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Library Herald
Year : 2009, Volume : 47, Issue : 1
First page : ( 23) Last page : ( 45)
Print ISSN : 0024-2292.

Information Seeking Behaviour of Teachers and Students in Selected Schools

Rani Poonam1Library, Jeevan V K J2Deputy Librarian

1Delhi College of Arts & Commerce, Netaji Nagar, New Delhi, 110 022. E-mail: poonammandar@yahoo.com.

2Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, 110068. E-mail: vkjj@rediffmail.com.

Abstract

The study attempts to gather the information seeking habits and behaviour of teachers and students in schools, to identify the information sources used by teachers and students and to ascertain the problems faced in using the school library. The questionnaire survey method used in the study reveals that informal channels are more frequently used for information gathering. Books are used more than other types of information resources, both by teachers and students. Journals are preferred for formal source of information while preparing course/teaching materials. The study focuses on how teachers and students utilize the various resources available in the library for enabling the teaching learning process. The findings of the survey are summarized and implications for libraries are discussed.

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