Pakistan Journal of Information Management and Libraries, Vol 24 (2022)

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Correlation between the University Librarians’ Information Literacy Skills and Research Support Services

Sakhawat Ali, Shamshad Ahmed, Muhammad Tariq Latif


The purpose of the current research is to determine the correlation between the Pakistani university librarians' information literacy skills (ILSs) and their provided research support services (RSSs) to faculty/researchers. To collect data from the respondents a purposive sampling technique was used. A questionnaire was managed offline as well as online to collect data from 259 librarians of the universities of Pakistan. The tool consisted of eight dimensions of ILSs and four of RSSs. The Pearson correlation coefficient test was applied to gauge the strength of the correlation between ILSs and RSSs. The findings reveal that there is a strong positive significant correlation between all of the factors of ILSs and RSSs except for three sub-factors whose correlation is medium. The value of the overall correlation between ILSs and RSSs is r = .80 which indicates a strong positive significant correlation. The study reveals that ILSs of the university librarians are imperative and a precondition for offering better RSSs.


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