User education in university libraries : what, why and how?

Sewa, Singh . User education in university libraries : what, why and how?, 1992 In: Academic Library Effectiveness. New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications, pp. 66-70. [Book chapter]

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Defines user education as any effort formal or informal, which will guide and instruct existing and potential users in the recognition and formulation of their information needs, in the effective and efficient use of information services and the assessment of source materials that can satisfy specific requirements. Explains the needs and objectives of user education. The role of user education in undergraduate, postgraduate, research and faculty level is discussed. The importance of feedback to improve the user orientation programmes is stressed. Opines that user education programmes should be a continuous feature in any library.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: College University Library
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
B. Information use and sociology of information.
C. Users, literacy and reading. > CD. User training, promotion, activities, education.
Depositing user: Dr. R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 26 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/8025

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