Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Awareness of Information Literacy among Students of Arts and Science Colleges in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu: A StudyAuthor : M. Manthiramoorthi, R. R. Saravanakumar and A. Thirumagal
Volume 9 No.1 Special Issue:February 2019 pp 19-24
The paper deals with the awareness of information literacy among students of Arts and Science colleges in Tirunelveli. The objectives of the study is to identify the level of awareness of information literacy among students, to know the purpose of accessing library resources, to identify the search strategy tool used to access information, to know the level of usage of library resources, to identify the problem faced while accessing information and to know the level of satisfaction among students about their information literacy skills. This study deals with survey method and questionnaire tool was used for data collection. The research sample consists of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The questionnaires were distributed randomly among the sample of 300 students in the selected three Arts and Science colleges in Tirunelveli. The collected data was analysed, interpreted and tabulated by using statistical tools like simple percentage and Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient (PMCC) with the help of SPSS software. This study can used to know how to locate, access, and evaluate the right information in right time. It helps the librarian and faculty members to guide the students as where to access right source of information and how to evaluate their needed information and to satisfy the information users in an easy manner.
Information Literacy, Awareness, Students, Arts and Science Colleges, Library
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