D.R.K. College of Commerce, Kolhapur

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  • Librarian Day

    The National Librarian’s Day celebrated on 12th August 2022 on the 130th birth anniversary of Padmashri Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, the father of Library Science in India. 


    Short Biography of Padmashri Dr.S.R.Ranganathan
    Ranganathan, born on 12th 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 southern 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).

    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 last appointment made him director of the first Indian school of librarianship to offer higher degrees. He was president of the Indian Library Association from 1944 to 1953. In 1957 he was elected an honorary member of the International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) and was made a vice-president for life of the Library Association of Great Britain.

    The Government of India awarded Padmashri to Dr. S.R. Ranganathan for valuable contributions to Library Science.
    Five Laws of Library Science:
    • Books are for use
    • Every reader his/her book
    • Every book, its reader
    • Save the time of the reader
    • A library is a growing organism
    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.

    Librarian of the DRK College of Commerce, Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Mr. T. L. Kamble explaine about Raganathan's biography and his work, which was helpfull to develop Indian Library Science. He also explained about college Library. 

    Principal of the DRK College of Commerce, Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Dr. V. A. Patil explained importance of library with some examples in the education career. 

    College staff and students were present for this function.