Tuesday, October 29, 2013

1st Chettinad Book Fair 2013 (13th November, 2013 - 16th November, 2013)

READ TODAY!                                                                                                          LEAD TOMORROW!!

The Management, Principal, HoDs’, Staff and Students of
Chettinad College of Engineering and Technology, Karur

Cordially invite you for

Children’s Day Celebrations
1st Chettinad Book Fair 2013
(13th November, 2013 - 16th November, 2013)

Inauguration by
Dr.K. Anbunathan, Secretary, CCET

 Lighting of Kuthuvillakku
Dr. C. Jegadheesan, Principal, CCET
                          Special Guest
Thiru.U.Shankar, President, Readers’ Circle, DCL

Date                                                                                                                Venue
13th November, 2013 at 10.00am                                      CCET, Central Library
Organized by

Central Library
Chettinad College of Engineering and Technology

For Further Details, Please Contact
·         Dr.A.M.Venkatachalam, Senior Librarian, CCET, Contact.No: 9994250222
·         Mr.S.S.Sivakumaar, District Central Librarian, Karur, Contact.No: 9790655566

Karur region 6th – 12th Standard Students can visit the Book Exhibition and purchase books at Special Discounts Rates.

ENTRY FREE                                    ALL ARE INVITED

One Day Seminar on Application of Computer in Public Libraries on 18th October 2013

One Day Seminar on
Application of Computer in Public Libraries

18th October 2013

Organized by

Central Library, CCET

In Association with

                                                       District Central Library, Karur

Topics include

Computer Fundamentals, MS Office, E-Mail, Networking, File types, File Converters, Search Engines, Scanning, Backup, Remote Access-Team viewer, Anti-Virus, Tamil Fonts, Social Media, Online Resources, Software Packages

Objective of the Seminar

The objective of the seminar is to make the public library community to enlighten their skills and knowledge in computer application in libraries

Target Audience

Librarians, Information professionals from public Libraries. The number of seats is limited and the selection will be based on first come first served basis.

Resource Persons
Experts in Computer Science Field.

Note: Registration fee includes Course Kit, Course,Material, Working Lunch and Refreshment

Advisory Committee

Chief Patron
Dr.K.Anbunathan, Secretary, CCET

Dr.U.Surya Rao, Principal, CCET

Organizing Secretary
Dr.A.M.Venkatachalam, Sr.Librarian, CCET

Organizing Committee
Mr.S.S.Sivakumaar, Librarian, DCL, Karur
Mr.R.Venkatram, DL, CCET
Mr.S.Jothisparan, SAL, CCET
Mrs.N.Vijayalakshmi, AL, CCET
Mr.M.Balu, LA, CCET
Mr.S.Senthilvel, Public Library, Vangal
Mr.M.Mohana Sundaram, Public Library,
Mr.A.Sathiskumar, DCL, Karur

Address for Communication:

Organizing Secretary&Senior Librarian
Chettinad College of Engineering and Technology
NH 67, Karur-Trichy National Highway
Puliyur C.F., Karur - 639 114, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone    : 9600625313, 9943635313, Extn.190
Fax          :  04324-251533, Mobile   : 09994250222
Web      : www.chettinadtech.ac.in/lib

Registration Fee
The registration fee of Rs. 150/- is to be paid through DD in favour of “The Principal, Chettinad College of Engineering and Technology” payable at “Karur” and addressed to the “Organizing Secretary”. The last date for registration is 10th October, 2013. No Spot Registration.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tips to cultivate a lifetime reading habit

First, realize that reading is highly enjoyable, if you have a good book. If you have a lousy book (or an extremely difficult one) and you are forcing yourself through it, it will seem like a chore. If this happens for several days in a row, consider abandoning the book and finding one that you’ll really love.
Other than that, try these tips to cultivate a lifetime reading habit:

  • Set times. You should have a few set times during every day when you’ll read for at least 5-10 minutes. These are times that you will read no matter what — triggers that happen each day. For example, make it a habit to read during breakfast and lunch (and even dinner if you eat alone). And if you also read every time you’re sitting on the can, and when you go to bed, you now have four times a day when you read for 10 minutes each — or 40 minutes a day. That’s a great start, and by itself would be an excellent daily reading habit. But there’s more you can do.

