عنوان مقاله [English]
Need Assessment and Determination of Research Priorities of Public Libraries of Khuzestan in view of Managers and Librarians of the Libraries
Purpose: the main purpose of the present study is to identify and classify research needs of public libraries of Khuzestan Province and to determine research priorities among identified needs in view of managers and Librarians of the libraries.
Method: the present study that is adopted using survey method is an applied study in terms of purpose and in terms of nature; it is a descriptive-analytical study. Statistical population consists of all managers and Librarians of Public Libraries of Khuzestan province. Sample size was obtained to 169 people using stratified sampling method. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics including frequency, mean value, SD and inferential statistics including Kolmogorov-Smirnov and t-test.
Results: Obtained results show that research needs of public libraries include 9 main domains and 100 research topics. The most important research fields have been related to Public Library studies with mean value of 4.97; user-related studies and Information Technology with mean value of 4.79 and administrative management with mean value of 4.07.
Conclusion: The results showed that new and applied topics, based on future topics and topics related to information and communication technologies for public libraries future research are more have priority.