Professional Muslim academic reference librarians in the 21st Century / Basri Hassan and Bello Yerima

Hassan, Basri and Bello, Yerima (2013) Professional Muslim academic reference librarians in the 21st Century / Basri Hassan and Bello Yerima. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 2 (2). pp. 120-126. ISSN 2231-8836 (E-ISSN 2289-5337)

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Abstract

The paper aims at giving an overview on the best qualities or attribute a qualified academic Muslim librarians should possess for him or her to provide a relevant functional reference services in an academic library environment at the present dispensation. The qualities that Muslim reference librarians should display in their career as information professionals are emphasised. Some of the fundamental qualities include approachability, ability to communicate fluently, determination to do a good job, respect users, show care to users, observing Islamic dress code, willing to promote Islamic resources and collections, subject knowledge, ICT skills and reference interview skills. The paper draws the guideline on the best way to behave, provide appropriate and relevant information, and demonstrate good ethics at the reference desk. This will go a long way in providing quality reference services.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Hassan, Basridrbasri56@gmail.com
Bello, Yerimabelloyernal@gmail.com
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > ZA Information resources (General) > Information services. Information centers
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > ZA Information resources (General) > Electronic information resources
Divisions: Faculty of Information Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management
ISSN: 2231-8836 (E-ISSN 2289-5337)
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 120-126
Item ID: 13901
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professional Muslim Academic Reference Librarians, Reference Librarians, Reference Interview Skills
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 07:14
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13901

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