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Resource rich libraries should come up in every small village: Jamshedpur DC

XLRI celebrates National Librarians’ Day

Jamshedpur, Aug 13: XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur celebrated the ‘National Librarians’ Day’ at Sir Jehangir Ghandy Library on Friday  in remembrance of the 130th birth anniversary of Late Dr SR  Ranganathan, the Father of Indian Library Science.

Vijaya Jadhav, D.C. East Singhbhum, Jharkhand lighted the lamp for Dr S R Ranganathan followed by  Fr. Donald D’Silva, S.J. Dean, Prof A K Pani, Dean –Academics, Administration & Finance, Prof Sunil Kumar Sarangi, General Management Area, and DT Edwin, Head -Library.

Fr. Donald D’Silva, S.J. Dean – Administration & Finance throw some light on the life of Dr S R Ranganathan and described his contribution towards the Indian & International library system. and promised all required support from the management side to upgrade the library to the next levels.

Prof. Ashis K Pani, Dean – Academics in his speech expressed the importance of the library to an institute and prospects for the betterment of the library. He suggested to bring more electronic resources in the future. Also, encouraged the users to use all the resources of the library.

Prof. Sunil Kumar Sarangi, General Management Area, nicely described about the importance/relevance of Pen & Paper and Physical form of books over the e-resources of knowledge.

SK Tiwary, Head – Corporate Programs shared his experience and views about the Sir Jehangir Ghandy Library, as a student and staff of XLRI.

DT Edwin, Head – Library, expressed few samples of the best practices the team follows like familiarising all the library applications by installing on their own official and personal devices including mobile phones, speed and accuracy in services and standard templates/formats followed in communication.

Nevathika Narendran, General Secretary and Head of Students Affairs Council, appreciated the quality of the electronic resources and the services being provided to the users. 

Vijaya Jadhav, D.C. East Singhbhum, Jharkhand nicely described the 5 Laws of Library Sciences postulated by Dr S R Ranganathan. She shared her own experience about different libraries she visited. Also, emphasized resource rich libraries should come up in every small villages, urban and in metros.

Fr. Donald D’Silva, S.J. Dean – Administration & Finance and Prof. Ashis K Pani, Dean – Academics facilitated all the library staff members including the Head- Library, Mr D T Edwin with gifts.

Prizes were bestowed to Quiz Winners which was conducted on 10th Aug 2022 by the Chief Guest Vijaya Jadhav, D.C. East Singhbhum, Jharkhand.

The 1st prize grabbed by Itika Ganguly, 2nd Prize by Anuj Jain and two 3rd prizes by Ms. Manisha Beck and Saranjeet Kaur.

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