Effectiveness of Library Instruction Programs for Users in Accessing e-Resources : A Case Study

Jessy, A and Bhat, Shivananda K and Rao, Mahabaleshwara (2015) Effectiveness of Library Instruction Programs for Users in Accessing e-Resources : A Case Study. In: International Conference on Innovation Driven Librarianship: Creating Future Landscape for New Generation Libraries and LIS Professionals (ICIDL-2015, organised by SRM University, Chennai, June 11-13, Chennai. (Submitted)

[img] PDF
1. Effectiveness of LIP program.pdf - Submitted Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (201kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Library Instruction Programs (LIP) in accessing library e-resources become the prime concern for any types of libraries now-a-days. LIP has been initiated by many libraries today with the intention to educate library users on how to effectively access e-resources made available at the libraries. The users of the library need to be educated through newsletters, lectures, conducting workshops and training programs for increased usage of e-resources of the library. Health Sciences Library of Manipal University, Manipal has a vast collection of different kinds of e-resources. The online databases that are subscribed by the library include ProQuest Health and Medical Complete, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Science Direct, Springer Link, UpToDate, Scopus, Web of Science and J-Gate. Besides this 575 online journals and 151 e-books of various publishers are also subscribed for the user community. The library has initiated LIP for users in providing awareness and training to access library e-resources. This paper assesses the effect of the LIP organized by the Health Sciences Library for the postgraduate students (PG students) of Department of Public Health, Manipal University, Manipal. Feedback forms were used to gather data from the participants. The main objective of this paper is to study the perception of PG students about the effectiveness of LIP conducted by library for academic activities. A total of 50 feedback forms were administered personally to the participants. Collected data were analyzed and presented in the tabular and graphic form using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The outcome of the study showed that the LIP helped the PG students to enhance their usage of e- resources. The study also identified the need for educating the students on different search strategies which are required to access various e-resources for maximum usage of the same. In this digital era library instructional programs are the need of the hour to achieve maximum use of library e-resources.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Library Instruction Programs, e-Resources, PG students, Feedback forms, Health Sciences library, Manipal University
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2015 09:24
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2015 09:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144771

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item