FACULTY INFORMATION LITERACY SKILSS AT VIKRAMA SIMHAPURI UNIVERSITY, NELLORE- A STUDY

Nagaraju Kuppugari

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This article presents the results of a study conducted at Vikrama Simhapuri University College, Nellore. The purpose of the study was to examine and assess the Faculty’s information literacy skills. To collect the data from the respondents a structured questionnaire was designed based on the objectives of the study and was distributed among the entire faculty members in the V.S University, Nellore, and received responses from sixty one only. It was found that majority of the faculty visit the university library to consult reference books, and they seeking information to update their knowledge. The study reveals that majority of the faculty were not aware of online databases, institutional repositories and evaluation of web sites information. The awareness of plagiarism, and citations also below average level. The findings of the study made necessary to recommend the university and library authorities to organize an information literacy awareness program for the faculty members of V.S University

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: Information literacy, teaching faculty, user survey

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