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Online training sessions

Online training sessions

The International Online University Libraries always try to provide state of the art library information services to its users. The libraries offer a variety of training session and workshop both offline and online. These training are pre design for the staff, faculty members, students and researchers. These trainings sessions are 40 to 50 minutes long through online methods. User educations and training is the core mission of IOU Libraries. The main themes and aims of the IOU Libraries to trained and educate our user as per the 21st century requirements. These training are played a pivotal in the development and research development of the University. It’s also enables the users to become a very active searcher.  The IOU Libraries missions is to promote learning and research productivity by providing an online learning community. The IOU Libraries offer a variety of the training session for faculty members, Library Staff, Students and Research as well. Following are the main area of training of IOU Libraries:

Online training sessions for Library Users

Introduction to Library Services

Learn about the online library, how to find help and support, and how to access key services to help with your studies or work at the IOU.

Using Library Search for your assignment

Learn how to find specific resources and how to find information on a topic using Library Search.

The why and how of referencing

Learn why referencing is important, how to construct references and where to go for help and support.

Improving your experience accessing online resources

If you experience difficulties in reading some full text formats this session will show you how to make adjustments to improve accessibility.

Reference management tools – an introduction

Learn how reference management tools work and the benefit and risks of using them.

 Managing your digital footprint

Learn how your digital footprint is created and how to create a positive online identity.

Smarter searching with library databases

Learn how to access library databases, take advantage of the functionality they offer, and devise a proper search technique.

The why and how of referencing

Learn why referencing is important, how to construct references and where to go for help and support.

Searching Technique

Find out how to search in different database and search Engines

Introduction to Research Skills

These online modules are suitable for VU undergraduate students who are ready to move beyond the basic skills and want to understand more about resources in their disciplines. Learn how to find resources for your studies, such as journal articles and books, and discover relevant library databases. You will be guided on how to evaluate web resources and refine your referencing knowledge. As you learn these research skills, complete the embedded activities to assess your learning.

Academic Integrity

Understand why academic integrity is important for study and future professional practice as you complete the reflective activities for each module.

Digital literacy

Understand how to develop digital literacy skills and digital safety, how to create online content and how to access different database through online methods.

Online/Offline training sessions for Library Staff

The IOU Library also offer a verity of online and off-line training session for the library staff in all campuses. The Director Libraries design different kind of courses for library staff to training and guide about the day to day library services and functions. Following are the key training for the development of library staff:

  • Information literacy
  • Searching training
  • Research and development training
  • Library Integrated Management System Training
  • Citation Management and Referencing tools
  • Marketing and Customer Services
  • Institutional repository training
  • Library circulation
  • Library Books Cataloguing
  • Library Books processing
  • Library Acquisition of books
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