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Automation-Current status


Retrospective conversion completed

OPAC(Online Public Access Catalogue)

service started

Now the patrons can search library database for books, journals and multimedia.

They can search it by using keywords, author, title, subject,etc

Then note the Call No and go directly to the shelf and pick the book.

Preparation of Library membership card with barcoded Admission No. continues.

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New Books and Periodicals


Click on alert-7.doc

 To be relaesed on 03/11/2007

Periodicals(Subsription started)


  Jeo Junior


 Children’s World(CW)


Scientific American:India
Resonance :Journal of Science Education
Down to Earth

The Youngest


For a complete list of New additions please go to

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  1. The Hindu-3copies
  2. The New Indian Express-3 copies
  3. Business Line
  4. Navbharat Times(Hindi)
  5. Mathrubhumi(Malayalam)
  6. Malayala Manorama(Malayalam)

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IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto

The school library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today’s information and knowledge-based society. The school library equips students with life-long learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them to live as responsible citizens.

The Mission of the School Library

The school library offers learning services, books and resources that enable all members of the school community to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and media. School Libraries link to the wider library and information network in accord with the principles in the UNESCO Public Library Manifesto.

The library staff support the use of books and other information sources, ranging from the fictional to the documentary, from print to electronic, both on-site and remote. The materials complement and enrich textbooks, teaching materials and methodologies.

It has been demonstrated that, when librarians and teachers work together, students achieve higher levels of literacy, reading, learning, problem-solving and information and communication technology skills.

School library services must be provided equally to all members of the school community, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, nationality, language, professional or social status. Specific services and materials must be provided for those who are unable to use mainstream library services and materials.

Access to services and collections should be based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Freedoms, and should not be subject to any form of ideological, political or religious censorship, or to commercial pressures.

Funding legislation and networks

The school library is essential to every long-term strategy for literacy, education, information provision and economic, social and cultural development. As the responsibility of local, regional and national authorities, it must be supported by specific legislation and policies. School Libraries must have adequate and sustained funding for trained staff, materials, technologies and facilities. They must be free of charge.

The school library is an essential partner in the local, regional and national library and information network.

Where the school library shares facilities and/or resources with another type of library, such as a public library, the unique aims of the school library must be acknowledged and maintained.

Goals of the school library

The school library is integral to the educational process.

The following are essential to the development of literacy, information literacy, teaching, learning and culture and are core school library services:

  • supporting and enhancing educational goals as outlined in the school’s mission and curriculum;
  • developing and sustaining in children the habit and enjoyment of reading and learning, and the use of libraries throughout their lives;
  • offering opportunities for experiences in creating and using information for knowledge, understanding, imagination and enjoyment;
  • supporting all students in learning and practising skills for evaluating and using information, regardless of form, format or medium, including sensitivity to the modes of communication within the community;
  • providing access to local, regional, national and global resources and opportunities that expose learners to diverse ideas, experiences and opinions;
  • organizing activities that encourage cultural and social awareness and sensitivity;
  • working with students, teachers, administrators and parents to achieve the mission of the school;
  • proclaiming the concept that intellectual freedom and access to information are essential to effective and responsible citizenship and participation in a democracy;
  • promoting reading and the resources and services of the school library to the whole school community and beyond.

The school library fulfils these functions by developing policies and services, selecting and acquiring resources, providing physical and intellectual access to appropriate sources of information, providing instructional facilities, and employing trained staff.


The school librarian is the professionally qualified staff member responsible for planning and managing the school library, supported by as adequate staffing as possible, working together with all members of the school community, and liaising with the public library and others.

The role of school librarians will vary according to the budget and the curriculum and teaching methodology of the schools, within the national legal and financial framework. Within specific contexts, there are general areas of knowledge that are vital if school librarians are to develop and operate effective school library services: resource, library, and information management and teaching.

In an increasingly networked environment, school librarians must be competent in planning and teaching different information-handling skills to both teachers and students. Therefore they must continue their professional training and development.

Operation and Management

To ensure effective and accountable operations:

  • the policy on school library services must be formulated to define goals, priorities and services in relation to the school’s curriculum;
  • the school library must be organized and maintained according to professional standards;
  • services must be accessible to all members of the school community and operate within the context of the local community;
  • co-operation with teachers, senior school management, administrators, parents, other librarians and information professionals, and community groups must be encouraged.

Implementing the Manifesto

Governments, through their ministries responsible for education, are urged to develop strategies, policies and plans which implement the principles of this Manifesto. Plans should include the dissemination of the Manifesto to initial and continuing training programmes for librarians and teachers.

