Library training to promote electronic resource usage: A case study in information literacy assessment

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Purpose: The purpose of this paper in information literacy assessment is to explore how library training can promote electronic resource usage. Increasing the usage of electronic resources is an issue of concern for many libraries all over the world. Several studies stress the importance of information literacy and instruction to increase the usage. Design/methodology/approach: The present article presents the results of implementing training programmes to increase the use of the e-library. Findings: Training sessions increase the usage of library e-resources significantly; however, the effect seems to be short-lived and training sessions alone may not increase the overall long-term usage. Originality/value: The present paper presents a study of training sessions as means to increase awareness and usage of library e-resources. Implications for the planning of training are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Frandsen, TF; Tibyampansha, D; Ibrahim, GR; von Isenburg, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 118 / 11-12

Start / End Page

  • 618 - 628

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2398-5348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1108/ILS-08-2017-0082

Citation Source

  • Scopus