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NAAC Library Report-GFGC Periyapatna

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NAAC Library Report Prepared by Vasantha Raju N., Librarian, Govt. First Grade College, Periyapatna
22-10-2016

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NAAC Library Report-GFGC Periyapatna

  1. 1. Government First Grade College Periyapatna Library Report Prepared By Vasantha Raju N. MLISc., Ph.D. Librarian Government First Grade College Periyapatna Submitted to NAAC Peer Team October 2016
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction........................................................................................................................1 2. Library Vision Statement..................................................................................................4 3. Objectives of Library.........................................................................................................5 4. Library Advisory Committee (LAC) ...............................................................................6 5. Library Working Hours....................................................................................................4 6. Library Collections............................................................................................................4 6.1. Books 6.2. Financial Expenditure on Purchasing Library Books........................................5 6.3. Total Library Collections: Subject-Wise Distribution of Books .......................6 6.4. Journals and Magazines Subscriptions ...............................................................7 6.5. Newspapers Subscriptions ....................................................................................8 6.6. Expenditures on Journals/Magazines and Newspapers Subscriptions............9 7. Availability of Electronic Resources ...............................................................................9 7.1. Full-Text Electronic Journals Accessible through N-LIST ............................10 7.2. E-Books Accessible Through N-LIST...............................................................10 8. Total Library Resources Available for Reading/References ......................................11 9. Library Services ..............................................................................................................11 9.1. Circulation Service for Students and Faculty ...................................................12 9.2. Lending Service at the GFGC Periyapatna Library ........................................12 9.3. Reference Service for Students and Faculty .....................................................13 9.4. Book Bank Facilities ............................................................................................15 9.5. Question Bank Facilities (Old Question papers for Reference).......................15 9.6. Over Night Borrowing Facilities for Faculty and Students ............................16 9.7. Photocopying and Printing Facilities .................................................................16 9.8. Library Orientation Program.............................................................................16 9.9. Internet Facilities ................................................................................................17 9.10. Career Guidance and Counseling for Students ................................................18
  3. 3. 9.11. Weeding Policy ....................................................................................................18 10. Best Practices ..................................................................................................................19 10.1. Library Computerization (Automation) ...........................................................19 10.2. Book Exhibitions .................................................................................................20 10.3. Organizing Interdisciplinary Talks/Speeches ..................................................20 10.4. Display of Unique Images ...................................................................................21 10.5. Display of New Arrival Books.............................................................................21 10.6. Newspaper Clippings...........................................................................................21 10.7. Librarians Day Celebrations ..............................................................................22 10.8. Suggestion Box .....................................................................................................22 11. Library Staff Details .......................................................................................................23 12. Future Plan.......................................................................................................................23 12.1. Introducing Library Computerized System.....................................................23 12.2. Introducing Best Library User Award ..............................................................23 12.3. Developing Unique Information Centre on Tobacco........................................23 12.4. Organizing programs on online information literacy.......................................24 12.5. Developing digital repository of Scholarly publications and Question banks ............................................................................................................................................24 Photos of Events and Exhibits .............................................................................................25 Librarian Personal Profile ...................................................................................................34
  4. 4. 1 1. Introduction GFGC-Periyapatna has a very good library with a collection of more than 22000 books on various topics of interest for both the faculty and student community. The library is functioning as a knowledge hub of the college. The library will be kept open from morning 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM in the evening in all working days. Both the faculty and students have the privileges to borrow books from the library. Books for references will be provided in the afternoon in all working days. Efforts are made to computerize library functions and developing it has a learning resource centre of the college. The library is also in the process to build and develop robust collections of documents of both print based resources and digital resources. The library collections consist of good number of reference materials and text books for the need of the student community. The library is subscribing good number of scholarly journals and popular magazines. Which are highly useful for faculty and students to engage in research and cultivate research skills. Every day on an average 120 students visits college library for borrowing books and for referencing. The succeeding section of this report provides detailed information on library collections, services provided for students and teaching community, best practices that is being practiced and future plan to enhance the quality of the library services at the Government First Grade College, Periyapatna. 2. Library Vision Statement Following are the vision statements of the library o To Serve as a Knowledge Hub of the College o To Inculcate Reading Habits among the students and Teaching Community o To Help Rural Students to Enrich their Knowledge to Create Better World for Themselves
  5. 5. 2 3. Objectives of the Library  Cultivate reading habits among students and teaching community  Provide accessibility to information in a well-organized and coherent manner  Provide facilities and services for teaching community and students to discover needed information and use them according to their needs  Develop an efficient and effective college library which is adaptable to the changing academic environment 4. Library Advisory Committee (LAC) Library Advisory Committee Consisting of the Following Members Name Designation Role Prof. K.G. Rangaswamy Principal Chairman Dr. VasanthaRaju N. Librarian Convener Dr. M.S. Veda Associate Professor of Kannada Member Prof. Girisha M.C. Assistant Professor of Commerce Member Prof. Jayanna Assistant Professor of History Member Ms. Kavitha Superintendent Member Class Representatives Students Member Library Advisory Committee is constituted to address the issues involved for the development of the library. LAC mainly plays an important role in collection development. We at our college meet and make decisions through LAC for purchasing library materials precisely books and journals for the library. LAC also meets in segregating funds for different subject domains based on the available grants. Since 2011-12 to till date the LAC has met 12 times and made some important decision importantly with regard to purchasing books and journals for library, purchasing library software for automation, purchasing library furniture for smooth
  6. 6. 3 functioning of the library and other issues pertaining to the library development. LAC is also major decision making body of the library. Library functions under its guidance and supervision. 5. Library Working Hours The following Table depicts the library opening hours. The unique feature of our library is it being kept open during vacations and functions as usual during examinations. LIBRARY TIMINGS Monday to Friday 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM Saturday 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM Library Book Issue/Return Timings Monday to Friday 10.30 AM to 4.00 PM Saturday 10.30 AM to 1.30 PM During Examinations and vacation our college library functions as usual. Closed on Public Holidays 6. Library Collections Library collection is an important indicator of any good library. The library users‟ satisfaction largely depends on the kind of library collections that the libraries possess. In this connection here at the library in GFGC-Periyapatna we have taken utmost care to develop robust collections of books on various subjects of knowledge. Thrusts have been given to reference materials, scholarly works and develop good collections of Kannada literature and English literary works. We have strictly followed Government instructions and Department of Collegiate Educations (DCE) instructions and guidelines in purchasing books and journals to the library. Our LAC also plays an important role in developing library collections. Library consists of 22747 books (as on March 31st 2016) in total with 4889 titles and subscribed along with 16 national and regional scholarly journals and magazines. Since July 2016 we have also obtained annual membership for accessing N-LIST electronic resources from UGC-INFLIBNET. Details of the growth of library books and expenditure details have been given in detail in the succeeding sections.
