The following preprint was made available on the College and Research Libraries web site today. It is scheduled for publication in the January 2015 issue of C&RL.
Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel
College and Research Libraries (Preprint)
This study seeks to investigate whether information professionals, as well as LIS students, are ready to assimilate Facebook in their work and educational environments. The study uses the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as well as some characteristics of the “Big Five” model of personality as a theoretical base from which to predict factors that may influence the adoption of Facebook by information professionals as well as by LIS students. Findings reveal that the TAM, as well as other personal characteristics, significantly predict the likelihood of Facebook use, and highlight the importance of individual characteristics when considering technology acceptance.
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