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Subject Mapping of Information Literacy Competency Levels of Social Science Researchers in NCR,India

Library Herald Year : 2019, Volume : 57, Issue : 2 First page : ( 163) Last page : ( 182) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2019.00009.5

Subject Mapping of Information Literacy Competency Levels of Social Science Researchers in National Capital Region, India

Singh Rajesh1, Kumar Shailendra2 1Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007 Email: rajeshzone29@gmail.com 2Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, Email: shail3@yahoo.com

Abstract

The present study is an attempt to assess and map the ILC level of social science researchers in the select central universities using ACRL's Standards. In keeping with the objectives of study, the purpose of ILC mapping is to identify and establish the ILC levels of researchers within and across different subjects. This is supposed to be of great help to all the stakeholders to plan, organize and participate in various IL activities and ultimately enhance the IL competency of researchers. The findings indicate that the highest IL competent researchers were found on Standard V having competency in information use ethics. The maximum of researchers from all the subjects have shown IL incompetency on Standard II and were found lacking skills and competency to access and browse the required information.

Keywords ACRL Standards, Information Need, Information Access, Information Evaluation, Information Use, Information Use Ethics, Mapping of Information Literacy Competency.

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