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APIIT Law School Library Presentation

  1. 1. Induction for New Staff APIIT LAW SCHOOL LIBRARY: An Overview
  2. 2. <ul><li>Develop Core Materials for all subjects </li></ul><ul><li>(Print and Non-Print) related to Law </li></ul><ul><li>Support Teaching and Research activities of the APIIT Law School </li></ul>Slide of 11 Our Aims
  3. 3. Operating Hours <ul><li>Mondays to Fridays : 8.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Saturdays : 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Closed on: </li></ul><ul><li>- Sundays </li></ul><ul><li>- Public & Mercantile Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>- Last Saturday of every month for stock verification. </li></ul>Slide of 11
  4. 4. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mr. Lionel R. Amarakoon </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ms. Ruwandhi  Rajasinghe </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Staffing Slide of 11
  5. 5. Resources Available <ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>CD’s </li></ul><ul><li>E-Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals/Magazines </li></ul><ul><li>E-Journals </li></ul>Slide of 11
  6. 6. Books <ul><li>Most of the books mentioned in the syllabuses are generally available </li></ul><ul><li>A ratio of 1:5 is maintained from the main recommended text book </li></ul><ul><li>There are four categories of books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Green-Tagged Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Yellow-Tagged Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Red-Tagged Books (Reference Only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Blue-Tagged Books (Staff Only) </li></ul></ul>Slide of 11
  7. 7. Green & Yellow -Tagged Books <ul><li>These books can be borrowed out of the library. </li></ul><ul><li>Each member may borrow up to 2 books. </li></ul><ul><li>Lending periods </li></ul><ul><li>- Green Tagged books for 1 week </li></ul><ul><li>- Yellow Tagged books for 3 days </li></ul>Slide of 11
  8. 8. Red-Tagged Books <ul><li>Red-tagged books are for reference only. </li></ul><ul><li>Why are these books red-tagged? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To keep as a master copy in the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are extremely difficult to source (out of print, etc), So multiple copies are not available </li></ul></ul>Slide of 11
  9. 9. CDs <ul><li>CDs that come as a supplement to books are available in the Library </li></ul><ul><li>Available for borrowing. </li></ul><ul><li>Loan period - 1 day </li></ul><ul><li>Computers available in the library could be used for study purposes only </li></ul><ul><li>Law Library is covered by Wifi and you all can use your laptop computers in side the </li></ul>Slide of 11
  10. 10. E - Libraries Slide of 11 <ul><li>IEEE </li></ul><ul><li>ACM </li></ul><ul><li>PROQUEST </li></ul><ul><li>EMERALD </li></ul><ul><li>APIIT – KL </li></ul><ul><li>STAFFORDSHIRE ONLINE LIBRARY </li></ul><ul><li>http://webspace.apiit.lk </li></ul><ul><li>We also provide e- articles using inter library facilities </li></ul>
  11. 11. http://webspace.apiit.lk Slide of 11 What's New? Library OPAC has many features to make it easier and more convenient for you to manage your library loans online! New Titles of the Month View new acquisitions for the month! You may check the availability of them Enhanced Search Facility You can perform a keyword search on the Title, Author, Subject, Item Code and ISBN of the book. Manage Your Loans Online Library OPAC offers easy ways for you to manage your library account without visiting the library! Viewing of outstanding loans and renewals could be done online. Make a Library Reservation Perhaps you need to borrow a book but no available copies in the library. you may make a reservation online. Reservations are made on first-come-first-serve basis. Check Your Outstanding Library Fines Library OPAC
  12. 12. Periodicals/Magazines Slide of 11 <ul><li>Wide variety available for reference only. </li></ul><ul><li>Past-issues are also available. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Computers in the library could be used for Online Access </li></ul><ul><li>WiFi connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopying - A high-quality photocopying machine is available. One has to provide ones own stationary (80gsm, A4 Sheets) </li></ul><ul><li>Final year student theses </li></ul><ul><li>Index of Magazine content pages </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing of your own copies through the library </li></ul><ul><li>You may sell your used copies of the text books through the library </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive offers for APIIT students from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expographic Book Shop (12-24%) – Battaramulla </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profes Book Company (20%) – Colombo Fort. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Himani Books (Pvt.) Ltd. (20%) – District Court Compound, Col.12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pitraban – Colombo Central Super Market Complex (15%) </li></ul></ul>Other Facilities & Services Slide of 11
  14. 14. Entering the Library <ul><li>Wearing & displaying the Student ID is a mandatory requirement when entering the library </li></ul><ul><li>You are permitted to bring only loose sheets and books borrowed into the library. </li></ul><ul><li>You will not be permitted to bring into the library all personal belongings, such as cases, umbrellas, caps, flat files , file covers, note pads, exercise books and CR books etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Books not belonging to the library, also shall not be permitted. You may use the study area (L2-SR1) for group discussions . </li></ul><ul><li>Set your HAND PHONE to SILENT MODE </li></ul>Slide of 11
