Mr. Sudhir P. More
M.A.,M.Lib.I.Sc.,NET
Librarian
Personal Profile
Library Staff

Brief History

Student is a soul and Library is a heart of an educational institute. The progress and quality depends on these two important aspects. To cater the educational and intellectual needs of the readers, our college established the library department in the year 1965. It had a collection of 2940 books with sufficient number of text books & other reference books. At the beginning, the strength of the students was 270, teachers were 26 and 17 was the number of the non-teaching staff. From this minimum number, the library is enlarging with its readers, collection, space and staff.
Book-Bank facility for poor and needy students viz. Vidyarthi Kalyan (VK) Mandal started in the year 1966-1967, and B.C. Book Bank facility for B.C. Students from Mumbai University in 1982-83.
In 1992-93, on the occasion of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan's birth anniversary programme, following dignitaries visited the library & expressed satisfaction.

  1. Dr. Shrirang Kadrekar, V.C. Konkan Agriculture University, Dapoli.
  2. Prof. A.C. Tikekar, Head Librarian, Mumbai University.
  3. Prof. S.G. Mahajan, Librarian, Pune University.
  4. Shri M.M. Ujlambkar, Retired Library Director, Maharashtra State.

The library computerization was completed in the year 2001 and was inaugurated on 7th October 2001 by Dr. Bhalchandra Munagekar, the Vice Chancellor of Mumbai University. Office clerk Shri. Vijay Jadhav and Miss. Shirish Sardesai from Computer Science Department were felicitated by the V.C. for their invaluable work in the computerization of the library. In the same year Mrs. R.V. Kadam was appointed as a library clerk.
In 2003, Library was renovated to provide an efficient, student friendly arrangement. In this year, Library got its own building, in the present form. Home lending started at the ground floor. Stack room was shifted to second floor. Internet facility for students and staff also started at the second floor. This year, NAAC peer team visited the library, and expressed their satisfaction. The figure of books reached upto 29692.
From the year, 2004-2005, a degree course in Library and Information Science started with collaboration of YCMOU, Nashik. The student of this first batch, Mr. Rahul Barve got first rank in the university and facilitated with Dr. S.G. Mahajan Gold Medal.
On 15th and 16th October, 2010, Library had organized a two days state level workshop on "Koha" (an open source library management software). The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Prakash Deshpande. There were 50 participants from various corner of the state, attended t he workshop. From this year, library opted Koha and Dspace software for its automation and digital library.
In the year 2011, library subscribed a digital online resource for its users viz. INFLIBNET N-LIST online consortia. Through this consortia, users of library can access more than 4100 e-journals and 93000 e-books, with the help of login and password, provided by the library. The collection of the library reached upto 55687 books.

Mission of the Library

" To provide the information needs of students and teachers to get success in their career oriented courses through acquisition, organization and dissemination of knowledge resources."


Objectives

  • To Enrich collection.
  • To make optimum utilization of existing resources.
  • To Increase number of Readers.
  • To Cultivate reading habit in students and staff.
  • To Promote library as a Learning resource with various services.
  • To Promote use of ICT in searching information.

Distinct Features

  • Automated Library catalogue (OPAC).
  • Automated, bar-coded circulation.
  • Book bank facilities for poor and needy students.
  • Specious reading room for students and staff.
  • Readers' Club activity to enrich reading habit of students.
  • External membership facility for other readers.
  • Inter-Library Borrowing facility.
  • Xerox facility.
  • Books exhibitions on various auspicious days.
  • Vast number of reference books like, encyclopedias, gazetteers etc.
  • N-LIST Online consortia of more than 2100 e-books and 52000 e-journals.
  • Institutional repository of university syllabus and old question papers.
  • Extra borrowing facility for meritorious students.
  • Information Resource Center.

