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

Saravani, Sarah-Jane (2011) Mobile library and staff preparedness: Exploring staff competencies using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology model. In: RAILS7: Research Applications in Library and Information Studies: Doctoral Research Colloquium, 9 May, 2011, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Provision of effective service delivery within the mobile environment challenges the way in which libraries operate. Development of staff capability characterises the way in which libraries have responded to the challenge. The ability to predict and explain intended response to innovation assists organisational planning. This paper presents preliminary findings of a study investigating the current state of preparedness of vocational education training (VET) libraries across Australia and New Zealand to develop confident and capable staff engaged in the delivery of mobile services. The study investigated the skills, knowledge and competencies and specific on-the-job training required by library staff to develop and deliver mobile technology services in the vocational education training (VET) sector. A slightly-modified version of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model was employed as a predictor of behavioural intention and use behaviour.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Keywords that describe the item:vocational education training (VET) libraries, mobile technologies, library staff competencies, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions:Corporate > Library
ID Code:1325
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Deposited On:03 Nov 2011 23:03
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