  7. 7. 4 6.1. Books Books form the major library collections. We at the GFGC-Periyapatna have taken care to develop robust and varied collections of books on various subjects which are useful for both the faculty and students. While purchasing library books for the library we have also keep in mind that library books should help the student and teaching community to foster creativity and critical bent of mind. Library collection development mainly regarding purchasing library books depends upon the grants we receive from the State Government, University Grant Commission (UGC), Reading Room Fund (RRF) and gratis from donors in certain occasions. Student and book ratio is 1:35. Table-1 depicts the year-wise growth of library books and expenditure on purchasing books for the last five years. SL. No. Years Number of Books 1. 2010-11 5375 2. 2011-12 1199 3. 2012-13 1505 4. 2013-14 1598 5. 2014-15 47 6. 2015-16 876 Total 5225 Table-1: Year-Wise Growth of Books in the Library Figure-1 indicates the graphical presentation of the year-wise growth of library books and expenditure on purchasing books for last five years.
  8. 8. 5 Fig-1: Year-Wise Growth of Library Books 6.2.Financial Expenditure on Purchasing Library Books As mentioned above our major sources of income is provided by the State Government through the Department of Collegiate Education (DCE), UGC and Reading Room Fund collected by the students. However RRF is used when there is no other funds available for purchasing books and in case of demand for the books in the library. Table-2 depicts the financial expenditure details of the last five years for purchasing library books through various financial sources. Years General Books Books Purchased Under SC Grants Books Purchased Under ST Grants Total Number of Books Accession Number Amount Spent 2011-12 115 693 391 1199 17523-18721 159674.00 2012-13 - 1505 - 1505 18722-20226 210000.00 2013-14 150 924 524 1598 20227-21824 264978.00 2014-15 47 - - 47 21825-21871 7089.00 2015-16 - 638 238 876 22510-22747 155000.00 Total 312 3760 1153 5225 796741.00 Table-2: Financial Expenditure details (As of 31st March 2016) 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 1199 1505 1598 47 876 NumberofBooks Years
  9. 9. 6 6.3. Total Library Collections- Subject-Wise Distributions of Books The following Table indicates availability of books in various branches of knowledge and number of titles at the GFGC-Periyapatna. Sl. No. Subject-Wise Distributions of Books Number of Books Available in the Library Number of Titles 1. Commerce and Management 4616 897 2. Computer Science 284 87 3. Economics 2890 145 4. English Language and Literature 2200 985 5. General Studies 1437 710 6. Geography 173 24 7. History 3750 321 8. Kannada Language and Literature 3800 1393 9. Political Science 2200 235 10. Sociology 1397 92 Total 22747 4889 Table-3: Subject-Wise Distributions of Library Books Fig-2: Number of books and Titles Available in the Library on Various Subjects 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Commerce and Management Computer Science Economics English Language and Literature General Studies Geography History Kannada Language and Literature Political Science Sociology 4616 284 2890 2200 1437 173 3750 3800 2200 1397 897 87 145 985 710 24 321 1393 235 92 Numbers of Books/Titles Subjects
  10. 10. 7 6.4. Journals/Magazine Subscriptions To have access to the current information it is through the means of scholarly communications. Scholarly publications or journals are the primary means to have current, scientific and critical information on various domains of subjects. Usually journals are published by learned societies. We have find good numbers of commercial publishers involving in publishing scholarly journals on various subject fields. Academic institutions especially higher educational institutions subscribe scholarly journals to encourage its faculty and students to involve in research activities. Scholarly journals are the primary communication channels which carries the research output as primary information. As an under graduate college we subscribe various scholarly journals and magazines to encourage our students and faculty to involve in research activities and also develop rational and critical outlook. Following Journals and Magazines have been subscribing for the library SL. No. Title Periodicity Subject Subscription Period Cost 1. Business Today Fortnightly Commerce September 2016 to September 2018 1995 2. Careers 360 Monthly Commerce 2014- Gratis 3. Current Science Fortnightly General Science July 2016 to July 2018 3000 4. Down to Earth Fortnightly Environmental Science July 2016 to July 2018 1190 5. Economic and Political Weekly Weekly Social Science July 2016 to July 2017 4200 6. Frontline Fortnightly Contemporary Issues July 2016 to July 2018 1800 7. Haruhu-Kuruhu - Quarterly Kannada September 2016 to September 2021 1500 8. Hosathu ( ) Monthly Kannada September 2016 to September 2019 500 9. Krishimithra ( ) Monthly Agriculture August 2016 - Till We Cancel 360 (yearly) 10. Mayaura ( ) Monthly Kannada January 2009- Till We Cancel 180 (yearly)
  11. 11. 8 11. Spardha Spurthi Monthly General Knowledge January 2009- Till We Cancel 360 (yearly) 12. Spardha Chaithra ರ Monthly General Knowledge January 2009- Till We Cancel 420 (yearly) 13. Sudha ( ) Weekly Kannada January 2009- Till We Cancel 960 (yearly) 14. Taranga ( ) Weekly Kannada January 2009- Till We Cancel 720 (yearly) 15. Udyoga Varthe ( ) Fortnightly Employment News January 2009- Till We Cancel 240 (yearly) 16. Yojana ( ) Monthly Social Sciences &Humanities January 2014- Till We Cancel Gratis Table-4: List of Journals/Magazines Subscribed to the College Library 6.5. Newspaper Subscriptions Newspaper is the primary means to have the current information on society, politics, culture, literature, science and many other issues that happens across the world. The college library subscribes national, state and local newspapers in good numbers. The Following Table provides you the list of newspapers subscribe to the library. SL No. Name of the Newspaper Number of Copies Subscribed 1. Andolana ( ) 01 2. Deccan Herald 01 3. Kannada Prabha ( ) 02 4. Mysore Mithra ( ) 01 5. Prajavani ( ) 02 6. Rajaydharma ( ) 01 7. The Hindu 01 8. The Times of India 01 9. Vijay Karnataka 02
  12. 12. 9 ( ) 10. Vijaya Vani ( ) 01 Total 13 Table-6: List of Newspapers Subscribed to the Library 6.6. Expenditure on Journals/Magazines and Newspapers Subscriptions The Following Table depicts the total expenditure details of journals/magazines and newspapers subscribed to the library of the college during the last five years starting from 2011- 12 to 2016-17 (as of September 2016). The college library has made serious efforts to increase the number of journals and magazine subscribed to the library. In 2016-17 alone the library has spent more than 14000 rupees for subscribing various scholarly journals and magazines to the library. SL No. Years Amount Spent on Subscribing Journals/Magazines Amount Spent on Subscribing Newspapers Total 1. 2011-12 4960 12803 17763 2. 2012-13 1544 10603 12147 3. 2013-14 1750 12009 13759 4. 2014-15 1907 15366 17273 5. 2015-16 1860 18325 20185 6. 2016-17 (As on Sept 2016) 14185 9585 23770 Total 26206 78691 104897 Table-7: Details of Expenditure on Subscribing Journals/Magazines and Newspapers 7. Availability of Electronic Resources E-resources are become an essential part of library services now days. Many of the information which is essential for academics are now available in digital formats. Particularly scholarly contents such as journals, conference volumes and books are now available largely in electronic formats only. In this context it has become imperative for libraries to provide access to electronic resources. UGC INFLIBNET is providing large number of e-journals and e-books on the consortia basis. We have obtain the membership of N-LIST e-resources consortia and able to access the e-resources under N-LIST program. The details of number of e-journals and e- books that can be accessed via N-LIST e-resource package have been given below.
