PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XI)/26-34/5

AUTHOR: Dr. G. Kiran Kumar and Chandrakanth B. Hulamani

TITLE :ICT LITERACY AMONG LIBRARY PROFESSIONALS OF PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES IN SOUTHERN KARNATAKA: A SURVEY

ABSTRACT:The ICT is one of the important buzzword of today’s` world. It has changed the society into Information Society and our way of life. The ICT includes computers and communication technology for processing, storage and its retrieval of Information effectively. With the help of ICT the library professionals can introduce new resources and services to the target users. The study mainly focused on the types of ICT skills possessed, awareness of Internet, familiarity with various web browsers, awareness about ICT based library services, level of awareness towards technological skills, level of awareness towards ICT based applications, frequency of use of web services, areas of training needs for library professionals and constraints faced by library professionals to acquire ICT. For this purpose the researchers prepared a well-structured questionnaire as a tool for data collection and the collected questionnaire has been analyzed and presented. The outcome and suggestions of the study would be beneficial to take appropriate measures to improve ICT Literacy among Library Professionals.

KEYWORDS:Information and Communication Technology, ICT Literacy, Library Professionals, Professional Colleges.

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