Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Purpose and Objective of the study:

Kendiya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) is the largest educational system of India having a total of 1243 schools in India and 03 are in abroad. Every school is enriched with a library and a qualified librarian. The organization and management of KV libraries are a challenging task. The KVS has constituted a guideline especially designed to establish a library or run a library. This paper is a pilot study in connection to the research work for the KV libraries of Assam established in different districts. This paper concentrates on different managerial and organizational aspects of school libraries like collections, services, users, budgets, activities, yearly stock verification, weeding out policy of KVS, automation and others.


The present study is confined only with 19 school libraries of Assam scattered in different districts of Assam, India. It may be noted that a total number of 57 KVs are situated in 27 districts of Assam.


The present pilot study finds different aspects of the KV libraries. In the study it is found that a yearly plan for the libraries is known as ALAP (Annual Library Activity Plan) has followed with utmost care. This ALAP consists of different library activities month wise. Librarians of KVS are well trained with different types of training, workshops time to time. In the study it is also discussed that the all the KVs are fully automated with E-Granthalaya Software.



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