  13. 13. 10 7.1.Full-Text Electronic Resources Accessible through N-LIST Following e-journals can be accessed through N-LIST SL No E-Resources Number of Journals Accessible Publishing Country 1. American Institute of Physics 18 USA 2. American Physical Institute 10 USA 3. Annual Reviews 33 USA 4. Cambridge University Press 224 UK 5. Economic & Political Weekly 01 India 6. Indian Journals 186 India 7. Institute of Physics 46 UK 8. JSTOR 2500 USA 9. Oxford University Press 206 UK 10. Royal Society of Chemistry 29 UK 11. HW Wilson 3075 USA Total 6328 Table-8: Full-Text Electronic Resources 7.2.Electronic Books or E-Books Accessible Through N-LIST Following number of e-books can be accessed from various e-book publishers and vendors through N-LIST. SL No E-Books Publishers/Vendors Number of Books Publishing Country 1. E-brary 124212 UK 2. Cambridge Books Online 1800 UK 3. EBSCO-Host NetLibrary 936 USA 4. Hindustan Book Agency 65 India 5. Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) 382 India
  14. 14. 11 Books 6. Oxford Scholarship Online 1402 UK 7. Springer e-book 2300 Germany 8. Taylor & Francis E-Book 1800 UK 9. Myilibrary-McGraw Hill 1124 USA 10. Sage Publications eBook 1000 UK 11. Open Access (Net Library) 3500 US Total 138521 Table-9: E-Books Accessible Through N-LIST 8. Total Library Resource Available for Reading/References Our library has various types of resources which can be borrowed, accessed and referred for academic excellence of both the students and teaching community. The type of resources available in the library has been given here in a nutshell. SL No. Type of Resources In Numbers 1. Number of Books 22747 2. Number of Titles 4889 3. Reference Books Includes dictionary/Encyclopaedia/Competitive examination books/Year Books etc. 1437 4. Number of Journals/Magazines 16 5. Newspapers 13 6. E-Resources Subscribed through N-LIST (E-Books + E-Journals) 138521+6328 7. CD-ROMs of Various Genre 68 Table-10: Types of Resources Available in the Library 9. Library Services GFGC-Periyapatna library acts as a knowledge hub of the college. Students and faculty information needs are fulfilled through the library. The college library provides various services for both the teaching and student community to help them in their academic endeavour. The succeeding section of this report discusses various library services that is being provided for the students and teaching community at the GFGC Periyapatna.
  15. 15. 12 9.1. Circulation Services for Students and Faculty Circulation service is one of the major and important services that any library should provide in order to satisfy the information needs of its users. In an academic library environment circulation service is the key functions. That too in a college library largely students depends library for borrowing books. Ours, being a rural college library, circulation service even more important from the users side, since many of them come from agricultural and underprivileged sections of the society. Every day on an average 125 lending transactions (issue/return) would be made through the library. We are at the GFGC Periyapatna library following the Single Card Issue and Return System. The circulation desk in the college library performs following functions.  Lending library books to the student and teaching staff  Returns and reservation of library books  Charging overdue fines  Collecting user statistics (Patron Transactions)  Safeguarding library books from mutilation and damaging  Assisting students and teaching community at the circulation desk 9.2. Lending Service at the GFGC Periyapatna Library First and Second semester students can borrow 3 books at a time for 15 days and later they can renew it or borrow other books. Final year students are issued 5 books for a period of 15 days. If they want to renew they can renew it or borrow new books from the library. If the due date expires per day one rupee fine will be collected from students. Teachers at a time can borrow five books. In certain occasions for example permanent faculty will be issued extra books if they need without any restrictions or fines. Guest faculty will be issued five books for a semester. Any additional books will be issued on overnight issue basis. SL No Library Users Number of Books Issued Period 1. Students (First and Second Year) 3 Books 15 Days 2. Students (Final Year) 5 Books 15 Days
  16. 16. 13 3. Teaching Community 05 Books 6 Months 4. Non-Teaching Staff 05 Books 6 Months Table-11: Lending Service Details at the GFGC Periyapatna The following Table indicates the total number of books borrowed from the library in the last five years. SL. No. Years Total Number of Students/Faculty Borrowed books 1. 2010-11 9207 2. 2011-12 14354 3. 2012-13 14141 4. 2013-14 13314 5. 2014-15 11022 6. 2015-16 11261 Table-11: Library Circulation Desk Users Transactions 9.3. Reference Service for Students and Faculty Another major library service is reference service. Users depends library for various informational needs such as knowing about a meaning of an word, understanding basic concept of new theories, new fields of study, finding a specific information on certain things. In such situations it is the role of a librarian to guide and assist the users to find specific and factual sources such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias, directories, biographical dictionaries, Almanacs, Gazetteers, manuals and handbooks and other similar reference sources. Britannica Encyclopaedia‟s all the 36 volumes are available in our library and it is our prized possession. Our library is also having good number of dictionaries, thesaurus, dictionary of quotations, bi-lingual dictionaries, subject specific dictionaries, directories, yearbooks and other good reference materials. We are assisting both the faculty and teaching community in their information needs using various reference sources. The library allows students and teaching community to access read
  17. 17. 14 and reference materials and newspaper inside the library. The library has the sitting capacity of 20 users at a time. The following Table denotes the number of students and teaching faculty visited library for referencing and newspaper reading in the last five years. SL. No. Years Total Number of Students/faculty Visited for Referencing Purpose (Reference/Newspaper Reading) 1. 2010-11 5528 2. 2011-12 13087 3. 2012-13 12949 4. 2013-14 11578 5. 2014-15 9529 6. 2015-16 9368 Table-12: Users Obtained Library Reference Service Fig-3: Library Reference Service for Teaching and Student Community 9.4. Book Bank Facilities 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 14000 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 5528 13087 12949 11578 9529 9368 Number of Students and Teachers Visited Library for Reference and Newspaper Readings in the Last Five Years Years Library Reference Service for Teaching and Student Community
