Availability and Use of Information Resources and Services by Teachers of Pre-University Colleges in Shivamogga District: A Study.

Author:Narasappa, K.C.
  1. Introduction

    Academic libraries play a vital role in the success of the objectives of the any institution. Library is a store house of knowledge preserving and dissemination information providing different library services to the users. Therefore Pre-University college libraries are essential required for the development of all activities education systems. The education systems comprises of two essential elements, which is books and teacher. The Pre-University libraries provide a valuable support to the students and teachers. At the time of any institutions is depended on good libraries. The main aim of on Pre-University college libraries is to satisfy the user's needs. The education system is considered of two essential components, which is teacher and books. At the same time education institutions depended on good libraries.

  2. Pre-University Colleges in Karnataka

    Pre-University education is a very important stage to the students. It plays good foundation laid for helps to the students select various professional courses. Pre-University departments comes under the purview of Government colleges, Aided colleges, unaided colleges, corporation and bifurcated colleges in all respective Teaching and learning process.

    The department of Pre-University education, Government of Karnataka is a providing most advanced education to the students. There are 1203 Government Pre-University colleges, 795 Aided Colleges, 2621 Unaided Colleges, 15 corporation Colleges and 162 Bifurcated colleges. The course offered by the Department is broadly categorized two years arts, science and commerce course in 24 subjects, 11 languages and 50 combinations as per National Curriculum framework-2005. The Department of Pre-University under 1162771 students is studying in Karnataka.

  3. Literature Review

    Feley Lewis and Mallaih (2014) the study on 'Use of Information Resources in Engineering College Libraries of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District: A Comparative Study. Questionnaire was used as the data collection tool. The analysis showed that respondents do experience inadequacy of information resources in their college libraries. The hypothesis formulated in this connection was proved by the study. Result showed that there were significant differences in the satisfaction resources among the respondents of various categories. The findings of this study indicate that information seeking may be motivated by a wide variety of needs including, personal and professional needs. Knowledge of user information needs and information seeking behavior is imperative to develop a valuable collection and to improve the facilities and services. (1)

    Selvaraja and Praveen Kumari (2016) present study examines the 'Use of Library Resources, Services and Facilities by the Faculty Members of P.E.S College of Engineering, Mandya: A Case Study'. The Structured questionnaire was distributed among 60 faculty members of different disciplines seeking their opinion regarding the frequency and purpose of visit, services, resources and facilities available at the library. In addition opinion about the library staff and their services are also sought out of which, 42 questionnaires were received back which constitute to 70% response rate. The results of the study demonstrate that majority (69.05%) of response were male. About 57.14% of users visit library daily. More than 28% of faculty members visit the library to improve general awareness and to read the journals. About 60% of responses were satisfied with library staffs cooperation in findings the required books and journals in the library. Suggestion study is library needs is improve current awareness services, bibliographic services and internet browsing facility. The library also needs concentrate on building non-print collections to attract users. (2)

    Ravi (2014) this paper discusses about the use of library resources and services by the University students in Andhra Pradesh. 750 questionnaires were distributed to students personally by following accidental sampling method and filled in questionnaire were collected from them. Finally the researcher received usable filled in 600 questionnaires from the respondents. Result of the study shows that 261 respondents (43.5%) visited library daily, this includes 163 respondents of rural background (44.3%) and 98 respondents of urban background (42.2%). The daily visit of majority of the rural students in library indicates their feat towards studies and hence enthusiasm and internet for learning. University libraries are services oriented centers that should provide priority to the needs of the students. (3)

    Lohar and Mallinath Kumbar (2002) this study is confined to information resources and services provided by the libraries of Sahyadri Colleges of Shivamogga that aim to fulfill the needs of the faculty. It covers textbooks, reference books and physical facilities, etc. A survey of 91 teachers from both the Sahyadri Arts and Commerce College and the Sahyadri Science College is conducted through a questionnaire. The analysis of the collected data covers the use of library resources, classification and catalogue, library services and physical facilities. Suggestions this study should enable libraries to understand the existing problems of their library response and services. There is need for immediate and appropriate shelving of books, directional signs and guides, which instruct users to locate needed library materials. There is a need for separate reading room arrangements for faculty members, and provide...

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