Central Library

Information Literacy

Library Information Literacy Program

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and when they have the ability to locate, evaluate and use necessary information effectively. It is a feature of recent innovations in education and a vital aspect of a modern library. The main purpose is to acquaint students and faculty members with the information sources, resources and techniques to retrieve the resources. Moreover, information literacy is also getting increasingly important in the contemporary environment of rapid technological change and the proliferation of information resources.

  • To maximize the use of resources and systems, the following services and training are being provided from the library under information literacy program:
  • Provide general orientation on various aspects of library resources and services.
  • Encourage and promote the use of e-resources including e-journals, e-books, e-magazines, digital institutional repository, Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), etc.
  • Provide instructions and guidance on various search techniques.
  • Provide Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) service emphasizing appropriate reference sources, electronic resources for a particular discipline, class or assignment.
  • Assist students and faculty members in small groups to develop their information literacy skills.
  • Assist researchers to detect plagiarism through plagiarism detection software, and avoid plagiarism through paraphrasing tools.
  • Conduct training on proper citation and building reference in any standard style (APA, MLA, Harvard, Chicago, etc.) by using Zotero software.
  • Conduct training programs and workshops on various aspects of the library for users and library professionals from IIUC and other organizations.
Booking a Program: The IIUC Central Library offers such programs throughout the year. Programs may be booked by manual registration or sending email to mjalamdu@gmail.com.