Journal of Information Management and Library Studies <p><strong>Welcome to Journal of Information Management and Library Studies</strong></p> <p><strong>The Journal of Information Management and Library Studies</strong> is an annual refereed open access Publication of Department of Library and Information Technology, Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak, KPK - Pakistan that focuses to target library practitioners, information managers, academicians, and researchers. The journal aims to publish the most modern-day research papers on library management, emerging LIS issues, innovations, developments and latest research.</p> <p>The journal is more specific to publish research articles, reports, and case studies on information and library management, information and digital literacy, library anxiety, big data analytics, collection development and management, LIS research and other relevant topics.</p> <p><strong>Journal of Information Management and Library Studies </strong>publishes only original research works that are not published elsewhere with any publishing agency/avenue/organization. All the submitted research papers must adopts the ethics and policy of the<strong> Journal of Information Management and Library Studies.</strong></p> <p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; display: inline !important; float: none;"> </span></p> <p> </p> en-US (Dr. Saeed Ullah Jan) (Web Administrator) Mon, 28 Feb 2022 15:34:44 +0000 OJS 60 LIBRARY ANXIETY OF THE GRADUATE STUDENTS OF LIS: A SURVEY <p><em>The present study was conducted to determine the level of library anxiety among the graduate students of Library and Information Science enrolled in nine public sector universities of Pakistan. The Multidimensional Library Anxiety Scale developed and validated by Dr. Doris Van Kampen, was used to collect the data from the survey respondents. The scale has six dimensions which are divided into 53 statements. The Cronbach’s alpha value of overall MLAS was .88. The data was collected from 511 students of MLIS studying in different library schools of Pakistan. The collected data was then analyzed statistically by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22. The results of the study indicated that graduate students of Library and Information Science exhibited overall a mild level of library anxiety on all the six dimensions of MLAS. The study also provide some recommendations to assuage library anxiety among the students.</em></p> Mahe Bushra Asghar, Rubina Bhatti Copyright (c) 2021 KKKUK Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) SKILLS OF LIS PROFESSIONALS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR UNIVERSITIES OF SINDH, PAKISTAN <p><em>In this era of the information explosion, ICT applications for libraries are unavoidable. However, due to inadequate infrastructure, ICT-based resources and services are not reaching the expected level. This is primarily due to a lack of funding, infrastructure, and trained library professionals. It is absolutely essential that libraries have adequate ICT resources for this purpose, and that librarians have the necessary skills to install, operate, and provide services to clients in a timely and effective manner. The purpose of this research is to look into the ICT skills of LIS professionals working in public sector university libraries of Sindh. For data collection, a structured questionnaire was designed, adapted, and developed. Sindh's twenty-two (22) public sector university libraries were chosen using a census sample technique. The data was analyzed using SPSS (version 22) to compute the mean, standard deviation, and other descriptive statistics. According to the findings, the majority of library personnel have a high level of proficiency in MS Word, Google Drive, and data backups, as well as a moderate level of proficiency in Excel and Library Integrated Management Software such as Koha, LIMS, and Calibre. </em></p> Abu bakar Subhpoto, Ahmed Subhpoto, Dr. Shamshad Ahmed Copyright (c) 2021 KKKUK Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS’ LEARNING PREFERENCES AND BARRIERS FACED IN ICT USE: A SURVEY OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA <p><em>ICT’s are rapidly developing in this era of digitization, Therefore, information professionals also need to update their knowledge and skills about ICTs not only for their personal developments, but also for their effective library services. The aim of this study was to know that how university information professionals want to learn these ICT’s, and what obstacles they faced in its use.For this purpose survey questionnaire was distributed among 118 information professionals working in the public and private sector universities of KP. The response rate was77.9% and the data was analyzed using SPSS version 20.0. The finding of this study showed that the preferred methods of ICT learning were ‘Discussion with friends/colleagues’ ‘Mentoring programs’, ‘Conferences’, and ‘Seminars/lecturers’ with a mean value of above 4.The finding about the barriers in use of ICT included, ‘Lack of budget for ICT’, ‘Lack of support from authorities for implementing ICT applications in libraries’, ‘No standardization in ICT use in the country, ‘Lack of policy for continuous professional developments’, and ‘Insufficient library staff’. It was recommended that a separate budget should be allocated in the universities or its libraries for training of their information professionals and whenever a new technology is acquired the information professionals’ should be given an orientation or in-house training about the newly implemented ICT’s. The information professionals should be encouraged to attend various programs such as seminar, conference and workshop on ICT. They should be given proper incentives in this regard.