Library User Education

ZHAO, Shuzhen (2013) Library User Education. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2013 - Singapore - Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities in Session 104 - Poster Sessions.

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Library User Education

Libraries and education institutions are allies in developing and delivering public education and community services for their patrons. As a librarian, one of the significant issues I have noticed is that many library patrons including college students, faculty members, and the community residents lack of information literacy skills. This problem occurs largely due to the exacting budget cut for public service. Therefore, libraries and education institutions have been limited on their services such as information literacy trainings, public services. For example, “Please note that the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) interlibrary loan (ILL) service will end on February 15, 2013” (LAC, 2012); since 2007, the Leddy library at the University of Windsor has experienced 25% budget cut. Several librarians have retired, but their positions have not been replaced. The librarians’ workload is double duties; According to Windsor Star, 2012, “Faced with declining enrolment and $11 million cut in provincial grants for the 2012-13 school year, the Catholic School Board has handed layoff notices to its remaining school librarian”. These situations let to libraries’ manpower shortage; also, it impacts libraries public education system. My poster will focus on how to improve information literacy training system for library patrons, such as library’s duties, public education policies, culture issues for libraries patrons’ training, electronic resource collection policy will be addressed in this poster.

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