AUTHOR:Mithu Anjali Gayan and Reshma Debbarma
TITLE :INTELLIGENTSIA AND LIBRARY UTILIZATION: A CASE STUDY OF FACULTY MEMBERS OF BIR BIKRAM MEMORIAL COLLEGE
ABSTRACT:This study tried to investigate the user behaviour of faculty members of Bir Bikram Memorial College from the state of Tripura, India. The aim of the study was to identify Frequency of library; Purpose of library visit; most preferred resources; Most used of library Services; Quality of service; Opinion and perception and problem faced by the faculty members. It was found that most faculties were in the habit of visiting the library weekly; most faculties visits the library for the purpose of leisure reading and lecture preparation. Textbook is one of the most preferred resources for the faculty members while they hardly prefer to use electronic resources. More than half of the faculties found the library services good and were satisfied with the staff behavior. Insufficient materials in the area of study are ranked highest by the faculty as hindrance to library use followed by non-availability of electronic resources. The results found from the study will give insight about the library status, perception by users and library user behaviour from the state of Tripura, India.
KEYWORDS: User study; Information seeking behaviour; library usage study, Bir Bikram Memorial College; Tripura.
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