Librarians Day (LD) was observed in Jaipur on August 12 at Dr. Radhakrishnan State Library with a discussion on 'Five Laws of Library Science' and homage was paid to Dr. S. R. Ranganathan - the Father of Library Science in India.
In India, LD is celebrated as the birth anniversary
of Ranganathan who had been a noted librarian and mathematician and
had propounded the five laws of library science and initiated
analytico-synthetic classification system called the colon
He worked as the university librarian and professor
of library science at Benares Hindu University and the University of
Delhi. Later, he was made the director of the first Indian school of
He was elected as president of the Indian Library
Association in 1944; to 1953. In 1957 he was elected an honorary
member of the International Federation for Information and
Documentation in 1953; and life-time vice president of the Library
Association of UK.
The five laws of library science propounded by
Ranganathan were: Books are for use; every reader has his/her book;
every book has its reader; save the readers' time and Libraries are
Ranganathan received Padmashri award from the
Government of India in 1957 and was nominated as National Research
Professor of Library Science in 1965. He passed away on 27
September in 1972.