Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Effects of Automated Housekeeping Operations and Services on Work Productivity of University Library Professionals in Punjab, Pakistan
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The study aimed to explore the effects of automated housekeeping operations and services on library and information science (LIS) professionals’ work productivity in university libraries in the Punjab, Pakistan. It also aimed to gain an overview of the status of automation of housekeeping operations and services in the libraries. The study employed the quantitative research method. The data were collected from LIS professionals working in leading university libraries (both in public and private sectors) through the questionnaire.
The findings of the study suggest that most of the libraries included in the study had automated housekeeping operations. The majority of the libraries had also automated various services, such as reference service, selective dissemination of information (SDI) service, current awareness service (CAS), inter library loan service, book reservation, book renewal, fine payment, indexing service, abstracting service, document delivery service and library tutorials/information literacy service. The study reveals that the automated housekeeping operations and services had brought about positive effects on LIS professionals’ work productivity and enhanced their efficiency. The findings of the study will help the library management to design and enhance the automated housekeeping operations and services in order to improve LIS professionals’ work productivity.