An online webinar on Library Orientation was conducted for BAMS students, on November 27 2020, by Namitha Shivanna, Senior Librarian, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru.

The webinar commenced with a welcome address by Naveen Kumar & Shruthi Aiyer.

Namitha Shivanna described the role of library in academic achievements and elaborated the following points:

1. How to use Library
2. How to access/browse the books
3. Skills necessary to succeed in a constantly changing technological and social environment.

And also focused on the following three sources of information:

1. Primary sources- Journals, Patents and Thesis.
2. Secondary sources- Abstracts, Index and OPAC
3. Tertiary sources- Books.

Importance of OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) and also the types of searches available in OPAC.

She made an excellent presentation that was appreciated by all. She also advised the students on the discipline that needs to be followed in the library. The webinar was attended by more than 280 students.

Dr. Rashmi Pujar gave a vote of thanks.