Third Wave of Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Role of Private Sector University Librarians in Punjab, Pakistan

  • Fakhra Khalid Naseem University of Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Mudassar Hussain District Courts Chiniot, Pakistan
  • Haroon Idrees Chairman/Associate Professor Department of Information Management, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Sher Afzal Malik Assistant Librarian Quaid-e-Azam Library, Lahore, Pakistan
Keywords: Covid-19, Private sector, Librarian, University, Punjab, Pakistan

Abstract

The outburst of coronavirus known as Covid-19 has thrown the world into terror and anxiety. The 3rd wave ofCovid-19 (coronavirus) is spreading badly all around the world including Pakistan as well. The roles of librarians are more critical and energetic. Fake news is creating confusion and becoming a greater challenge for the librarians. The main purpose of this study is to examine the role of private sector university librarians in Punjab, Pakistan during the 3rd wave of covid-19. The study was based on a quantitative approach, closed-ended questionnaires were used to collect the data. Librarians were selected through the convenience sampling technique. Total 62 questionnaires were received back from the population, male librarians were higher as compared to females, data was entered into SPSS-27 for analysis purposes. The majority of librarians viewed that they shared new library practices with other librarians for online duties librarians install different apps. “Zoom app” was found to be the most popular app for online job purposes.

Published
2021-09-22
How to Cite
NaseemF., HussainM., IdreesH., & MalikS. (2021). Third Wave of Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Role of Private Sector University Librarians in Punjab, Pakistan. Journal of Information Management and Practices (JIMP), 1(1), 14-26. Retrieved from https://journals.iub.edu.pk/index.php/jimp/article/view/522