Libraries in the context of National Education Policy

Bapte, Vishal Dattatray

Abstract

The article attempts to determine the role and expectations of Library and information centres in the National Education Policy 2020. Nevertheless, these expectations have not been mentioned explicitly in NEP. However, libraries with a quality collection and digital resources must impart quality education. Lifelong learning, preservation of national heritage, and developing a reading culture are a few areas where NEP has highlighted the importance of libraries. Furthermore, through embedded librarianship, library professionals must explore the additional areas where they can contribute to making higher education more robust and meaningful. Finally, the paper exhorts that the higher education sector libraries must be developed as research support and student support centres and play a role of responsible custodianship.

Keyword(s)

National Education Policy (NEP); Libraries; Higher Education; Research Support Centre; Student Support Centre; Lifelong Learning; Cognitive Abilities

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