Monday, May 23, 2016

Chennai public libraries battling for survival

Times of India: May 18, 2016

More than 140 public libraries in Chennai are battling for survival. However, none of the political parties has promised to revive these knowledge centres in accordance with the modern standards.

Many book lovers and librarians want e-books and internet facility in all the libraries for the benefit of poor people.

Many librarians complained that out of 140 librarian positions in the city, more than 100 are yet to be filled. TN Library Association general secretary M Muthuswami said the post of director of public libraries department has been lying vacant for several years now. According to rules, the directorate of public libraries should establish local library authorities. The Chennai Local Library Authority has been non-functional for many years.




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