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The Role Of Librarians In Health Information Provision For Depression Reduction, Julie Enamen Ilogho, Amos Alao Professor, Olujide Adekeye Professor, Abiodun Gesinde Professor, Susan Adeusi Dr, Ben Agoha Dr, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh, Odaro Osayande, Roland Izuagbe Jan 2020

The Role Of Librarians In Health Information Provision For Depression Reduction, Julie Enamen Ilogho, Amos Alao Professor, Olujide Adekeye Professor, Abiodun Gesinde Professor, Susan Adeusi Dr, Ben Agoha Dr, Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose Dr, Goodluck Ifijeh, Odaro Osayande, Roland Izuagbe

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper examined the role of information provision by librarians for the healthcare of depressed and non-depressed people. The objectives examined include: identifying the factors causing depression, examination of various ways in which librarians support healthcare givers and care of the depressed people with useful information. A literature search was carried out using online databases and general google search (Sciencedirect, Scopus, Jstor and Google Scholar, Jstor and general google search). The paper concludes that provision of relevant, accurate and current information promotes greater awareness and understanding among the depressed and delivery of quality healthcare. The paper recommends that government should ...


The Role Of Village Libraries To Improve Information Literacy In Rural Communities, Endang Fitriyah Mannan Mrs Oct 2019

The Role Of Village Libraries To Improve Information Literacy In Rural Communities, Endang Fitriyah Mannan Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Many efforts have been made to improve the quality of Indonesian society through reading habits. Information literacy movements are also carried out in rural areas. The library also took part in this activity. Many components already involved to enhance information literacy, but the results have not been maximized. The purposes of this study are to measure the level of information literacy in rural communities and to investigate the role of libraries to improve information literacy. The method was used quantitative method, whereby spreading questionnaires to the society in the village. The location was taken from three villages in Jombang – East ...


Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal Sep 2019

Critical Information Literacy And Participatory Democracy: An Analysis Of The Role Of Libraries In Jos Metropolis, Plateau State, Vicki Lawal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Critical Information Literacy is a commitment to social justice by which people can be empowered through various information sources to question dominant values and beliefs in the society thereby enabling an awareness on issues of democracy and good governance. This article investigated some of the critical challenges faced by libraries with respect to information skills empowerment of the citizens of Jos, Plateau State in the democratic process . The paper is set within the context of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria. It examined the ways that libraries in the city of Jos facilitate knowledge of political issues and awareness of ...


Modeling Information Anxiety, Muhammad Asif Naveed, Mumtaz Ali Anwar Sep 2019

Modeling Information Anxiety, Muhammad Asif Naveed, Mumtaz Ali Anwar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper traces the historical developments using selected literature related to ‘library anxiety’, ‘information seeking anxiety’ and ‘information anxiety’. These concepts existed independently and parallelly and attracted much attention from the researchers of their respective fields. The existing literature lacked a study establishing a relationship among these three concepts which led to the idea of a general model of information anxiety to inform researchers as well as professionals dealing with policy and practice. This model represents information anxiety as the general and broader concept nesting information seeking anxiety as its sub-set and library anxiety as a further sub-set. It highlights ...


Scientometrics Study Of The Research Publication On Information Literacy (2015-2019), Shamili N Sep 2019

Scientometrics Study Of The Research Publication On Information Literacy (2015-2019), Shamili N

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research work attempts to analyze quantitatively the growth and development of information literacy research in global in terms of publication output as reflected in web of science database (SCI) for the period of 2015 to 2019. The researcher has published a total of 4388 papers on information literacy during this period. The study reveals that information literacy research in global is still in its infancy.


Role Of Libraries In Higher Education System In India In 21st Century, Seema Parmar Jul 2019

Role Of Libraries In Higher Education System In India In 21st Century, Seema Parmar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The present paper reflects the present depiction of government initiatives in the field of higher education and the role of libraries in promoting the utilization of these initiatives for teaching research and extension activities in higher educational institutions. Various movements of libraries for promoting higher education in the era of information communication technology like library networks, library consortium, library portals, digital collection development, online reference services, digital repositories, online catalogues, and information literacy programs have been described in the paper. A few major key roles played by a library as educator, as space, as a personal, as a knowledge manager ...


