Use of Information Sources and Services in Employment Information and Guidance Bureau Library, Kuvempu University: A Study

Vinay Kumar, Shiva Kumar


Higher education produces graduates who desire to be recruited by many organizations and government department. The sky-scraping competition has made the graduates to have good guidelines as well as information resources to cop-up with the circumstances. Keeping this in mind a study has been conducted to understand the use of sources, services of employment information and guidance bureau library of Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka state. The study is based on structured questionnaire method distributed to 150 library users. Out of 150 respondents 48.8% of users visit this library to use the available information sources. UGC-NET exam related information sources are the highest used sources which account for 53.7% followed by Newspapers (39%). Users are highly satisfied with the library opening hours and furniture whereas its collection has given satisfaction. Users are highly dissatisfied with the staff strength. Paper recommends the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools to strengthen the library environment and to advertise the library is essential. 

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