Welcome note by the Librarian
I would like to welcome all new and returning students to JNV
Library and to wish you a happy and successful new academic year. My staff and
I will be glad to help you all we can to gain maximum benefit from using the
Library, so I hope that if you meet with a problem when looking for a book you
need or in using an electronic database you will come and ask us about it.
Like the school itself, the Library is fairly new and is
still growing. Its physical bookstock has increased rapidly during the previous
years and we also provide access to over 6,000 titles . You’ll see much more
growth and development during your time in the school, including the opening of
a state-of-the-art new career corner 2011/2012. The Library’s bookstock is
organized by subject on the shelves and you’ll soon find your way around it. If
you look up a book in our opec catalogue you will be told its classification
number (we use the Dewey Decimal scheme in which all books have a three digit
number such as 542 or 689, usually followed by a decimal point and further
numbers to indicate their subject).
As well as printed books and journals the Library subscribes
to a growing number of websites. Staff will be glad to help you to identify and
use the e-resources that you need for your studies and training sessions will
be held regularly on how to use the library most effectively. Such training
will be timetabled as part of your study programme and it will help you to
succeed in your course if you attend.
We look forward to meeting you in the library very soon.
Ajeet Kumar Singh