E-Granthalaya: A digital agenda for Library Automation and Networking (eG-3), the dynamic library management and networking software from NIC is entering the KVs in a big way. There was a two day hands on training programme on the software at the In service course going on at KVS ZIET Mysore. KV Librarians have been looking for a uniform software for all the KVs in the country for the last many years and if the E-Granthalaya can fulfil the requirements, it will revolutionise the libraries and boost up its prospects as Global learning points in the near future.
Mr. P. S. Bhat, Technical Director, Ms. Rashni, Programmer (NIC Bangalore) Sh. P A Devaraj, Principal System Analyst and Ms. Shilpa, Field Engg. (NIC Mysore) conducted the training.
The participants are planning to find out and report the components needed in the software to function in KV libraries.
We are grateful to the Course Director, Sh. S.M.Saleem and NIC Technical Director, Sh. Ram Kumar Matoria for taking the initiatives.
The second phase of In-service course for Librarians (Batch-I) began ET Mysore on 22 March 2010. The course was formally inaugurated by Director, Shri. S. M.Saleem. Ass. Director, Smt. Ruby Huria welcomed the participants.
The course will end on 28 March 2010.
On the first day, after the inaugural session PRE-Test was conducted.
Afternoon session was taken by the Resourse Person, Shri. S.L.Faisal on Library Advocacy Programme, followed by Library Promotional and Publicity Tools. The participants were given with group-wise assingment on publishing library bulletins/newsletters and library guides.
For Live reporting visit, KV Librarian’s Network
The fourteen days In service course for librarians started on 17th August 2009 at the KVS Zonal Institute of Education and Training, Mysore with thirty nine participants from five Regions, Delhi, Dehradun, Chandigarh, Guwahati and Kolkata. The participants included freshers who joined in 2009 and seniors who to be retire in this year.
The programme was planned in a way to familiarize the participants with modern day professional tools and techniques with demos on real life applications. The thrust areas were the New Library Policy, Library Automation, Digital Libraries and Library 2.0.
In the inaugural session on 17th August 2009 Sh. Shaik Mohammad Saleem, Director, ZIET welcomed the chief guest and all the participants. Prof. Umesh H. S., Principal, Sarada Vilas Teachers College, Mysore formally inaugurated the training programme. On the key note address he emphasised upon the modern day skills a library professional should be mastered. Associate Director, Smt. Ruby Huria proposed vote of thanks.
The mandatory pre-test was conducted on the same day.
The participants were divided into five groups and allotted with assignments , projects and daily duties. The assignments were,
1. Check list to evaluate a Library and its services
2. A Format for Librarian’s Diary
3. An Inspection format for the Librarian
4. Status of Library services in KVS and operational difficulties
5. Solutions and suggestions for the operational difficulties and overall improvement of KV libraries.
From the second day the the participants were engaged in different theoretical and hands on sessions.
The expert panel of guest lectures included, Prof. M. Minhaj, SDMIMD, Mysore (Internet search strategies, Greenstone Digital Library, Creation of library websites), Dr. Amruthavally, Faculty, CIST, University of Mysore (introduction to computers and related technologies), Dr. C.P.Ramasesha, Deputy Librarian, Uiversity of Mysore (Electronic resources for school libraries), Mr. Swaroop, E-Lib Manager, Mr. Sunil, M.V., Librarian, Mrs. Taramalini, Assistant Librarian, SDMIMD, Mysore (Library Automation with NewGenLib) and Mrs. Sumithra Raghavan, Librarian, KV CLRI, Chennai (Getting strated with ThinkQuest).
All the theoretical sessions were followed by extensive hands on experiences in the ZIET labs.
The in house experts Sh. Shaik Mohammad Saleem, Director and Smt. Ruby Huria, Associate Director handled sessions on effective communication skills and skills for life. Resource Person Mr. S.L.Faisal, introduced web 2.0 and library 2.0 technologies (library blogs, social networks) to the participants.
The course discussed the New Library Policy in detail and consolidated the suggestions for further following. Preparation of a Library manual was another general project assigned to the participants.
Each participant was given with five individual projects on Library Policy, Library Manual, Internet search, Greenstone Digital library and Library Blogs.
Spoken English and life skill education also were taken up elaborately as a part of the course content as per the direction of KVS training policy.
All the assignments and projects were completed timely under the supervision of the course director and presented before the participants on the allotted days.
The participants visited the Library at SDMIMD to get a real life experience on Library automation. They also visited Ooty, Mysore palace, Brindavan Garden and Srirangapatna.
Post test was conducted on 28th August. Twenty three participants secured ‘A’ and thirteen got ‘B’.
A cultural evening was organized by the participants on 29th August 2009.
The assignments and projects were presented and thoroughly discussed on 30th August in the presence of Director, Sh. S.M.Saleem.
Dr. N.S. Harinarayana, Senior Faculty, Dept. of Inf. Science, Univ. of mysore was the chief guest in the valedictory function. The Resource Person, S.L.Faisal presented the consolidated course report. In his speech, Director, Sh. S.M.Saleem, expressed satisfaction on the success of the programme.
Mr. Nisar Ahmed proposed the vote of thanks.
The fourteen days in service training programme was well planned and thoroughly executed. The success of it purely depended on the attitude and hard work of the participants.
Daily proceedings along with photographs were also uploaded to the blog KV Library Web pages http://kvlblogs.wordpress.com .
Presentation of Assignments and Projects
KVS Library Policy : Mr. Nisar Ahmed
Library Manual: Ms. Munawwer Sultana
Checklist to evaluate a library and its services: Ms. Manpreet Kaur
Librarian’s Diary: Mr.Sushil Mishra
Inspection tool for Librarians: Mrs. Geetha Panikar
Status and operational difficulties in KV Libraries: Mr. K.N. Tiwary
Solutions for operational difficulties and the overall development of KV Libraries: Mrs.Vandan Pal
Mr. Harinarayana, Senior Faculty, Dept. of Information Science, Univ. of Mysore (Chief Guest), Mr. S.M.Saleem, Director, Mrs. Ruby Huria, Associate Director, Mr. S.L.Faisal, Resourse Person.
Mr. Harinarayana, Senior Faculty, Dept. of Information Science, Univ. of Mysore
Giving away the Certificates, CDs and Photographs
Vote of thanks: Mr. Nisar Ahmed
Good Bye ZIET Mysore
Assembly: Group 5
Effective Communication (Role play, Extempore)
Mrs. Ruby Huria, Ass. Director
Sh. S.M.Saleem, Director
Assembly: Group 4
HTML and Website designing
Prof. M.Minhaj, SDMIMD
Editorial team at work
Practice for Cultural Evening
Srirangapatna, Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan
The Warrior King’s death place
Sri Ranganatha Temple inside Tipu’s Fort
Brindavan Garden, Mysore