such application generates changes in the context of their work and ultimately necessitates changes in professional identity.This article explored various changing roles of the librarian in this digital age. It also identified the nomenclatures professional librarians ...


Taking Stock Of Librarianship: Representations In Stock Photography, Robert Perret Dec 2018

Taking Stock Of Librarianship: Representations In Stock Photography, Robert Perret

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper explores the representation of librarians within two popular types of online imagery: stock photographs and memes. While the representation of librarians in popular media has been explored before, these particular media have not and are distinct in that they are often created by amateurs with little professional editorial mediation. This study builds upon Seale’s librarian archetypes and Attebury’s revisions in order to compare these new medias to traditional depictions of the profession. It is found that the image of an Old Maid librarian is waning and librarians are generally presented in a positive light. Some traditional ...


Digitization Of Library Collection In Nigerian University Libraries: University Of Ilorin Library Experience, Usman Ajisafe Saliu Mr., Abdussalam, T. A. B., Olabisi F. Adesina Nov 2018

Digitization Of Library Collection In Nigerian University Libraries: University Of Ilorin Library Experience, Usman Ajisafe Saliu Mr., Abdussalam, T. A. B., Olabisi F. Adesina

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of this paper is to discuss the difficulties that the University of Ilorin library encountered in its digitization project and how these difficulties were handled to ensure a robust digitization outfit. The idea is to alert Nigerian Libraries which are yet to embark on digitization on some of the problems or challenges that they are likely to encounter in planning and implementing a digitization project. Admittedly, some of the problems may be unique to University of Ilorin Library but it can be said with a fair degree of accuracy that some of the problems the University of Ilorin ...


Librarians’ Application Of Copyright Law In Digitization Processes Of Library Resource In University Libraries: A Study Of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Kyrian Oluakachukwu Nneji Ms. Nov 2018

Librarians’ Application Of Copyright Law In Digitization Processes Of Library Resource In University Libraries: A Study Of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Kyrian Oluakachukwu Nneji Ms.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigated the extent of librarians’ application of copyright laws in digitization of academic library resources in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Five research objectives guided the study. The research design adopted for this study was a descriptive survey. The total population for this study was seventeen (17) library staff involved in digital library practices. As a result of the concise population, there was no sampling. The instrument for data collection was questionnaire. A total of seventeen questionnaires were distributed and distribution recorded a 100% return rate. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistical tools (frequency tables and mean scores). From ...


Investigating Occupational Burnout In Library Personnel, Oyeronke Adebayo, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Michael Opeoluwa Fagbohun, Odaro Osayande Apr 2018

Investigating Occupational Burnout In Library Personnel, Oyeronke Adebayo, Chidi Deborah Segun-Adeniran, Michael Opeoluwa Fagbohun, Odaro Osayande

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Background: This paper is an attempt to investigate occupational burnout among library personnel in University Libraries in Ogun State, Nigeria. Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion which is caused by prolonged stress.

Objectives: find out if library personnel in academic libraries in Ogun State, do experience occupational burnout, Highlight the perceived causes of occupational burnout, identify the consequences of occupational burnout on the library personnel surveyed and strategies to mitigate burnout syndrome among library personnel.

Methods: A descriptive survey method was adopted for the study Two hundred and thirty six copies of structured questionnaire were administered ...


Effect Of Strategic Management On Users’ Satisfaction, Library Competitiveness, Learning/Innovation Process And Internal Process Effectiveness In Academics Libraries., David O. Okhakhu Mr. Mar 2018

Effect Of Strategic Management On Users’ Satisfaction, Library Competitiveness, Learning/Innovation Process And Internal Process Effectiveness In Academics Libraries., David O. Okhakhu Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study looked into the Effect of Strategic Management on Customer Satisfaction, libraries competition, learning/innovation process and internal process effectiveness in Manufacturing Enterprises.

