Central Library

                     Name of the Department        :           Central Library

                     Post Box                                     :           109

                     Pin                                                :           796004

                     Phone                                          :           0389-2330677 (EPABX) / 2330640 / 2331548

 

1. Name of the Librarian : Dr. Lalremsiami

2. Brief Introduction and activities of the Department :

Central Library, Mizoram University has continuously been witnessing noteworthy development in various spheres. Growth may be seen in its holdings, users and application of technology. The collection by March, 2014 included 95,818 number of books, 213 Thesis, 123 M.PhilDissertations, 269  Master Degree Dissertations/Project Work  and 10,776 numbers of Bound Volumes of Journals.

The Library at present subscribes to 226 Journals, 48 General periodicals and 14 dailies ( English: 5, Mizo: 8, Hindi: 1 ). The total Library membership is 2,277  i.e. 270 UG, 1,084 PG Students, 80 M.Phil, 463 Ph.D scholars, 208 Teachers, 16 Guest Lecturers, 2 Departmental Libraries and 154 Non-teaching staff. During this year, 27,526 books were borrowed by the users and had 28,346 visitors.

The entire library holdings have been made available in machine readable catalogue since 2008; and the computerized bibliographic information of the library holdings have also been available for users’ searching throughout the campus through Local Area Network (intranet) using WebOPAC. Automated circulation system using barcode technology has been used since 1st December, 2008 which provides easy and prompt service to the users. Library has been providing lending and reprographic services, Orientation Progammes for newly admitted students of various Academic Departments.

Digitization of Mizoram University’s own documents and publications had been pursued for setting up of an ‘Institutional Repository’ and the same had been hosted on the intranet in May, 2011. The repository provides free access to all types of institutional research outputs within the campus network (Intranet).

Computerized Braille System for blind students had been successfully installed and operated since December 2011 in the Library.

Besides, implementation of advanced technology in the field of identification, security, tracking and automated handling of Library materials using Electro-magnetic and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Library management system in order to improve the efficiency of Library operations had been completed, and started using the system since 21st March 2012.

 

3. Staff Position (Designation wise):

Sl.

No.

Designation

No.of Incumbent

Out of Total Teaching / Non-Teaching

Male

Female

SC

ST

Genl.

OBC

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

Reg

Con

1.

Deputy Librarian

1

 

1

     

1

 

1

     

2.

Assistant Librarian

   

1

     

1

         

3.

Information Scientist

1

         

1

         

4.

Professional Assistant

3

 

2

     

4

     

1

 

5.

Semi-Prof. Assistant

3

 

3

     

6

         

6.

Jr. Library Assistant

2

 

1

     

3

         

7.

Library Assistant

   

1

     

1

         

8.

Library Attendant

3

1

4

     

7

1

       

9.

LDC

1

         

1

         

10.

Gate Keeper

2

         

2

         

         Total

16

1

13

     

27

1

1

 

1

 

 

4. Subject-Wise Collection of books (w.e.01/04/2013 – 31/04/2014): 

Sl. No.

Departments

No. of Books

  1.  

Management

175

  1.  

Public Administration

182

  1.  

Library & Info.Sc

68

  1.  

Mizo

871

  1.  

Commerce

280

  1.  

Political Science

84

  1.  

Social Work

71

  1.  

English

100

  1.  

Economics

122

  1.  

Education

240

  1.  

Psychology

37

  1.  

History

66

  1.  

General reference

499

  1.  

Mass Communication

61

  1.  

Hindi

620

  1.  

Ext. Education and Rural Development (EERD)

73

  1.  

Biotechnology

34

  1.  

HAMP

53

  1.  

Forestry

24

  1.  

Mathematics

294

  1.  

Electronic Engineering

431

  1.  

Electrical Engineering

260

  1.  

Information Technology

591

  1.  

Geography

101

  1.  

Environmental Science

76

  1.  

Zoology

60

  1.  

Computer Engineering

518

  1.  

Physics

138

  1.  

Botany

49

  1.  

Chemistry

75

  1.  

Geology

58

  1.  

Planning & Architect

222

TOTAL

6,533

  1.  

Gifted Books

56

 GRAND TOTAL

6,589

                                                                                                                                   

5. Infrastructure Development :           

Horizontal expansion of Library building (Phase II) had been completed.

 

6. Any other Information :      

A.  New Achievement in Modernization of Central Library during 2013-14

    (i) The work of appendingexisting CD/DVD contents along with the bibliographic record of the books and making it available for the users to easily access the digital data contents from WebOPAC throughout the campus network (Intranet) had been completed in November 2013.

    (ii) For enhancing security of the Library, 4 CCTVs had been installed in the vital locations of the building in November 2013 in order to monitor the activity of users as well as to help security of property counter.

   (iii) A separate room for accessing and downloading of E-resources by the readers with 15 computers had been created in November 2013.

   (iv) Power backup of 100 KW stand alone solar PV power plant – had been installed for uninterrupted power supply.

B. Occupation of the newly completed horizontal expansion of Library building (Phase II) in November 2013. Hence, the size of Library building became 4,496.62 sq.m.

C.  Earned appreciation of NAAC Peer team, November 2013 as ‘having good facilities, maintenance and a beautiful library’ as well as ‘one of the best libraries not only in North-East  India, but Eastern India’.