Library Literacy Program

 
The beginning of the 21st century has been called the Information Age because of the sudden increase of information sources and output. It has become a known fact that an information user cannot learn everything that is needed to know in the specific field of interest. That’s where ‘Information Literacy’ comes to play.
 
The United States National Forum on Information Literacy defines information literacy as "the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand." [1]
 
Recognition of needed information, identify location, evaluation of authentication and effective usage are the core phases of information literacy.
 
Information literacy can be fragmented into different parts, i.e.
  • Digital Literacy
  • Library Literacy
  • Media Literacy etc.
Southeast University Library (SEUL) has a significant collection of printed resources and e-resources which are accessible to the SEU users’ and learner community with the assistance of library staff, if required. Apart from regular services, SEU library provides assistance to staff and students in their field of study and research.
 
Library literacy objectives include: 
 
  • Become familiar with library facilities, organization, resources, and services.
  • Learn how to find books, periodical articles, and other resources.
  • Understand the basics of doing library research.
  • Learn how to find and evaluate information on the Internet.
  • Understand that further help is available through contacting the Information/Circulation Desk.
To support library literacy services, SEU library/library staff:
  • Provide orientation/induction to the learners with the resources and services of the library,
  • Help to learn various search techniques,
  • Encourage to use e-journals, e-books etc.,
  • Plan to conduct training programs and workshops.
For Library Literacy Program please Register here.
 
 

[1] National Forum on Information Literacy. Retrieved from http://infolit.org/about-the-nfil/what-is-the-nfil/ on December 9th, 2015.