Chowdhury-- IL sessions in IUB Library: a case study

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Chowdhury-- IL sessions in IUB Library: a case study

  1. 1. IL SESSIONS IN IUB A CASE STUDY Muhammad Hossam Haider Chowdhury Librarian Independent University, Bangladesh
  2. 2. IUB  Established in 1993 at Baridhara, Dhaka.  Moved to new campus at Bashundhara, Dhaka in 2010.  Students -- 4900+  Faculty members -- 150+ (full time)  Schools -- 06  Library staff members -- 15
  3. 3. IUB LIBRARY  Books -- 21000  Print periodicals -- 84 (current titles)  A/V materials -- 2500  Reading capacity -- 460 (at a time)  Subscribes e-resources  Computers -- 40 (for browsing)  Consortium member -- 02 (local)
  4. 4. E-RESOURCES IN IUB  E-resources are subscribed through different channels, such as --  LiCoB  UGC Digital Library, and  Direct subscriptions  Registration for free resources, such as–  HINARI, AGORA, OARE, ARDI
  5. 5. IL IN BANGLADESH  International Workshop on IL (IWIL) in 2009  Some librarians participated at the program of the Victoria University of Wellington on IL  Train the Trainer Workshop on Health IL in 2 sessions one in 2011 and another in 2012  Some university or organization libraries are organizing IL programs
  6. 6. IWIL 2009  Organized by IUB  IFLA funded through ALP  Three continents involved  Thirty participants  Five days program  Two instructors from Victoria University of Wellington
  7. 7. IL PROGRAMS AT ORGANIZATIONS • BRAC University • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University • Centre for Information Studies Bangladesh • Dhaka University • East West University • ICDDR,B • National Health Library and Documentation Centre • Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)
  8. 8. IL TOPICS IN IUB  Library orientation  Discovery of library resources  Library resources for research  Increasing effective search skills  Personalizing electronic resources  Evaluating resources for research  Get help for citation from library
  9. 9. AVERAGE OF PARTICIPANTS  Faculty workshops  In 2012 (02 sessions) -- 06  In 2013 (01 session) -- 17  Students sessions  In 2012 (12 sessions) -- 14  In 2013 (38 sessions) -- 19  Class support sessions  In 2012 (02 sessions) -- 11  In 2013 (01 session) -- 14
  10. 10. SAMPLE SURVEY ON STUDENTS Code Statements regarding… No (%) To some extent (%) On average (%) To a great extent (%) Completely (%) S1 ILE awareness 22.7 31.8 36.4 3.0 6.1 S2 Defining information need 19.7 28.8 31.8 13.6 6.1 S3 Finding relevant information 9.1 31.8 33.3 18.2 7.6 S4 Assessment of retrieved information 16.7 22.7 43.9 15.2 1.5 S5 Managing and organizing specific problem related information 15.2 19.7 28.8 33.3 3.0 S6 Information presentation 15.2 30.3 34.8 12.1 7.6 S7 Fair and ethical use of information 19.7 34.8 22.7 16.7 6.1 M1 Mean Value 16.9 28.56 33.10 16.01 5.43 S8 Necessity of ILE to solve problem when needed 9.1 22.7 25.8 30.3 12.1 After sitting for a test on IL responses were as follows:
  11. 11. HOW TO GET PARTICIPANTS?  Contact Admission and Registrar’s Office  Contracting Faculty members  Requesting students who visited library  Try to bound fresh students to attend library sessions, at least for library orientation  Requesting Deans of schools  Recently raised the issue at University Management Committee
  12. 12. GOALS OF IL SESSIONS IN IUB • Goal 1: Defining and specifying the need for information • Goal 2: Finding needed information effectively and locating the sources • Goal 3: Critically assessing the information • Goal 4: Managing and interpreting the information • Goal 5: Communication and presentation of information (Proposed)
  13. 13. PLAN TO ADD  Develop curriculum and activities on IL  Work together with faculty to develop a sequence of classes appropriate for the students  Organizing faculty members to develop guidelines for information literacy based assignments
  14. 14. CONCLUSION  Faculty library relation plays important role to organize IL sessions  University should have mandate to introduce IL sessions  Librarians should have good quality on presentation.
  15. 15. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT  Mr. Zahid Hossain Shoeb, Deputy Librarian, IUB, helped by providing data on students survey
  16. 16. THANKS!  Questions?  Comments?  Suggestions?

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