School Library Media Programme 2007-’08
The school Library provides information, inculcates ideas, and develops knowledge that is so essential to functioning successfully in today’s information and knowledge based society. It is fundamental to school library to equip students with life long learning skills and develop in them creative thinking and imagination, and enabling them to live as ideal and responsible citizens.
Thus, the school library must be made the hub of all the activities planned and executed in school. It can be used by students to prepare for their next class period, home examination, general education, information, competitions, recreation and inspiration. To cater to the wide varieties of demands of students and teachers it has to judiciously select and procure the prescribed/recommended text-books and other reading material from different sources, technically process it by making use of a standard scheme of classification, catalogue it to provide various access points, organise the collection on scientific lines, circulate the documents and disseminate the information in the manner most liked by the students and teachers. In addition, the school library has to serve as a resource centre as well. (Organizing School Libraries-Guidelines, CBSE, 2006).
Great importance has given to the organization and management of librarires in Kendriya Vidyalayas. The Education Code says that, every endeavour should be made to ensure that the library adds to scholastic efficiency by providing material to supplement and enrich instruction and guidance given to the class room, besides affording the child to discover himself, guide him to adopt higher ideals of life and help him in the choice of useful career.
The main objectives of Vidyalaya library are;
§ To serve an adjunct to class room instruction
§ To provide extra reading facilities
§ To sustain co-curricular programmes
§ To create purposeful reading among children
§ To foster love of books and habit of careful handling of books
§ To acquire information literacy skills
§ To cater the needs of bright and gifted children on one hand and under achievers on the other
§ To provide facilities to teachers for improved professional efficiency
§ To equip the students in searching, evaluating and using the information for decision making
To train the pupils in careful use of public property.
School Library Media Programme 2007-‘08
School Library Media Programme is the full range of learning experiences arising out of school library assessment, resources, facilities, support services, technologies, community connections and staff leadership. A properly planned programme is the backbone of the School Library since it contributes tremendously to the academic achievement of the students.
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