Document Type : Original Article
Associate Professor, Department of knowledge and information science, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran
Postgraduate of knowledge and information science, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Birjand, Birjand, Iran
Objective: The study aims to assess the impact and correlation of information literacy on the job commitment of public library workers of two Iranian western and eastern provinces.
Method: The research is designed on a descriptive method, applying a survey data gathering methodology. The population are all librarians of public libraries of Kermanshah and South Khorasan provinces during 2014-2015. The sample population of study, consisting of 147 individuals, was chosen through random stratified sampling method. To gather the data, information literacy questionnaire and job commitment standard questionnaire were used. Validity of questionnaires was confirmed by content validity evaluation. To ensure reliability of the questionnaires, Cronbach’s alpha correlation was calculated. Coefficient value of Cronbach’s alpha gained was 0.93 and 0.91 for information literacy and job commitment, respectively.
Results: A high over all positive relation between information literacy skills and job commitment among the employees of research population was observed. A significant relation between each dimension of information literacy of employees and their job commitment according to their information literacy skills was revealed. Moreover, there was a significant relation between information literacy and each facet of job commitment of employees. Information literacy facets predicted 43 percent of job commitment variance.
Conclusion: This paper revealed a positive development of information literacy skills affecting job commitment among employees.