Teaching Role Of Librarians

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TEACHING ROLE OF LIBRARIANS B.Vijayalakshmi, Librarian, Sri Sarada College for Women, Tirunelveli – 627011. DR.A.Thirumagal, University Librarian, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli – 627012 Abstract: Librarian’s role is changing in new Learning Environment. This paper depicts about the possible teaching role of Librarians. Librarians need to play important role in developing Information Literacy Skills & Research Supporting activities. Information Literacy Skills are ability to access, evaluate, organize, and use information from a variety of sources. Librarians need to play an important role as Facilitators in the education process by making students to aware and to use of information technology. Another important role of Librarians…show more content…
One of the important roles of Librarians is to encourage the reading habit among the students. “Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are Teachers without classroom” by Willard Scott. To walk these words, the possible teaching role of Librarians is developing Information Literacy Skills & Research Supporting activities. Librarians are the facilitators of Learning. They collect, organize & store the printed & electronic resources to retrieve easily. Libraries are changing and the value they provide will change too. Librarians must play an active role in an academic community and prove their value by supporting the teaching, learning, and research programs of the…show more content…
Methods: Librarians need to play an important role in the education process by making people aware of a need and motivating the use of information technology. Traditionally library professionals used to provide guidance to the users of the library on making use of the various bibliographic tools like catalogues, indexes and abstracts, so that a user himself can find out the required source of information. But now, the information resources available are of multifarious kinds are in abundance. The resources range from printed documents, e-resources, WebPages, online databases of full text journals and other multimedia format. In this age of flooding information also librarians are able to tell the users regarding the potential resources build up suitable devices to help in searching the relevant sources and to an extent help the user in evaluating the retrieved resources. Hence the role of librarians is confined to educate the users to take advantage of the new and emerging

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