Evaluation of innovative services at university libraries
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CitationÇolaklar, H . (2014). Evaluation of Innovative Services at University Libraries. Journal of Balkan Libraries Union, 2 (2), 12-25. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/jblu/issue/18609/196390
It is important for libraries and information centers at universities to develop innovative services for the future of the university library. The main purpose of this study is to draw attention to the innovative services in the university library. The role and importance of academic librarians will be examined. For this purpose, a survey was conducted concerning contemporary library services with the directors of library services in university libraries throughout Turkey. With the survey of the overall evaluation of innovative services in university libraries in Turkey is expected to contribute achievable. 162 university library questionnaires were sent by e-mail. 89 libraries responded to the questionnaire. Feedback has been 55%. According to the data obtained, in 50% of university libraries in Turkey innovative library services that are not subject librarian. Subject librarians despite the lack of creativity in the university library staff providing 94% of information and document management are found to be graduates. Innovative services performed in this university libraries in 28% of the seminar, 18% of interviews and 15% of author events, 9% had competitions and exhibitions are held. The university libraries surveyed 17% were identified in which no activity since. The libraries to announce innovative services to its users, in 38% of the web, 29% of social media, they benefit from orientation training for users at 26%. In the introduction of these services are mostly in the promotion of social media tools are used. Accordingly, university library services in the promotion of our innovative internet and communication tools are utilized frequently.