International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246


User studies and user education

V. Senthurvel Murugan
Librarian, n- cradmath library, Kalasalingam University, krishnankoil - 626 190, Tamil-Nadu, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 March 2011
  •  Published: 31 October 2011



The users are prime aspect of any type of library. They may be called as clientele, reader and so on. The term user is complex since the user is in the end of information chain. The information generator is in the first stage but some of the users are also the producers of information. The collection developments, planning, decision making, organizing, delivering of information in the library should centered around the needs of the users. Thus, users an essential features of any library/information systems.


Key words: User, user education, clientele, reader.