School Librarians In India


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The Indian Library Comunity is less bother about School Library and Librarians, if one counts the number the school libraries and school library users are more than any other library organisation and service.

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School Librarians In India

  1. 1. National Seminar on ‘Role of School Library in Equality Education’ 10-11 th Feb. 2009 NCERT, New Delhi.
  2. 2. My Topic “Prospective of School Librarian in India”
  3. 3. Presented By <ul><li>Rajendra Kumar Panda </li></ul><ul><li>(M.A.,MLIS, UGC-NET) </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Kendriya Vidyalaya </li></ul><ul><li>Gopalpur Military Station </li></ul><ul><li>Orissa-761052 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>One line goal seting objective is Empowerment of School Library and Librarianship in all aspects of School Education & Library Profession. </li></ul>Objective
  5. 5. Contents <ul><li>Education & School Library </li></ul><ul><li>School Education & Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Role of School Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Duties of School Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Status of School Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Problems faced by School Librarian </li></ul>
  6. 6. Role Played by School Librarian <ul><li>As a teacher </li></ul><ul><li>As Instructional Partner </li></ul><ul><li>As a Information Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>As a Manager & Administrator </li></ul>
  7. 7. Status of School Library & Librarian <ul><li>Academic Status </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Status </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory Status </li></ul><ul><li>Social Status </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Children Library Public Library Govt. School Library Private School Library
  9. 9. Status of School Librarians <ul><li>Disparity in Salary </li></ul><ul><li>Less Job Security </li></ul><ul><li>Diverting Librarian to non Library job </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate Library Staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Overloaded Library periods, as a result no time for technical arrangement of stocks </li></ul>
  10. 10. Additional Problems of Govt. School Library <ul><li>Transfer and deputation </li></ul><ul><li>High Audit Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Problems of fund flow </li></ul>
  11. 11. Strengthening of School Library <ul><li>Framing of Child friendly Comprehensive Library policy by Govt. of India in respect of finance, stock verification, condemnation, Staffing, & Service. </li></ul><ul><li>Because whatever rules exist with Govt. of India is suitable for Adult Library. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Advocacy <ul><li>Establishing a National Agency / Association to liaise with Govt. body CBSE/ICSE to safeguard Library professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Counsel with NCTE to Integrate and focus Teachers Training Curricula and Teacher Teaching in School should be Library Centric. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers should have formal education on Role of Library in Education. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Training Schedules <ul><li>Empowering School Librarians by imparting Automation and Digitization experience of School Library. </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing a Computer Network of School Libraries in India. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Major Barrier Perceptions of Teachers and Principals towards Library in General
  15. 15. THANK U & Wish U all the Best