We are awfully inadequate and bad in providing systematic and regular user instruction services
particularly user induction, user-orientation, and user-education. There are hardly any usereducation
module to proudly present to an average user.
Some have imported AV programmes to their users . There is no local orientation to such
programmes developed abroad. Majority of the libraries do not have regular user-induction and
orientation programmes especially for new-entrants in using libraries as well as new systems and
services based on IT.
A few modules of user orientation programmes are developed in RECT library and tested for the
purpose .RECT library have not only find ways and means of inducing and inducting the newentrants
but also make use of IT to take library to the users .The modules thus prepared were also
used as a marketing technique towards the sale and distribution of information products and
services of RECT Library.
User induction, User Orientation, User assistance, Library Instruction, Library Guiding,
Bibliographic instruction, Initiation of users.
User Education is concerned with educating the users in the use of library with a view to enable
them to derive maximum benefit from the materials kept with the library .It consists of
familiarizing the user with all those techniques and tools which lead them to the treasure of
knowledge hidden in library holdings including non-book reading materials . In short it involves
helping the user to find his/her information by himself /herself. User education presupposes
personalized service and helps training and orientation of the user with the presumption that he
needs if, for that, user is trained in the use of the library so that he/she could reach the document of
their interest with out any body's help. Summarily, user education aims at making user selfdependent.
Libraries and Information centers should...