Kendriya Vidyalaya, A.A.I, Rangpuri
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Library Charter - Every Kendriya Vidyalaya will have a library. The objectives of the library is to :
  • Be the knowledge hub of the school and disseminate knowledge as widely as possible
  • Facilitate creation of new knowledge
  • Facilitate optimal use of knowledge by all staff and students
  • Ensure easy access to the facilities available to all staff and students
  • Encourage and foster reading habit among staff and students
  • Effectively participate in the teaching-learning programmes of the school
In order to achieve these objectives the library will undertake to :
  • Serve as the center of information for the Vidyalaya and provide easy access to national and global knowledge to all staff and students
  • Offer an inviting and attractive physical space with proper seating arrangements and other amenities
  • Ensure that staff and students are treated with courtesy and offered all assistance in their pursuit of knowledge
  • Offer proactive services to all users
  • Optimize its potential to provide access to information and knowledge to all by proper display, categorization/classification of resource materials
  • Help all the users to develop the skills to make optimum use of all the facilities
  • Undertake activities to foster an interest in books and increase involvement in the library
  • Improve the collection and services on a continuing basis in consultation with users/stakeholders
  • Workout a programmed in consultation with teachers for the effective use of all types of library materials
  • Workout a programmed in consultation with teachers for the effective use of all types of library materials
 
General guidelines for the library
  • The library must maintain a well-rounded core collection including reference materials to satisfy the regular needs of the staff and students. The core collection would consist of several copies of textbooks, reference materials related to each subject, costly essential books which would include encyclopedias, maps, atlas, rare books on particular topics/subjects or exclusive editions of general books
  • Besides the core collection other general fiction and nonfiction books for regular issue should be available in the library
  • The core collection may be supplemented through networks, e-resources etc to provide better qualitative and quantitative services
  • Library collections are dynamic resources and therefore, there should be constant review and renewal of material to ensure that the collections are relevant to the users/stakeholders
  • Weeding out of books should be a regular feature and should be carried out with the approval of the competent authority, at least once in a year
  • Categorizing/classifying and indexing of books should be invariably done keeping in mind the objective of the library
  • The library should follow open access system
 
Size of library collection
  • The core collection of the library should take into account the size of the Vidyalaya and subjects offered besides covering project based activities, career guidance, counseling etc.
  • Books should be available in both English and Hindi/li>
  • Besides the core collection, other general books put together should be at the rate of 5 books per student subject to a minimum of 1500 books for newly opened schools. This collection should be well thought out. Low cost and age relevant editions of classics and fictions should be preferred for the general section of the school library
  • Book purchase should be a continuous process and some percentage of the total Vidyalaya budget should be earmarked for collection development on a recurring basis. Out of this budget, 50% should compulsorily be earmarked for elementary classes (i.e. up to class VIII)
  • To encourage more teacher participation in the library, a teacher may be allowed to purchase books (which are not available in the library) up to Rs.500 per year. The cost of the book/books should be reimbursed to the teacher after the books are deposited in the library along with the bill. However, this kind of purchase would be limited to only a certain amount that would be decided by the Library Committee. It must be verified that these are not sample copies provided by publishers
  • During annual stock taking, weeding out of collection should also be carried out
  • For newly opened Vidyalayas a one-time budget would be provided for setting up the basic collection
  • Besides books, libraries should subscribe to useful magazines.