  18. 18. 15 Book bank facility is one of the important facilities for students coming from underprivileged sections of the society. Government provides funds specifically for SC/ST students‟ grants to purchase library books. These books are meant to be issued to the SC/ST students. GFGC-Periyapatna library provides book bank facilities for SC/ST students. Books will be issued at the beginning of the each semester and collects back after their completion of examinations. Many students have taken this benefit and excelled in their academics. The following Table depicts the number of students who have obtained the book bank facilities in the last five years. SL No. Years Number of Students Obtained Book Bank Facilities Number of Books Issued for the SC/ST Students 1. 2011-12 277 554 2. 2012-13 248 496 3. 2013-14 250 500 4. 2014-15 199 398 5. 2015-16 185 370 Table-13: Book Bank Service 9.5. Question Bank Facilities (Old Question Papers for Reference) Question Bank facility is also extended for both the teaching and student community. Old question papers will be collected and categorized based the course (BA/BCOM). Once it is categorized each semester old question papers will be preserved and allow students access the same. Old question papers will be issued for reference purpose on all the working days in the afternoon. The library preserves previous four years question papers. Since 2015 students are allowed to take the photocopy of the old question papers using their hand held devices or smart phones. In certain occasion photocopying facility of old question papers will be extended for students also. 9.6. Over Night Borrowing Facilities for Faculty and Students
  19. 19. 16 This is a unique service that the GFGC-Periyapatna library provides for its students and teaching faculty. In case, teaching staff or students exceed the limits of borrowing library books, in order to provide undisturbed library services for teaching and students community overnight lending of books will be provided. The borrower has to return the books immediately after a day or two. This facility helped many students and teachers when there is an urgent need of library materials. 9.7. Photocopying and Printing Facilities Photocopying and printing facility is provided for faculty only in rare occasions this facility is extended to students. The office photocopy machine is used for printing and photocopy purpose at present. 9.8. Library Orientation Program Library orientation program is organized every year for new comers at the beginning of the academic year. All the information that is needed for students to utilize college library service to the fullest will be provided in the orientation program. Following information will be provided for new comers in the library orientation program  Brief Introduction about libraries and why we need them  Brief information about our college and what are the course we run  Brief Information about the College Library  Student Introduction and Library Staff Introduction  What are the resource available for students in the library  How students can make use of Library Resources  How Library Circulation System Works, and how students can borrow their books, borrowing periods, renewal systems, overdue charges  Reference service for students  Library rules and regulations and other relevant information
  20. 20. 17 Details of Orientation Program Conducted in the Last Five Years SL No Class Orientation Program Conducted Date 2012-13 Batch Students 01 BBM 12-09-2012 02 BCOM 17-09-2012 03 BA (HEP/HES) 18-09-2012 to 20-09-2012 2013-14 Batch Students 04 BCOM/BBM 31-08-2013 to 02-08-2013 05 BA (HES/HPG/HEK/HEP) 03-09-2013 to 05-09-2013 2014-15 Batch Students 05 BCOM/BBM 30-08-2014 to 01-09-2014 07 BA (HES/HEP/HEK/HPG) 02-09-2014 to04-09-2014 2015-16 Batch Students 08 BCOM 17-08-2015 09 BA (HES/HPG/HEK/HEP) 18-08-2015 to 19-08-2015 2016-17 Batch Students 10 BCOM 22-08-2016 11 BA (HES/HPG/HEK/HEP) 23-08-2016 to 24-08-2016 Table-14: Library Orientation Program Conducted in the Last Five Years 9.9. Internet Facility Internet Facility is available in the library. At present the computer attached to the librarian desk is having the Internet connection through College LAN. The same system is used for helping students and faculty to access information or N-LIST electronic resources. Our college computer lab is well equipped with state of the art facility, students access Internet in the computer lab. Whenever students approach us for information or filling up online application form such as scholarships and other job related online forms, the library staffs have been assisting them.
  21. 21. 18 9.10. Career Guidance and Counselling for Students The library is offering career guidance and counselling for students in its own way. College library is subscribing Udyoga Varthe, Sparda Spurthi and Sparda Chaithra magazines which contains information on various job openings in government and other sectors. Apart from this students will be guided or provided required information on various courses that they can join in post-graduation or other field of their interest. Through the library we have also helped our students fill in online job applications in various occasions. It is the pride of the library to document here that two of our students who had seek the career guidance in the year 2012 and 2014 have successfully excelled in their field. Mr.Satish who was the student of 2009-10 batches was guided to join Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Mysore, has successfully completed his course and now he is an employee of a reputed Kannada Daily Newspaper. Another Student named Mr. Avinash of 2011-12 batches was keen to get into Film Industry. The Librarian provided the information of Film Schools which gives training in film direction in Bangalore. Later he joined one of the well-known film school in Bangalore and now working in Kannada Serial (TV) Industry as an associate director. It brings immense happiness for us. This is just a two live examples there other students who had guided to choose the field of their interest. 9.11. Weeding Out Policy Though the library does not have the separate written policy on weed out of books, every year at the time of stock verification, brittle, old and unused books will be identified and prepare a subject-wise report with the cost analysis and write off the same in consultation with the library advisory committee and the rules and regulation enacted by the Department of Collegiate Education with regard to disposal of old and unused books.
