An Online Academic Social Networking project “Library Junction: Where Minds meet and Ideas pop up !”, launched by Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom has won Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan’s National Innovations and Experimentation Award 2010. The project satrted earlier this year with an objective to create an easily accessible and user friedly online teaching and learning platform which connects the library, students and teachers.
Library Junction (www.libraryjunction.net) utlilizes the popular social networking concept as a platform to reach out to the new generation library users and kindles their love towards books and reading. It facilitates collaborative learning, knowledge sharing and critical thinking. Developing information and media literacy skills amomg students and help them to find, evalate and use accurate and trust worthy information on internet has been also a main aim of the project.
Now there are more than 750 members on this moderated online social network including students, teachers and professionals from all over the world. NCERT has also selected this project for implementation under the All India Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education For Schools and Teacher Education Institutions 2010-’11. The project team has been expanded with expert teachers from different subject areas lead by the Principal, C.P.Kumaran and are ready to share their knowledge and clear student’s doubts on curriculum issues. The membership is open to all those who are interested in books, reading, libraries and the good use of internet.
S.L.Faisal, Librarian of KV Pattom (shift-I) is behind the conept and the coordinator of the project. He will receive the award from the Human Resource Minister (Chairman of KVS), Kapil Sibal on 13 December at a ceremony in New Delhi.