Organised by Faculty of Management, SRM University, Vadapalani Campus
'Report on the visit to the American Library'
Date: September 14, 2017
The MBA II year students visited the American Library on 14.9.2017. The American Library located in the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai was established in 1947 and it plays a special role in the relationship of the people of the United States and South India.
After the usual security check, the students were directed to the Center (formerly known as the American Library). There was a formal introduction on the Centre by Mrs.Shanthi Mohan, Education USA Coordinator which was followed by a brief explanation on the various higher study options for Management graduates and how to go about with the choice of the university, financing options, filling of the application forms, Visa etc. They also provided us with information on the scholarship programs that can be sought by eligible candidates. The talk motivated students like us to make use of these opportunities to take up higher study in some of the prestigious American Universities.
The students had a great experience in watching the movie “Steve Jobs: One Last Thing” which instilled in us great confidence to take up entrepreneurial ventures and also taught us to stay committed to our goals. A small discussion which followed the movie helped the students to come out with their feelings and contributed in better understanding. This was coordinated by Mr.Premji, Librarian of the center.
The various online databases that the Library had were enumerated by Mrs. Usha, Outreach Librarian of the center. The American Center has more than 15,000 books, a number of magazines and also English movies. In addition to their collections in the social sciences, business, management, and American literature, the Center also provides information on the United States, its democratic institutions, history, and politics. The various online databases and portals included the ABI Inform, ProQuest, elibraryUSA, etc were all demonstrated for easy understanding. The details on membership, visiting hours were also informed.
Then there was a quick look into the vast collection of fiction, management, social sciences and all other books that were available. On the whole, it was truly an exciting and informative experience at the American Library, now called the Center. Dr.S.KESAVAN, HOD co-ordinated this visit to the Center.