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Volume 25, Issue 1 & 2

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Haji Ibrahim Ismail,
The article traces the main functions of libraries and librarians whilst at the same time discussing the problems faced by not only librarians but library users in fulfilling contemporary needs and challenges. An historical analysis on changes in libraries and how technological developments have changed expectations in terms of library service, collection development and acquisition, among others; are elaborated. The whole article is based and centred along the core areas of preservation and access in libraries

Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim,
This study is conducted as an attempt to understand the reading habits and attitudes of the Bachelor of IT students and the Bachelor of Art students from the Intenational Islamic University Malaysia. Based on the sample of 127 students, it was found that significant differences exist between the two groups of students in terms of types of reading material and reading resources used. Differences in reading habits and attitudes were also observed between male and female participants. The results of the study are expected to guide professionals in the library and information services to be better equipped to provide more efficient and effective services. The study is also intended to interest researchers from other areas of study who are interested in the realm of reading and literacy

Janaki Sinnasamy,
The information skills programs at academic libraries aim to produce students with competent information seeking behavior. This means that students will be aware of their needs for information, know where the information is, how to retrieve and use them effectively for learning and research. The ultimate objective is to enable students to be information literate. However, librarians work independently without much collaboration with the faculties. Library information skills programs are usually evaluated as useful by the students. How much the students use the strategies learnt in these programs for their learning and research is difficult for the librarians to gauge. On the other hand, the faculties deal closely with the students and so are in a better position to measure their performance. Librarians should aim to initiate a partnership between the faculty courses and the information skills programs. Similarly, academics should be aware of the impact Information Skills Programs have on the students and encourage students to participate in these programs and encourage the use of library resources for their assignments and project papers. This paper discusses the relationship between the course contents of Information Skills Programs and information literacy.

Last update: 14-08-2014