  15. 15. Borrowing Books Slide of 11 <ul><li>Check the condition of the book/s </li></ul><ul><li>Report damages, scribbling etc. </li></ul><ul><li>This will be taken note of. </li></ul><ul><li>Present the book at the Library Counter </li></ul><ul><li>Before leaving the library please check; whether the “Due Date” is stamped in RED . </li></ul>
  16. 16. Returning Books Slide of 11 <ul><li>A book must be returned on or before the “Due Date” </li></ul><ul><li>On returning make sure that the “Returned Date” is stamped in BLACK. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Overdue Books Slide of 11 <ul><li>The fines are as follows on overdue books. </li></ul><ul><li>Green Tagged Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- First Week : Rs. 5/= per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Second Week : Rs. 20/= per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Third Week onwards : Rs. 50/= per day </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Yellow Tagged Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Day: Rs. 20/= per day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Day onwards: Rs. 80/= per day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Red Tagged Books – </li></ul><ul><li>Same Day Loan: Books can be borrowed for 2 hours only. After a grace period of 2 additional hours Rs.5 per hour will be charged. </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight Loan: Books can be borrowed after 5:00 p.m. & must be returned by 10.00 a.m. the following day. After 10.00 a.m. Rs.5 per hour will be charged. </li></ul><ul><li>Fines must be settled when returning the books. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The account will be suspended after 7 days, and the library deposit will be forfeited after 30 days. </li></ul></ul>Slide of 11
  19. 19. Slide of 11 Renewals <ul><li>Renewals could be done once only provided there are no other reservations. </li></ul><ul><li>The library doesn't encourage renewals at the counter. This could be done using online facilities. If you encounter any problems while trying to renew online, you may have to inform the library staff immediately and the book should be brought to the library. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Reservations <ul><li>A reservation is allowed only if the book is not available in the library. </li></ul><ul><li>Reservations could be done using online facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>On availability, it will be communicated to the member by e-mail and will be reserved for 3 days only. </li></ul>Slide of 11
  21. 21. Looking after the Books <ul><li>When borrowing, check for any defacements or damages & if there are any inform the Staff on Duty </li></ul><ul><li>Take good care of the book. Remember, there are other users. </li></ul><ul><li>If the book is found damaged when you return it, you may be asked to pay for its repair/replacement. </li></ul>Slide of 11
  22. 22. Loss of Books <ul><li>If you lose a book, inform the librarian IMMEDIATELY! </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise, you will continue to incur fines. </li></ul><ul><li>One will be informed of the replacement cost. </li></ul>Slide of 11
  23. 23. Termination of Library’s Membership Account <ul><li>If you want to terminate your account, make sure that you:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>get the Library Membership Termination form from the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fill up the form and bring it to the library together with your ID </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No termination process is allowed to be done on behalf of your friends unless there is a letter of authorization. </li></ul>Slide of 11
  24. 24. Feedback - Books Slide of 11 <ul><li>If one feels that a book is important for relevant studies, & is not available in the library one could fill up a “Book Requisition Form” & hand it over to the librarian. </li></ul><ul><li>All efforts will be made to acquire the book. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Feedback - Service and Environment <ul><li>For Improved services, eg: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians are not helpful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians are rude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment is not conducive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything is broken/damaged </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Please provide feedback! </li></ul><ul><li>Fill up a Feedback Form, or inform the Administrative staff! </li></ul>Slide of 11
  26. 26. Remember, The APIIT Library is... <ul><li>A Resource Centre </li></ul><ul><li>A Lending Centre </li></ul><ul><li>A Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>A Study Centre </li></ul>Slide of 11
  27. 27. The Library is certainly NOT… <ul><li>A Discussion Room </li></ul><ul><li>(A separate study area is allocated for this purpose) </li></ul><ul><li>A Rest Room </li></ul><ul><li>A Recreation Centre </li></ul><ul><li>A Canteen </li></ul>Slide of 11
  28. 28. Simple, Common-Sense Hints <ul><li>Please switch off all mobile phones/pagers while in the library </li></ul><ul><li>Please do NOT reserve seating locations for yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Please return the chairs to their original location. </li></ul>Slide of 11
  29. 29. Simple, Common-Sense Hints <ul><li>If the photocopying machine gives you trouble, inform the Librarian. </li></ul><ul><li>Please observe silence in the Library. </li></ul><ul><li>Please observe all Guidelines for Professional Conduct applicable to APIIT students while in the Library and the Study area. </li></ul><ul><li>Above all, make good use of the Library! </li></ul>Slide of 11
  30. 30. Finally …. <ul><li>Thank You for your attention </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in touch ! </li></ul><ul><li>We would like to know how you are progressing ! </li></ul><ul><li>Email : [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Slide of 11
  31. 31. Slide of 11 Q & A Question and Answer Session