Mission of the Library
To preserve the past knowledge, support the present learning through accessibility of information resources, and assist in shaping the future of all the patrons of Ruia College.
Activities of the Library
At the beginning of every academic year, the Library organizes orientation for all new students. Apart from this, the Library conducts many activities every year. In February 2008 and October 2012, Library arranged a ten-day ‘Certificate Course in Basics of Library & Information Science’ for the library support staff to provide them training on all practical aspects of library functioning and hands-on experience of computer. Support staffs from various institutions participated and were trained by expert librarians. Bringing good unnoticed books from its extensive and varied collection to users’ notice, Library arranged ‘In-house Book Exhibition’.
Library also organized lectures by Ms. Nalini Raja (INFLIBNET’s National Coordinator for Western zone) on ‘N-LIST e-resources and Shodhganga’ in January 2012 and February 2018. To support the research culture of Ruia, the Library organized a workshop on ‘Searching and Managing Information’ by Dr. Shamprasad Pujar in February 2015. It consisted of – Effective Searching with Google & Beyond and Management of References using Zotero: Free Reference Manager. To orient the college researchers about ‘Urkund’ anti-plagiarism software, Library organized an online training session in June 2019. Jointly with IQAC, the Library organized a national online seminar in May 2020 on ‘Research Writing and Enhancing Visibility’