Assessing Library Science Programme Students’ Method In Countering Hoax On Social Media, Margareta Aulia Rachman Mar Jun 2019

Assessing Library Science Programme Students’ Method In Countering Hoax On Social Media, Margareta Aulia Rachman Mar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research aims to assess library science students’ method at Universitas Indonesia in countering hoax on social media. As future professional librarians, Universitas Indonesia Library Science Programme students should have the ability and skill to counter hoax, especially on social media. In addition, this research is the best practice illustrating the importance of information literacy teaching especially in the era where a lot of hoax circulating on social media. Result of this research shows that Universitas Indonesia Library Science students as many as 61.2% apply instruction or tips to tackle hoax on social media, the rest 37.9% students ...


Lotka's Law And Pattern Of Author Productivity Of Information Literacy Research Output, Manthiramoorthi Murugan, Saravanakumar Rr Dr, Thirumagal A Dr Apr 2019

Lotka's Law And Pattern Of Author Productivity Of Information Literacy Research Output, Manthiramoorthi Murugan, Saravanakumar Rr Dr, Thirumagal A Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Bibliometric analysis was carried out in the research output of information literacy using Web of Science (WOS) from 2008-2017. The objectives of the study is to identify the authorship pattern, measure and calculate the relative growth rate and doubling time of the research output and testing of the validity of Lotka's law using Kolmogorov-Smirnov test (K-S) goodness of fit test. The result shows that the applicability of Lotka's law was fit to the research output of information literacy.


Information Literacy (Il) Of College Freshmen: Implications For An Il Program In Academic Libraries, Grace D. Quijano Feb 2019

Information Literacy (Il) Of College Freshmen: Implications For An Il Program In Academic Libraries, Grace D. Quijano

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information technology steered the proliferation of information resources in different formats, thus, making available a lot of information choices for the diverse needs of all types of users. To be able to obtain quality resources, the academic libraries play a crucial role in developing the information competencies of college students. This study examined the information literacy of college freshmen using a cognitive test. Scores were analyzed using mean scores, frequency, and percentage. Findings indicate that college freshmen have above average literacy in accessing information, and average in evaluating and using information. Based on these findings, some implications for information literacy ...


The Role Of Information Literacy In The Actualization Of Healthy Living: A Case Study Of Abia State, Juliana Obiageri Akidi Phd, Cln Dec 2018

The Role Of Information Literacy In The Actualization Of Healthy Living: A Case Study Of Abia State, Juliana Obiageri Akidi Phd, Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study examines the role of information literacy in the actualization of healthy living in Nigeria, with a special focus on Abia State. Information literacy is viewed as the ability to recognise the need for information, identify and locate appropriate sources of information, access the information, evaluate and use it effectively. Information literacy empowers people to have skills that will assist them to become independent lifelong learners, with better decision making abilities, especially in healthy living. Healthy living is defined as maintaining a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, which is not necessarily devoid of disease or infirmity ...


Teaching And Assessing Information Literacy In Orally-Communicating Rural Environments: A Model, Chimezie Patrick Uzuegbu Dec 2018

Teaching And Assessing Information Literacy In Orally-Communicating Rural Environments: A Model, Chimezie Patrick Uzuegbu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In reviewing the various contexts of published models and frameworks for information literacy, the consistent dominance on formal education and professional workplace practises were noted. The total absence of an information literacy model that addresses the information experience of rural dwellers became a clear gap. Consequently, an analytical research approach was adopted to introduce a new model of information literacy – a model that does not override other existing models but provides a new way of thinking about information literacy in orally-communicating rural environments. The proposed model comprised of three rungs – awareness, access and utilisation rungs – and offered a framework for ...


Contextualization Of The Information Literary Background In Nigeria Education Sector, Oluwole O. Durodolu Phd Dec 2018

Contextualization Of The Information Literary Background In Nigeria Education Sector, Oluwole O. Durodolu Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information literacy is a concept that has attracted the attention of a considerable number of renowned scholars, governments and international organizations the world over. Regardless of the overwhelming exposure and deliberation surrounding the notion of information literacy, it is important to note that it is an evolving and developing concept that is applicable to all human endeavors. This paper illuminates the context of the research location which is Nigeria. A relative analysis was carried out with the intention of bringing out the status, trends, challenges and opportunities in information literacy and how it will strengthen the education system in Nigeria ...


Information Literacy Skills In Using Electronic Information Resources, Israel R. Odede, Nsibirwa Zawedde Nov 2018

Information Literacy Skills In Using Electronic Information Resources, Israel R. Odede, Nsibirwa Zawedde

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Introduction: The study focussed on the various dimensional constructs of information literacy in using electronic information resources. The research aimed to unravel the relationship between information literacy skills and the use of electronic information resources. The complexity of electronic information resources requires that one possesses information literacy skills to effectively and efficiently use electronic information resources.

