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Authors : Dr. Pooja P. Dadhe and Dr Shivani Balkundi

Page Nos : 14-28

Description :
The pedagogy of education can have a major impact on the information needs and seeking behaviour of students. In view of the dramatic change in the education system during the COVID – 19 pandemic, the aim of this study was to understand the impact of online learning on the information needs and seeking behaviour of undergraduate students of LAD College for Women, Nagpur (India).The study collected empirical data through a structured questionnaire to arrive at the objectives of the study. The questionnaire was mainly consisted of closed-ended questions, covering demographic and different aspects of information needs and seeking behaviour of students, such as purpose and frequency of information seeking, selection of information sources, strategies for seeking information, usefulness of web-based resources, challenges encountered while seeking the information and opinion of the students on the strategy to build self-efficacy on information searching(activities to address the challenges). Data were gathered from 1270 students out of 2560enrolled undergraduate students. Findings indicate that to enable the students to meet their information requirements more efficiently, periodic user education program is imperative. Based on the findings, a model is recommended for academic libraries to stay relevant in post COVID – 19

Date of Online: 30 Sep 2021