Panjab Universitys A C Joshi library celebrated its foundation day by organising a blood donation camp,exhibiting books on Jawaharlal Nehru and holding a panel discussion by former librarians on Tuesday.
The camp was inaugurated by PU Vice-Chancellor Professor A K Grover. The exhibition displayed over 250 books on the life and works of Nehru. Photographs of the former Prime Minister’s visit to the A C Joshi library were also exhibited.
Former librarians A K Anand,A R Sethi and Dr V K Anand shared their experiences of the days spent in the library. The day holds special significance as the library was inaugurated on October 23,1963 by Nehru,after its relocation from Shimla,following the partition.
Professor Jaginder Singh Ramdev,first deputy librarian of the university and founder of the Satkal Trust that was constituted for the advancement of librarianship,shared his experience about the early phase of development of library that he was closely associated with. Professor H R Chopra,former professor and Department of Library and Information Science head,spoke on his long association with the library.
A panel discussion Changing Perceptions of Librarianship was held that was anchored by Professor Jagtar Singh,Head of Department of Library and Information Science,Punjabi University,Patiala.
The other panelists were Sethi,Dr Anand and Professor H R Chopra. The developments taking place in librarianship,due to implementation of information technology,changing perception of readers,collection development policy and e-resources were discussed.