SHARDEIN SCHOOL LIBRARY

 

Opening Hours: Resources Available:
 7.40am – 2.15pm Fiction + Non-Fiction Books
Reference Books- encyclopedias, dictionaries
Newspapers,atlases Exam Papers

 

1-Availability of Library Books-

No. of Reference books       -600

No. of Text/Hobby books   -7000

Total=7600

2-Library Automation status – A Library Automation Software System- “SAMS” has been and used for the complete automation.

3- Issue-Return system- Circulation system is being handled with Borrower-card system. Each Student can Borrow one book at a time for 7 days. Our staff-members are borrowing books and magazines with Register-system at a time for 14 days loan period. Penalty for over due books is also being charged at rate of 2/- rupees per day as per shardein school library.

Primary-section students can use their  library–materials in library, during their Library period. To fulfill this purpose sufficient no. of books.

4- Guidance and counseling corner is being updated time to time for the information to the students. Concerned Brochure, books and Directory is also available in library for their ready reference. 

SHARDEIN SCHOOL LIBRARY CHARTER

1- Be the knowledge hub of the school and disseminate knowledge as widely as possible.

2- Facilitate creation of new knowledge.

3- Facilitate optimal use of knowledge by all staff and students.

4-Ensure easy access to the facilities available to all staff and students.

5- Encourage and foster reading habit among staff and students.

6- Effectively participate in the teaching-learning programme of the school.

 

In order to achieve these objectives the library will undertake to:-

1- Serve as the center of information for the school and provide easy access to national and global knowledge to all staff and students.

2- Offer an inviting and attractive physical space with proper seating arrangements and other amenities.

3- Offer proactive services to all users.

4- Optimize its potential to provide access to information and knowledge to all by proper display, categorization classification of resource materials.

5- Help all the users to develop the skills to make optimum use of all the facilities.

6- Undertake activities to foster an interest in books and increase involvement in the library.

7- Improve the collection and services on a continuing basis in consultation with users’ stakeholders.

8- To work effectively and efficiently by undertaking every activity in a professional manner.

 

General guidelines for the library-

1. The library must maintain a well-rounded core collection including reference materials to satisfy the regular needs of the staff and students. The core collection would consist of several copies of textbooks, reference materials related to each subject, costly essential books which would include encyclopedias, maps, atlas, rare books on particular topics/subjects or exclusive editions of general books.

2. Besides the core collection other general (fiction and nonfiction) books for regular issue should be available in the library.

3. Weeding out of books should be a regular feature and should be carried out with the approval of the competent authority, at least once in a year

4 Categorizing/classifying and indexing of books should be invariably done keeping in mind the objective of the library.

5. The library should follow open access system.

Size of library collection-

1. The core collection of the library should take into account the size of the school and subjects offered besides covering project based activities, career guidance, counseling etc.

2. Books should be available in both English and Hindi.

. 3. Low cost and age relevant editions of classics and fictions should be preferred for the general section of the school library.

4. During annual stock taking, weeding out of collection should also be carried out.

5. Besides books, libraries should subscribe to useful magazines, periodicals and journals.

Services to be provided by the library

1. Issue of books for home use – Each student would be issued one book at a time for a period of one week .The return books on time would compulsorily lead to penalty of Re.2/- per day for all (students).

2. A recall system for overdue books should be introduced. This could be achieved by sending an overdue note to the concerned student through the Class Teacher. In case of staff the note can be sent through the school office.

3. Re-issue of books by a user may be allowed maximum one more after first issue.

4. Newly purchased books should not be issued to any user for at least one month but should be displayed separately as new arrivals.

5. Issue of subject reference books – Only subject reference books from reference section would be issued for home use on those days when the successive day is a holiday. The book will have to be returned on the next working day. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias etc would not be issued.

6. One set of textbooks may be issued to teachers for the subject being taught by them for the whole session.

7. In case a user losses a book he/she would have to either replace the book or deposit the price of the book with late-fine in the library.

