عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: in This research, aim is to provide a model for planning the cultural activities of public libraries in Iran.
Method: In this applied research, data gathering tool was a questionnaire. In this study, 29 managers and experts of the public libraries institution participated. For factor analysis of the data, also the determination of the number of main factors was used from three indicators: a) the special value b) the ratio of variance explained by each factor; and c) the graph of special values.
Findings: The results of Delphi technique showed that among of 25 sub-components related to the Proper of planning-cultural activities of public libraries, the cumulative Percentage frequency of fourteen sub-components was more than 70% From the point of view decision makers and experts in Delphi panel.The results of exploratory factor analysis summarized the planning components into four latent factors. These four factors, which explained %65 of the total variation, are:The first extracted factor is"defining goals and identifying the problem", the second factor is"Needs Assessment". The third factor is" Develop a plan and determine appropriate outcomes", the fourth factor is "Monitoring and evaluation".the ranking model was constructed with standardized coefficients,by using the confirmatory factor analysis. according to the results of Confirmatory factor analysis. the fitted model was Fairly appropriate(suitable).
Value: Using planning strategies, cultural activities can be well managed. Due to the lack of a model for planning the cultural activities of public libraries in Iran, this research is important. Applying this model will help planners and managers of public libraries to make decisions about cultural activities.