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offer an understanding of the future direction of library social responsibility, and to bridge the knowledge gap regarding research patterns and trends in social responsibility of libraries. The purpose of this review was to provide a systematic review of social responsi- bility in libraries adopted between 2010 and 2021. Searches were conducted on databases in English and Arabic. An analysis of the papers revealed four themes of library social responsibility: work- place and employees, stakeholders, environment, and community. Themes had different levels of attention. The results of this study may contribute to future research. Further highlighting the gaps in the literature could be valuable for future research. In-depth qualita- tive empirical studies of library social responsibility are recommended.

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Findings of the article very useful for researchers and academics as well as the methodology employed.


Eighteen months of reading, analysis and writing leading to a novel article and a lot of pleasure. I am proud to be the first who systemically reviewed the literature on library corporate social responsibility. My pleasure extended to have my PhD supervisor as a coauthor. Hopefully this article to be the base for future research in LIS on library corporate social responsibility.

Dr Emad Abu Eid
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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This page is a summary of: Library Corporate Social Responsibility: A Systematic Literature Review, Journal of Library Administration, January 2023, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/01930826.2022.2159243.
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