“STRATEGY FOR EFFECTIVE LIBRARY SERVICE DURING COVID19 PANDEMIC”

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Faridabad News, 15 Sep 2020 : DAV Institute of Management, NH 3, NIT, Faridabad, under the patronage of DAV college Managing Committee organized National Webinar Discussion “Strategy For Effective Library Service During Covid19 Pandemic” on 15 Sept. 2020 which turned international with participation of many from abroad. The participants included Librarians, Assistant librarians, Library professionals, Professors and Assistant Professors of various Universities from across India. The objective of the event was to conceptualize Strategy for Effective Library Service during Covid19 Pandemic.

As a tradition of DAV, the session began with the chanting of the Gayatri Mantra. Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, Principal Director, DAVIM welcomed all the panelists of the day and thanked them for being a part of this event. Dr. Ritu Gandhi Arora, Vice Principal, DAVIM, gave the opening Remarks and welcomed Shri. Shiv Raman Gaur ji, Director Higher Education, DAVCMC, the chief guest of the day. In his address, he showed concern about reducing number of footfalls in libraries, a trend being observed.

The session was moderated by Dr. Parul Nagi, who welcomed the eminent speakers, Dr. P.N Bajpai, Deputy Librarian, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, Dr. Deep Singh, Librarian, Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur. Dr. Vinay Kanthola, Asst. Librarian, NIIT University, Neemrana and Dr. Vinod Kumar Jain, Sr. Library Information Assistant, Arun Jaitly Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad. The guests shared their views about the usefulness of library and its services. The event was an effort to bring together experienced professionals to discuss strategies for effective library management in challenging times like COVID- 19. The guests deliberated on the use of various information dissemination techniques such as personalized collections, online reference services, social networks, websites, and OPACs. The e-library concept, the remote access to library resources, availing the services of Govt. on-line libraries, repository of variety of contents in libraries, mobile apps for 24*7 access are some of the efforts made by institutions to maintain the popularity and accessibility of library in these new but challenging situation. Participants were issued e- certificate for participation. This event was live on DAVIM’s Face book Page.

The queries were taken up Dr. Meera Arora and Dr. Anjali Ahuja. Mr. Anwer Hussain gave the closing remarks and thanked Dr. Hema Gulati for media support, Dr. Anamika Bhargava, Dr. Rashmi Bhargava, Mr. Harish Rawat and team for technical support. Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, Principal Director, DAVIM, congratulated the organizers of the event Mr. Anwer Hussain, Ms. Shweta Tiku, Mr. Sanjeev Kumar and Mr. Neeraj Bhardwaj for making this event successful. Dr. Sarita Kaushik concluded the session with a formal vote of thanks.

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