8. Each user would be provided with library cards for issue of books.

9. Reading facilities in the Library – There should be comfortable seating arrangement with proper lighting in the library. The library would be open on all working days and the entire duration of school hours.

10. Each section will have two library periods per week. Classes VI to XII will go to the library during this period.

14. Computer and Internet access – The library should have a computer, which would be used for storing information of the collection, record of books issued books.

Organization of the Library

1. A proper system of cataloging and classification of the collection should be done to provide easy access and also to keep account of the books.

2. Computerization of the library should be carried out.

3. Books should be arranged in lockable shelves but open access system should be followed.

4. The library’ should subscribe at least 10 periodicals/journals/magazines. These should be attractively displayed on magazine racks.

5. The library should also carry out a number of activities like:-

i. Display of latest books, magazines & periodicals.

ii. Book reviews

iii. No. of general( fiction and non fiction) books, v. Subject wise list of books

iv. Class wise list of fiction and non-fiction available in the library..

Management of Library

1. The librarian will manage the library and the duties of the librarian will include all that has been stated in the previous sections.

LIBRARY POLICY FOR SHARDEIN SCHOOL  : Library Charter. The objective of the library is to:

  • Be the knowledge hub of the school and disseminate knowledge as widely as possible.
  • Facilitate creation of new knowledge.
  • Facilitate optimal use of knowledge by all staff and students.
  • Ensure easy access to the facilities available to all staff and students.
  • Encourage and foster reading habit among staff and students.
  • Effectively participate in the teaching-learning programme of the school.

In order to achieve these objectives the library will undertake to:-

  • Serve as the center of information for the school and provide easy access to national and global knowledge to all staff and students.
  • Offer an inviting and attractive physical space with proper seating arrangements and other amenities.
  • Ensure that staff and students are treated with courtesy and offered all assistance in their pursuit of knowledge.
  • Offer proactive services to all users.
  • Optimize its potential to provide access to information and knowledge to all by proper display, categorization/classification of resource materials.
  • Help all the users to develop the skills to make optimum use of all the facilities.
  • Undertake activities to foster an interest in books and increase involvement in the library.
  • Improve the collection and services on a continuing basis in consultation with users/stakeholders.
  • Workout a programme in consultation with teachers for the effective use of all types of library materials.
  • To work effectively and efficiently by undertaking every activity in a professional manner.

  1. The library must maintain a well-rounded core collection including reference materials to satisfy the regular needs of the staff and students.  The core collection would consist of several copies of textbooks, reference materials related to each subject, costly essential books which would include encyclopedias, maps, atlas, rare books on particular topics/subjects or exclusive editions of general books.
  2. Besides the core collection other general (fiction and nonfiction) books for regular issue should be available in the library.
  3. The core collection may be supplemented through networks, e-resources etc to provide better qualitative and quantitative services.
  4. Library collections are dynamic resources and therefore, there should be constant review and renewal of material to ensure that the collections are relevant to the users/stakeholders.
  5. Weeding out of books should be a regular feature and should be carried out with the approval of the competent authority, at least once in a year
  6. Categorizing/classifying and indexing of books should be invariably done keeping in mind the objective of the library.
  7. The library should follow open access system.

Size of library collection.

  1. The core collection of the library should take into account the size of the school subjects offered besides covering project based activities, career guidanc e, counseling etc.
  2. Books should be available in both English and Hindi.
  3. Besides the core collection, other general books put together should be at the rate of 5 books per student subject to a minimum of 1500 books for newly opened schools. This collection should be well thought out. Low cost and age relevant editions of classics and fictions should be preferred for the general section of the school library.
  4. Book purchase should be a continuous process and some percentage of the total school budget .
  5. Besides books, libraries should subscribe to useful magazines, periodicals and journals.

Services to be provided by the library.

