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Awareness of information need, library resources and services: a case study of select B.Ed. colleges in Mumbai

Sujata Sunil Rajpurkar, Sushama Chandrakumar Powdwal


As colleges of education train next generation teachers, student-teachers are expected to be the catalysts in developing the student community. Hence, cognizing their own information needs and vocalizing them will help them in playing their path showing role as teachers. With this intention, the study on assessment of awareness of library resources and services and information needs of student-teachers in Mumbai was conducted. Total 353 sample of student-teachers and 11 librarians from 11 aided B.Ed. colleges of Mumbai were included in the study. The present paper reports the study which explored and assessed the awareness regarding information needs, library resources, and services among the B.Ed. students in the Education Colleges of Mumbai.

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