IP Indian Journal of Library Science and Information Technology


Impact Assessment of Library Course in an Indian Agricultural University


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Author Details: Yogita Sharma

Volume : 2

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2456-9623

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Article First Page : 16

Article End Page : 22


Abstract

This paper discusses a study conducted on impact assessment of a Library Course at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. Questionnaire method was used to obtain data from master’s degree students registered under this course. 84 questionnaires were got filled out of a population of 210 students by random sampling technique thus making the sample size as 40% of the total population. The data was analysed using MS-excel 2010 for frequency, average, percentage and weighted index. The results of the course evaluation shows that this library course is effective in encouraging the students towards visiting the library more frequently, creating awareness about library services and resources and has improved their ability to search the information using catalogue. But, the students are lagging in framing appropriate keywords to refine their search, using advanced search options, ability to frame search preferences and evaluate e-resources for authenticity. This study recommends that the teachers need to put in more efforts through the library course to improve the ability of the students to use the library more efficiently.

Keywords:
Library course, impact assessment, library user education, course evaluation, library services, library resources, library and information services