Adequacy of Information Sources and Services for Competitive Examinations in Career Information Centres of Public Libraries in Karnataka

Abstract

Author(s): Swamy D

Different competitive examinations for various levels of recruitments conducted by different recruiting agencies were identified. A common questionnaire was designed to seek answers for questions prepared based on objectives of study. Out of 1790 questionnaire distributed researcher got 1278 filled in questionnaire (71.40%). Majority of users (73.3%) refer information resources available in Career Information Centres of Public Libraries in Karnataka for appearing for examinations conducted by Karnataka Public Service Commission like KAS, KES, KSPS, etc. Good number of respondents was satisfied with adequacy of information resources in these libraries under this study. There is great demand for copies of previous question papers and advertisements appearing in newspapers and gazettes. Library staff looking after these centres needs to develop necessary skills for providing effective service for career and job aspirants

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