  • Always carry a book. Wherever you go, take a book with you. When I leave the house, I always make sure to have my drivers license, my keys and my book, at a minimum. The book stays with me in the car, and I take it into the office and to appointments and pretty much everywhere I go, unless I know I definitely won’t be reading (like at a movie). If there is a time when you have to wait (like at a doctor’s office or at the DMV), whip out your book and read. Great way to pass the time.

  • Make a list. Keep a list of all the great books you want to read. You can keep this in your journal, in a pocket notebook, on your personal home page, on your personal wiki, wherever. Be sure to add to it whenever you hear about a good book, online or in person. Keep a running list, and cross out the ones you read.  
  • Tech trick: create a Gmail account for your book list, and email the address every time you hear about a good book. Now your inbox will be your reading list. When you’ve read a book, file it under “Done”. If you want, you can even reply to the message (to the same address) with notes about the book, and those will be in the same conversation thread, so now your Gmail account is your reading log too.

  • Find a quiet place. Find a place in your home where you can sit in a comfortable chair (don’t lay down unless you’re going to sleep) and curl up with a good book without interruptions. There should be no television or computer near the chair to minimize distractions, and no music or noisy family members/roommates. If you don’t have a place like this, create one.

  • Reduce television/Internet. If you really want to read more, try cutting back on TV or Internet consumption. This may be difficult for many people. Still, every minute you reduce of Internet/TV, you could use for reading. This could create hours of book reading time.

  • Read to your kid. If you have children, you must, must read to them. Creating the reading habit in your kids is the best way to ensure they’ll be readers when they grow up … and it will help them to be successful in life as well. Find some great children’s books, and read to them. At the same time, you’re developing the reading habit in yourself … and spending some quality time with your child as well.

  • Keep a log. Similar to the reading list, this log should have not only the title and author of the books you read, but the dates you start and finish them if possible. Even better, put a note next to each with your thoughts about the book. It is extremely satisfying to go back over the log after a couple of months to see all the great books you’ve read.

  • Go to used book shops. My favorite place to go is a discount book store where I drop off all my old books (I usually take a couple of boxes of books) and get a big discount on used books I find in the store. I typically spend only a couple of dollars for a dozen or more books, so although I read a lot, books aren’t a major expense. And it is very fun to browse through the new books people have donated. Make your trip to a used book store a regular thing.

  • Have a library day. Even cheaper than a used book shop is a library, of course. Make it a weekly trip.

  • Read fun and compelling books. Find books that really grip you and keep you going. Even if they aren’t literary masterpieces, they make you want to read — and that’s the goal here. After you have cultivated the reading habit, you can move on to more difficult stuff, but for now, go for the fun, gripping stuff. Stephen King, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Nora Roberts, Sue Grafton, Dan Brown … all those popular authors are popular for a reason — they tell great stories. Other stuff you might like: Vonnegut, William Gibson, Douglas Adams, Nick Hornby, Trevanian, Ann Patchett, Terry Pratchett, Terry McMillan, F. Scott Fitzgerald. All excellent storytellers.

  • Make it pleasurable. Make your reading time your favorite time of day. Have some good tea or coffee while you read, or another kind of treat. Get into a comfortable chair with a good blanket. Read during sunrise or sunset, or at the beach.

  • Blog it. One of the best ways to form a habit is to put it on your blog. If you don’t have one, create one. It’s free. Have your family go there and give you book suggestions and comment on the ones you’re reading. It keeps you accountable for your goals.

  • Set a high goal. Tell yourself that you want to read 50 books this year (or some other number like that). Then set about trying to accomplish it. Just be sure you’re still enjoying the reading though — don’t make it a rushed chore.

  • Have a reading hour or reading day. If you turn off the TV or Internet in the evening, you could have a set hour (perhaps just after dinner) when you and maybe all the members of your family read each night. Or you could do a reading day, when you (and again, your other family members if you can get them to join you) read for practically the whole day. It’s super fun.