"Perceived skill level of librarians working at libraries of Tehran Medical Universities"

Panahi, S. and Mirgaloye-Bayat, A. and Anaraki, L.N. (2019) "Perceived skill level of librarians working at libraries of Tehran Medical Universities". Library Philosophy and Practice, 2019.

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Background: Improving the quality of library services is influenced by the workforce employed, which requires the use of skilled and competent personnel. Therefore, identifying necessary skills for LIS professionals and assessing their skill level is important. Objectives: 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 total mean score for discipline specific and general skills was also 2.97 and 3.03. Conclusion: Considering the unsatisfactory level of the librarians' discipline specific skills and the significant relationship between the degree of education and the level of discipline specific and general skills, more effective planning is needed for the training of the required skills, revising the curriculum, and planning for in-service training for LIS professionals. © 2019 Library Philosophy and Practice.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: WZ History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany
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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2020 06:33
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2020 06:33
URI: http://eprints.iums.ac.ir/id/eprint/15153

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