Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2021

Abstract

The major objective of this study was to know the impact of Continuing Professional Learning Programmes (CPLPs) upon Public Sector University Librarians of Lahore, Pakistan. As an allied objective, an attempt was also made to show practical solutions for making effective utilization of these professional programmes. This study was based on mixed methods research design. Quantitative and Qualitative methods were applied to meet the set objectives of the study. The Explanatory Sequential Design (QUAN+qual) was used. Quantitatively gathered data from the 84 library professionals working in public sector universities of Lahore; Pakistan, was first analyzed by SPSS Software. An interview guide was shaped to gather qualitative data from 10 key experts in the field. Thematic approach was applied to analyze the qualitatively gathered data. Results of the study show that Continuing Professional Learning Programmes have a positive impact on library professionals. Library services are improved through these activities. Information services are provided quickly and efficiently. Efficiency happens in the job. Better virtual reference services are provided to the users. There is an urgent need to provide Continuing Professional Learning Programmes to university librarians to polish their skills for providing efficient services at the workplace. Results of this research are limited to Public Sector University Librarians of Lahore, Pakistan. The research has practical implications for librarians, library administration, university authorities, and policymakers of the libraries to provide Continuing Professional Learning Programmes to the librarians to get a positive impact upon the working and service delivery styles of librarians. The study has found out the impact of Continuing Professional Learning Programmes and solutions to overcome such barriers.

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