August, 2018: ‘National Librarian’s Day’ was celebrated at Sir Jehangir Ghandy Library, XLRI, Jamshedpur on Sunday, 12th Aug, 2018. At a formal function held on the occasion, an image of Dr. S R Ranganathan was installed at the Library as a part of the celebrations.
XLRI Celebrated National Librarian’s Day
Mr. Shankar Gupta, Staff Member, XLRI Library welcomed the gathering comprising XLRI Faculty members, staff and students. Fr. Oswald Mascarenhas, S.J. JRD Tata Chair Professor of Business Ethics at XLRI and the Chief Guest at the function, described the ‘Five Laws of Library Science’ put forth by Dr S R Ranganathan and the role of librarians in adhering this.
Mr D. T. Edwin, Head-Library, XLRI spoke about the significance of this celebration and the mission of the libraries to full fill Dr S R Rngananthan’s dreams. The IT Team of XLRI also launched an updated ‘Library Knowledge Portal’ encompassing eye-catching user interface of its resources and services. Surprise gifts were presented to the outstanding library staff on their library skill development programmes.
Mr Pravin Shandilya, Staff Member, XLRI Library expressed thanks on behalf of the library. The academic and research community of the institute appreciated the celebration of National Librarian’s Day in their campus which enriches the harmony among the team members and ultimately enhances the library services.
Explaining the significance of occasion, Mr D. T. Edwin, Head-Library, XLRI said, “August 12th is being celebrated as National Librarian’s Day in India, in remembrance of national professor of library science, Dr S R Ranganathan (1892-1972), who had spearheaded library development in India. Ranganathan began his professional life as a mathematician. He is considered to be the ‘Father of Library Science, Documentation, and Information Science in India. He was a University Librarian and Professor of Library Science at Banaras Hindu University (1945–47) and Professor of Library Science at the University of Delhi (1947–55). The Government of India awarded Padmashri to Dr. S.R. Ranganathan in 1957 for valuable contributions to Library Science.”
XLRI- Xavier School of Management
XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in). Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA – Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation.