Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Information Literacy Skills of Science Faculty Members: A Study of First Grade Colleges Affiliated to University of Mysore, KarnatakaAuthor : P. Asha and H. Adithya Kumari
Volume 9 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 36-39
The present study attempts to examine an Information Literacy Skills of Science Faculty Members of First Grade Colleges affiliated to University of Mysore, Karnataka. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample population. A well-structured questionnaire was designed and randomly distributed to 1000 Science Faculty Members for data collection, out of which 826 filled questionnaires was received for data analysis. The major findings of the study revealed that majority of 420(50.8%) Faculty Members generally need advance level of information for research and academic work. Out of 826 faculty members, 817 faculty members are in need of academic information representing 98.9% of the total sample. It is observed that majority of 810(98.1%) faculty members use simple search techniques for information retrieval, they are not very much acquainted with the use of wild card search to retrieve information. About 728(88.1%) faculty members have the knowledge of copyright issues.
Information Literacy, Information Literacy Skills, Science Faculty Members, Academic Information, Wild Card Search, Copyright
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