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Social intelligence of librarians and its relation to the promotion of social responsibility Libraries (Case Study of Public Libraries in Markazi Province)
Akbar Bahmani Mr, Seyed Mehrdad Seyedin Mr *
M.A. Public libraries in Markazi Province , Seyedin.seyedmehrdad@chmail.ir
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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to test the existence of the relationship between social intelligence of librarians and promotion of social responsibility of public libraries in Markazi Province.
Methodology: This study has been accomplished in correlation type in form of prediction. The statistical universe includes all public librarians of Markazi province that were 184 people, 89 people was selected by random sampling method. To collect data, the questionnaire of social intelligence, presented by Carrie-Anne Kraven, was used including 21 items and also questionnaire of social responsibility by Denison including 19 questions. The obtained Cronbach's alpha for social intelligence questionnaire was 83% and for social responsibility questionnaire was 92/5%. The validity was determined by experts.
Findings: The results showed a significant positive relationship between social intelligence librarians and social responsibility. The determined level of dimensions and elements of social intelligence in librarians was above average. In addition, about the impact of the elements of social intelligence of librarians (including social information processing, social skills and social awareness) on social responsibility of libraries, it was found that all three elements of social intelligence of librarians have a significant impact on the social responsibility of libraries. Friedman test results showed that the greatest impact on the libraries social responsibility is related to the variable of librarian's social awareness.
Authenticity/Value: Present research which was trying to study the impact of librarians social intelligence on promotion of social responsibility of public libraries of Markazi Province, causes knowledge creation and improvement of the awareness among researchers and managers of public libraries in Markazi province in this regard and that the findings of this study can inform managers and experts of the situation of social intelligence in the Markazi province and help them in programming for promotion of social intelligence of librarians.

Keywords: Social intelligence, social responsibility, librarians, public libraries, the Markazi Province.
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Type of Study: quantitative | Subject: Human resource of libraries
Received: 2017/06/3 | Accepted: 2017/12/19 | Published: 2017/12/19
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