Mobile library and staff preparedness: Exploring staff competencies using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model

Saravani, Sarah-Jane and Haddow, Gaby (2011) Mobile library and staff preparedness: Exploring staff competencies using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 42 (3). pp. 179-190. ISSN 0004-8623

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This paper presents preliminary findings of a study investigating the current state of preparedness of staff at institutes of technology and TAFE libraries across Australia and New Zealand in relation to delivering services through mobile technologies. In particular, the skills, knowledge and competencies of staff in relation to mobile technologies are discussed, as well as the specific on-the-job training required to develop confident and capable staff in a mobile environment. A slightly-modified version of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model was tested as a predictor of behavioural intention and use behaviour. Initial analysis of data revealed a range of themes relating to technical functionality, management, service delivery and adaptability as important to staff skills and knowledge.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model, UTAUT, library staff, Vocational Education and Training sector libraries, mobile technology
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions:Corporate > Library
ID Code:1266
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Deposited On:31 Jan 2012 23:06
Last Modified:22 May 2012 22:49

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