Designing library buildings & managing space
Dr John Neelankavil CMI
Designing new library building
Planning space management of library buildings
Modification of existing libraries with new library designs
Conversion of existing library structures with modern (New-Gen) facilities
Library Planning (Relevance/Practice) Class/Talk/FDP.
Other points for discussion:
Why do we need a library?
Resource-based research orientation
Buildup an academic community focused on resources
Information Literacy Programme for Teachers & Researchers
Assessment of libraries for suggestions to comply with standards
Consultancy Service Provided by Dr. John Neelankavil CMI for Library Planning and Space Designing from 2003 to 2021
Dr. John Neelankavil CMI started his professional consultation after his MLISc and joined as a librarian in 2003 with a library planning and space designing work of newly constructed DVK Central Library, Bangalore, with a 45000 square feet built area and 50000 square feet area of natural environment as a garden library and forest library. The space management of this library has attracted many people from different academic institutions, and they approached Dr. John for the consultation of library planning and space designing work for their library projects. Dr. John extended his consultancy for 50+ libraries from 2003 to 2021. Dr. John has researched SPACE MANAGEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES for his Ph.D.
GLIMPSES OF PLANNING
K. Jayakumar IAS (Former CS of Kerala State & VC of Malayalam University) shares his observations on the newly constructed library at Sahrdaya College of Engineering & Technology, Kodakara, Kerala, (designed by Dr. John Neelankavil CMI) on the occasion of the library inauguration ceremony. 'മികവിൻറെ പടവുകൾ,' a Malayalam episode of Radio Angelos (archived file).
St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur, recently constructed a library with 42000 SF built area with the planning and designing of Dr. John Neelankavil CMI. The Librarian and Faculty of Philosophy, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Pontifical Athenaeum, Bengaluru.
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LIBRARY & ACCREDITATION (NAAC)
Accreditation and assessment agencies consider the library the central learning space and core research facility of higher education institutions (HEI).
Usually, NAAC assesses the library in Criterion IV, Infrastructure and Learning Resources (4.2). Apart from Criterion IV, Library activities are visible in many other Criterion (like II, III, VII) and its sub-components. So, an excellent library with creative space and innovation can bring a higher grade to the institution.
National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 plans to segregate the HEI into teaching-oriented and research-oriented institutions, and the latter will get more credit. Modern libraries have to accommodate the net-generation with all their expectations. A paradigm shift in the library is from a collection-oriented design to a connection-oriented design. Nowadays library has to provide an environment for research and enlightenment.
A few webinar records (links are available below) may help one confirm one's idea of innovations in the library.
NAAC Accreditation and College Libraries
DIFFERENT VIEWS ON LIBRARY PLANNING
SELECTED LIST OF REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ACADEMIC LIBRARY