All posts by S. L. Faisal

A Library Professional with a twist towards anything 2.0 and beyond. Automated and redesigned the Library of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom in 2007 (which became the first fully automated Kendriya Vidyalaya library in India with an 'E-reading Hub'). Developed the first Indian school Library blog in 2007 and tries to experiment with and incorporate almost all web 2.0 tools as part of the library services. Created an Academic online Social Network 'Library Junction' and an online professional forum 'KV Librarians’ Network' with more than 550 working school librarians as members. Served as the General Secretary of Kerala Library Association (KLA) during 2011-’13. Developed and implemented innovative projects like Face a Book, Library-Social Connect, Library Junction, Home works and Assignments Online, My Dear Book, and LibZine. Coordinated and served as Resource Person to a number of Professional development programmes (Seminars, Workshops, In-service Training courses, Talks, etc) under KVS, CBSE, NCERT, Kerala Library Association and other organizations. Acts as Resource Person on Web 2.0., Blogging (WordPress), Library 2.0, School Library Management and Standards, Social Media, Automation, Digitization, e-content development, etc. Serves as a Member & Author of CBSE Curriculum Committee for the subject, Library & Information Science. Drafted the New KVS Library Policy, as a member of Library Policy Committee constituted by KVS, New Delhi. Received the IASL International Excellence Award (2012), KVS Regional Incentive Award (2014), NCERT Innovations and Experiments in Schools Award (2011) and KVS Innovations and Experimentation Award (2010). Published articles and presented papers in journals and conferences. I am open to all new ideas and concepts emerging from any corner of the social or academic world, if it provides a chance to improve my profession and myself as a social being.

‘Face a Book Challenge’ received KVS National Innovation & Experimentation Award 2016

‘Face a Book Challenge’ has been selected for the KVS National Innovation and Experimentation Award 2015-’16. Shri Upendra Kushwah,  Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India, presented the award to S. L. Faisal, Librarian and coordinator of the project, in the presence of Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honourable Union Minister of Human Resource Development, at a function held in New Delhi on 15 December 2016.

‘FaB Challenge” won the KVS Innovation & Experimentation Award 2015-’16

“Face a Book Challenge” has been selected for the KVS National Innovations and Experimentation Award 2015-’16.

Dear all FaB Challengers who took part from its first edition (2014-’15), this Award is for you. You deserve it. CONGRATS !!!

Let me thank all amazing FaB Challengers for their curiosity, dedication and love.

Congrats and heartfelt thanks to Jayalakshmy Mam for being the backbone, continuing support and inspiration of the project.

Grateful to Neerada Mam for kick starting the FaB Challenge. Always indebted to Ajayakumar Sir, Principal, KV Pattom for leading the project in many ways and remain a great motivator..

Special thanks to Ms Divya R. Nath, Ms Rekha Rajan and Mr Mathew Abraham for extending their whole hearted support from the beginning.

Hearty Congrats and thanks to everyone. This is for you KV PATTOM.

S. L. Faisal, Coordinator, FaB Challenge