NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
ILA Indian library Association declared 14th november as National Library Day, Since 1968, 14-20 November has been celebrated as National Library week all over India and various programmes are organised to let the public know about the libraries.
ACTIVITIES PLANNED DURING NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
- BOOK REVIEW WRITING
- BOOK JACKET DESIGNING.
- BOOK MARK DESIGNING
- POSTER MAKING COMPETITION
- POEM RECITATION
- STORY TELLING
SIYALI RAMAMRITA RANGANATHAN (12 AUGUST 1892 – 27 SEPTEMBER 1972)
FATHER OF LIBRARY SCIENCE IN INDIA
In 1995, UNESCO created the world book and copyright Day to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on 23rd April, encouraging everyone and to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the contribution of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.
MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD 11. NOV. 1888 – 22. FEB. 1958
His real name was “ Abul kalam Ghulam Muhiyaddin“.He was India’s first Education Minister (1947 – 58). He awarded India’s highest civilian honour, The Bharat Ratna in 1992.He established the most cultural & literary academies including Sangeet Natak Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, Sahitya academy as well as Indian Council for cultural Relations.The first IIT, IISc, school of planning and Architecture & the University Grants Commission were established under his tenure.
“Education imparted by heart
can bring revolution
in the society”.
——Moulana Abul Kalam Azad
REMEMBERING THE FATHER OF LIBRARY SCIENCES IN INDIA
SHIYALI RAMAMRITA RANGANATHAN
(12TH AUGUST 1892 – 27TH SEPTEMBER 1972)
Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (12th august 1892 – 27 september 1972 ) was a mathematician and Librarian from India. His most notable contributions were his five laws of library science & development of the first major analytic-synthetic classification system, the colon classification. He is considered to be the father of library science, documentation, and information science in India. His Birthday is observed as the “ National Librarian’s Day” in india.
FIVE LAWS OF LIBRARY SCIENCE:
- BOOKS ARE FOR USE
- EVERY READER HAS HIS/HER BOOK
- EVERY BOOK HAS ITS READER
- SAVE THE TIME OF READER
- LIBRARY IS A GROWING ORGANIZATION
Dr. S.R.R was born on August 9, 1892 to Ramamritam Iyer and Sita Lakshmi Ammal at shiyali.He has a master degree in mathematics. He taught mathematics at presidency college in1921.In January 1924 Dr S.R.R took charge of the Madras University Library as University Librarian. Then he get six month certificate course in library science in London.
He started the Library Science Department in the year 1931 at Madras University. later he was professor of Library science at Banaras Hindu University (1945-47) and Delhi University (1947-55). He was chairman of the UGC Library commission &founded Indian National Scientific Documentation centre (INSDOC) in Delhi in 1950 and also started DRTC (Documentation Research and Training Center ) at Bangalore in 1962 under the auspices of the Indian Statistical Institute and promote the research activities in the field of Library and Information Science.
He was President of Indian Library Association (1944-1953). In 1957 he was elected an honorary member of the International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID).He was honoured with D.Litt. from Delhi University in 1948 and also D.Litt. from University of Pittsburgh.
The govt. Of India awarded Padmashri to Dr. S.R. Ranganathan in 1957 for his valuable contribution to library science.
FAMOUS BOOKS OF Dr.S.R.R
- FIVE LAWS OF LIBRARY SCIENCE (1931)
- COLON CLASSIFICATION (1933)
- CLASSIFIED CATALOGUE CODE (1934)
- LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION (1935)
- PROLEGOMENA TO LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION (1937)
- THEORY OF THE LIBRARY CATALOGUE (1938)
- ELEMENTS OF LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION (1945)
- CLASSIFICATION AND INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTATION (1948)
- CLASSIFICATION AND COMMUNICATION (1951)
Dr. S.R.R was an editor of the following journals.
- Abigila(Indian library association 1949-53)
- Annals of Library Science” (1954- 63)
- Library science with a slant to documentation (194-72)
He founded the Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for library science in 1963.He was also nominated as “ National Research Professor of Library Science in” 1965.
He is remembered forever as “Father of Library Science” for his unique service in the field of library science .
WORLD SKILL DAY
World Youth Skills Day 2016 – Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment
Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.
That is why education and training are key determinants of success in the labor market. But unfortunately, existing systems are failing to address the learning needs of many young people, and surveys of learning outcomes and skills show that a large number of youth have low levels of achievement in basic literacy and numeracy. Skills and jobs for youth feature prominently in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and SDG target 4.4 calls for a substantial increase in the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills
July 15 is World Youth Skills Day, and the United Nations is observing the day with a special event on the theme of “Skills Development to Improve Youth Employment.” Understanding what works to support young people in today’s and tomorrow’s labor market through training and skills development will be key to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, and will be at the center of this high-level event.
The event will be facilitated by the UN Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and will feature opening remarks from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The event is co-organized with the Permanent Missions of Sri Lanka and Portugal to the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Labour Organization (ILO).