Methodology: A descriptive survey approach was employed for this study using quantitative method of data collection. The data were analysed using SPSS. The targeted population for this study is 115 postgraduate students in three universities. The postgraduate students comprise Masters and PhD students only ...


Information Literacy Of International Student, Indonesian As Foreign Language (Ifl), In Indonesia, Ilsa Nurul Oktaviani, Margareta Aulia Rachman Mar Nov 2018

Information Literacy Of International Student, Indonesian As Foreign Language (Ifl), In Indonesia, Ilsa Nurul Oktaviani, Margareta Aulia Rachman Mar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This research aims to analyze information literacy skill of Bahasa Indonesia bagi Penutur Asing (BIPA) (Indonesian Language for Foreign Student) at Universitas Indonesia in accordance with their foreign language learning need, Bahasa. BIPA students are foreign students who study Indonesian language as their foreign language or it can be called as Indonesian as Foreign Language (IFL). Most existing researches discuss English as foreign language/second language (EFL/ESL), but no research on information literacy related to Indonesian as foreign language/second language. Therefore, this research is going to fill the gap between the previously conducted researches on information literacy related ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Skills Of Postgraduate Students In Library Schools In South-South, Nigeria, Israel R. Odede Nov 2018

A Comparative Analysis Of Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Skills Of Postgraduate Students In Library Schools In South-South, Nigeria, Israel R. Odede

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of the study is to investigate information literacy self-efficacy skills of postgraduate students. The study consists of 115 Library and Information Science Postgraduate Students in South-South, Nigeria. The information literacy self-efficacy scale (7 factors) developed by Kurbanoglu, Akkoyunlu & Umay (2006) was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics and Pearson Correlation Coefficients were used for analysis. Results indicated that the postgraduate students across the three institutions possess information literacy self-efficacy skills. However, there is significant variation in three out of the seven factors predicting information literacy self-efficacy skills. Therefore, the study recommends that information literacy self-efficacy should be given ...


A Comparative Analysis Of Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Skills Of Postgraduate Students In Library Schools In South-South, Nigeria, Israel R. Odede Aug 2018

A Comparative Analysis Of Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Skills Of Postgraduate Students In Library Schools In South-South, Nigeria, Israel R. Odede

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of the study is to investigate information literacy self-efficacy skills of postgraduate students. The study consists of 115 Library and Information Science Postgraduate Students in South-South, Nigeria. The information literacy self-efficacy scale (7 factors) developed by Kurbanoglu, Akkoyunlu & Umay (2006) was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics and Pearson Correlation Coefficients were used for analysis. Results indicated that the postgraduate students across the three institutions possess information literacy self-efficacy skills. However, there is significant variation in three out of the seven factors predicting information literacy self-efficacy skills. Therefore, the study recommends that information literacy self-efficacy should be given ...


Mission Critical? The Presence Of Information Literacy In Academic Library Mission Statements, Robert Perret Feb 2018

Mission Critical? The Presence Of Information Literacy In Academic Library Mission Statements, Robert Perret

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examines the mission and vision statements of the largest academic library in each of the United States to determine whether information literacy is included in these top-level guiding documents. It is found that only a quarter of these institutions include information literacy in these statements, which suggests this vital aspect of librarianship may be undervalued at an organizational level.


Information Literacy, Self-Concept And Metacognitive Ability Of Teacher-Librarians At The University Of Zululand, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Dr Feb 2018

Information Literacy, Self-Concept And Metacognitive Ability Of Teacher-Librarians At The University Of Zululand, Oluwole Olumide Durodolu Dr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The research scrutinises information literacy, self-concept and metacognitive ability of teacher-librarians at the University of Zululand, South Africa. A total of one hundred and ten (110) copies of questionnaire were distributed among second-year teacher-librarians, out of which fifty-seven (57) copies were returned with valuable responses, giving a response rate of 51.8%. The study chronicled basic issues that concern self-efficacy, personal knowledge, task and procedural knowledge, strategic and declarative knowledge, conditional knowledge and planning ability of teachers. The research revealed, amongst other things, that the teacher-librarians lacked the ability to use computer applications unaided. The teacher-librarians also acknowledged that they ...