Library Timings

Home Lending M: 08.00 am. To 1.00 pm. A:2.00 pm. To 5.30 pm.
Reading Hall & Issue Counter 07.30 am. To 6.00 pm. (Upto 10 pm. during exams.)
Stack Room 09.00 am. To 5.30 pm.
Librarian's Office 09.00 am. To 6.00 pm.

Library Layouts and Floor plans

The Central Library is housed in an independent, Three-storied building with a carpet area of over 7200 sqft. and is located at central place of the college. The floor-wise distribution of services and resources in the Library is indicated below:

Ground Floor I) Home Lending Section (30.65 sq.mtr.)
II) Reading Cubicles for Teachers & P.G. Staff (29.17 sq.mtr.)
First Floor
I) Librarians' Office (22.29 sq.mtr.)
II) Circulation Counter (9.29 sq.mtr.)
III) Reading Room ( 149 sq.mtr.)
IV) Library OPAC (11.1 sq.mtr.)
V) Drinking water and W.C. (18.6 sq.mtr.)
Second Floor
I) Stack Room (149 sq.mtr.)
II) Reference, Periodical Section: (31.6 sq.mtr.)
III) Internet Lab. (18.6 sq.mtr.)
IV) Xerox Room (4.65 sq.mtr.)

Library Resources:

The Library has developed an excellent collection of books, journals and non-book material in Literature, Science, Commerce and Management. It also maintains separate collections of Reference Books, , Bound volumes of journals, Study Room Books, Book Bank Collection, Video cassettes, Compact Discs and Audio cassettes. The library also subscribes the online consortia of e-books, e-journals and e-databases. The total collection of library is as follows:

Resources Total Collection
Books (Reference & Text) Reference : 34117
Textbooks : 25285
Total Books : 59402
Periodicals/Journals Academic : 36
Popular : 16
Bound Periodicals 110
Audio-Video collections 250
E-Books(Online) 11267
E-Books(Online) 1184
E-Books (N-LIST Consortia) 74138
E-journals (N-LIST Consortia) 3717
Newspaper Marathi : 09
Hindi : 01
English : 03

Library Committee Members-2017-18

  • Prin. Dr. S.R. Joshi Chairman
  • Vice Princ. Dr. S.N. Gawale Vice Chairman
  • Vice Princ. Dr. M.S. Chanda Vice Chairman
  • Mr. B.S. Kamble Convener
  • Mr. S.P. More Secretary
  • Mr. S.J. Nalawade Member (Sc. Faculty)
  • Mr. S.M. Patodkar Member (Arts Faculty)
  • Mr. I.R. Reheman Member (Commerce Faculty)
  • Mr. R.D. Patil Member (Junior College Representative)
  • Mr. C.S. Sawardekar Member (Non-teaching Representative

Future plans

  • Extension of Library Building :-

    Due to increasing number of students, the present library space is insufficient. So, in the Library Committee meeting the Principal announced the plan of extension the library building within a year. By this plan, the library would have its own multi-storied building, having full-fledge reading hall with cozy and sufficient number of furniture. Thus, the capacity of Reading Hall will increase up to 300 students at a time.

  • Library services with help of Information Technology to Teachers and Students:-

    With the help of modern information Technology,i.e. Internet, it will be very easy to reach up to any information, and knowledge. So, library will have separate internet connection with modern amenities, like CD drives, scanners, reprographic machines etc. With the help of internet, our library can search any database of any library in the country and the world by accessing their database like PUNENET, DELNET , catalogue of Library of Congress (USA).The various departments of our college can also search our database by using LAN Network. Thus they can save their study and research time. We are also thinking to give such services to our students so that they will also get the latest information in their field of interest.

  • Use of RFID system in the library :-

    To avoid misplacement and misuse of library books, library is planning to adopt the RFID technology.

  • Masters Course in Library and Information Science :-

    We are planning to start a Master Degree Course in the Library and Information Science (M.Lib. I.Sc.). This course will be under the Yashwantrao Chavan Open University, Nashik, and will be helpful to those students who have passed out degree course from this center and other.


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