</em></p> Dr. Sajjad Ahmad, Muhammad Arshad, Arifullah Copyright (c) 2021 KKKUK Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 ASSIMILATED AND MANDATORY TALENTS OF KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA COLLEGES LIBRARIANS IN MANAGING TECHNOLOGY <p>Purpose: This research targets to KP Government College librarians concerning their needed talents regarding library automation along with computer essential skills and also to find out in which actual level they are. Methodology: Survey technique was used for collecting data. The questionnaire was sent to the entire 235 Government Colleges librarians KP Pakistan, where 187 retorts were gotten back. Findings: It was detected that KP College librarians were not having highly or sufficient skills in library automation and computer skills, so they are extremely in need of adopting technological aptitudes. But no such in-service training was observed. Originality: This work is done for the very first time on the KP government College librarians which gives the detail picture of their attained technological abilities regarding computer essential knowledge and library automation, in addition the desirable parts along with the areas where training is highly necessary.</p> Sumbal, Sumbal, Dr.Amjid Khan, Hidayatullah, Dr.Ata-ur-Rehman Copyright (c) 2021 KKKUK Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF LITERATURE ON STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE, ANXIETY AND THEIR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN STATISTICS: CONTENT ANALYSIS <p><em>Statistics plays a pivotal role in the field of researches conducted in social sciences. Therefore, Statistics is taught specifically to students at higher secondary level and they are prepared for conducting research studies in social sciences in future. Students are reluctant to study Statistics because of its difficulty. They develop a unique attitude and suffering from anxiety about Statistics. Therefore, students’ attitude and anxiety also play a dynamic role in their academic achievement. The basic aim of this study was to analyze the contents related to students’ attitude, anxiety and their academic achievement in Statistics at higher secondary level. Numerous research studies have been conducted on this important topic at international level but there is acute shortage of scholarly literature in Pakistan especially at the north-west part of the country-Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).</em></p> Muhammad Yaqoob, Dr. Rabia Tabassum Copyright (c) 2021 KKKUK Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 CHALLENGES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS (BDA) IN MEDICAL INSTITUTE LIBRARIES OF PAKISTAN <p><strong><em>Purpose</em></strong><em>: The core purpose of this study is to pinpoint the challenges (Technological, Knowledge &amp; Skills,&nbsp; Legal &amp; Ethical, and&nbsp; Organizational) faced&nbsp;&nbsp; by the library professionals of medical institutes and attached teaching hospitals of Pakistan during the implementation of Big Data Analytics (BDA). <strong>Design/Methodology/Approach:</strong> Quantitative Survey design was adopted for the collection of data. The targeted audience was the library practitioners of medical institutes and attached teaching hospitals of Pakistan. The questionnaire was distributed among the respondents through personal visits, social media, emails and google docs. Out of total 369 institutions, 256 responses from these library professionals were received for the analysis. After data cleansing and filling missing values the data was analyzed through SPSS 26th version. The descriptive statistics was used, the data was analyzed for Mean and Standard deviation.&nbsp; <strong>Findings</strong>: The finding of the study indicated that in the category of Technological Challenges the library professionals faced the problem of “Lack of storage devices followed by Data Recovery and Variation in data types (structured, un-structured and semi-structured). Furthermore, in the category of Knowledge &amp; Skills Challenges, the Lack of data management skills followed by Lake of data retrieval and Data cleansing faced by these practitioners. Similarly in the category of “Legal &amp; Ethical Challenges the Personal Data privacy &amp; Confidentiality followed by the Fair Use are the big challenges. In the category of “Organizational Challenges”, Lack of Big Data management Policy followed by Administrative barriers are the main challenges faced by the library practitioners of these medical institutes and attached teaching hospitals. <strong>Originality/value:</strong> The current study is significant because it fills a huge gap in the literature related to the implementation of BDA technology in the medical institute libraries and challenges faced by these medical librarians.&nbsp; </em></p> Zakria, Dr. Rubina Bhatti, Dr. Khurshid Ahmad Copyright (c) 2021 KKKUK Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL USE OF WEB 2.0 TECHNOLOGIES BY STUDENTS: A CASE STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PESHAWAR <p><strong><em>Background:</em></strong><em> Web 2.0 is generally known as the Social Media for online communities. It helps in interacting with others and to publish, edit, and create dynamic contents. There are numerous social media or Web 2.0 sites with various technological tools. These include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram IM, Wikis, RSS feeds, YouTube, My Space, LinkedIn and many more. Keeping in view the popularity and usage of web 2.0 technology by Pakistani students, this study has been conducted to know as to why and for what purpose these technologies are being used and what obstacles students face while using these technologies. An attempt has also been made to give recommendations related to the effective use of web 2.0 technologies in Pakistan in general and in the University of Peshawar in particular. <strong>Methodology:</strong> The study is based on a survey questionnaire. The total population for this study comprised of approximately 600 students. A total of 200 questionnaires (forty each to each of the five departments) containing four questions were distributed to the students of the faculty of Management and Information Science (FMIS) of the University of Peshawar. The students of Library and Information Science were engaged to administer and collect the questionnaires. A total of 122 questionnaires dully filled in were received back, out of which 120 were considered valid for analysis with a response rate of 61%. <strong>Results:</strong> The findings of the study indicated that the students have high familiarity with main web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, You Tube, blogs and Wikis. Facebook and You Tube are used the most followed by Blogs, Wikis, Twitter and LinkedIn. The less use of RSS Feed, Library Thing, Podcast, and My space is due to the fact that students were not much aware about them. Most of the students were found to be not advance users of Web 2.0 technologies. Students used Web 2.0 Technologies mainly for education, communication, entertainment and making social contacts. Power failure was the main problem in using web 2.0 technologies, followed by slow connection/speed, and unauthentic information. At the end of the study some recommendations have been provided for the effective use of this technology. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> There is no doubt that web 2.0 technologies have achieved greater acceptability among the masses. Web 2.0 technology, popularly known as the social media is one of the most important and popular communication tool among students of all ages, especially at the high level of educational endeavors. Within the social media platforms, Facebook, twitter Instagram and others are getting much patronage. These platforms are rich sources of education, learning, communication and information sharing and has the potential to influence decision making in a limited period of time.</em></p> Mohammad Ismail, Sana Gul, Jalal ud Din Copyright (c) 2021 KKKUK Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 COMPARISON OF WEB 2.0 ONLINE USAGE BY ACADEMIC AND SPECIAL LIBRARIES IN PAKISTAN <p>The study aims to present a comparative analysis of Web 2.0 online usage by academic and special libraries in Pakistan. This study adopted quantitative approach and administered a structured questionnaire to collect data from librarians working in special and academic libraries of Pakistan. The researchers administered 156 questionnaires to library staff working in academic libraries and 150 working in special libraries in Pakistan using online data collection tool i.e. Google Docs. Out of 306 administered questionnaires, 202 responses were returned (98 from academic and 104 from special libraries) and analyzed with the help of SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences). Findings of the study show that librarians of both academic and special libraries possess good knowledge of Web 2.0 tools. However, female librarians were less aware about Web 2.0 services as compared to their male counterpart. Academic librarians tend to demonstrate positive perception about usefulness of Web 2.0 applications in libraries as compared to librarians working in special libraries. The study founded that the qualification of respondents influences the usage frequency of Web 2.0 applications in special and academic libraries. Very few studies are available on the use of Web 2.0 applications in libraries of Pakistan. However, this study is the first attempt to make comparative analysis on how librarians, working in different types of libraries, perceive about use of Web 2.0 applications.</p> Aziz Ur Rahman, Ruqayya Batool, Arif Khan Copyright (c) 2021 KKKUK Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 THE IMPACT OF LIBRARY USAGE ON PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS’ IN THE PROMOTION OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE; A CASE STUDY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS UNIVERSITIES IN PAKISTAN <p><strong><em>Objectives of the study</em></strong><em>: Many aspects of library use play an important role in determining student performance in university fields; therefore, it is important to study and evaluate the impact of library use on physical education students ’on improving educational performance; a case study of public and private universities sectors in Pakistan. <strong>Methods and Materials:</strong> As a consequence, their impressions may be computed using the quantitative survey analysis paradigm, The total population of the current study was physical education students of public sector universities (Gomal University, D.I Khan &amp; Bahauddin Zakriya University, Multan) and private sector universities (Sarhad University, Peshawar &amp; University of Lahore, Lahore). A total of 400 respondents (100 from each university) were selected from the population on convenient sampling techniques and then a questionnaire was distributed among them to obtain the data. <strong>Conclusion and Recommendation</strong>: Based on the research findings of this study, a good portion of the students at the Public and Private universities of Pakistan appears to be using the library to some extent and are aware of the benefits offered in their studies and academic efficiency. This study provides evidence of the importance of libraries in student achievement and performance. There are many indicators to measure the effectiveness of library use in student learning and academic achievement. This study suggests that there is a positive impact of the use of the library (borrowing, online resources, library visits) on academic achievement and student performance.</em></p> Saqib Saeed, Muhammad Khubab, Sehra Shouket, Mehreen Saba Copyright (c) 2021 KKKUK Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000