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

Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of man power problem and computer literacy competence among degree college libraries in Shimoga City: A case study

S. Padmamma
DLIS, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta – 577 451, India. 
Email: [email protected],[email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 December 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2013


The study explores the result of a survey conducted in 13 degree colleges of Shimoga City to identify the man power problems and level of computer literacy among library staff. The study also examines the use of internet, search engines and also identifies automated libraries, problems of implementing the library automation and factors of dissatisfaction among library staff. A questionnaire was distributed among the library staff to collect the desired data. A total of 40 questionnaires were distributed to the selected sample. The study reveals that 67% of the staffs are dissatisfied with their shortage of staff, 47% are dissatisfied with low budget and 40% are dissatisfied with the lack of latest technology. 88% of the library professionals are motivated by the authority and 80% have a proper training.

Key words: Manpower problem, computer literacy, library automation.