Information literacy in the 21st century is considered as a tool to individual empowerment and
community development it forms the basis for lifelong learning it‟s common to all disciplines, to
all learning environments and to all levels of education; however underutilization of electronic
information resources in Kenyatta university library indicate that the postgraduate students lacks
the information literacy skills required despite going through the IL training program offered to
them by librarians, therefore the study sought to establish the reason why e- resources are
underutilized by assessing the effectiveness of the IL program in enhancing acquisition of
information literacy skills to the postgraduate students. The study objectives were to establish
the content covered in IL training program; finding out the post graduate students views about
the relevancy and adequacy of the program; determine the IL skills acquired by the postgraduate
students from IL programs and to find out students views on effectiveness of the program for
instance timing, time allocated to the program among others. The target population was 1026
postgraduate from which a10% formed the sample of 126; 81 masters and 45 PhDs students were
chosen. Descriptive research design was used to report the situation with regard to IL program
effectiveness. Research instruments included questionnaires and an interview schedule; pilot
study was carried out in JKUAT library. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics and
the computer – based statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) for analysis purpose.
Quantitative data was presented in form of frequency distribution tables, pie charts, percentages,
and graphs. Data was discussed and inferences were made that resulted in a report. The Findings
indicated that the program was not effective due to the reason that the program covered only
orientation and was very short, the number of student was too big for induction during
orientation, the orientation schedule is too overloaded to allow time for IL Program, time
allocated for e-resource training is not enough and time allocated for IL Program training is not
adequate. The study recommends that the program should emphasize and offer more training on
user instructions, computer information literacy, online databases and information searching and
that the program be offered to students after registration not during registration. The study also
recommends that an effective information literacy program be integrated into education
curriculum to enable postgraduate students acquire information literacy skills that will enhance
their utilization of electronic information resources.
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