Challenges in organizing information literacy programs in Academic Libraries

Bhat, Shivananda K (2015) Challenges in organizing information literacy programs in Academic Libraries. In: National Seminar on Role of LIS Professionals in Developing Information Literacy Skills in the Digital Era, 19-20 Mar 2015, Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamilnadu.. (Submitted)

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There is significant increase in the number of full text and bibliographic databases available for information retrieval and also in number of online journals and online books accessible through publishers’ and aggregators’ platform. Increase in number of databases lead to Information overload and selecting the right resource for accessing literature and evaluation needs awareness on the same. There is a necessity for the users to have the information retrieval skills and to know how to evaluate information. The methods of conducting information literacy program include conducting workshops, training sessions, conferences, class room lectures, hands on training sessions, power point presentations, one to one sessions etc. .Human resource constraint, Lack of resources, time constraint, poor attendance to the literacy programs being conducted at the library, not having awareness on importance of literacy program among the users are some of the major challenges in organizing information literacy program at the academic libraries. The information literacy should be the part of the curriculum for the students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Literacy; information literacy programs; e-resources; academic libraries; literature search-training; literature search skills.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 09:14
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 09:20

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