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Assessment of Information Literacy Skills among Students of Academy of Integrated Christian Studies, Aizawl: A Survey

The present study is an attempt to make an assessment of Information Literacy Skills among students (UG and PG) of Academy of Integrated Christian Studies, Aizawl, Mizoram. Information literacy comprises the competencies to recognize information needs and to locate, evaluate, apply and create information within cultural and social context. A structured questionnaire was designed and randomly distributed to 118 students for data collection, out of which 70 (82%) filled questionnaire was received for analysis. In general it was found that students had adequate skills in handling information for their basics needs. Majority of the students were aware with the basic background information of library and enable to access information through print and electronic forms but improvements are required in handling information especially in evaluation of electronic sources. This study urges the inclusion of an information literacy program in the course curriculum and more awareness is required among students that will make the students more information literate.

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