ICT LITERACY AMONG LIBRARY PROFESSIONALS IN THEENGINEERING COLLEGE LIBRARIES OF TAMIL NADU: AN ANALYTICAL STUDY
Dr. S. Thanuskodi
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is one of the important buzzword of today’s` world. It has changed the society into Information Society and our way of life. It has been integrated in every walk of life, ICT includes computers and communication technology for processing, storage and its retrieval of Information faster and effective. Information and communication technologies have introduced new methods of teaching and conducting research and have been brought into education facilities for online learning, teaching and research collaboration. This paper is primarily concerned with self- efficacy in the context of information literacy. The focus is primary on the concept of self efficacy, followed by attainment of self efficacy beliefs. Considerable effort has been invested in the paper for the outcome of a comprehensive study on information literacy of engineering college library professionals, with special reference to rapidly changing scenario of divergent information resources and its assorted formats and media, which are immensely affected by the ever-growing information and communication technology in 21st century. The study found that the respondents indicated that 95.12 percent of professionals have knowledge in computer fundamentals, 81.07 percent in Internet, 42.68 percent in multimedia and only a very few professionals 29.26 percent have knowledge in computer programming.