Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS)
Library Orientation Programme in School Libraries: Awareness to Students and TeachersAuthor : Kartik Chandra Das
Volume 9 No.2 April-June 2019 pp 5-9
School is the gateway of entering into the world of knowledge and school library plays a vital role to introduce the library system among the school children. First duty of the school library is to make the school children as the library user through library orientation programme. Library orientation programme helps to transmit knowledge and information search skills among the students. Students, newly joined teachers and parents are enlisted for the orientation programme which can be conducted in the beginning of the academic session or any specific time of the session. In this article, the components which are related to the school library use, services and activities are discussed. The formal and informal processes of library orientation, requirements for the programme are included. The effectiveness of such programme is always good for the school library users. A number of studies have recommended that it is the crucial time for the libraries to rejuvenate them by preparing suitable users. Library orientation programme creates the awareness among the users about the using of school library.
Library Orientation Programme, Library Instruction, User Education, School Library
 Adeyemo, O. O. (2018). User education in academic libraries and the information seeking behaviour of users. .International Journal of Academic Library and Information Science, 6(3), 57-62. Retrieved on 22 October, 2018 from http://www.academicresearchjournals.org/IJALIS/Index.htm
 Bem-Bura, M.D. (2015). Students’ Perception of Library Orientation Programme in Benue State University, Makurdi. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, 4(3). Retrieved on 22 October, 2018 from www.ijird.com
 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). (2013). Library as a Resource Centre. New Delhi: CBSE.
 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). (2005). Organizing School Libraries: Guidelines. Retrieved on 16 February, 2016 from <http://www.cbse.nic.in/circulars/circular23.doc>
 Eghosa, B. L. (2014). Perception of the Library by Secondary School Students in Enhancing Success in their Examinations: Myth or Reality? Retrieved on 22 October, 2018 from http://www.hrmars.com/ admin/pics/165.pdf
 Emery, A. (2008). School library orientation: Introducing teachers to the roles and services of teacher librarians. Graduate Research Papers. Retrieved on 24 October, 2018 from<http://scholarworks.
 IFLA/UNESCO. (2000). The school library manifesto: the school library in teaching and learning for all. Retrieved on 24 October, 2018 from < http://www.ifla.org/VII/s11/pubs/manifest.htm>
 Kantharaj, C.T., Kumar, D. & Vasanthakumar, M. (2012). User orientation in engineering college libraries. Retrieved on 17 November, 2018 from http://eprints.rclis.org/19723/1/User%20 orientation_CTK.pdf
 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), (2012). Library policy for KendriyaVidyalayas. Retrieved on 20 September, 2017 from http://www.kv3bathinda.com/public/unipage/16011.pdf
 Kumbar, R. T. School Library Orientation: a Basic Framework. Retrieved on 212 October, 2018 fromhttp://www.alibnet.org/public/bookofpaper/ppts/30.pdf
 Punchihewa, C.N.D., Kirialla, A. P., Kumara, B. & Kodikara, R. (2018). Students’ perception towards the library user education programmes of the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka: A Case Study. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 21(2), 106-122. Retrieved on 21 October, 2018 from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327644751
 Raman Nair, R. (1995), User orientation programmes in College Libraries. Indian Journal of Information, Library and Society, 8(1-2), 49-58.
 Sewa, S. (1992). User education in university libraries: what, why and how? New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications.