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The inclusion of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan’s New Library Policy (2008) under the Article 137 and 138 of the Education Code indicated an era of change in the once kept off institution, the School Library. The Policy clearly sets up objectives of the library as,
The knowledge hub of the school and disseminate knowledge as widely as possible.
Facilitate creation of new knowledge.
Facilitate optimal use of knowledge by all staff and students.
Ensure easy access to the facilities available to all staff and students.
Encourage and foster reading habit among staff and students.
Effectively participate in the teaching-learning programmes of the school.
In order to achieve these objectives the library will undertake to:-
Serve as the center of information for the Vidyalaya and provide easy access to national and global knowledge to all staff and students.
Offer an inviting and attractive physical space with proper seating
arrangements and other amenities.
Ensure that staff and students are treated with courtesy and offered all
assistance in their pursuit of knowledge.
Offer proactive services to all users.
Optimize its potential to provide access to information and knowledge to all by proper display, categorization and classification of resource materials.
Help all the users to develop the skills to make optimum use of all the
Undertake activities to foster an interest in books and increase involvement in the library.
Improve the collection and services on a continuing basis in consultation with users/stakeholders.
Workout a programme in consultation with teachers for the effective use of all types of library materials.
To work effectively and efficiently by undertaking every activity in a
The above said objectives could be achieved only with the help of a properly planned and well instituted School Library Programme. The Library Media Centre at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom has been putting efforts to live up to the expectations of the teaching and learning community by following a planned library programme. In the academic year 2008-’09, the targets and activities are rearranged to incorporate the new policy guidelines.
The following sections discuss the past achievements, present state and the new targets sets in the current session for the library.