Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2021

Abstract

This study has investigated the impact of Information Literacy Skills of Librarians to enhance the research productivity of Faculty Members of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. The main goal of the study was to measure the levels of Information Literacy of faculty members and professional librarians of the university, to investigate the programs offered by library staff of the university, and to explore the role of Librarians’ Information Literacy skills for research productivity of faculty members in the university. To achieve the objectives of the study, the Sequential Explanatory design of Mix method approach was employed and questionnaire was distributed to every participant of the population of faculty members, and interviews were taken from the professional librarians by researchers to get an in-depth understanding related to the study. There are 07 major faculties in the university and 39 departments working under the umbrella of these 07 faculties and 579 teaching faculty members are working in these departments with various designations of Lecturers, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and Professors in the university, and there are 05 professional LIS degree holders staff in the main library of the university working there. The required sample size was 231 and all questionnaires were received from the faculty members. The response rate is 100%. Data were analyzed through SPSS 20 version. Findings of the study revealed that LIS professionals and faculty members have moderate levels of Information Literacy skills and they can improve their competencies in Information Literacy by adopting some training courses and seminars. The library staff conducts orientation sessions at the start of every year and the library has sufficient resources for faculty members and library staff is cooperative with the faculty members but the library staff does not conduct any trainings and workshops to improve the IL skills of faculty members.

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