عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective:Studying the role of libraries in times of crisis is very important. The purpose of this study was to Studying the status of public libraries in the face of micro-phenomena .
Methodology: The present study is a descriptive-descriptive survey. Statistical population was all librarians of public libraries (Kordestan, Kermanshah, Ilam, Khuzestan) who were selected by simple random cluster sampling method and using Cochran formula of 190 individuals. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire and analyzed by SPSS-24.
Results: The results of one-sample t-test showed that the readiness of the studied libraries in the face of micro-phenomena in all three stages of pre-crisis, pre-crisis and post-crisis stages was not satisfactory.
Conclusion: According to the findings, the microcosm crisis in public libraries has not been considered so far. While this can have a negative impact on the performance and performance of public libraries. Given the role of public libraries as a public and social institution, it is imperative that libraries perform a significant role in their role of informing and providing services in all areas of society.Therefore, public libraries, as an influential cultural and social institution, can play a useful and constructive role in addressing social, economic and political problems in informing and providing needed information resources.
In general, the results of the present study showed that public libraries have no planning in dealing with the micro-phenomena . And for the three pre-crisis, pre-crisis and post-crisis stages, no provision has been made for librarians in these libraries. However, libraries as a social and cultural institution can play an important role in this regard. Including providing training to users in dealing with the phenomenon of microbes, considering plans to provide services during microbes, providing essential resources for microbes, communicating with microbes crisis institutions, and providing the information resources they need, documentation The experiences gained and the retention of this documentation and its presentation, if necessary, are among the activities that libraries can undertake in the field of micro-phenomena . It should be noted that libraries, like all other public institutions, must be able to cope with all kinds of abnormal events and be prepared to deal with them. Because these kinds of events require quick decision making and urgent action. Therefore, it seems necessary for public library administrators and administrators to pay more attention to the importance of the social activities of libraries and to define guidelines for libraries in accordance with social, cultural and economic conditions, to introduce the new role of libraries as information centers to today's society, and Libraries are becoming more and more popular with the public.