The National Library Week celebrations 2020 being organized by Dr. V.S. Krishna Library, Andhra University were inaugurated by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University Prof. P.V. G.D. Prasad Reddy today. Vice – Chancellor spoke about the aspirations and needs the future generations and in this direction the libraries should function. He narrated the history of libraries in various countries.
Many students who studied in the Library are in top positions in the country as well as abroad. Now the present students have shifted their attention from book to face book. There is a need to get attention of the students towards knowledge through many sources in the current scenario. He also highlighted how the shift has taken place in the working of the libraries, especially in higher education from print to online. He also highlighted the importance of digital libraries and digitalization of books. COVID 19 has taught us many lessons and the current inauguration programme being held through virtual mode is an example.
The students get access to the information whenever and wherever they want. There is a need to make necessary changes in the University to take it to the greater heights to improve university rank in India. He congratulated the honorary librarian Prof. K. Visweswara Rao and others for
organizing the National Library Week.
Prof. K. Visweswara Rao, Honorary Librarian, Dr. V.S. Krishna Library, Andhra University presided over the Inaugural session. In his introductory remarks, he stated the objectives of the National Library Week 2020 and programmes scheduled during this week by Dr. V.S. Krishna Library.
Many programmes for the library professionals, teachers, and research scholars have been designed through online by inviting resource persons from Bangalore and Chennai on 16 th and 17 th November 2020. Online Programmes on “KOHA Library software” and “J-gate” will be organized for the library professionals and Research Scholars of Andhra University and various other institutions during this week.
Inaugural session was concluded by the vote thanks. Different section incharges of the Library Mr. Madhavarao, Ms. Ramadevi, Ms. Hymavathi, Ms. Ramalakshmi, Mr. Simhadri and other library staff members have participated in this programme.
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