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Changing Role of College Librarians’ in Autonomous Environment: A Study
According to University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines for autonomy, the only way to improve quality in higher education is to assign academic freedom to colleges affiliated to the university. Quality education is the prime motto of the Indian government and to ensure quality in higher education government of India is endorsing academic autonomy from the last few years. To assess the influences on the academic libraries of an autonomous environment and to examine whether there is any change in the role of academic librarians the researcher opted for the present study. Twenty-five autonomous college librarians from Mumbai were selected as the population for the study. The Role Efficacy scale of Udai Pareek was used to analyze the changing role of librarians with telephone interview. The present study throws some light on the changing role of librarians in the autonomous environment.
Libraries, Autonomy, College Libraries, Quality Education, Role of Librarians.
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