NATIONAL LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES BOARD
NLDSB deals with preparing and updating standards for public, school, departmental and special libraries in the country.
According to the standards, the NLDSB evaluate and grade the libraries into Supra, Grade I, Grade II and Grade III. This helps relevant authorities to upgrade their libraries, their librarians and also to fill their cadre vacancies.
Donating books to local libraries is yet another important function of the NLDSB. Local books are donated to needy public, school, departmental, pirivena and some special libraries.
A programme is implemented to register the domestic and other institution libraries which are maintained in informal level with the objective of developing these libraries.
This programme is implemented annually with the objective of developing underprivileged libraries. Under this programme books, library stationaries and furniture are donated to selected libraries.
The extension services division of the NLDSB conducts reading promotion programmes in selected less-privileged schools and these schools too receive book donations in addition to talk by children’s authors. These events are organized in the schools by the NLDSB.
NLDSB organizes and conducts book exhibitions at the National Library and Documentation Services Board and in other provinces and also participate at the international book fairs and other book fairs in the country. Special discounts are given in these book exhibitions and a number of public and school libraries benefit annually from these exhibitions.
Celebrating international and national days and months pertaining to the field of library and information science. Extension services division currently co-ordinate functions to celebrate the following.
The National Reading Month was declared in the year 2004. National Library and Documentation Services Board together with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and National Heritage declared the month of October as “National Reading Month”. Main objectives of this project are,
Under this project NLDSB implement the following activities.
The National Library publications and publications of others are sold at reasonable price by the bookshop of the National Library. Special discounts are given to libraries in their purchases. In addition to books library stationary such as catalogue cards, book labels, book cards, accession registers and pamphlet boxes are also available in the bookshop.
|Sri Lanka Library Association|
|National Institute of Library & Information Science|
|Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya|
|International Federation of Library Associations and