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The World's Biggest Library and Information Science Organisation The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Recognised the Initiative taken by Kota Public Library Under Section "Covid-19 and Global Public Libraries" and Considered it’s in Global Libraries Report. Also appreciated to Local Media for considering useful information amongst the Citizen's.
IFLA Elect President Ms. Christen Meckegenzi appreciated efforts of Kota Public Library during Pandemic from India and described under Title Key Resources for Libraries in responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic and Sub Title Providing services remotely as “Kota public library in India too has increased its online services, promoting bibliotherapy as a means of helping users through the crisis, and receiving useful coverage in the local press.
It is worth mentioning that with the start of the lockdown in Rajasthan from March 21, due to the complete state-wide Lookdowns, the result of depression and restlessness started in the house. As an alternative to the mind, the main thing which is being used to be more useful was your smart phone throughout the day, many unofficial and unauthorized information related to COVID-19 was only shared on this WhatsApp University. The general public started getting scared. After this, IFFLA issued an advisory to prevent unauthorized and fake news.
Since then, INELI India and South Asia Mentor and Divisional Librarian and Head Govt. Divisional Public Library, Kota, Dr. Deepak Kumar Shrivastava has started to offering a digital books, letters and journals keeping the Bibliotherapy (treatment from studies) in mind. To make available "Knowledge @ your door step" WhatsApp group has been prepared.
In which more than thousands of books are being made available according to different age groups and interests. In this group, Digital Divide has been keep in mind to care of people who are not very much friendly with smart phone another hand experts are served through tab links for ready PDF books and extra-ordinaries.
At present, this facility is being availed by not only readers of India, but also readers of California (United States of America), Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives.