A Survey of Digital Literacy Skills among Librarians in Zambia

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Pailet Chewe Zachary Zulu

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to investigate digital literacy skills among library professionals in Zambia and to examine the extent to which digital skills are being used in libraries to enhance service delivery. The main objective of this study was to investigate digital literacy skills among library professionals in Zambia and to explore the extent to which these skills are being used in libraries to enhance service delivery. A survey research design was chosen for this study in which data was collected via online questionnaires. The study used purposive sampling technique to select a sample of 81 respondents. The study found that there is still low digital literacy among librarians and as a consequence it was recommended that more efforts should be devoted to incorporate digital literacy programmes in the institutions’ curricular, as well as more training programmes for librarians. The paper provides insight into the state of digital literacy levels of library professionals in Zambia. The results of this study would inform policy direction with regard to the development of new or expanded digital literacy skills programs that meets the needs of library professionals in the digital era. 


 

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CHEWE, Pailet; ZULU, Zachary. A Survey of Digital Literacy Skills among Librarians in Zambia. Zambia Journal of Library & Information Science (ZAJLIS ), ISSN: 2708-2695, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, july 2020. ISSN 2708-2695. Available at: <https://zajlis.unza.zm/index.php/journal/article/view/38>. Date accessed: 22 june 2021.
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Information Literacy