  22. 22. 19 10. Best Practices (Events and Exhibits) Apart from managing library and its services, we have also tried to improve existing library facilities and also introduced various best practices which is very much required for students to see library not just merely a storehouse of books rather a unique learning resource centre of the college. It is also important for libraries to engage users as much as possible in its activities. In this context we at the GFGC-Periyapatna library introduced some of the best practices which are briefly discussed below. 10.1. Library Computerization (Automation) Library automation is the use of data processing machines (computer) to carry out traditional library activities such as acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, serial control and other library related activities. Regarding computerization of library services, our college library automation work is under process. The college library is using E-Granthaalya integrated library management software for automating library activities developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), New Delhi. E-Granthalaya ILMS server is hosted on the cloud. We based data entry option has helped us to speeding the process of data entry. At present the library OPAC of GFGC Periyapatna is searchable with limited number of documents. In the due course of time complete searchable Web OPAC will be made available. GFGC-Periyapatna Library Web OPAC is accessible through the following URL: Fig-4: E-Granthalaya GFGC-Periyapatna Library Web Interface
  23. 23. 20 10.2. Book Exhibitions Libraries play an important role in cultivating reading habits through various means. One of the easiest and best ways is to organize book exhibitions. Book exhibition attracts students in large numbers and allow them to skim books of their choice. This kind of space makes them to be selective in their choice and encourage book readings. The benefits of organizing book exhibition from the library front are many. Student and faculty can purchase books with discounted price, there will be books of their choice, get the opportunity to see good number of various kinds of books and gatherings with friends and many more. The GFGC-Periyapatna Library has organized following book exhibitions in the college premises in association with various book vendors and publishers. SL No. Years Book Vendors Participated in the Exhibition Date 01 2011-12 Global Agencies, Mysore 23-01-2012 02 2012-13 Global Agencies, Mysore 28-09-2012 04 2013-14 Mysore Book House, Mysore 22-10-2013 05 2015-16 Global Agencies, Mysore 26-08-2015 Table-15: Book Exhibitions Organized in the College Premises 10.3. Organizing interdisciplinary talks/speeches One of the unique best practices of college library is organizing interdisciplinary talks/lectures in the college in association with other departments. The Library has organized the following interdisciplinary talks: SL No. Title of the Talk/Lecture Resource Persons Date in which the program was conducted 01 “Is Tobacco Good for Human Consumption?” (“ ?”) Sri. Vasanth Kumar Mysoremath, Convener, Anti-Tobacco Forum (ATF), Mysuru 30-03-2015 02 “Farmers Suicide and Remedial Measures” “ ” Dr. B.J. Vijay Kumar Social Activist Sri. Subramanaya 28-09-2015
  24. 24. 21 President, Taluk Journalists Association, Periyapatna 03 “Our Lakes” “ " Sri. Naveen Kumar, Reporter, Vijay Karnataka Daily Newspaper, Periyapatna 26-09-2016 Table-16: Special Lectures Organized at the College by the Library Centre 10.4. Display of Unique Images This is another unique practice that is being implemented in the library. Picture‟s worth a thousand words is a well-known adage. Visual content attracts everybody from children‟s to elders. Visual contents have the essence of attract once attention and also shape our imagination. Images are regarded as more worthy than written words. Pictures or paintings can ignite new ideas or imagination. In order to create or encourage our students to develop the aesthetics of images the college library posts/displays images (photos/paintings) of various kinds in its notice board every fortnight. This has attracted the attention of our students. All the images displayed in the college library notice board have been collected from various sources such as magazines, newspapers and websites. 10.5. Display of New Arrival Books The college library displays new arrivals as and when new books are procured to the library. There is a separate display rack put in place in the library to display new arrivals. Library users are allowed to browse these books and borrow them. 10.6. Newspaper Clippings Newspaper carries the update and current information on various issues that are important for everyone. Some of the news, articles, editorials and other content published in newspapers are important source of information and worthy of preservations. Libraries time immemorial has been practicing in collecting, organizing, and disseminating newspaper clippings. The GFGC Periyapatna library collects news items of significance to the students and teaching staff (college information, important news, editorials, reviews, individual achievement
  25. 25. 22 in various fields) of the college published in various newspapers and display it in library notice board for a for three to four days and changes. Later these newspaper clippings will be preserved for future references. 10.7. Librarians Day Celebrations The library since 2015 celebrating librarians‟ day in its own unique way. Last year on this special occasion the Library Centre in association with the Department of Kannada organized a talk on “Book Culture”. Dr. Satish Chandra, Associate Professor, GFGC, Saligrama spoke on this occasion. This library conducted quiz program for college students. In future also the library will celebrate Librarians day by organizing unique programs for students. Following Table provides you the details of the program organized. SL .No. Librarians Day Celebrations Date in which the program was conducted 01 Special Lecture on “Book Culture” (Resource Person: Dr. Satish Chandra, Associate Professor, Govt. First Grade College, Saligrama) 26-08-2015 02 Organized Quiz Competition for Students 12-08-2016 Table-17: Librarians Day Program 10.8. Suggestion Box Very recently library has put in place suggestion box to receive feedback and suggestion from both the faculty and students. Earlier the librarian used to interact with students regarding library services and other information requirements. Whenever students recommend new titles for the library, we have taken immediate measures to procure them to the library. Now we have formal suggestion box to receive students and faculty feedback.
  26. 26. 23 11. Library Staff Details Staff detail of the library is as follows: SL. No. Name Designation Educational Qualification 01 Vasantha Raju N. Librarian MLISc, Ph.D. 02 Salahuddin Ayubi Library Assistant BA, MLISc Table-18: Staff Details 12. Future Plan Presently there are 450 students who are studying at the college. Almost an on average 120 students‟ visits library for reference and newspaper reading daily. The library is charted out some of the future course of action in order to extend more facilities and services for its users. 12.1 Introducing Library Computerized System Immediate future plan of the college library is to automate the catalogue and circulation system of the library. Efforts have been made to create library Web OPAC. E-Granthalaya ILMS is being used for this purpose. Data entry process is under progress and soon this will be completed. Once data entry is over same will be hosted on E-Granthalaya cloud based server. After this process circulation section will be automated. 12.2 Introducing Best Library User Award There were earlier we have made some efforts to introduce best library user award, for unknown reasons this has not been materialized. In the coming academic year the library will introduce best library user award and encourage students to cultivate reading habits. 12.3 Developing Unique Information Centre on Tobacco Periyapatna is known for to tobacco cultivation. This part of the state cultivates tobacco in large hectares. There is lack information on tobacco cultivation and its ill effects on human body. There is a need to develop a information centre uniquely provides information related tobacco and its use and its impact on human body. In the coming days the library of GFGC make efforts develop unique information centre on Tobacco.
  27. 27. 24 12.4 Organizing programs on online information literacy Accessing information on the web has become much more difficult and cumbersome. There are also users can come across all sorts of information on the web. It is high time that there is a need to train especially students to access right kind of information for their academic purpose. Thus information literacy is essential for students to access right information at the right time. The library in the coming days planned to organize online literacy programs for students and faculty. External experts on this subject will be invited to delivery talks on this subject. 12.5 Developing digital repository of Scholarly publications and Question banks The library is planning to develop digital repository of question banks and other e-contents for example scholarly works of the publication of faculty will be digitized and develop digital repository of question bank and scholarly materials.
  28. 28. PHOTOS OF EVENTS AND EXHIBITS
  29. 29. 25 Library Resources in a Snapshot-1
  30. 30. 26 Library Resources in a Snapshot-2
  31. 31. 27 Library Resources in a Snapshot-3
  32. 32. 28 Students and Faculty Reading Newspapers and Magazines
  33. 33. 29 Library Orientation Program for 2016-17 Batch Students
  34. 34. 30 Book Exhibitions Organized in the College Premises
  35. 35. 31 Interdisciplinary Talks Organized By the Department of Library-1 Special Lecture: “Is Tobacco Good For Human Consumption” Sri Vasanthkumar Mysoremath, Anti-Tobacco Crusader Speaking about the Ill Effects of Tobacco Consumption. Newspaper Clippings of the Program Appeared in The Hindu National Daily
  36. 36. 32 Interdisciplinary Talks Organized By the Department of Library-2 Special Lecture on “Farmers Suicide and Remedial Measures” Newspaper Report of the Librarian’s Day Celebrated in the College on 26-08-2015. Prof. Satish Chandra Spoke on the topic “Book Culture” on this occasion
  37. 37. 33 Interdisciplinary Talks Organized By the Department of Library-3 Special Lecture on “Our Lakes” on the Occasion of Teacher’s Day
  38. 38. LIBRARIAN’S PERSONAL PROFILE
  39. 39. 34 Resume Name Dr. Vasantha Raju N. Address Librarian, Government First Grade College-Periyapatna, Mysore Dist. E-Mail: Vasanthrz@gmail.com Website: http://www.vasanthn.blogspot.com Date of Birth 12-02-1981 (Twelve February Nineteen Eighty One) Experience a) Librarian 08-02-2008 to till date b) Junior Research Fellow 03-03-2006 to 06-02-2008 Academic Qualifications Sl. No. Examination passed (starting with Post- Graduation Exams) University/ Institutions Month & Year Class Obtained 1. MLISc University of Mysore June 2004 First Class with distinction 2. UGC-NET (JRF) University Grant Commission 2005 3. B.A. University of Mysore April 2002 First Class 4. Ph. D. University of Mysore November 2011 Topic of Research: Content Analysis of Indian Library Web sites: A Study Academic distinctions  I have an h-Index of 6. My research papers published in various scholarly journals and meetings have received 189 citations (based on Google Scholar, as on 15-07-2016) so far. One of my articles entitled “Web 2.0 Features in University Library Websites” published in The Electronic Library of Emerald Group Publishing in 2010 has been cited 125 times so far.  Won third KELPO best student research paper award 2015 for the research article “Re- Examining the location of web objects: A study of library websites” by the Kerala Library Professionals‟ Organization, Kerala in 2015.  Served as Public Relation Officer of Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore for the period of 2013-15.
