Workshop on ‘Library Automation’ concludes

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Five day long workshop on “Library Automation” under Central Sponsored Scheme (CSS), organized by Government College of Education, Jammu.
The workshop was designed with the objective to include librarians and teachers of different Government Schools of Jammu who showed keen interest in this field to have better understanding on various aspects of library science.
The valedictory function was presided over by the Principal of the college, Prof (Dr) Koushal Smotra. Report of the five day long workshop was presented by Dr Piyali Arora and the vote of thanks was presented by Dr Mohd Zubair Kales. The whole program was anchored by Prof Ashu Jolly. Others present on the occasion, included Prof Anju Bala, Dr Anuradha Seth , Chief Librarian and organizing secretary of the workshop, Dr Sindhu Kapoor, Prof Mansi Sharma, Prof Sunita. Surjeet Singh Chib, Sonika Slathia, Poonam Gupta and Mansha Khajuria. They shared their feedback and said that the theme of the workshop was first of its kind covering wide dimension of library science and such endeavor should be continued in future as well.
The fifth and final day of the workshop was devoted for the field visit to MIER College, Jammu and the Central Library of Jammu University. Participants were oriented with Total Library Software System (TLSS) being used in MIER College Library. Chief Librarian of MIER College Suneel Bhat interacted with the students and cleared their doubts. Thereafter, visit to Central Library, University of Jammu was equally effective where Assistant Librarian Dr Gurdev Singh gave thorough awareness regarding information resources, services and IT infrastructure available in the library. The visit to the libraries was a good learning experience which helped to widen learning horizon of participants pertaining to library automation.

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