| || Search of Information Literacy Programmes and Practices: Survey of Selected Institutions at Bangalore |
Author :Karisiddappa, C.R.;Rajgoli, Iqbalahmad U.
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :28(2) ; 2008 ; pp.28-38
Abstract : Libraries have long been involved in training their users in library use, its services and resources. Terms such as library instruction, library orientation, user education and bibliographic instruction have all been used at various times to indicate the process of helping users how to use the library, how to access information and teaching the various bibliographic tools. These methods are facility specific instruction, i.e., help users in knowing the physical location of different sections, staff, collections and services of library. In the digital age, fencing around “library resources” is a daunting task. Moreover, the instructional needs of users have changed dramatically as new methods for teaching and learning have emerged. Information literacy has become an important concept since the arrival of the information age. Research in this area in Asian countries such as India is still in its preliminary stages, as these countries have only recently become fully immersed in the information culture. The paper is a case study of selected library and information centres of higher learning and research at Bangalore City.
Keywords : Information literacy;Information literacy initiatives;Information literacy programmes