Pics: Dayananda Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (RS/SP)
Mangalore, Aug 19: A seminar on ‘Best practices in library and information centre’, on the occasion of Librarians’ Day, held in the conference hall of St Agnes College here on Wednesday August 19, was inaugurated by Captain Ganesh Karnik, member of the legislative council and deputy chairman, NRI Forum of the state, on Wednesday, August 19.
The seminar was organized by Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association (DK& KLA) in association with St Agnes College library. Speaking on the occasion, Ganesh Karnik noted that the libraries are the knowledge centers. Therefore, he wanted the librarians to help the students to improve their levels of knowledge. The students, who are in their teen age, are more enthusiastic to know about new-things, so the role of the librarians in improving the knowledge levels of the students is much more important than those of the teachers, he said.
In tune with the changes brought about in the society with economic and the social developments, the libraries should be upgraded with knowledge and the library culture should also be nurtured and continued for the future. So, the librarians have to work hard towards this end, he added.
The seminar was organized on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the ‘father of the Indian library movement’, Dr S R Ranganathan. As per the decision of the state government, August 12 is being celebrated as ‘Librarians’ Day’.
The programme was presided by Sr Prem M D’Souza, principal of St Agnes College. Prof I K Ravichandra Rao from Documentation and Training centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, presented the key note address. Prof T H Eranna, joint director of collegiate education, was the guest of honour.
Secretary of DK & KLA, Dr Vishala B K welcomed every one and public relations committee member Dheeraj S M thanked all. Rekha D Pai from MIT, Manipal conducted the programme.