Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Secondary School Students in Mysore North Block: A Study
Keywords:Secondary School Library, Information Seeking Behavior, Utility Study, Internet Use, Digital Skills, Mysore North
School libraries store the energy that enlightens and empowers the creative minds of students. As the COVID-19 outbreak has put up a bar on going outside, school libraries play a unique role in the process of providing students access to knowledge. In the present Internet era, students can visit a library without leaving home. Current research assesses how students utilize and perceive their school library to access knowledge. To examine the questionnaire survey was developed to collect data from 200 secondary school students in Mysore North block and an overall 194 questionnaires were received and the response rate was 97 percent. The findings of the study inferred that the intensification of the internet has helped students to access various educational resources for their academic and individual information improvement. Notable findings from the study offered insights into professional librarians to initiate library orientation programs to make students and teachers aware of the library resources and services in the knowledge society of the 21st century.
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