PROFILE OF LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The college library is established on 03-08-1968 and it is one of the primary departments of the college. The department was first established at the campus near Indira Gandhi Zoological Park and later it is shifted to the newly constructed campus at Maddilapalem. With the funds allotted by Sri M. V. V. S. Murty, the then member of parliament from LAD funds, a separate building was constructed and the library was shifted during the year 2004.
Library is an important organ of any educational institution. It is considered a hub of academic activity. Selection and acquisition, classification, cataloguing retrieval and dissemination of information are the primary functions of any library/information centre.In institutions of higher education the emphasis is more on learning by the students themselves than on teaching. Moreover classroom teaching and self preparation are complimentary. This underlines the need for well-equipped libraries with well-qualified librarians and adequate supporting staff and their integration with the teaching programme of the institution concerned.
- Conservation, preservation and dissemination of knowledge
- Support the academic syllabus
- Support the faculty in teaching and research programmes
- Guidance to the first generation students
- Motivating to students for creating their opportunities
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES AND FACILITIES:
Realizing the role of library in imparting quality education, the management of the college has been providing the required facilities to offer best possible services.
The college library consists of stack room, text books section, working space, reference section and reading room in a total plinth area of 2970 square ft. The library works from 10 am to 5 pm on all working days.
There are 33949 books, 10 journals and 4 news papers in the college library catering to U.G & P.G students.
To meet the growing needs of the students, staff and improve quality of service, library automation work is taken up. We are using SOUL software developed by INFLIBNET (An Autonomous Inter university centre of UGC) Total library data was entered in the system. We are operating circulation services, OPAC services through system. Recently, SOUL software updated with 3.O version.
In addition to books and journals, study material required by students to prepare for competitive exams such as Civil service exams, Group exams, AUCET, CAT, Banks & Railways etc. The library is offering document delivery service, reference service, Newspaper clipping service, content service, internet service etc.
To help the students understand how to use the library effectively, orientation classes (DIKSHARAMBH) are conducted at the beginning of every academic year to the students. The library has adopted open Access system. In open Access system books are kept in open shelves. The users are free to go to the shelves and select the books they want. Necessary guidance to locate the required book is given to the students by the library staff.
ORGANISATION OF LIBRARY:
The college library has an Advisory committee consisting of the following members.
Chairman : Dr.I.Vijaybabu, Principal,
Dr.V.S.Krishna Govt.Degree& PG College (A)
Convener : Sri. M. Srinivasa Prasad,
Members: Dr. Rama Rao, Lec. in English
Dr. Santhi Prabha, Lec. in English
Dr. Dhana Lakshmi. Lec in pol.Sci.
The library Advisory committee meets twice in each academic year or as and when necessary. The committee looks into the following activities.
Budget allocation is made for the purchase of books on different subjects. The committee identifies authorized book publishers and sellers and approves quotations and placing orders for purchases. The committee plans for library extension activities and it is taking care of the storage and maintenance of books and records.
The college library consists of Stack room, Text book section, Working space, Reference section and Reading room with total plinth area of 2970 sft. There are 50 seats available at reading section and 20 seats available at reference section.
The college library works from 10 am to 5 pm on all working days of the college.