Information Literacy Competency with a Particular Reference to Information Search Skills among the Research Scholars and Faculty Members of the University of Burdwan: An Analytical StudyAuthor : Gatikrishna Batabyal and D. S. Rath
Volume 7 No.2 July-December 2017 pp 70-78
Information is the main ingredient of teaching and research. Research scholars and faculty members are in need of the qualitative information to satisfy their day to day information need. Before the invention of the internet and web they were completely dependent on the printed materials of the library for such information. In recent times, qualitative information is scattered in different branches of knowledge due to exponential growth of information. Both online and print resources are growing fast and the research scholars and faculty members approach towards the use of online resources of information is increasing. The present study aims to investigate the information search skills of the research scholars and faculty members as a part of their information literacy competency of some selected departments of Arts and Science Faculty of the University of Burdwan. It is found that the ability of the respondents to search information in print and online environment is not in balanced way. To increase such ability among the respondents university library should take the responsibility. The University Libraries should conduct seminar, workshop, and training programme in the library training room or department wise through departmental/seminar/reference library by constituting the team of experts for delivering information literacy related activities.
Information Literacy Competency, Information Search Skills