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A Study on the Effects of Librarians’ Innovative Work Behavior on Service Quality in Public Libraries

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2024, 58(1), pp.417-439
  • DOI : 10.4275/KSLIS.2024.58.1.417
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : January 22, 2024
  • Accepted : February 10, 2024
  • Published : February 28, 2024

Hyunkyung Song 1

1내일신문 기자, 명지대학교 문헌정보학과

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ABSTRACT

This study aimed to analyze the impact of public library librarians’ innovative work behavior on service quality, which is an indicator of organizational performance. To achieve this goal, the study surveyed both librarians and users of seven public libraries in the Seoul metropolitan area and assessed 77 cases of librarian data and 309 cases of user data. The innovative work behaviors of librarians and the quality of service provided to users were examined. The analysis showed that idea realization, the final stage of innovative work behavior, was beneficial for information control. However, idea generation, the initial stage of innovative behavior, adversely affected the affect of service and information control dimensions. The situation where the process stalled at the idea generation stage without progressing to the next stage (idea promotion or realization), was interpreted as leading to decreased service quality. The significance of this study is that it applied the concept of innovative work behavior to public libraries and suggested the impact of public librarians’ innovative work behavior on service quality using an empirical method.

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