Jamshedpur: XLRI – Xavier School of Management observed the ‘National Librarians’ Day’ on August 12th, 2019. In his welcome address, Mr. D. T. Edwin, Head – Library, XLRI at a formal celebration held at Sir Jehangir Ghandy Library – XLRI, explained that this day is celebrated in India to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. S R Ranganathan, who is considered the father of Library Science. On this occasion, he introduced all the new launches of the day viz., XLRI Alumni Publications Display, Liberty (Library Management System) – Softlink Asia, Bibliotheca Hybrid (RFID & EM) Self Check System – EduTech, XLRI IRINS – Faculty Profile – Inflibnet and I Love My Librarian Award! At the solemn event, the lamp lighting was done by various librarians of Jamshedpur and the delegates. Dr S R Ranganathan’s photo was installed at the library and garlanded.
Dr. Pranabesh Ray, Chairperson, XLRI Alumni Relations spoke about the XLRI Alumni Books & Publications and the wide range of books by the Alumni in detail.
The Chief Guest of the event, Rev. Fr. Francis Peter S. J. Chair Person, CeRTEL – Centre for Research and Training in Education Leadership, XLRI in his address, suggested everyone, “Not to read Good books but to read Best books”. He also stressed that, “Knowledge is the currency of the future”. He inaugurated the Alumni Publications Display and IRINS – Faculty Profile.
Rev Fr Jerome Cutinha S. J., Dean – Administration & Finance, XLRI inaugurated the Liberty (Library Management System) and Bibliotheca Hybrid (RFID & EM) Self Check System. He felicitated all the guest librarians and the library staff members with gifts. He also gave the “I Love My Librarian Award” to Ms Madhavi Nair, Junior Librarian at XLRI who was selected based on her services and popularity among the XL community.
Ms Anjana Dharmani, Doctoral Fellow Student spoke about the congenial facilities and environment provided in the library which facilitates reading for long hours. Ms Madhavi Nair delivered the vote of thanks to the audience and to those who supported to make this celebration a great success. The formal celebration ended with the National Anthem.
All the library staff members alongwith Mr. D T Edwin, Head – Library cut the birthday cake in honour of the birth anniversary of Dr S R Ranganathan and gave sweets to all the faculty, staff and students. The Faculty, Staff and Students community of the institute wished the library staff.
Explaining the launches on the solemn occasion, Mr. D. T. Edwin, Head-Library, XLRI said, “XLRI Alumni continue their learning and research in various fields. It is very important to recognise their work. ‘Bibliotheca Self Check’ enables the library users to get the books issued 24/7. ‘Liberty – Library Management System’ is a very advanced browser-based software and its ‘Online Catalogue’ helps one to search & locate the books, know his/her account details and hold/reserve the books. IRINS is a web-based Research Information Management (RIM) in collaboration with Inflibnet. This provides the overall picture of the publications and research output of the XLRI faculty members/institution and acquaints the academic & research community to their respective works.”