Role of Parliament
Legislation: making laws to constitute country’s legal framework.
Representation: collecting, aggregating and expressing the concerns, opinions and
preferences of citizens
Oversight: reviews, monitors and oversees including implementation of policy
and legislation on behalf of citizens
➢ Senate Library was established in July 1973 in a small room
with initial purchase of ten books.
➢ The composition and function of the Library Committee were
defined for the first time under the Rules of Procedure and
Conduct of Business in the Senate 1988.
➢ To serve the users by providing them with quality resources, services
and gateways to information.
Most of the collection in the library is of parliamentary interest
➢books on law and jurisprudence, political science,
economics, ethics, religion, history, public administration,
➢debates of different Parliaments,
➢Parliamentary Committee reports, gazettes, volumes of
local newspapers etc. Today the library has collection of
about 20,000 volumes of books.
Updated and amended law books
Members are also being facilitated by subscribing to an online law
library which provides access to all case laws and statutes from,
➢PLD, PLJ, SCMR, YLR, PTD, PCrLJ, PLC, CLC, MLD. (hard
copies of these law journals are also subscribed)
Causes of Transformation
Re-engineering of libraries is mainly due to:
➢Save time and serve 24/7
➢Increased Research and Development
➢Variation in readers’ demands
➢Application of ICT technology in every field
➢Free information resources
Components of Transformation
Development of following components transformed the library system
➢Computer and Communication Technology
➢Networking with other libraries
➢Bar code and smart card technology
➢Social networking e.g. blogs, facebook, twitter, whatsapp etc
Functions of Library Staff
➢ To automate the library
➢ To provide OPAC service with networking facility and help in resource
➢ To develop library website to get information by giving links to different
➢ To provide easy access to archived information
➢ To learn the skills to maintain the database and generate different
To cope up with the emerging trends, we need to move
ahead by attaining equilibrium between traditional ways
and technological advancements.