Filed under: IFLA-UNESCO

Read online

Theory of Relativity


Tom Sawyer

Alice in wonderland


For more E-Books, visit

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Add to Technorati Favorites

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L A: what we will get?


·        It provides users with timely access to library materials

·        It eliminates routine tasks or performs them more efficiently

·        It reduces the amount of time spent on material acquisition, serials management, budget administration and record keeping.

·        It supports new means of information retrieval by introducing patrons to global information

·        It allows patrons to use search strategies that exceed those that can be used with card catalogue

·        It allows patrons to search library’s collection from locations outside the library’s walls.

·        It motivates patrons , equips them with problem solving and information retrieval skills , and provides them with lif long learning experiences

Filed under: Library Automation,

L A:What are the steps?

i)                Preparing for Automation

ii)               System architecture and Hardware selection

iii)             System selection

iv)             Preparing the collection for the Automated system

v)              Implementing the Automated system

vi)             Networking

vii)           OPACs and WWW

viii)          Planning for the future

Filed under: Library Automation,

Reader’s Club 2008-’09

Smt.Lalitha Lenin, poet, children’s writer and former HoD, DLIS,
Univ.of Kerala,inaugurating the “Reader’s Club” , 2008-’09, on
23rd April, 2008.Dr.Cicy Roy Mathew,Principal,presided over the function.


Reading should be creative: Lalitha Lenin

The children should develop the habit of creative reading. There would be equal use and evaluation of electronic and print media. Censoring of reading should be intelligent by analysing the cultural and behavioural attitude of the children. Smt. Lalitha Lenin, poet and children’s writer, said in her inaugural address of the “Reader’s Club” at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom on 23rd April 2008.

The function was organised by the library in connection with World Book Day. The Principal Dr. Cicy Roy Mathew presided over the function. The prizes for the winners of Book review and Literary Quiz competitions were gave away by Smt. Lalitha Lenin.

Reder’s Club

Aims and objectives

i) Developing reading habit by the proper and directed use of information resources

ii) Developing information literacy skills that increase the ability to search, use and evaluate the information and put it the correct and timely decision making.

iii) Active participation of students, teachers and other users in library activities

iv) Developing a positive and healthy attitude towards our literature, culture and society.


a) Participation in the library activities such as routine works, planning and implementation of reading promotional programmes, special/thematic activities (exhibitions on special days and people, annoncements, bulletin board displays) etc.

b) Author talks/interactions

c) Book talks

d) Reading Sessions

e) Competitions such as book reviews, literary quiz, designing of book jackets, story telling, reading etc

f) Publication of “Reader’s Club Bulletin”

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Library Rules

  1. All students and staff of the school are members of the library.
  2. A student can borrow only two books at a time for a period of two weeks.
  3. A staff member can borrow maximum five books at a time for a period of one month.
  4. Books will be issued to the students, during the library periods. No book will be issued or returned during the teaching hours.
  5. Marking, underlining or writing on library books, periodicals, and newspapers is strictly forbidden.
  6. Reference books and current periodicals will not be issued to any member. These can be consulted only in the library.
  7. If the books are not returned within the specified time it will be viewed seriously and fine will be charged as per rules.
  8. The Librarian may call for a book at any time, even if the normal period of loan has not expired.
  9. In case of book is misused, wrongly handled or lost the person concerned will have to replace the book or pay the current market price of the book.
  10. After reading, make sure that the books, periodicals and newspapers are kept back at their respective places.
  11. The members should take good care of library furnishings and equipment. Make sure the library looks as good when you leave as it did when you came in.
  12. Drink and food are not allowed in the Library.
  13. Library computers are for academic purpose only. Do not tamper with the computer settings. Follow the internet safety guidelines.
  14. A ‘No Dues Certificate’ by each student is to be obtained from the Librarian while his/her transfer/withdrawal from the school.
  15. Strict order and silence shall be maintained in the library and speak softly if needed.

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Reading4Pleasure School 2020

Reading 4 Pleasure School 2020 Award


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Child Line (1098)

CHILDLINE 1098 service is a 24 hour free emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection.

CBSE Toll Free Tele/Online Helpline

Students can call 1800 11 8002 from any part of the country. The operators will answer general queries and also connect them to the counselors for psychological counseling. The helpline will be operational from 08 a.m to 10 p.m. On-line counseling on:

Kendriya Vidyalaya (Shift-I)
Thiruvananthapuram-695 004
Kerala India

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