  40. 40. 35  Highly Commanded 2011 Indian LIS Research fund award for the Research Proposal "Use of social network sites and its effect on students of engineering colleges in Mysore city: An exploratory study" by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK.  Awarded UGC Junior Research Fellowship for pursuing full-time research in Library and Information Science in 2005  Awarded cash prize from S.B.R.R. Mahajana First Grade College for securing highest marks in History examination in BA at the University level. Membership for academic bodies  Karnataka State College Librarians Association (KSCLA)- Life Member  Karnataka State Library Association (KALA)-Life Member  Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA) -Life member Publications Journal Articles 2016  Facebook Posts and Lotka‟s Law. With N.S. Harinarayana, and Anjum Kousar, and Sunil, M. V. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 53 (2). ISSN 0972-2467 2015  Re-examining the location of library web objects: A study of library websites (Special issue on Library Websites and Portals). With N.S. Harinarayana. KELPRO Bulletin, 19(1), 54-67. ISSN: 0975-4911. 2013  Current trends in Webometrics research (Special issue on Scientometrics). With N.S. Harinarayana. SRELS Journal of Information Management. 50(5), 657-665.ISSN:0972- 2467. (Refereed Journal)Cited 01 times (Google Scholar)
  41. 41. 36  How does UGC identify predatory journals [Correspondence].Current Science, 104(11), 1461. ISSN: 0011-3891(Refereed Journal). Impact factor: 0.935Cited 04 times (Google Scholar) 2012  Citation analysis of publications of LIS teachers in South India. With N.S. Harinarayana. Information Studies, 18(3), 143-161. ISSN: 0971-6726. (Refereed Journal)Cited 02 times (Google Scholar) 2011  A study of citation accuracy in psychology theses submitted to the University of Mysore. With N.S. Harinarayana & Chikkamanju. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 58(4), 326-335. ISSN: 0011-3891. (Refereed Journal) 2010  Libraries, journals and publishers: A response [correspondence]. Current Science, 99(6), 711. ISSN: 0011-3891. Impact factor: 0.935  Web 2.0 features in university library websites. With N.S. Harinarayana. The Electronic Library, 28(1), 69-88. Impact Factor:0.486 Cited 122 times (Google Scholar) ISSN: 0264-0473. (Refereed Journal) 2009  Citation analysis of S R Ranganathan‟s works: A look into the window of Google Scholar. With N.S. Harinarayana. Information Studies, 15 (3), 2009, 165-178. ISSN: 0971-6726. Cited 05 times (Google Scholar) 2008  Indian author productivity in international journals in library and information science: A study. With N.S. Harinarayana & Mahadevaswamy. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 45(4), 2008, 399-411. ISSN: 0972-2467Cited01 times (Google Scholar). (Refereed Journal)  An analysis of usability features of library web sites. With N.S. Harinarayana. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 55 (2), 2008, 111-123. ISSN:0972-5423.Cited 10 times (Google Scholar). (Refereed Journal)
  42. 42. 37  Measuring the effectiveness of library services of selected college libraries in Mysore city from user perspective. With N.S. Harinarayana & Shivakumar Swamy. IASLIC Bulletin, 53 (2), 2008, 71-81. ISSN: 0018-8441.Cited 05 times (Google Scholar)  Research productivity in library and information science during 1957-2005.With Mallinath Kumbar. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 45 (1), 71.80. ISSN: 0972-2467. Cited 03 times (Google Scholar) (Refereed Journal) 2007  E-recruitment for library and information science: A study of Careerage.com. With N.S. Harinarayana. PEARL, 1 (1), 2007, 44-51. ISSN: 0973-7081. Cited 02 times (Google Scholar)  Use of Internet in engineering colleges of three districts of Karnataka State: A study. With Mallinath Kumbar. ILA Bulletin, 43(1), 2007 13-19. ISSN: 0970-4728.Cited 10 times (Google Scholar). (Refereed Journal) 2006  Web content analysis: A review literature. With N.S. Harinarayana. KELPRO Bulletin, 10, (2), 2006 71-83. ISSN: 0975-4911. 2005  Use of electronic resources by research scholars in CFTRI, Mysore: A study. With Mallinath Kumbar., Girish Kumar, G., & Praveen, G.K. ILA Bulletin, 41(1), 2005, 16-20. ISSN: 0970-4728.Cited 09 times (Google Scholar) Paper published in edited books/Conference Proceedings  Can Cloud Computing Help for Government Colleges to Automate Their Libraries: A Point of View. In Ganapathi Z. Shinde, Mallikarjun Angadi, Suresh Jange & Parashuram S. Kattimani (Eds). Emerging Technologies and Future of Libraries (pp. 145-149). Delhi, Daya Publishing House, 2015. ISBN: 9789351246107  Building School Library: A Unique Experience with Facebook. With Vimalkumar Nallyadi. In K.V. Prabhakara, N.S. Harinarayana, M.V. Sunil, N. Vasantha Raju& M. Veena (Eds), (2014). Social Media and Libraries (pp.105-114).
