عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The present study aimed at investigation the educational needs of librarians with the focus on general and technical job needs.
Methodology: Research method was practical in terms of purpose, and the data collection procedure was descriptive. The research setting was all the public libraries of Shiraz. Data was collected through the use of questionnaire filled by 100 librarians.
Data was analyzed descriptively and analytically by the employment of SPSS 22 to investigate the research questions analytically. One sample T-Test, Friedman Test and One-Way Annova were employed.
Results: Results of the study indicated that while the highest educational needs of librarians were related to the career empowerment and advancement skills, the lowest educational needs were related to ICT skills and human resource management skill. Moreover, results demonstrated that gender and educational level can make difference in educational needs.
Librarians of public libraries require the permanent educational courses in both general and technical skills. For improving the knowledge and skill of those practitioners not only technical needs but also general needs should be taken into consideration