Best Practices in St Mira’s College Library for Effective and Efficient Performance: A case study

Devinder Kaur


The present article discusses the national quality monitoring agencies which make it mandatory for each Higher Education Institution (HEI) to undergo the process of assessment and accreditation in order to enhance the quality of education in the country. During institutional accreditation the assessment of the library is a key step that integrates itself with the overall evaluation. It mentions the importance of Best Practices as given in the document prepared by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for “Best Practices in Academic Libraries”. Light has also been thrown on the need of increasing the quality standards in the Indian HEIs in the wake of World Ranking of Higher Education Institutions. Need of the best practices and opportunities for libraries to do its best under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) are also touched upon in the present study. Some of the best practices followed at St Mira’s College for Girls Library make main part of the article.

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