Role Of Libraries in Promoting Education

Mamta kumari


A Well equipped and well managed library is the foundation of modern educational structure. The importance of library in education can be appreciated properly and precisely only if  we try to understand the changing concept of education .Today education bereft of library service is like a body without soul. Education and library service are twin sisters and one cannot live apart from the other. A modern trend of education is to develop a thinking individual who should prove to be self reliant person  in every walk of life. Such a kind of thinking individual can be created only if he is initiated into channels which lead him in right direction from proper development of his /her mind and evolution of knowledge and growth of intellect .This can be achieved  by wide reading which is sure to lead him to form his independent judgment of the problems facing him in many walks of life. This can be attained by deep reading relevant content interested for quest of knowledge in the libraries referring books, periodicals and other kind of materials. The librarian is rightly called the friend, the philosopher and the guide but the person must be well read and well acquainted with the tools of his trade. He must have full knowledge of the materials with which he has to deal. The importance of library in education from the cradle to the grave and from the primary stage to the highest stage of learning , library serves as an unfailing companion.

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