PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(XI)/307-310/49

AUTHOR:Subhash C Sharma

TITLE :THE ROLE OF LIBRARIANS IN PROMOTION OF READING HABITS IN CONTEMPORARY ERA OF TECHNOLOGY

ABSTRACT: Since the beginning of the tradition of publication of any knowledge, reading became the most significant activity of human being. Any person of the world who has the curiosity to learn something from the available published literature he/she will have to read. Thus, the quality of reading of a person is essential and deprived part of the whole educational process. The reading habit created number of top class scholars in the world in their respective fields of knowledge. In the times of likes, comments, shares and new technologies, reading habits are shrinking from the society. It is most disappointed situation of the present times, which is affecting reading habits of the readers of all ages adversely. Thus, in these circumstances promotion, improvement and enhancement of reading habits is essential for sustaining knowledge. The present paper discusses the role of librarians in the promotion of reading habits in present technological era.

KEYWORDS: Reading habits, technology, knowledge, society.

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