Library And Information (Lis) Research Topics In Indonesia From 2006 To 2017, Nove E. Variant Anna, Endang Fitriyah Mannan, Dyah Puspitasari Srirahayu, Fitri Mutia Jan 2018

Library And Information (Lis) Research Topics In Indonesia From 2006 To 2017, Nove E. Variant Anna, Endang Fitriyah Mannan, Dyah Puspitasari Srirahayu, Fitri Mutia

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Library and information research (LIS) has grown significantly asmore and more library and information science programs were established. The oldest LIS program in Indonesia is the Library and Information Department at the University of Indonesia (DIP UI) which was established in 1942. Since then, LIS at University of Indonesia has become a barometer for many other LIS programs in Indonesia. Other reputable LIS programs are Library & Information Science (JIIP) at Padjadjaran University, Department of Information and Library (DIIP) at Universitas Airlangga, and Library and Information Science at Diponegoro University, which are all located in big capital cities in Java Island ...


Information Literacy In Ghanaian Academic Institutions: Case Of Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Ghana, Lilian Atta-Obeng Miss, Ernest Boakye Mr., Fynn Paapa Kwamena Mr. Dec 2017

Information Literacy In Ghanaian Academic Institutions: Case Of Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (K.N.U.S.T), Ghana, Lilian Atta-Obeng Miss, Ernest Boakye Mr., Fynn Paapa Kwamena Mr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A case of a credit bearing information literacy skills class, offered to first year undergraduate students though not across all colleges at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana was analysed. The survey research methodology was used and questionnaire was distributed to 136 students. The findings indicated that the course was relevant and should be maintained though students’ knowledge on ethical use of information, citation skills, and information searching skills were poor. The study recommends a collaborative partnership between librarians and faculty for the teaching and learning of information literacy skills.


An Assessment Of Women Faculty Members' Opinions About Information Literacy Needs, Search And Evaluation Competencies, Vellaichamy Alagarsamy, Jeyshankar Ramalingam Dec 2017

An Assessment Of Women Faculty Members' Opinions About Information Literacy Needs, Search And Evaluation Competencies, Vellaichamy Alagarsamy, Jeyshankar Ramalingam

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper reports information literacy needs, search and evaluation competencies at Mother Teresa Women’s University and its affiliated colleges. In this study it is try to evaluate the information literacy needs, information needs assessment competency and competency of information literacy evaluation. Questionnaire was a data collection tool. A total of 290 questionnaires were distributed among users and 254 duly filled in questionnaires were received, thus resulting into a response rate of 87.59 per cent. Out of 12 institutions, 5 are government, 5 are self-financing and 2 are aided educational institutions. This study showed that 163 (64.2%) respondents ...


Information Literacy And The Future Of Digital Information Services At The University Of Jos Library, Vicki Lawal Nov 2017

Information Literacy And The Future Of Digital Information Services At The University Of Jos Library, Vicki Lawal

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper highlights current developments in digital information resources at the University of Jos Library. It examines some of the new opportunities and challenges in digital information services presented by the changing context with respect to Information Literacy and the need for digital information literacy skills training. A case study method was employed for the study; data was collected through the administration of structured questionnaires to the study population. Findings from the study provide relevant policy considerations in digital Information Literacy practices for academic libraries in Nigeria who are going digital in their services.


Relationship Between Information Literacy Standards And Organizational Creativity Among Employees Of An Iranian Company (A Case Of Tehran Electric Company), Hamid Ghazizadeh, Majid Tabarzadi, Ali Akbar Khasseh Nov 2017

Relationship Between Information Literacy Standards And Organizational Creativity Among Employees Of An Iranian Company (A Case Of Tehran Electric Company), Hamid Ghazizadeh, Majid Tabarzadi, Ali Akbar Khasseh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

From the organizational perspective, the concept of creativity can be thought of as a new design for improving and enhancing the quantity or quality of activities. Few studies have been conducted on the employee organizational creativity and its relationship with information literacy standards (which is one of the essential requirements for creativity). This study tries to investigate the relationship between organizational creativity and information literacy standards and among employees of a manufacturing organization in Iran (Tehran Electric Company). The research uses a survey methodology. The study population consists of employees of Tehran Electric Company. A simple random sampling method was ...


Economic Model Of Information, Information Society, And Information Literacy: A View From Russia, Dmitry M. Kochetkov Jul 2017

Economic Model Of Information, Information Society, And Information Literacy: A View From Russia, Dmitry M. Kochetkov

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The article reveals the theoretical model of information as an economic resource. The emphasis is put on the role of information in social and economic evolution, development of information society in Russia in the context of global trends. Further, the author proceeds to the concept of 'information literacy' and a new educational role of university libraries. The service model itself is changing: from satisfying information needs to an advanced model of want formation. Besides, in the 21st century, research libraries find new users: in addition to students and faculty, their services increasingly attract the attention of business. The article is ...


