Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

2021

Abstract

The goal of this study was to explore the status of Online Reference Services in the university libraries of Lahore, Pakistan. A quantitative method followed by a survey research design was adopted to gather the required data. The population of the study was all the public and private sector universities of Lahore. The tool of the questionnaire was developed to gather the required data. Accumulated data were gathered through SPSS Software. The findings of the study show that only a few libraries are utilizing online reference services. Library professionals are facing several barriers to the implementation of ORS in university libraries including a lack of adequate planning. The study motivates library professionals to implement ORS in university libraries so that users might be served efficiently through the modern-driven approaches. Old fashioned reference services need to be replaced by the latest online methods in the best interests of both the users and the organization. The study has practical implications for the policymakers, concerned authorities, and top administration of the university libraries.

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.