RESEARCH PAPER
A Study on the Effect of Continuing Education with Digital Technology on Professional Growth and Job Satisfaction of Librarians
Kaijun Yu 1
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Ruiyi Gong 1
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Chunguo Jiang 2
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Shanshan Hu 1
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Longjie Sun 1
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Yu-Zhou Luo 3  
 
 
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Library, Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Shanghai, CHINA
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Library, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, CHINA
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School of Medical Instruments, Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences, Shanghai, CHINA
Online publish date: 2018-05-16
Publish date: 2018-05-16
 
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2018;14(7):3285–3292
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Digital technology and Internet have been combined with modern people’s life, and the combination of bit technology with network communication systems largely change people’s lifestyles. Along with the popularity of education, the application of digital technology also enhances the basic changes of learning methods and learning contents. To provide quality service, professional librarians are necessary for a library. Accordingly, librarians are the core management element of a library. In the changeable technology era, librarians need constant learning for self-growth through continuing education in order to cope with the changeable environment. Taking librarians of Shanghai University of Medicine & Health Sciences as the research object, the librarians are proceeded continuing education with digital technology, and the questionnaire is distributed and collected on-site after the continuing education. The research results show that 1.continuing education would significantly and positively affect professional growth, 2.professional growth would remarkably and positively affect job satisfaction, and 3.continuing education would notably and positively affect job satisfaction. With such results, suggestions are proposed, expecting to apply the professional curricula of continuing education with digital technology for the continuous growth of librarians in the changeable era, satisfying the enhancement of core competencies to cope with reader needs under the time and technology changes, and further promoting domestic librarians’ professional competence and the development of library business.
 
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