Here is a very engaging article about how a physical library transitioned to the online mode during the pandemic, how the children learned to adopt and adapt to online platforms, and their resilience which helped them spread their wings.
How did the library community face the pandemic especially when there was an urgent need to transition to the online mode? While it was easy for some, for others it was challenging. So, when the library practice stopped temporarily, the only way out seemed to be to remain flexible. Shared here in this article are some pointers as to how to adopt flexibility.
This is a wonderful account from the diary of a library educator who managed to engage children from the rural areas to read and the children’s own enthusiasm to beat the lockdown and help other children as well.
Most schools do not invest in and nurture library spaces despite the promises that libraries hold because there are no strong policy documents. There is an urgent need now more than ever to have a national policy on libraries and a subsequent mission on school libraries.
Nivedita Bedadur and S.L. Faizal
This is an interview with a library educator from Kerala who is rapidly transforming the way we think of the school library and its role in the community.
Reshmi Mitra and Varadarajan Narayanan
Schoolbooks offer important insights on a large number of aspects of our social existence. However, there are no repositories to maintain and preserve them. The Azim Premji University has now launched an open access online repository that offers a wide- ranging collection of printed teaching and learning materials developed and used in India and the sub-continent.