The role of academic libraries in the enhancement of information literacy: A study of the Fort Hare Library

 

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dc.contributor.author Somi, G Somi
dc.contributor.author De Jager, Karin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-30T14:26:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-30T14:26:29Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Somi, N. G., & De Jager, K. (2005). The role of academic libraries in the enhancement of information literacy: a study of Fort Hare Library. South African journal of libraries and Information Science, 71(3), p-259.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24118
dc.description.abstract Students today are faced with many difficulties in finding information, because new technology makes information available in different, mainly electronic, formats. For this information to be accessed and used properly, students are required to be information literate. It is a duty of today’s libraries to equip students with the necessary information skills to function effectively and to meet challenges of the information age. This paper reports on an investigation into the role of the University of Fort Hare Library in the enhancement of students’ information literacy. A survey was conducted among both undergraduate and postgraduate students and results of a total of 246 responses were analysed. Findings show that while there is some evidence that the University of Fort Hare Library is engaging in information literacy activities, students still have difficulty in finding, critically evaluating and using information.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.source South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science
dc.source.uri http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/liasa
dc.subject.other Academic libraries
dc.subject.other Information literacy
dc.subject.other Fort Hare Library
dc.title The role of academic libraries in the enhancement of information literacy: A study of the Fort Hare Library
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-04T10:27:09Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.department Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Somi, G. S., & De Jager, K. (2005). The role of academic libraries in the enhancement of information literacy: A study of the Fort Hare Library. <i>South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24118 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Somi, G Somi, and Karin De Jager "The role of academic libraries in the enhancement of information literacy: A study of the Fort Hare Library." <i>South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science</i> (2005) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24118 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Somi GS, De Jager K. The role of academic libraries in the enhancement of information literacy: A study of the Fort Hare Library. South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science. 2005; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24118. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Somi, G Somi AU - De Jager, Karin AB - Students today are faced with many difficulties in finding information, because new technology makes information available in different, mainly electronic, formats. For this information to be accessed and used properly, students are required to be information literate. It is a duty of today’s libraries to equip students with the necessary information skills to function effectively and to meet challenges of the information age. This paper reports on an investigation into the role of the University of Fort Hare Library in the enhancement of students’ information literacy. A survey was conducted among both undergraduate and postgraduate students and results of a total of 246 responses were analysed. Findings show that while there is some evidence that the University of Fort Hare Library is engaging in information literacy activities, students still have difficulty in finding, critically evaluating and using information. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - The role of academic libraries in the enhancement of information literacy: A study of the Fort Hare Library TI - The role of academic libraries in the enhancement of information literacy: A study of the Fort Hare Library UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/24118 ER - en_ZA


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