  43. 43. 38 Mysore: SBRR Mahajana First Grade College and Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore. ISBN: 978-81-928920-1-6.  Current Trends in Webometrics Research. With N.S. Harinarayana. In I.K. RavichandraRao and A. Neelameghan (Eds). Scientometrics (pp. 129-238).Ess Ess Publications, New Delhi, 2014. ISBN: 978-81-7000-717-3  Digital shift in cataloguing: are we ready to change? With N.S. Harinarayana and Sunil M.V. In: Digital shift and libraries (pp. 127-144). Prasaranga, Karnataka State Women's University, Bijapur, 2014. ISBN 978-93-83090-17-4  How Productive Our Teachers Are? A Bibliometric Analysis. With N.S. Harinarayana. In B.D. Kumbar, S.L. Sangam, R.R. Naik, G.S. Hadagali and C. Krishnamurthy (Eds). A Scientometric Approach to Research Assessment, Evaluation and Performance of Indian Universities. (pp. 153-173). Karnataka University, Dharwad, 2013. ISBN: 9788192385917  Diligence of metadata in Indian Institutional Repositories: A preliminary assessment. With N. S. Harinarayana and J. Manjunath. In. 16th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking Emerging Technologies and Innovations in Library Practices, December 10-12, 2013. Jaipur: DELNET, New Delhi.  Prof. B. Ramesh Babu as seen through Google Scholar. With Harinarayana N.S. In D. Chandran, P. Rajendran & S.K. Ashok Kumar (Eds.), Dynamics of Librarianship in the Knowledge Society (Festschrift in Honour of Prof. B. Ramesh Babu) (pp. 1359-1376). Delhi, B.R. Publishing Corporation. 2013. ISBN: 9789350500613  Government College Libraries: Present Status and Future Perspective. With Harinarayana N.S. In R.B. Gaddagimath & Mallikarjun Vaddenkeri (Eds.), Empowering Libraries for Lifelong Skill (pp. 816-823). Agra, Current Publications, 2012. ISBN: 9788189065911  Research Productivity of Prof. S. C. Sharma as Seen Through the Web of Science (WoS). With VasanthaRaju N. & Sunil M. V. Proceedings of the National Conference on Scientometrics. Edited by P. Sadasivamurthy, D. Shivalingaiah, S. L. Sangam, B. T. Sampath Kumar & Keshava. Organized by the Department of Studies and Research in Library & Information Science, Tumkur University in collaboration with Institute of Scientometrics, Tumkur (7th September 2012), pp. 292-304.  Identifying the location of web objects: A study of library websites. With Harinarayana N.S. Proceedings of the 8th International CALIBER 2011 on Towards building a knowledge society: Library as catalyst for knowledge discovery and management organized by the INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmadabad in collaboration with Goa University, Goa (March 2-4, 2011). Cited 10 times (Google Scholar)
  44. 44. 39  From street campaigning to online campaigning: Indian national political party websites. With N. S. Harinarayana & Mallinath Kumbar. Proceedings of the National conference on Information Technology and its applications. Organized by the Centre for Information Science and Technology (CIST) in collaboration with Department of Computer Science, University of Mysore, Mysore (November 21-22, 2009)  Folksonomy in flickr: A study. With N.S. Harinarayana & Tadasad, P.G. Proceedings of the National conference on Library 2.0: The confluence of web 2.0 and library paradigm. Organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore (August 21-22 2008)  DzsÀĤPÀ AiÀÄÄUÀ zÀ°è UÀæAxÀ¸ÁéªÀÄå vÉÆqÀPÀÄUÀ¼ÀÄ ªÀÄvÀÄÛ UÀæAxÁ®AiÀÄUÀ¼À. eÉÆvÉAiÀÄ°èJ£ï. J¸ï. ºÀj£ÁgÁAiÀÄt, «ÃuÁ ¸ÁAvÉñÀégÀ (¸ÀA). ¥Àæ§ÄzÀÝ: PÉ. J¸ï. zÉñÀ¥ÁAqÉ C©ü£ÀAzsÀ£É UÀæAxÀ. ¸ÀÄAzÀgÀ ¥ÀĸÀÛPÀ ¥ÀæPÁ±À£À, zsÁgÀªÁqÀ, 2008. Edited Books/Magazines  Prabhakara, K. V., Harinarayana, N. S., Sunil M. V., Vasantha Raju, N., & Veena, M. (2014). Social Media and Libraries. Mysore: SBRR Mahajana First Grade College and Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore. ISBN: 978-81-928920-1-6.  Served as co-editor of „MyLISA News-2015” an Annual Magazine published by Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore  Served as co-editor of „MyLISA News-2014” an Annual Magazine published by Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore  Served as co-editor of „MyLISA News-2013” an Annual Magazine published by Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore Paper published in newspapers and magazines  C©üªÀÈ¢ÝAiÀiÁUÀzÀ vÀA¨ÁPÀÄ £ÁqÀÄ. gÁdåzsÀªÀÄð (02 ¥sɧæªÀj, 2015)  Library for a cause: the Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA) in Mysore runs at tent library (2014). With Harinarayana, N.S. & Sunil, M.V. Taylor & Francis Ignite: the librarians‟ newsletter for South Asia, October-December, Issue 4, 7p.
  45. 45. 40  ¸ÀPÁðj ±Á¯ÉUÀ¼À PÀÄjvÀ ¥ÉÆæ. UÉÆëAzÀ ¸À«Äw ªÀgÀ¢AiÀÄ «±ÉèõÀuÉ. DAzÉÆî£À ¢£À¥ÀwæPÉ (28, CPÉÆÖçgï 2012)  ¥ÀĸÀÛPÀUÀ½UÉ LJ¸ï©J£ï ªÀÄvÀÄÛLJ¸ïJ¸ïJ£ï. DAzÉÆî£À ¢£À¥ÀwæPÉ (21 DUÀ¸ïÖ 2011)  ¨sÁgÀvÀzÀ UÀæAxÁ®AiÀÄ ZÀ¼ÀĪÀ½AiÀÄ ¦vÁªÀĺÀ: qÁ.J¸ï.Dgï. gÀAUÀ£ÁxÀ£ï. DAzÉÆî£À ¢£À ¥ÀwæPÉ (8 CUÀ¸ïÖ 2010)  Books speak. MyLISA News, 1(6), 2010. Paper presented at the professional meetings The following papers were presented at the academic meetings  Online Survey Tools: A Case Study of Google Forms. With N.S. Harinarayana. Paper presented at the National Conference on Scientific, Computational and Information Research Trends in Engineering (NCSCI-2016) Organized by the GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Mysore (January 30, 2016).  Can Cloud Computing Help Government Colleges to Automate their Libraries: A Point of View. With N.S. Harinarayana. Paper presented at the International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Libraries Organized by the Karnataka State SC/ST Library Professionals Association (R), in association with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Studies & Research, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga and RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaima, United Arab Emirates (UAE) (January 30-31, 2015).  Building School Library: A Unique Experience through Facebook. Paper presented at the National Conference on Social Media and Libraries Organized by the Department of Library, SBRR Mahajana First Grade College in association with Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore (December, 4-5, 2014).  Research Productivity of Prof. S. C. Sharma as Seen Through the Web of Science (WoS). With Harinarayana N. S. and Sunil M.V. Paper presented at the National Conference on Scientometrics organized by the Tumkur University, Tumkur (September 7, 2012)  Internationality of Journals: A case study of Two Indian LIS journals. With Harinarayana N. S. and Sunil M.V. Paper presented at the National Conference on Knowledge Dissemination Through Journal Publications organized by the Christ University, Bangalore (September 28-30, 2011)  Identifying the location of web objects: A study of library websites. With Harinarayana N.S. Paper presented at the 8th International CALIBER 2011 on Towards building a
  46. 46. 41 knowledge society: Library as catalyst for knowledge discovery and management organized by the INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmadabad in collaboration with Goa University, Goa (March 2-4, 2011).  Looking at the Indian academic library websites: A content analysis approach. With Harinarayana, N.S. Paper presented at the International conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) and 11th COLLNET Meeting organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Karnataka (19-22, October 2010).  From street campaigning to online campaigning: Indian national political party websites. With Harinarayana, N.S., & Kumbar, M. Paper presented at the National conference on Information Technology and its applications organized by the Centre for Information Science and Technology (CIST) in collaboration with Department of Computer Science, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka (Nov 21-22, 2009). Resource Person  Invited for giving a talk on “Electronic Information Resources for Teachers and Students” at the Sri D.D. Urs Government First Grade College, Hunsur on 02nd April 2016.  Invited for giving a talk on “Reading Habits” on the special occasion of Librarians Day at the Government First Grade College, Hangodu, Hunsur on 30th August 2015.  Presented Invited Paper entitled “ Building School Library: A Unique Experience Through Facebook” at the National Conference on Social Media and Libraries at SBRR Mahajan First Grade College on 5th December 2014  Served as one of the resource person for MyLISA OPENS (Orientation Programme for Enthusiasts of NET/SLET) Organized by MyLISA in December 2013 at SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore.  Served as one of the resource person for educating tribal children about the importance of libraries at the Tent Library temporarily established for Mahouts and Kavadis of Dasara Elephant at the Mysore Palace premises by MyLISA in Collaboration with Department of Public Libraries, Karnataka during Mysore Dasara-2014.
