Librarians Gathered To Promote Health Empowerment & Gender Equity In Tiruchirapalli

Saicharan Palakurthi

Books play a crucial role in our daily life, in terms of both mental and physical health, books are often necessary sources to ace in our life.

Recently, the selected number of librarians of public libraries who have been functioning with a service mindset received orientation on further enhancement of capacities at a two-day program organized by the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, under the auspices of Indian Public Library Movement (IPLM) in Tiruchirapalli, Kerala.

With more than 20 librarians from Tiruchi, Coimbatore, Karur, Kanyakumari and Erode the training program for competitive examinations in a bid to play a constructive role in bringing about health empowerment and gender equity went well, the whole meeting is advocated with accordance to UN Sustainable goals.

The senior scientists like G. Aruna and R. Rajkumar with M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation and District Library Officer A.P. Sivakumar guided the participants on fine tuning the approach for conversion of libraries into vibrant knowledge centers.

“Such programs are meant to encourage librarians to have a sense of pride in the profession and think beyond book-lending”, said Mr. Sivakumar.

Talking about the program, Ms. Aruna said, “this would enable the participants to prepare plans for community development and convert them into action, overcoming constraints of funds and manpower.”

The key to playing a role in the community development for librarians was networking with local organizations and building partnerships, added the trainers.

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