Information Literacy Skills among Faculty Members of Polytechnic Colleges in Karnataka: A Study

Abstract

Author(s): Mahadeva Prasad M S , Dr. Mallinath Kumbar

The present study is focused on members of faculty of Selected Polytechnic Colleges situated across Karnataka State. For the collection of data structured questionnaire was prepared based on ACRL standard and random survey method was used. All the respondents 100.00% are in need of information. 90.90% faculty members use basic search to search information.70% faculty members can recognize the different sources of information for their requirement. Only 23.01% faculty members can able to identify the correct keywords for a given topic. About 39.04% faculty members are facing virus problem for accessing electronic information. The output of the study shows that more than 60% of the faculty members acquire Information Literacy Skills.

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