Dr. S. R. Ranganathan’s Five Laws and its Influence in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

by Dr. Mohamed Taher @ 2022

Relevance of Dr. SR Ranaganathan’s Five Laws in the 21st Century

A Reflection on Embracing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Engaging and Empowering in Theory, Practice and Research.

This short note is an attempt to explore newer ways to assess the meaning of Five Laws of Dr. SR Ranganathan SRR) in relation to information literacies with a slant towards diversity and inclusion in Libraries, Archives and Museum (LAM). Using any informational activity (service, product, resource) one can assess &/or demonstrate best practices in engaging and empowering the Netizens. For example assessment of space, collection, outreach, etc., can be done based on Five Laws. […]


Never underestimate archivists and librarians – as Donald Trump is discovering

Here is a lovely story about libraries and public policy.

The library is the British Library, formerly hosted in the reading room at the British Museum and other sites.

Nicolas Barker, then the library’s head of conservation, and Lord Dainton, then the chair of the British Library Board, had a problem.

Public finances were under pressure, and spending cuts were everywhere.


They needed to work out a way to convince the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher about the urgent need for the move of the library to a new purpose-built building.[…]

Serious concerns as almost a third of librarians asked to censor material

Kristabelle Williams, SLA School Librarian of the Year

More than 80% of librarians are concerned about the increased incidence of challenges to intellectual freedom, such as requests to remove titles that address specific identities, according to a recent survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP).

In total, 82 individuals and services responded to the survey, with 26% revealing they had “occasionally” been asked to censor material. CILIP noted the data raised “serious concerns”. “If nearly a third of respondents have been asked to censor materials—even if only occasionally—we need to understand more about the basis on which these requests are being made and how equipped librarians feel to respond,” it said. It has since launched a consultation on intellectual freedom, designed to help defend librarians and their collections, with the aim to approve a new policy and publish it by the end of November.[…]

Congratulations To GC 2022!! Students of BSTL College

BSTL College Graduation Ceremony is held on September o3, 2022 at Sidama Cultural Hall, Hawassa City, Sidama National Regional State, Ethiopia.

BSTL College is one of Ethiopia’s private colleges, founded in 2007 Eth.C., in Hawassa city, Sidama National Regional State, Ethiopia.

Currently, BSTL College provides educational programs in the following fields of study:

Degree Programs

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Economics

Diploma Programs (Level: I-IV)

Information Technology

  • IT Support Services (I-II)
  • Hardware & Network (III-IV)

Administrative Offices &   Secretary

  • Basic Clerical (I)
  • Customer Contact & Sec.Opp (III)
  • Customer Contact & Sec.Opp. Cord (IV)

Library & Information Science

  • Library & Information Services (I-IV)

Accounting & Finance

  • Basic Accounting (II)
  • Accounting & Budget Support (III-IV)
  • Human Resource Management (IV)


  • Clerical work
  • Marketing Services (III)
  • Marketing Support Services (IV)

Purchasing (I-IV)

  • Human Resource Management


Mobile Phone 1: +251 931354079

Mobil Phone 2:  +251 916056442

Email: bstechnolinkcollege@gmail.com

Book Inaugurations, September 04, 2022

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