Introduction of Library

 

Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) Library: A Beacon of Knowledge for Public and Private Sector Executives 

The Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) Library plays a pivotal role in supporting the intellectual growth and professional development of public and private sector executives. Beyond catering to the academic needs of SLIDA participants, the library extends its reach to assist in meeting the information needs of a broader audience, including policymakers, researchers, and practitioners engaged in the fields of public administration and management. 

A Treasure Trove of Public Administration and Management Resources 

The SLIDA Library boasts a comprehensive collection of resources spanning the breadth of public administration and management. From cutting-edge academic journals and monographs to practical handbooks and case studies, the library's holdings provide a rich tapestry of knowledge essential for navigating the complexities of modern governance and leadership. 

Catering to Diverse Learning Needs 

Recognizing the diverse learning styles and preferences of its users, the SLIDA Library offers a range of information access and retrieval options. Alongside its traditional print collection, the library provides access to a wealth of electronic resources, including online databases, e-books, and digital journals. 

Supporting the Curriculum Development Process 

The SLIDA Library plays a crucial role in supporting the curriculum development process, ensuring that training courses remain relevant and aligned with the evolving needs of the public and private sectors. The library's team of experienced librarians actively participates in the introduction of new training courses, the updating of existing curricula, and the implementation of counseling and research activities. 

A Collaborative Hub for Knowledge Exchange 

The SLIDA Library serves as a collaborative hub for knowledge exchange, fostering connections between scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. The library wishes to expand it services by hostiong seminars, workshops, and conferences, providing a platform for sharing insights, exchanging best practices, and exploring emerging trends in public administration and management. 

A Commitment to Continuous Improvement 

Recognizing the dynamic nature of the information landscape, the SLIDA Library is committed to continuous improvement, constantly seeking to enhance its services and expand its resources to meet the evolving needs of its users. The library's dedicated staff  actively engages with users, seeking feedback and identifying opportunities to enhance the library's effectiveness as a center for information access and knowledge dissemination. 

In conclusion, the SLIDA Library stands as a testament to the institute's unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of learning and professional development within the public and private sectors. Through its comprehensive collection of resources, its commitment to innovation, and its dedication to user-centered services, the SLIDA Library empowers executives to navigate the complex challenges of modern governance and make informed decisions that shape a brighter future for Sri Lanka. 

 

Access to the SLIDA Library's Treasure Trove of Knowledge 

The Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) Library extends a warm welcome to all its patrons and proudly announces its operational hours. The library's lending and reference sections are open daily and on every 1st and 3rd Saturdays, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, providing ample time for researchers, scholars, and policymakers to delve into its vast collection of resources.  

To facilitate seamless navigation through the library's extensive holdings, both a traditional card catalog and a computerized catalog (OPAC) http://opac.slida.lk/ 

 are readily available for patrons' convenience. These invaluable tools enable users to quickly locate the reference materials they seek, streamlining the research process and maximizing productivity. 

Recognizing the interconnected nature of knowledge, the SLIDA Library actively facilitates inter-library lending, enabling users to access resources beyond the library's physical collection. Upon request, the library's staff will diligently arrange for the acquisition of materials from other institutions, ensuring that researchers have access to the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available. 

The library's commitment to accessibility extends beyond its physical doors. Patrons are encouraged to explore the library's online catalog, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, allowing for convenient access to bibliographic information and resource availability. 

The SLIDA Library remains steadfast in its mission to serve as a beacon of knowledge and information for the public and private sectors. By providing extended operating hours, user-friendly catalog systems, and inter-library lending facilities, the library empowers its patrons to conduct in-depth research, expand their knowledge base, and make informed decisions that shape a brighter future for Sri Lanka.