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The purpose of this survey research was to evaluate the Library and Information Science Program for development of essential skills of librarians in the 21st Century. The research informants comprised a group of 32 fourth year students in the Library and Information Science Program during the academic year 2017, and a group of 32 employers the graduates from the Program. The employed research tools for data collection were a questionnaire for the students and an assessment form for the employers. The CIPP Model was used as the framework for evaluation.
The research findings were as follows: (1) regarding the context, there was the arrangement of the Program’s context; (2) regarding the input factors, it was found that the highest satisfaction of the students was with the instructors, followed by their satisfactions with the program management, media/documents, materials, and instructional facilities, respectively; (3) regarding the process, it was found that the highest satisfaction of the students was with the instructional management with the use of information technology for instruction, followed by their satisfaction with measurement and evaluation process in accordance with the rules and regulations and the agreements in advance; and (4) regarding the products, it was found that 96.87% of the students graduated on time as specified in the program; as for the development of desirable characteristics of the students based on their self-assessment, it was found that the students assessed themselves at the highest level in the dimensions of knowledge, intellectual skill, interpersonal relationship, and responsibility; on the other hand, in the assessment of employers of the graduates, the general ability was most significant, followed by the information technology skills, and professional competencies.
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