Investigating Technology Adoption Attitude among Public & Private Sector University Librarians
Major objective of the study was to identify the technology adoption attitude of library professionals performing services in the public & private sector universities of Lahore, Pakistan. Quantitative method followed by survey research design was applied. Questionnaire was developed to gather data from the target population. All professional librarians of the public and private sector universities of Lahore having at least Masters qualification were the population of the study. The census sampling technique was used to collect data from the population in the quantitative phase. Due to the personal efforts of the researchers, the response rate was 76%. Collected data were analyzed through SPSS Software and descriptive statistics were applied. Results of the research show that most of the respondents want to implement the latest technological tools in their libraries. Factors of personal interest, competitive environment, creative mindset, availability of sufficient funds, and leadership play a vital role to implement emerging technologies in the university libraries. The study has practical implications for the authorities of the universities and policy-makers for taking practical measures to encourage and support library professionals to adopt the latest technological tools in the libraries to provide smart services.