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Prof. Hon' Arjun Kisan

Librarian

ABSTRACT

Library is the brain of any Institution and the books and visitors in the Library makes the Institute rich. Our library is situated on the Second floor with the area of 2000 Sq. Feet. Talasari, where Com.Godavari Shamrao Parulekar College of Art’s, Commerce & Science is situated, is known in the neighborhood for its results, and it is understood that the result of any college is based on its teaching and learning resources.

Library is the brain of any Institution and the books and visitors in the Library makes the Institute rich. Our library is situated on the Second floor with the area of 2000 Sq. Feet. Talasari, where Com.Godavari Shamrao Parulekar College of Art’s, Commerce & Science is situated, is known in the neighborhood for its results, and it is understood that the result of any college is based on its teaching and learning resources.

Our Library, Which follows the five fundamental laws of 1) Books are for use,2) Every reader his/her book,3) Every book its reader,4) Save the time of the reader, and 5) Library is a growing organism, plays a pivotal role in the moral and intellectual growth of the students.

For easy access, It is open all working days between 08.00hrs.To aid easy functioning it has an advisory & Mumbai University Backward Student Scheme committee headed by the Principal, which deals with all library related matters. Library rules for students and staff are updated as an when required; administrative calendar is displayed on the notice board. A book exhibition is arranged to make the users aware of our collection Book-bank scheme for backward class students is available.

The books are arranged according to the scientific classification system called ‘Dewey Decimal Classification’ system and the indexing is done according to AACR-II (Anglo American Cataloguing Rules), which is a standard format accepted world wide. List of files and registers is maintained and updated. Library does its stock verification at the end of every academic year.

Duties are assigned to other library staff according to the need. The librarian is given an opportunity to update himself by way of attending seminars and workshops.

We are also connected to other public libraries under the Inter Loan facility.

The library is fully computerized Automation under process. We have purchased “SOUL”(Software for University Library) developed by the INFLIBNET centre, an autonomous body of the UGC. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is provided to the users. Students are using the OPAC extensively for searching the required books and journals. Library database is accessible from anywhere in the world through web OPAC available on CGSP COLLEGE

The fifth law of library science namely, ‘library is a growing organism’ is also one of the goals of our library, today we have more than 10,000 books and 20 periodicals.

“Knowledge is a best wealth as it can’t be stolen nor can be divided; it is not a burden the nore you expend, the more it expands.”

Every book says “Protect me from oil, protect me from water, protect me from loose binding and also protect me from the insensible”


Library History

“The goal of education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man-Swami Vivekananda?

Adivasi Pragati Mandal established as a public Trust No.E-1082 under the Public Trust Act.1950 as well as Service Institution No. Mumbai 8/1961(Thane) under the societies Act.1960.The spiritual and creative force behind this sanstha is Ex. Member of Parlment and Ex.Member of Legislative Assembly Hon.L.S.KOM. For the uplifiment of the Adivasi Community and poverty stricken classes, he put faith in work and try to unlock the cupboards of knowledge for those who were not able to better themselves by obtaining knowledge and discipline due to certain restrictions imposed upon them by the sociopolitical and environmental circumstance. The fact is today the sanstha imparts knowledge from K.g.to Bachelor Degree.

This college was started in the year 1994 with 67 students strength affiliated to the world renowned University of Mumbai, but now 350 students are taking Higher education through this college.

The fifth law of library science namely, ‘library is a growing organism? is also one of the goals of our library, today we have more than 4000 books and 15 periodicals.