Responsibility evaluation model of Iranian university library services

Document Type : Research Paper


1 knowledge and information science. Tehran. kish

2 Associate Professor, Department of Knowledge and Infor mation Science , Faculty of Management, University of Tehran

3 Assistant Professor of Malek Ashtar University

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Knowledge and Infor mation Science, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran


Purpose : The purpose of this study is to "design a model for evaluating the responsiveness of Iranian university library services".
Methodology: In this research, a qualitative model for evaluating the responsiveness of library services in the university libraries of the country was developed using a qualitative method. The study population consisted of 15 university library managers and librarianship experts who were selected by snowball method. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data in this study.
Findings: according to the weight obtained in the coding stages, user satisfaction indicators, employee information literacy, use of service innovations, application of technology, service delivery as an underlying process, access to information, holding training courses In line with the goals and continuous and regular assessment of service quality, they were able to gain the most weight. In order to design the relevant model, 9 components were identified, which are 1- Leadership 2- Policy 3- Employee Outcomes 4- User Outcomes 5- Employees 6- Processes 7- Community Outcomes 8- Key Performance Outcomes and 9- Partnerships and Resources
Conclution: According to the designed model, it seems that the components of leadership, policy and strategy, as well as processes will affect employees, partnerships and resources, and thus affect the results of employees and users. The results of the model also show that the results of employees and users affect the results of the community and ultimately the key results of performance. This model is useful for comparing the responsive quality of a library service with other academic libraries.


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