Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

11-2019

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This study was earlier presented in an International Conference IFLIBNIT in India

Abstract

The paper presents librarians’ attitudes toward information technology, their level of knowledge in IT, and their relationship with each other. Secondary data was collected through review of the relevant literature. Primary data was collected through a questionnaire survey of 244 librarians of libraries in Pakistan. The study revealed that awareness of the potential of IT, recency of attaining professional qualifications, and knowledge in IT had a significant relationship with librarians’ attitudes. The study also revealed that librarians’ level of knowledge in technology is a good predictor of their attitude toward application of information technology in libraries. Based on the findings, the paper puts forward recommendations to improve the librarians’ attitudes toward IT applications in Pakistan and other developing countries

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