Information Literacy Skills Among The Postgraduate Students At Aligarh Muslim University, India, Shamim Aktar Munshi, Priyanka Nagar Nov 2016

Information Literacy Skills Among The Postgraduate Students At Aligarh Muslim University, India, Shamim Aktar Munshi, Priyanka Nagar

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The purpose of this study is to examine the information literacy regarding the library resources among the postgraduate students at Aligarh Muslim University, and to know their basic needs of information and information search strategies in the library as well as in web based resources. The present study selects the descriptive survey method and covers 329 postgraduate students of five selected faculties e.g. Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Social Science at AMU. The questionnaire discusses their information searching strategies on OPAC, their search engine preference, awareness of e-resources, level of ...


Information Literacy Among Post Graduate Students Of The University Of Ghana., Selikem Sebuava Dorvlo Mrs. Apr 2016

Information Literacy Among Post Graduate Students Of The University Of Ghana., Selikem Sebuava Dorvlo Mrs.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information has become so important for decision making in today’s world. The problem of information used to be scarcity of information but in the current century it has become abundance of information. This is as a result of the development of various media of information, for example information from books and the internet. The development of information communication and technologies has escalated the problem of information that is, too much information for people to choose from for decision making. Information literacy is the surest way of helping solve the problem of choosing the right information from the abundance of ...


Teaching Information Literacy Via Social Media: An Exploration Of Connectivism, Natalie Burclaff, Catherine R. Johnson Jan 2016

Teaching Information Literacy Via Social Media: An Exploration Of Connectivism, Natalie Burclaff, Catherine R. Johnson

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Connectivism provides a promising theoretical understanding of how libraries can use social media to engage in intentional information literacy education. The purpose of this paper is to review research in support of this claim and situate information literacy instruction through social media in connectivism’s theoretical framework. Using this model, those intending to use social media to teach information literacy must model good behavior, facilitate network growth, and help students build the capacity to consider a source's context and evaluate information critically in order to be successful. Theoretical challenges and potential for future research is included.


Teaching The Digital Divide: Connecting Students To Community, Knowledge, And Service Learning., Rebecca M. Marrall Jun 2014

Teaching The Digital Divide: Connecting Students To Community, Knowledge, And Service Learning., Rebecca M. Marrall

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article addresses the purpose, the organization, and results of an experimental credit-bearing upper division service-learning course at a Master’s granting university, entitled LIBR 397: The Digital Divide. In addition to reviewing collegiate efforts on teaching the Digital Divide within the United States, this article also provides an overview of the challenges and successes associated with teaching such a course. In conclusion, the unique nature of the LIBR 397 course prompted students to see firsthand the complexities inherent in the Digital Divide phenomenon within the United States. Incorporation of service learning projects into a college course takes additional effort ...


Assessing Information Literacy Competency Of Arts Faculty Students At The University Of Dhaka, Md. Maidul Islam, Md. Anisur Rahman May 2014

Assessing Information Literacy Competency Of Arts Faculty Students At The University Of Dhaka, Md. Maidul Islam, Md. Anisur Rahman

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The prime aim of this study is to assess Information Literacy Competency (ILC) of the Arts faculty students at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and to determine their strengths and weaknesses. In general it was found that students had limited skills in the area of information literacy, as it is not discussed extensively in their academic course curriculum. This study urges the incorporation of an information literacy program in the course curriculum and more writing, discussion and other relevant issues that will make the students more information literate. The findings of this study show Arts faculty students agree that information ...


Information Literacy Skills Of Faculty Members: A Study Of The University Of Lahore, Pakistan, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique Feb 2014

Information Literacy Skills Of Faculty Members: A Study Of The University Of Lahore, Pakistan, Ghulam Murtaza Rafique

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose – The objective of this study is to gauge the level of information literacy skills of faculty members of the University of Lahore.

Design/methodology/approach – To collect required data from population, survey method was used. The participants consisted of the faculty members currently working in the University of Lahore, which reflected the conditions and environment of all campuses of the University of Lahore. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample from population of 650 faculty members of the university. The sample size consisted of 84 faculty members in randomly selection. A questionnaire was formulated and ...