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Evaluation of Status and Services of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Libraries: A Survey based Analytical Approach

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 9 Issue 2

Published: 2020
Author(s) Name: N. K. Pachauri, Sunil Saini, Mujib Rahiman K. U. | Author(s) Affiliation: TGT - Librarian, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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School library is regarded as the hub of all the teaching learning process of an institute. It provides the full range of print and not print material to the staff and the students to support teaching learning and other educational functions. This article deals with an analytical approach to user base studies of 235 Libraries of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan - KVS. KVS is a pioneer and well established school education system governed by the Government of India under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. The paper discussed about the main objectives of KVS libraries, computerisation, man power, services, infrastructure, available for the students and staff. Paper also presents the study about open access, purchasing procedure, library operation, library collection, staffing, library activities etc. Online and other library work also evaluated in the study. The evaluation of status and services is based on various guidelines formulated by National and International agencies. The present work refers various policies like ALA, IFLA/UNESCO, UK School Library Association CBSE, MHRD and KVS. On the basis of analysis various suggestions and recommendations are also included at the end of this research paper.

Keywords: Library, User, Digitalization, Automation, Collection Development, Training, E-Resources, ICT, Blog, Library Advocacy, Library Standards

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