Faculty development programme for library professionals conducted by St. Vincent’s College

PUNE: The St. Vincent College of Commerce in association with University Grants Commission’s Human Resource Development Centre and Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) recently organized a two weeks online faculty development programme (FDP) for library professionals on creation, preservation and dissemination of e-content from June 6 to 19.

A statement issued by the college said that, about 367 librarians of higher education institutes from different states such as Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Punjab, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Kerala, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Assam and Karnataka participated in the program. It was inaugurated by state minister of higher education Uday Samant.

He appreciated the efforts and innovative approach of the programme and emphasized on the need for

organizing more online programmes. Dean of inter-disciplinary studies Sanjeev Sonawane at SPPU highlighted the importance of the role of librarians in providing easy online access to educational resources during this pandemic situation to ensure effective online learning to the students. He also spoke on the measures to be adopted by librarians when reopening libraries.

Dr. Rajendra Kumbhar, head, Department of Library and information Science, at SPPU, expressed his views on how librarians can play an effective role in e-content development and online library services. Dr. Mohan Kherde, director KRC , Amravati University explained the challenges before librarians while handling the learning management System. The programme consisted of online sessions by experts, online practicals, quizzes, assignment and daily feedback.

Topics covered under this programme included learning management system and librarian, e-content and plagiarism, educational video editing and braodcasting softwares for creation of e-content among others. In valedictory session pro-vice chancellor of SPPU, N.S. Umarani, mentioned how online digital libraries play an important role in lockdown situation to provide access to knowledge resources and the role of librarians to provide effective online services.

The management of St.Vincent’s College, Director Fr. Dr. Jeevendra Jadhav, principal Dr. Anil Adsule, programme Incharge Dr. Sunil Shete and pogramme co-ordinator librarian Prof. Yogesh Mate organised the entire programme successfully.

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