  47. 47. 42 Participation in conference, seminars/workshops and training program  National Conference on “Bridging the Digital Divide: Open Source and Open Access” Organized by the Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysuru (March 11-12,2016)  National Conference on “Scientific, Computational & Information Research Trends in Engineering (NCSCI-2016)” Organized by the GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, Mysore (January 30, 2016).  UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Library and Information Science for teachers/librarians organized by the Human Resource Development Centre, University of Calicut, University of Calicut, Kerala. (September 29, 2015 to 19th October 2015).  Golden Jubilee Summit and International Conference on “Information Unbounded: The Past Present and the Future of Information Sciences” organized by the Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysuru in association with Mysore Information and Library Science Alumni Network (MILAN) (June 18-20, 2015).  One day workshop on “Technology in Higher Education” Organized by the University of Mysore, Mysore in association with Karanataka Jnana Aayoga, Govt. of Karnataka. (February 07, 2015)  International Conference on “Emerging Technologies and Future of Libraries: Issues and Challenges” Organized by the Karnataka State SC/ST Library Professionals Association (R), in association with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Studies & Research, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga and RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaima, United Arab Emirates (UAE) (January 30-31, 2015).  National Conference on “ Social Media and Libraries” Organized by the Department of Library, SBRR Mahajana First Grade College in association with Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore (December, 4-5, 2014).  National Conference on “Libraries and Librarianship in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities” Organized by the Besant Evening College, Mangalore in association with Karnataka State College Librarians‟ Association, Bangalore and Dakshina Kannada &Kodagu Library Association, Mangalore. (August 22-23, 2014).  One day workshop on “Questionnaire Design and Analysis” Organized by the Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore, in association with Mysore University Library, University of Mysore, Mysore (June 29th , 2014).
  48. 48. 43  One day workshop on “Tackle a Literature Review” Organized by the Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore, in association with Mysore University Library, University of Mysore, Mysore ( November 30th , 2013).  National Conference on “Emerging Trends in E-Resource Management and Services in College Libraries” Organized by the Teresian College in Collaboration with SDM- Institute for Management Development, Mysore. (September 27-28, 2013)  One day Workshop on “Wikipedia” Organized by the Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, at the University of Mysore, Mysore (August 6th , 2013)  One day Seminar on “Publish or Perish” Organized by the Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore. (July 20th , 2013).  National Conference on “Inspiring Library Services” Organized by the KSPUCLA, Bangalore in Collaboration with SSIT, Tumkur. (July 12-13, 2013)  National Conference on “E-Resources and E-Learning: Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries” Organized by the University of Calicut, Kerala (February 01-02, 2013).  State level One Day workshop on “Information Literacy” Organized by the Karnataka State College Librarians‟ Association, Bangalore in Collaboration with Government Arts College, Bangalore. (October 12th 2012).  National Conference on "Libraries and Development: Present and Future” Organized by the Karnataka State Library Association (KALA), Karnataka. (June 7-9 2012).  Six day workshop on “Electronic Resource Management in Libraries” organized by the UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Mysore, Mysore (February 6th -11th 2012).  UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Library and Information Science for teachers/librarians organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka. (January 28th 2012 to 17th February 2012).  National Workshop on “Modern Trends in Research Methodology” Organized by the SBRR Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore, Karnataka. (December 20th 2011)  National Conference on “Managing College Libraries: Issues and Trends” Organized by the JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science in collaboration with Mysore Librarians & Information Scientists Association (MyLISA, Mysore (December 16-17 2011)
  49. 49. 44  National Seminar on “Extension and Outreach Library Services to Build-Up Academic Excellence” organized by the Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Kuvempu University, Shimoga (December 3 2011)  National Conference on Knowledge Dissemination Through Journal Publications organized by the Christ University, Bangalore (September 28-30 2011).  National Conference on Collection management in changing context: Problems and prospects organized by the Kuvempu University College Librarians Association (R), Shimoga in collaboration with Karnataka State College Librarians Association (R), Bangalore (August 19-20, 2011).  Seminar on Life and works of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan organized by the Karnataka State Library Association in collaboration with Indian Academic Library Association, Bangalore (August 12 2011).  National Conference on Information literacy and higher education in digital environment organized by the Karnataka State Open University, Mysore (March 30 2011).  International Conference on CALIBER 2011 on Towards building a knowledge society: Library as catalyst for knowledge discovery and management organized by the INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmadabad in collaboration with Goa University, Goa (March 2-4, 2011).  International conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS) and 11th COLLNET Meeting organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Karnataka (19-22, October 2010).  Seminar on Managing Digital Resources in Academic Libraries organized by the Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA), Mysore, Karnataka (10, September 2010).  National conference on Web-Based Library Services organized by the JSS College for Women (autonomous), Mysore in collaboration with the SDM-Institute for Management Development, Mysore, Karnataka (5th- 6th March 2010).

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