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The age of the information and knowledge competences forces us to change the traditional teaching methods used in the past. Thus, we find that scientific research has become the most important of lifelong learning in the process of teaching at the university colleges. The importance of this study is demonstrated by the need to determine the extent to which Zayed University community benefit from the program of information literacy for students of Arabic language and Islamic studies. Workshops for faculty members have been provided through educational methods of teaching and how to develop them in the future to support the educational process. To verify the hypotheses, the researchers used the descriptive method, a random sample of students and faculty have been used in the questionnaire from five axes: measuring the extent of the librarians' knowledge of the required information, the range of satisfaction, the explanation used, the time of the workshop, and the overall satisfaction level of the workshops. The questionnaire was sent by email to students and faculty who’s attended the workshops; and the researchers could obtain the response of 46 female students and faculty members from the Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies. The results revealed that 93% of the respondents expressed their satisfaction with the accuracy of the required information and the extent to which they were able to explain. 84% of respondents expressed their satisfaction with the information of the presenters about the workshops provided. while 80% of the respondents expressed their satisfaction with the time spent on the workshop ranged from (fully agree and agree), and 97% of the respondents felt that the overall level of the workshop was between (very excellent, good and Very good), and the information provided in the workshop was given about 93% of the total percentage of their satisfaction the answers ranged between (fully agree and agree). Based on these results, the researchers came up with a recommendation according to the attention of Library and Learning Commons in continuous communication with faculty members, to activate information literacy programs for students and develop the skills of librarians and the reference technician, to acquire up-to-date skills and practices that are capable to teach information literacy skills in the future scientific research approaches.




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Library and Information Science


Information Literacy, Academic, Teaching, Workshop, Librarians, Zayed University

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