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User opinion based organisation and services of university libraries in Rajasthan: A practical study

Author: 
P.C. Vijayvegiya, Ramakesh Meena, and P.L. Sharma (pp. 391-412)
ABSTRACT: 
University libraries have to provide its services definitely in an environment which is surrounded by all types of academic communities. Such academic communities consist of Faculty Members, post-graduate students, research students, as well as group of other types of users. Members of such groups differ greatly in terms of their requirement of information and their mental status. All these variables pose a high level challenge, which is faced by staff working in any university library that itself is controlled by their qualifications, capability and individual qualities. This leads to changes/variance in principles of management and practical situations in university libraries. Out of the staff, the librarian, specially the main librarian who also acts as manager of the library has to work independently, and also in coordination in existing environment of the library. Conclusion that parameter of total library services by the administrative officers is 3.07, and they find it good. Faculty members put it at 2.77, and rate it at little above the level of satisfactory and good. Researchers keep it at 2.07, and rate it at satisfactory level and lastly the students treat it at more than satisfactory level and as 2.23.
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Information literacy programme: 30 years experience of Manipur University Library

Author: 
Chingsubam Bijenti Chanu and Charoibam Ibohal Singh (pp. 35-46)
ABSTRACT: 
States that University library plays an important role in enhancing accessibility to knowledge resources to the users. University library exist to serve the needs of the university in providing knowledge resources. They have centrally positioned themselves in providing and implementing information literacy programme. They acquire, describe and make the information available to their users in a variety of formats, which may include print, audio, video and electronic formats. The present study has been taken up to assess the way how the Manipur University Library (MUL) conduct such programmes taking into account its 30 years of experience. For the collection of data pertaining to the study, Manipur University Library (MUL) has been taken as study area. Data were collected by means of face to face interview with the university librarian and his staff and scanning ofannual reports of the university. The study discussed the various information literacy programme (ILP) conducted by the library. It shows that, though in a slow pace, MUL library is conducting various ILP from time to time since its inception for providing better services in term of knowledge resources.
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