From a Traditional Library to a New Digital Library: HKSKH Ming Hua Theological College Library Case Sharing

Abstract

With the rapid development of technologies such as high-speed Internet and Web 2.0 applications, the greater availability of digital libraries and electronic databases, and the common use of computer facilities and software, students are no longer limited to using printed materials. Accordingly, it is becoming increasingly necessary for students to acquire skills and knowledge in digital literacies, that is, information literacy and the use of technology tools. Previous studies, however, have shown that in terms of their literacy in these areas, college students have room for improvement including their insufficient knowledge of how to 1)identify the information needed (Flores, 2010), 2) develop search strategies and retrieve information sources (Costantion, 2003; Walraven et al., 2009), 3) become more able in higher skills for using computer software (Bataineh & Baniabdelrahman, 2005), 4) evaluate information (DiBianco, 2004), and 5)use information ethically and legally (Wang, 2007). This paper will show how HKSKH Ming Hua Theological College Library helps theological students develop digital literacy by library and IT training workshops, online video tutorials, and the Ming Hua library one-stop searching system (Didache). It will also share how the Library develops these user education by outcome based learning and collaborative teaching between librarian and faculty members.



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Sau Ching Helen Cheung, HKSKH Ming Hua Theological College Library, Hong Kong

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Conference: LibrAsia2015
Stream: Librarianship - Emerging technologies for information organizations

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