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College Library

About the Department

The college Central Library was established in 1973 with 500 volumes of books

Now the collection has risen to over 66,483 and over 108 periodicals

The entire Library was computerized in 2000.

Bar Code Technology was introduced in 2003.

Library automation was introduced in 2012.

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Technology was introduced in 2017.

Vision

To provide the Vivekananda Gurukula community with access to rich and relevant information resources to support their research, teaching and learning activities.

Mission

To be user friendly for Students Networking & Free Membership with reputed Libraries in India and Abroad.

Goals & Objectives

To be user friendly for Students Networking & Free Membership with reputed Libraries in India and Abroad.

To facilitate the teaching staff for effective teaching and research.

To facilitate the local community for competitive examination .

Course Offered

The library offers a Certificate Course in Library and Information Science (C.L.I.Sc.) under the umbrella of Certificate Course from June-2006.

Objectives of the Course:

1. To make the students understand the structure and functioning of the Library.

2. To impart a first hand knowledge to the students on the usage and maintenance of a Library.

3. To provide job opportunities to students as a Librarian / Library Assistant in Various libraries.

Faculty
Retired Faculty
S.No Name Photo Designation Profile
1 Dr. M. Prabakaran Librarian
Management / Self Financing
S.No Name Photo Designation Profile
1 Sri. A. Ramaganesan Library-Assistant
2 Sri. K. Venkatesan Library-Assistant
3 Sri. P.Somasundaram Library-Assistant
4 Sri. M.Sivarajan Library-Assistant

Research Area:

Dr. M. Prabakaran was recognised as Research guide in the Department of Library and Information Science, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

Department Library

Total No. of Books : 66734.

No. of Periodicals Subscribed: 108.

Syllabus:

Certificate  Course:

  1. Library and Information Science

Association/Club

Readers Club.

Seminars / Workshops

Organised a One Day National Conference on “Open Access, Open E-Resources and Institutional Repositories” on 26th October 2013.

Organised a One Day Workshop on “Application of Computer in Libraries for Public Librarians and College Teachers” in collaboration with District Central Library, Madurai on 18th July 2014.

Organised a One Day Workshop on “Library Automation in Public Libraries for Public Librarians” in collaboration with District Central Library, Madurai on 22nd January 2016.

Organised a One Day National Seminar on “Tools and Techniques for Academic Research (NSTTAR 2017) on 7th January 2017.

The Central Library organised the “Library Literacy Programme for First Year students” on 5th July 2017.
The Central Library organized a “Awareness Programme on Open Source” in Collaboration with IIT, Mumbai on 23rd January 2018. Mr. Mohamed Kasim Khan, Training Co-ordinator, Spoken Tutorial, IIT Bombay NMEICT (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, MHRD Govt. of India spoke on the title “Open Source Spoken Tutorial”.

The Central Library organised the “Library Literacy Programme for First Year students” on 10th July 2018.

Extension Activities:

Organised a National/State Level Conference/Seminar/Workshop for Academic Library professionals/ Village Librarians in collaboration with Library Association.

MoU Signed:

✔ MoU Signed with IALA TN Chapter for Resource sharing.

✔ MoU Signed with Pandian Neduchezhian Corporation Higher Secondary School, Madurai for Library.

Innovation Practices:

Introduced to improve the reading habits of the students.

Compulsory Course under Part VI – Credits -2.

Use of the Library resources every students at least once in 2 weeks is mandatory

Students availed this Service from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm

Student has to browse at least 25 books in year

Submit two different assignments

Best Practices:

Library offers Earn While You Learn scheme from 2010. Every year 12 economically poor students are encouraged to work in the library their during free hours for which they are remunerated by the management.

Consultancy Services:

The Central Library offer Consultancy work for Library Automation and provided professional advices to development of Libraries.

For this purpose the Pandian Neduncheliyan Corporation Higher Secondary School Library, Madurai automated by our college students through Library Consultancy Service.

Digitisation of our Founder Swami Chidbhavananda Maharaj Publications.