Methodology: The librarians in southwest Nigeria formed the population of study, from which a sample of 162 librarians, or 25% the population was strategically randomly selected for the study by a combined purposive and systematic random sampling techniques. The survey research design was used and data were collected through the use of questionnaires and structured interviews were necessary. The data collected were analysed using Analysis of Variances (ANOVA), correlation and descriptive analysis in pursuance of the ...


Librarian Knowledge Sharing Behavior In University Library, Fitri Mutia, Widi Listiyas Rini Mar 2018

Librarian Knowledge Sharing Behavior In University Library, Fitri Mutia, Widi Listiyas Rini

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Research in university library is very important as a means of improving the quality of the library. There are relations of social networks that can facilitate the communication traffic between the librarians, who can create knowledge sharing behavior as a strategy or way used for a library purpose. This study aims to analyze the dimensions of Social Capital Theory (structural, relational, and cognitive) which use case study in qualitative approach. The number of informants in this study were 7 librarians, and data analysis technique based on the theoretical framework in order to discuss new findings in library setting. The result ...


Implementation Of 5s Methodology In Public Libraries: Readiness Assessment, Zahra Bahadorpoor, Masoumeh Tajafari, Azam Sanatjoo Feb 2018

Implementation Of 5s Methodology In Public Libraries: Readiness Assessment, Zahra Bahadorpoor, Masoumeh Tajafari, Azam Sanatjoo

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main aim of this study is to investigate the readiness rate for implementing the 5S methodology in one of the greatest ancient public libraries in Iran and the Islamic world. The other objectives of this study are to determine the necessity and possibility of the 5S implementation in this library. The target population included all librarians, 110 people, working in the library departments who are in direct contact with users, out of whom 86 ones were selected randomly. After holding a training workshop on 5S, required data was collected by a self-made questionnaire. The research findings show that the ...


Use Of Research By Librarians And Information Professionals, Hamid R. Jamali Feb 2018

Use Of Research By Librarians And Information Professionals, Hamid R. Jamali

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study’s aim is twofold: first to determine the extent to which Australian library and information professionals produce research literature (specifically journal articles); and second to explore the status of the use of research literature by library and information science (LIS) practitioners as evidence for their practice. All articles published in the field of LIS in 2015 by Australian authors were analysed and seven interviews were conducted with Australian librarians. Out of 152 articles published in 2015 by Australian authors, 37 articles (20.3%) were authored by at least one practitioner, 29 articles (15.9%) were fully authored by ...


The Role Of Libraries And Librarians In Open Educational Resources In Tanzania: The Case Of Selected Public University Libraries, Chausiku Mtumwa Mwinyimbegu Jan 2018

The Role Of Libraries And Librarians In Open Educational Resources In Tanzania: The Case Of Selected Public University Libraries, Chausiku Mtumwa Mwinyimbegu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examined the Role of Libraries and Librarians in Open Educational Resources (OER) in selected public university libraries in Tanzania. Specifically, the study sought to find out the level of OER awareness among librarians and the role played by libraries and librarians in OER in Tanzania. The study also identified challenges encountered by librarians in promoting access and use of OER. Fifty two librarians of different ranks and academic qualifications from four public university libraries participated in this study. These were selected using simple random sampling techniques. Data was collected through a self administered questionnaire and documentary review. Data ...


Multicultural Competence In Pre-Service Teachers: Questioning Assumptions Through Juvenile Literature, Alessia Zanin-Yost Jan 2018

Multicultural Competence In Pre-Service Teachers: Questioning Assumptions Through Juvenile Literature, Alessia Zanin-Yost

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The article highlights how librarians and faculty can collaborate to prepare pre-service teaching students to select culturally appropriate juvenile books. Results show how the students’ misconceptions or poor knowledge about multiculturalism impact their decision in the selection of material. Changes in the content and delivery of information demonstrate how to improve the knowledge and application of cultural literacy skills by the students. This case study approaches the importance of the connection between textual and visual content in juvenile books, and how a collaborative approach between a faculty member and an academic librarian can improve the acquisition of lifelong learning skills.