International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 245

Full Length Research Paper

Attitudes and roles of librarians in the modern era (an ethical and cultural approach)

Wiji Suwarno
  • Wiji Suwarno
  • Faculty of Islamic Education and Teachers Training, State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Salatiga, Indonesia.
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  •  Received: 25 January 2016
  •  Accepted: 25 July 2016
  •  Published: 31 May 2018


This article is a report of a study about the attitudes of librarians in the modern era. The study was conducted based on an ethical and cultural approach with librarians who attended seminars and workshops as its participants. Additionally, the study lasted from January to March 2016, and a case-study with qualitative research approach was employed. The results of the study show that: (1) the librarians carry out their duties maximally; (2) the librarians maintain and enhance their competencies; (3) the librarians collaborate each other to enhance their professional competencies; (4) the librarians enrich their knowledge and professional development through trainings and workshops; and (5) the librarians organize trainings and workshops that are congruent with local wisdoms.

Key words: Librarians’ roles, librarian’s ethical code, organizational culture.