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Winter 12-2020

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Dear Editors,

We wish to submit an original research article entitled “Perceptions of Library Professionals towards Webinars in Haryana (India)” for your kind consideration. We do not confirm that this work is original and has not been published elsewhere, nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

This is significant because Due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, almost one-third of the world is in lockdown. We believe that this manuscript is appropriate for publication by ‘LPP’ because it is publishing the articles to current issue in the field of Library & Info. Sci.. We have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Please address all correspondence concerning this manuscript to me at seemaparmar9@gmail.com.

Thank you for your consideration of this manuscript.

Abstract

Webinars are proving a boon for all academic fraternity in the present scenario of COVID-19 pandemic when almost all learning and education centers are in state of lockdown not only in India but in the world. The present study explores the perceptions of library professionals of Haryana which is one of northern state of India. The data has collected from the professionals via Google questionnaire. Results indicates that Whats App was the most popular app for promoting webinars among library professionals, Zoom platform was widely preferred, mobile devices were highly used, free webinars were attended by majority of professionals, the main intention to attend webinars was to gain knowledge on burning topics, more than eighty percent were satisfied with webinars and found them as per their expectations, and 35.9 percent participants were disagreed or strongly disagreed on the statement ‘Webinars can replace the class room teaching’. The study may generalize the utility and continuity of webinars for future perspectives even when the COVID period is over.

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