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Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Village Library Users


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1 Geeta Institute of Law, Samalkha, Panipat - 132101 (Delhi-NCR), Haryana, India
2 Jawaharlal Nehru Library, Kurukshetra University, Thanesar, Kurukshetra - 136119, Haryana, India
     

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The present survey deals with information needs and seeking behavior of library users of Goli Village of Karnal District. To identify the purposes of seeking information and preferred information sources, a survey using a structured questionnaire was conducted. A sample of 150 users of Goli village library was selected using purposive sampling technique to collect the required data. Out of 150 questionnaires, 142 filled in questionnaires were returned. It was found that most users of the village library are men and not many women used the library. The study reveals that majority of respondents sought information on jobs/recruitment, general knowledge and news update (92.96 percent) and education (84.51 percent) related information.

Keywords

Information Need, Information Seeking Behavior, Rural Users, Village Library.
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Gur Dev Singh
Geeta Institute of Law, Samalkha, Panipat - 132101 (Delhi-NCR), Haryana
India

Anil Kumar
Jawaharlal Nehru Library, Kurukshetra University, Thanesar, Kurukshetra - 136119, Haryana
India


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Authors

Gur Dev Singh
Geeta Institute of Law, Samalkha, Panipat - 132101 (Delhi-NCR), Haryana, India
Anil Kumar
Jawaharlal Nehru Library, Kurukshetra University, Thanesar, Kurukshetra - 136119, Haryana, India

Abstract


The present survey deals with information needs and seeking behavior of library users of Goli Village of Karnal District. To identify the purposes of seeking information and preferred information sources, a survey using a structured questionnaire was conducted. A sample of 150 users of Goli village library was selected using purposive sampling technique to collect the required data. Out of 150 questionnaires, 142 filled in questionnaires were returned. It was found that most users of the village library are men and not many women used the library. The study reveals that majority of respondents sought information on jobs/recruitment, general knowledge and news update (92.96 percent) and education (84.51 percent) related information.

Keywords


Information Need, Information Seeking Behavior, Rural Users, Village Library.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17821/srels%2F2019%2Fv56i5%2F146556