Presentation Title

Students’ Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Information Literacy and Library Skills (ILS)

Location

PARB 239

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

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Abstract

Information Literacy is one of the key factors in order for one to succeed at any university. The purpose of this study was to investigate the students’ perception towards the teaching and learning of Information and Library Literacy or skills ILS, at a regionally accredited university of Science and Technology in Central Botswana.

A sample size was a population of the study was going a total one hundred (100) students filled the questionnaire and ten (10) students’ and ten (10) staff members were involved in the same structured interviews. The methodology administered----All three librarians teaching TWAL students and a sample of seven (7) TWAL departments members were interviewed regarding the teaching and learning of ILS. Students from the College of Science and those from College of Engineering were given a questionnaire to fill. A questionnaire/interview was administered.

The outcomes of the study highlighted that the relationship is very beneficial to students as they learn a lot how to use the library and access the resources in the library, at the same time learning academic literacy skills. The challenges encountered are that the library staff member and the TWAL staff members need to improve their working relationship for the good of the students.

Presentation Description

It will be a power point presentation addressed the way student in a university perceived the integration of Information and Library skills in their curriculum How the curriculum could be improve to meet their needs

Session Goals

Be a better researcher through sharing ideas with other researchers

Session Objectives

To share my research findings with colleagues

To get constructive criticism on how to improve the paper

Keywords

Perceptions, Teaching, Learning, Library Skills, Information Retrieval skills, Search Terms, Research, Botswana

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Students’ Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Information Literacy and Library Skills (ILS)

PARB 239

Information Literacy is one of the key factors in order for one to succeed at any university. The purpose of this study was to investigate the students’ perception towards the teaching and learning of Information and Library Literacy or skills ILS, at a regionally accredited university of Science and Technology in Central Botswana.

A sample size was a population of the study was going a total one hundred (100) students filled the questionnaire and ten (10) students’ and ten (10) staff members were involved in the same structured interviews. The methodology administered----All three librarians teaching TWAL students and a sample of seven (7) TWAL departments members were interviewed regarding the teaching and learning of ILS. Students from the College of Science and those from College of Engineering were given a questionnaire to fill. A questionnaire/interview was administered.

The outcomes of the study highlighted that the relationship is very beneficial to students as they learn a lot how to use the library and access the resources in the library, at the same time learning academic literacy skills. The challenges encountered are that the library staff member and the TWAL staff members need to improve their working relationship for the good of the students.