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A Study on Professional Identity of Public Librarians

  • Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2022, 33(3), pp.325-346
  • Publisher : Journal Of The Korean Biblia Society For Library And Information Science
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : August 20, 2022
  • Accepted : September 15, 2022
  • Published : September 30, 2022

Jisoo Kim 1 Mi-Kyeong Cha 2

1이화여자대학교 대학원 문헌정보학과
2이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to measure the professional identity level of public librarians and to identify related factors. For this purpose, a questionnaire survey was conducted for librarians in public libraries in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province from October 28 to November 18, 2021 and 375 valid responses collected were analyzed. As a result of the study, among the factors of professional identity public librarians showed high level of professional identity in order of belief in self-regulation, sense of calling to the field, belief in public service, using the professional organization as a major referent, and autonomy. In addition, librarian’s age, career, position and whether the director of the library was a librarian had a statistically significant difference in professional identity. This study has a significance in that the Hall Professionalism Inventory was used to measure participants’ professional identity and it associates domestic public libraries’ settings with professional identity.

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