  1. Issue of books for home use – Each student would be issued two books at a time for a period of one week.  Staff members, including Principal, would be issued maximum five books at a time for a maximum period of one fortnight.  Failure to return books on time would compulsorily lead to penalty of Re.1 per day for all (students & staff).
  2. A recall system for overdue books should be introduced. This could be achieved by sending an overdue note to the concerned student through the Class Teacher. In case of staff the note can be sent through the school office.
  3. Reissue of books by a user may be allowed maximum twice more after first issue.
  4. Newly purchased books should not be issued to any user for at least one month but should be displayed separately as new arrivals.
  5. Issue of subject reference books – Only subject reference books from reference section would be issued for home use on those days when the successive day is a holiday.  The book will have to be returned on the next working day. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias etc would not be issued.
  6. One set of textbooks may be issued to teachers for the subject being taught by them for the whole session.
  7. In case a user loses a book he/she would have to either replace the book or deposit three times the price of the book in the library.
  8. Each user would be provided with library cards for issue of books.
  9. Magazines and periodicals may also be issued for a week only. However, it must be ensured that at least two previous issues are available in the library. A separate register should be maintained for this purpose.
  10. Reading facilities in the Library – There should be comfortable seating arrangement with proper lighting in the library.  The library would be open on all working days and the entire duration of school hours.
  11. Each section will have two library periods per week. Classes VI to XII will go to the library during this period. For primary classes the teacher supervising the library period will give books from class library to the students. One teacher, who would help in maintaining discipline in the library as well as assist the librarian, will accompany the students of class VI & above to the library. However, the arrangement for library class may differ from school to school depending on the number of sections per class. In very large schools one period of class library can be introduced.  Notwithstanding this the number of library periods would be two per section out of which one period will be in the library. The class library period can be utilized for other library related activity also for which the class teacher would be in charge.
  12. The librarian should also identify two students in each section who would assist in library activities.
  13. Librarian should facilitate in the use of the library by acting as intermediary between the users and the collection.
  14. Computer and Internet access – The library should have a computer, which would be used for storing information of the collection, record of books issued, digitalized books and provide internet access.

Organization of the Library

  1. A proper system of cataloging and classification of the collection should be done to provide easy access and also to keep account of the books
  2. The library should invariably display the following information:

i.                        Total no. of books

ii.                        No. of text books

iii.                        No. of Reference books.

iv.                        No. of general( fiction  and non fiction) books

v.                        Subject wise list of books

vi.                        Class wise list of fiction and non-fiction available in the library.

vii.                        No. of periodicals/magazines available along with their names and periodicity.

Management of Library

  1. The librarian will manage the library and the duties of the librarian will include all that has been stated in the previous sections.

GENERAL RULES OF LIBRARY

AS PER shardein school library

For Students-

  1. 1. Strict discipline and silence are to be observed in the Library.
  2. 2. Each user would be provided with library cards for issue of books.
  3. 3. Issue of books for home – Each student would be issued one book at a time for a period of one week.
  4. 4. Reissue of books by a user may be allowed maximum one more after first issue.
  5. 5. Failure to return books on Due-date would compulsorily lead to penalty of Re.2/- per day for all students.
  6. 6. A ‘No Dues Certificate’ for each student is to be obtained from the Librarian while withdrawing any student from school.
  7. 7. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias etc. would not be issued.
  8. 8. Newly purchased books will not be issued to any user for at least one month. But it will be displayed separately as new arrivals.
  9. 9. Issue of subject reference books- Only subject reference books from reference section would be issued for home use on those days when the successive day is a holiday.  The book will have to be returned on the next working day.
  10. 10. In case a user loses a book he/she would have to either replace the book or deposit the price of the book in the library.
  11. 11. Magazines and periodicals may also be issued for a day only.
  12. 12. Library books are to be deposited at least one week before leaving the station or any break (Short Vacation) and 15 days before any long vacation.

 

  1. 13. All students should maintain a deciplane in the library and put their shoes in the shoe rack.

14.Library Books can be issued and returned during Library Period of the class only

and not in any teaching period.

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