Library Committee has been constituted for the purpose of smooth functioning of the library and to coordinate between the library and the IIMU community. The committee facilitates in accessing the indispensable library resources and creating awareness of the same. Library Committee ensures to adhere to the core values of IIM Udaipur.
The library offers a powerful combination of traditional and digital resources, student-centered spaces, and a personal commitment to excellent service. The mission of the library committee is to be an effective bridge between the students and the admin team of the library and make the students aware of the untapped potential of the various library resources. It is also responsible for gauging the student needs and accordingly renew subscriptions or get new subscriptions for the databases. The committee is also responsible for conducting workshops to train the students to access and navigate the available online resources.
Library committee is responsible for conducting workshops to make the students familiar with the different databases available. These workshops are conducted based on student needs. The learnings from these workshops are not only used during the MBA, to fulfill course requirements, but they are also used by the students during their summer internships, live projects, or any other research activities.
Due to online nature of academic year, the Library Committee conducted the database workshops online this year. These online workshops included sessions on CMIE database, EBSCO, etc.
Library committee is responsible for conducting surveys at regular intervals to understand the usage of different databases among the community members and ensures that the database renewals are done on time. The committee members are also responsible for resolving the student queries related to accessing or searching through different databases.
Library committee also conducts newspaper surveys at periodic intervals to understand the preference of newspapers that the students would like to read and accordingly decides on the quantity of newspapers that would be needed in each cluster. If there are demands of any new genres of newspapers by the students, then the subscriptions are made accordingly for the same.
Library Committee is also responsible for publishing the list of new stock arrivals of books. This list helps in creating awareness about these books amongst the IIMU community. By doing this, the committee also encourages and promotes a healthy culture of reading in the fraternity.
Library Committee reviews the proposals for new books that are recommended by the students or the professors. Based on the need and the value that these books will add, further procurement of these books is initiated by the committee.
Library Committee recently launched a unique series which is Balicha Bookathon Series 2021-22 to encourage the culture of reading in IIMU community. This unique event consists of two subevents which are held every month.