Librarians’ Attitudes towards Collaboration with Faculty Members at Six Public Universities in Jordan: A Survey

Nidal Al-Ahmad, Atif Yousef

Abstract


This study aimed to explore librarians’ attitudes towards collaboration with faculty members at six public universities in Jordan during the first semester of the academic year 2012-2013. And to determine if there were statistical differences at the (ą=o.o5) level in the librarians’ attitudes attributed to study variables; gender, job title, academic qualifications, specialization, and years of work experience. The study population constituted of (345) librarians, of whom (155, or 45%) responded. The survey research method was used. Data collected by a structured questionnaire. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with ten (10) librarians to solicit additional relevant information. The study results revealed that respondent librarians have a positive attitude towards collaboration with faculty members. Analysis of results indicated there were no statistical differences at the (ą=o.o5) level in the librarians’ attitudes towards collaboration with faculty members attributed to all of study variables. The study recommends the support, and the establishment of relevant programs that would enhance collaborations between the two parties.

Keywords


Librarians, Attitudes, Faculty, University Libraries, Collaboration, Jordan.

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