Information Seeking Behaviour of Graduate Students and Faculty Members in Engineering Colleges of Chennai District, Tamilnadu, India
R.Jayapriya1, Arun Sathiyamurthy2

1Dr.R.Jayapriya, Assistant Librarian, University College of Engineering Panruti Campus, Anna University, Tamilnadu, India.
2Arun Sathiyamurthy, Research Scholar, Dept. of Library & Information Science, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 4403-4410 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F8961088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8961.088619
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Abstract: This study inspects the utilization of collection of resources and services at Library of eight Engineering Colleges (Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai) in Chennai District of Tamilnadu. To determine the information-seeking behaviour of the undergraduate and faculty users, 200 questionnaires were distributed during the January 2019 to March 2019. Out of 200, 172 filled questionnaires were returned by users. On the basis of that the present study focuses on utilization of resources, meaning of the library, purpose of visit of library, hours spent in library, preferred resources, searching criteria, and so on. Overall, this study reflects that the users are satisfied with the functioning of library.
Keywords: Information-seeking behavior, library resources, Lovely Professional University, reader survey, user awarenes.