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  1. 1. TitleTitleBuilding students interest for better useBuilding students interest for better useof library resourcesof library resources ..By : Dr. Sunita PamnaniBy : Dr. Sunita PamnaniLibrarian Sant Hirdaram Girls CollegeLibrarian Sant Hirdaram Girls College
  2. 2. .PaperPaperbooksjournalsperiodicalsthesesvertical filemapsElectronicCD-ROMsOPACE-booksINTERNETE-journalsMulti -MediaMulti -MediaVCD/DVDVideosSlidesAudioTypes of Information Sources-
  3. 3. Ensure Physical library spaceEnsure Physical library space Are the collections easy to accessAre the collections easy to access Do the opening hours meet students’ needs?Do the opening hours meet students’ needs? Are there computers or areas where studentsAre there computers or areas where studentscan connect to the internet wirelessly?can connect to the internet wirelessly? Are the silent study areas and collaborative learningAre the silent study areas and collaborative learningspaces adequate?spaces adequate?
  4. 4. Workshops or tutorialsWorkshops or tutorialsLibrarians also contribute to student engagementLibrarians also contribute to student engagementby providing expertise to students through formalby providing expertise to students through formalworkshops or tutorials and by providing guidanceworkshops or tutorials and by providing guidanceinformallyinformally
  5. 5. Help DeskHelp DeskLibrarians help students learn the best ways toLibrarians help students learn the best ways toaccess and use quality information andaccess and use quality information andresources, help them to enhance their studyresources, help them to enhance their studyand research skills and explain how to use theand research skills and explain how to use thelatest technologies to enhance their learning.latest technologies to enhance their learning.
  6. 6. Facebook and TwitterFacebook and Twitter Many university libraries now keep theirMany university libraries now keep theirstudents up-to-date on new acquisitions,students up-to-date on new acquisitions,upcoming workshops and classes, and changesupcoming workshops and classes, and changesto opening hours via social networking sites,to opening hours via social networking sites,such as Facebook and Twitter.such as Facebook and Twitter.
  7. 7. Peer to-peer connections Peer support programs may include rovingstudent helpers who are employed by thelibrary to help students with a wide range oflibrary, IT and university inquiries.
  8. 8. On-line HelpOn-line Help Students who add their university library toStudents who add their university library totheir Facebook or Twitter receive thesetheir Facebook or Twitter receive theseupdates as part of their newsfeed. Otherupdates as part of their newsfeed. Otheruniversities use an RSS feed that keepsuniversities use an RSS feed that keepsstudents updated, or send out targeted emailsstudents updated, or send out targeted emailsto students to keep them updated on what’sto students to keep them updated on what’shappening at their library.happening at their library. Example –OCLC world Library catlogue,Example –OCLC world Library catlogue,Library 2.0,Library 2.0,
  9. 9. Library buildings& technology-Library buildings& technology-enriched spacesenriched spaces Learning spaces are being designed and adapted toLearning spaces are being designed and adapted tomeet the changing needs of learners.meet the changing needs of learners. More libraries now include social spaces and areasMore libraries now include social spaces and areasfor students to interact with each other.for students to interact with each other. Also, more technology-enriched spaces are beingAlso, more technology-enriched spaces are beingincorporated into libraries to facilitate both individualincorporated into libraries to facilitate both individualand collaborative learning.and collaborative learning. These spaces allow students to have access to theThese spaces allow students to have access to thelatest computing equipment and easier access tolatest computing equipment and easier access toinstitutional wireless networks, all of which supportsinstitutional wireless networks, all of which supportsstudents’ learning.students’ learning.
  10. 10. Access databasesAccess databases Allowing students to access databases andAllowing students to access databases andsearch the library catalogues wherever theysearch the library catalogues wherever theyare, and whenever they need to, is one way toare, and whenever they need to, is one way toencourage more students to access libraryencourage more students to access libraryresources.resources.
  11. 11. Via the webVia the web Students are now used to accessing libraryStudents are now used to accessing libraryresources via the web whenever they want.resources via the web whenever they want.Universities are making accessing libraryUniversities are making accessing libraryresources even easier and more flexible byresources even easier and more flexible byallowing students to add their catalogue searchallowing students to add their catalogue searchfunction to iGoogle, or by letting studentsfunction to iGoogle, or by letting studentssearch the catalogue using Facebook forsearch the catalogue using Facebook forinstance.instance.
  12. 12. Library websiteLibrary website Some universities have even created a mobileSome universities have even created a mobileweb version of their library website andweb version of their library website andcatalogue, so students can literally access theircatalogue, so students can literally access theirlibrary wherever they (and a good wirelesslibrary wherever they (and a good wirelessconnection) areconnection) are
  13. 13. Online functionalityOnline functionality Libraries also make it easier for students who can’tLibraries also make it easier for students who can’tcome on campus to access librarians and theircome on campus to access librarians and theirknowledge. Libraries do this in various ways, throughknowledge. Libraries do this in various ways, throughonline functionality like chat-to-a-librarian or Instantonline functionality like chat-to-a-librarian or InstantMessaging ask-a-question, online forums where theyMessaging ask-a-question, online forums where theycan ask library related questions, and throughcan ask library related questions, and throughpodcasts or vodcasts of classes or tips on researching,podcasts or vodcasts of classes or tips on researching,referencing and using library resources.referencing and using library resources.
  14. 14. Through AdvertisingThrough Advertising Advertising library hours and services on communityAdvertising library hours and services on communitybulletin boards and in local newspapers also canbulletin boards and in local newspapers also canincrease public awareness.increase public awareness. Advertise new materials on the librarys website.Advertise new materials on the librarys website.Produce special programs for the library such asProduce special programs for the library such asauthor visits, childrens story times, adult classes andauthor visits, childrens story times, adult classes andexhibits. Place books on each subject on variousexhibits. Place books on each subject on variousdisplays. Promote the programs and subjects withdisplays. Promote the programs and subjects withposters, fliers and props.posters, fliers and props.
  15. 15. Survey MethodSurvey Method Conduct quick surveys as patrons check out libraryConduct quick surveys as patrons check out librarymaterials to assess how well their needs are beingmaterials to assess how well their needs are beingmet. Place suggestion boxes throughout the library tomet. Place suggestion boxes throughout the library togive patrons the opportunity to express opinionsgive patrons the opportunity to express opinionsabout library operations.about library operations. Create programs and talk about new items in theCreate programs and talk about new items in thelibrary; newsletters, newspaper and blog articles,library; newsletters, newspaper and blog articles,radio announcements, fliers, website pages,radio announcements, fliers, website pages,bookmarks and other forms of media.bookmarks and other forms of media.
  16. 16. According to different Age GroupAccording to different Age Group Hold story hours for children and book clubHold story hours for children and book clubmeetings for adults. Hosting book signings andmeetings for adults. Hosting book signings andpoetry readings also can help increase librarypoetry readings also can help increase librarycirculation .circulation . Place "teen favorites" lists of books andPlace "teen favorites" lists of books andmovies in the young adult section of themovies in the young adult section of thelibrary. Create book discussion groups thatlibrary. Create book discussion groups thatmeet monthly to review their latest reads.meet monthly to review their latest reads.
  17. 17.  Thank YouThank You

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