Tuesday, November 3, 2009

An Assessment of the Attitudes and Competencies of Librarians of the Member Libraries of the Ortigas Center Library Consortium (OCLC)


Course: Master of Arts in Library Science

School: University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

Subject Area: Library Consortium, Librarian Competencies

Year of Graduation: 2009


In the 21st century, there are many changes towards the modernization of libraries and librarianship.  This is evident in the type of reference queries and various sources of information from print to digital formats.   Considering this, libraries have to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their potential resources, and one of them is the human resource which is their greatest asset.

Among all the resources, human resource constitutes the most important and biggest contribution to the success of the organization.   Librarian's knowledge, behavior, competencies, skills, and values respond to the organizational environment, and eventually contribute to the attainment of its goals and objectives.

Using descriptive and qualitative research methods, the study assessed the attitudes and competencies of librarians of the OCLC member libraries and how are they affected by determining variables such as salaries and benefits, management style, working conditions and performance appraisal. This study focuses on the human aspect of the respondent librarians rather than the institutions where they belong.

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