(Indrajit Laurence Panjabi, or ILP, is the latest addition to the Shishuvan family. As the Librateur (ILP prefers this word than ‘librarian’) of the Middle and High School library, he wants to share his love for books with students, staff, parents and alumnni alike. His self-introduction is a must-read followed by the main article.)
This be Indrajit Laurence Panjabi aka Indrajit / Laurence / Mr P / IP / ILP ~ But Most Certainly Not Never IPL !!
A Librateur since 1984; A Zodiacal Cusp on Winter Solstice; and My Credo is ~
The Difference between Information & Intelligence is The Ability to Select / When in Doubt, Always Refer to A Book / If it’s Not in The Dictionary, It’s Not in My Vocabulary.
Born in London (UK) but breathed English Air only for the 1st Six Weeks of My Life; and the only other Foreign Countries visited are Bhutan (1993) & Sri Lanka (2011). ILP has visited the following Indian States & Union Territories (Clock – wise from Maharashtra) ~ Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, NCR / New Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kasmir &Ladakh, Uttarakhand / Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andaman Islands, Kerala, Lakshadweep Islands, Karnataka, & Goa.
My One Dream Destination is Hyderabad, Sindh in Pakistan (Land of My Ancestors).
ILP does NOT keep a TV at Home; ILPrefers to Read & Listen to Music.
ILP is affiliated to BNHS & IAYP & YMCA.
DISCOVER YOUR LIBRARY
A Library can help You in at least two ways. It’s a good place to find an interesting story – book to read. It’s also a useful place to find information.
Library Books are divided into two basic groups , Fiction & Non-Fiction. Books of Fiction are arranged alphabetically by the Surname of The Author. The Book LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel would be shelved under the letter M .
Non – Fiction Books are arranged by their Subjects and are given a Subject Number as per The Dewey Decimal Classification System .
The Only Subject ( Author ) to have An Exclusive Number is WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (822.33); where 800 represents Literature , 820 is Literature in The English Language, 822 Drama in The English Language & finally 822.33 .
The Number for Indian History is 954 (Ancient India 934), and Geography & Travel in India is 915.4; with extended digits for the different States, Union Territories, and even important Cities of India.
The DDC System divides All Knowledge into 10 Main Classes, which are further divided into 100 Divisions and 1000 Sections.
Given below is An Outline of The 10 Main Classes ~
000 / Computers & The Internet, Libraries & Encyclopedias, Newspapers & Magazines.
100 / Philosophy & Psychology (Astrology, Dreams, & Ghosts)
200 / Religion; with Emphasis given to The Bible, Christianity & Roman Catholics, and Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, & Other World Religions all pooled together in 290.
300 / Social Sciences; which includes The Environment, Politics & Governments, Economics, Law, War & Peace, Education, Trade & Commerce, Transportation, Folk & Fairy Tales with Myths & Legends
400 / Languages & Dictionaries, Thesauruses, Glossaries, Etc
500 / Pure Science; Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Botany & Zoology / Flora & Fauna, including Avi – fauna.
600 / Technology, or Applied Science; The Human Body, Inventions, Etc.
700 / Arts & Crafts, Architecture, Movies, Music, Sports & Games
800 / Poetry, Drama, Prose Lierature, Essays, Quotations, and Humour
900 / History & Biography, Geography & Travel
The Number assigned to Any Non–Fiction Book is known as its Call Number.