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Information Literacy among Teacher Trainees in Colleges of Education

Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 3 First page : ( 284) Last page : ( 297) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00038.5

Information Literacy among Teacher Trainees in Colleges of Education

Bhat Suneel Kumar****, Prof. Gupta Sangita** *Research Scholar, DLIS, University of Jammu, Jammu, India ***Senior Librarian, MIER College of Education, Jammu, India **Professor, DLIS, University of Jammu, Jammu, India Abstract Information literacy refers to the abilities of an individual in identifying, surfing, retrieving, and utilising appropriate information effectively to satisfy the need. The article attempts to examine the information literacy of teacher trainees at colleges of education. The researcher selected one college randomly in Jammu city. For data collection, a self-prepared questionnaire was framed and distributed among 150 teacher trainees. Out of 150 copies of questionnaire, 118 were received back from 6 male and 112 female teacher trainees respectively. It is observed that majority (81%) of the teacher trainees have knowledge of simple search techniques compared to the other search technique. Based on the findings, necessary suggestions were made by the researcher for providing effective and proper information literacy among teacher trainees. The result of the study reflects that information literacy program should be incorporated in the course curriculum and more awareness is required among students on online databases and digital resources that will make the students more information literate. Users need awareness regarding the use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) in the search and retrieval of information and also needs awareness about different search strategies. Keywords Information literacy, User education, Teacher trainees and ICT.

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