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A Study on Users Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior with Special Reference to Academic Librarian in Coimbatore

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2014
Author(s) Name: R. Maheshkumar, S. Jayaraman | Author(s) Affiliation: Karpagam University, Coimbatore, India
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This study was undertaken to determine the information-seeking behaviour and use of information resources by Academic Librarian in Coimbatore city. The overall purpose of the study was to determine what their information requirements are and determine their awareness of library services available to them. The study collected empirical data on the information requirements of Librarian. Data were gathered from 200 Librarian in private college at Coimbatore. Findings indicate that guidance in the use of library resources and services is necessary to help students meet some of their information requirements. The study found that: journals, library books and textbooks are the most popular sources of information for course work and research and those students need to be taught how to use available library resources and services. Based on these findings, it was recommended that a questionnaire on Librarian ability to use information resources be prepared and administered during registration to all the students to establish their ability to use information resources. It was also recommended that a more aggressive information marketing strategy should be developed at both subject library professional and librarian level to create awareness among the students on the available this Journal.

Keywords: Digital Environment, User Information, Seeking behaviour, Library professionals

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