Library Sessions & Programmes


University of Malaya Library aims to provide optimum services that satisfy the research needs of the Library community/users in a manner which is efficient, reliable, consistent and courteous.

The Information Skills Division at the Central Library offers information skills and user education programmes for undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff. These programmes include:

1. GXEX1401 Information Skills Course
This is a compulsory course for all undergraduates. Students are taught skills which will be of use to them for their learning and research.

2. Information Skills Sessions for postgraduates*
These 2 hour sessions are held at least twice weekly. Students will be alerted to the wide range of information sources in the Library especially the electronic sources such as the online databases.

3. EndNote and Turnitin sessions for post graduates*
These 3 hour sessions are scheduled once a week. Students are taught about the use of the EndNote software such as organizing references, importing references from online search, importing references from online databases, importing references from internet and also cite while you write (CWYW). Students can check the overall similarity index of their paper using the Turnitin software.

4. Information Skills Session for Research Methodology*
These sessions are focused on subject-specializations based on requests by the Faculty.

5. Roadshow for new academic staff*
Academic staff will be introduced to the services and facilities provided by the Library, the latest news of the Library and also the library electronics resources.

For these sessions (*), the Faculty can request if they want the Library to conduct the sessions for their students or lecturers.

Maziah Salleh
Head, Information Skills Division
University of Malaya Library
4 February 2014

About Maziah Salleh

  • As the Head of Information Skills Division, I manage and ensure that through the information skills sessions and programmes that are conducted for all levels of users, our users will be equipped with basic skills for independent and life-long learning.

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