Volume 11, Issue 31 (4-2008)                   jha 2008, 11(31): 55-62 | Back to browse issues page


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Pournaghi R, Abazari Z. The Survey study of information literacy between university librarians. jha. 2008; 11 (31) :55-62
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-384-en.html

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Introduction: this age is based on education and research, but librarians have the main role for teaching information literacy and using the references to the users. Librarians, themselves should have enough information literacy and skills in order to move information to users and give convenience information services to their users’ library. The objective of this research is the survey study of information literacy among librarians at the university libraries.

Methods: this research is a descriptive and applied study. The data were gathered from 100 librarians at Center University libraries: beheshtit Tehran, tarbiyat modarres, medical university of Iran and Shahid Beheshti by questionnaire and present refer. Questionnaire included 31 close questions in two part, first part was related to information skills and services to the users in their libraries and the second part was related to study of information literacy in librarian field and the alpha cronbakh for the questionnaire was 0.95 that show the high validity and ratability for the questions. and used SPSS for giving average and analytical columns. 

Results: The research shows that the most using are from online database(58%)internet(69%) and computer catalog(71%) Librarians at tarbiyat modares with 3.62 average have the best skills in using the materials and librarians at medical university of Shahid Beheshti were very low in skills. Following resources have great average of using between librarians: Persian book (3.82) and database (3.56). in Tehran university the average of information literacy between librarians was 3.94 , Tarbiyat Modaress 3.90 and medical science of Iran university 3.68medical science of Beheshti university 4.06 and Beheshti university was 3.72. that show the average of information literacy between librarians.

Conclusion: Research finding indicated that librarian’s information literacy level in Center University libraries aren’t good and the level is middle. Therefore it was recommended that training English language and information literacy lesson at university.

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Received: 2009/07/22

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