Mangaluru: Librarians’ Day celebrated at St Agnes College

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Mangaluru, Aug 15: "Reading improves thinking ability and analytical skills," said Prof Talawar, former vice chancellor of Mysore University, speaking at the celebration of Librarians’ Day at St Agnes College (Autonomous).

He appraised the outstanding contributions of Dr S R Ranganathan to the development of libraries from an unorganized library to a more systematic process of arranging and preserving the treasure house of knowledge. Being a renowned thinker and a teacher Dr Ranganathan was a multifaceted personality, travelled to various countries to understand the methodology of compilation, classification and catalogue. Prof Talwar stressed the need to give access to anyone in need of a book, since every book has a reader, with the changing times books are available at one’s fingertips. He advised the student community to read a book to improve vocabulary, mental ability and communication skills.

Dr Khasar M Khan, guest of honour speaking on the occasion briefed on the purpose behind the celebration of Librarians’ day. In the era of the digital library, there is a need to revisit the efforts put by Dr Ranganathan, the Father of Library Science, he said.

Sr Dr Venissa, the principal, in her presidential address said that the libraries with the books and digital sources enrich readers’ knowledge and promote research.

Dr Vishala, librarian welcomed the gathering, and Crystal Nisha, assistant librarian proposed the vote of thanks and Rhea Sequeira, student president compeered the programme.

Sr Carmel Rita, administrator, Sr Dr Vinora AC, coordinator of PG Centre, Charles Pais, the registrar were present. During the occasion, the books were distributed to the Kannada primary school children. The exhibition is open to all from August 13 to 20.




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