Assistance under these schemes are given fully from the
Foundation's own resources while assistance under scheme at 2 is rendered on 75 : 25
matching basis (75% being Foundation's share). While Aplication Forms can be downloaded,
details of schemes are available in the Foundation's Information Manual "Books for
the Millions at Their Doorsteps" which is available in the office of the Convener,
State Library Planning Committee (i.e., Director/Officer-in-charge of the library) of the
respective State / U.T. or in the state (Central) libraries of all states / union
territories and RRRLF zonal offices.
Promotion of District Youth Resource Centres (DYRCs)
The Development of DYRCs is being made commensurate with the
decision of the inter Ministerial Steering Committee constituted for the purpose with the
respresentative from the Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Raja
Rammohun Roy Library Foundation and Nehru Yuvak Kendra sanghatana. The DYRCs are assisted
for the following purpose :
RRRLF has undertaken several promotional activities for qualitative
improvement of library services. Besides organisation of many seminars and conferences, it
has played a major role in the preparation of National Policy on Library & Information
System. It has also issued guidelines on public library systems and services. Raja
Rammohun Roy Memorial Lecture by a scholar of eminence is an annual feature of anniversary
celebrations for the Foundation. RRRLF also interacts with many national and international
professional associations like IFLA, ILA, IASLIC and different state level library
To disseminate innovative, new concepts and ideas for the development
of Public Library Services and system in the country through research oriented activities,
the Foundation introduced Annual Raja Rammohun Roy Award to the best contributor of an
article covering the area of development of Public Library Systems and Services or
suggesting measures for promotion of reading habit.
The Foundation has also undertaken a programme of giving seven
awards annually - one for the best State central Library and six for the best District
Libraries of six regions in the country. Since 2005 the Foundation also instituted RRRLF
Best Rural Library Awards - one per each state.
The Foundation institutes "RRRLF Felowship" to offer
fellowship to five eminent men and women in the field of Library Services who have
contributed to the library movement in the country through active involvement in the
movement, organizational initiative or intellectual leadership or are dedicated to the
propagation of reading habit among the masses.
A research cell along with a special library on Library &
Information Science and a statistic unit supported by a comuter unit are providing
necessary input to its various activities. About 5000 important books and journals on
Library & Information Science and allied fields have been acquired in the library.
Besides carrying on Research Projects on public library or allied subject, the Research
Cell renders advisory and consultancy services whenever required. It has prepared and
published a report on loss of books in libraries for the Government of India.
RRRLF has brought out a number of publications. The significant publications are