Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Librarian willingness to learn technology

Faubion, Kathy
Maceli, M., & Burke, J.J. (2016). Technology skills in the workplace: Information professionals’ current use and future aspirations. Information Technology & Libraries 35(4), 35-62. doi:10.6017/ital.v35i4.9540
Descriptive Summary: This study of librarians began with technologies used, such as database usage, and also looked into technologies librarians would like to learn, such as coding. There was a discussion of barriers to learning or using technology in the libraries, such as lack of training opportunities or funds to implement changes. The results were broken down by how long the librarian had been employed with the interest in learning technology peaking at 3-5 years.

Evaluation: An interesting study because it addresses the attitudes of librarians towards technology and how willing they are to learn more.

Keywords: technology, library technology, librarian, online information services

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