Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Wish you a very Happy Librarians' Day !!

Wish you a very Happy Librarians' Day !!

12th August is celebrated as Librarian’s Day in India.

August 12th is celebrated as Librarian’s Day in India, in remembrance of Dr S R Ranganathan , who had spearheaded library development in India.

Dr. Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, born on 9 August 1892, came from a moderate background in British-ruled India. He was born in the small town of Shiyali (now known as Sirkazhi), in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. Ranganathan began his professional life as a mathematician; he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from Madras Christian College in his home province, and then went on to earn a teaching license. His lifelong goal was to teach mathematics, and he was successively a member of the mathematics faculties at universities in Mangalore, Coimbatore and Madras (all within the span of five years). As a mathematics professor, he published a handful of papers, mostly on the history of mathematics. His career as an educator was somewhat hindered by a handicap of stammering (a difficulty Ranganathan gradually overcame in his professional life). The Government of India awarded Padmashri to Dr. S.R. Ranganathan
for his valuable contribution to Library Science.

His Contribution

  1. Five Laws of Library science 
  •   Books are for use
  •   Every reader his book
  •   Every book its reader
  •   Save the time of the reader  
  •   The library is a growing organism
     2.  Colon Classification
     3.  Classified Catalogue Code
     4.  Chain Index

Some famous quotes about books and libraries

* It's no use going to College unless the library is your final destination.

* None is poor save him that lacks knowledge.

* Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.

* Knowledge is free @ the Library just bring your container.

* Let a great book open your heart @ Library.

* An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

* Knowledge is not given but earned and character is not granted but cultivated.

* Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes.

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