The words of the President in the State Program “Kazakhstan -2050”: “In the XXI century it is impossible to live without education, we must direct the people to a healthy lifestyle” like the task set for the future generation and citizens of the country. Today, it is obvious that the availability of quality education and upbringing of the younger generation is in the first place. In the 21st century, the development of the library sphere requires work in a new direction not only within the republic: establishing communication with international libraries, high-quality user service, new technologies, implementation of programs, promotion of the library fund, creation and storage of information resources.
The use of new information technologies in the field of libraries, electronic resources, new forms of user service, and storage of library stock is a sign of today.
Strategic priorities of the library:
• Replenishment of book collections and ensuring their safety;
• Providing high-quality library and information services;
• Development and implementation of new information technologies.
In the age of information, the only modern, spiritual, political, and economic need is to provide the university with an information and educational fund. The library plays an important role in the educational, scientific, and pedagogical direction of education, in the formation of information and legal culture, in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, in the formation of environmental awareness, as well as in the training of qualified specialists.
The library of the institute works in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 195 dated August 28, 2013, guidelines for the library fund, regulatory legal acts, and the rules of the institute on the library.
One of the most important indicators of quality education is the level of information security (library, educational, methodological, and informational). The main directions of the library fund of the Atyrau Engineering and Humanitarian Institute are: educational process, research activities. The contingent of readers is mainly composed of the faculty and students of the institute.
Structure of the library complex:
• Automation Department of the library’s information fund;
• Storage of the book fund;
• Customer Service Department;
• 3 season tickets;
• 1 electronic hall;
• 3 reading rooms;
The fund of books is compiled according to specialties. The general unified fund of the library consists of educational, methodological, scientific and technical, fiction, reference and information literature and publications.
Replenishment of the fund with basic educational literature is carried out in accordance with the profile of educational programs and requirements. 5.04.01-2011 State Art. The number of acquired educational literature is determined by the rate of provision of books. When providing educational literature, publications with a stamp of EMA MES RK are subject to priority and selection. The fund of educational literature is intended for the development of the practical part in all disciplines, laboratory work, course and diploma projects and the development of theoretical courses and special disciplines, collections of local and foreign publications.
The activity of periodicals provides the library’s readers with Kazakh and Russian periodicals and publications.
The service is provided to readers in the following order:
• OPEN ACCESS TO PERIODIC PUBLICATIONS, AVAILABILITY OF SELF SEARCH AND SELECTION OF READERS OF THE REQUIRED PUBLICATIONS.
• FULFILLMENT OF ORDERS FROM STORAGE FUNDS.
The reading room hosts a permanent thematic exhibition of new arrivals from periodicals.
Periodicals of the library in Kazakh, Russian and foreign languages are replenished annually according to the demand of departments and divisions. Fund of scientific literature provided by the works of AEHI scientists: monographs, collections of materials of scientific and scientific-practical conferences. In the library fund there are scientific journals of other higher educational institutions: Kaznu Bulletin, Mathematics, Mechanics, Informatics, historical series, Oriental studies series, Novosibirsk University Bulletin.
The library of the Institute has its own electronic library with several educational funds. These are textbooks, teaching aids, syllables, scientific articles by university teachers, as well as basic and rare books. The republican interuniversity library is located in the electronic library.
The fund of additional literature and accumulated in the educational process is actively used at a sufficient level: official publications, reference books, periodicals, bulletins.
The library’s book fund is replenished annually as needed. The progress of the book fund replenishment is updated on the basis of the inventory of the printing centers “Foliant,” Bastau “, Nurpress, Academy, Economics, etc. Today, reading and electronic rooms of the library serve students, teachers, employees of the institute; users have the opportunity to use the electronic database. One of the functions of the library is library and reference-bibliographic services. In the reading room of the Institute’s library, the requirements of State Standards are observed, alphabetic and system catalogs are working on the basis of traditional library and bibliographic classification.
Today, readers have the opportunity to get acquainted with the literature in paper form and the necessary selection opportunity. In addition, updated system articles and local history card indexes are carried out weekly. The number of readers of the Institute’s library is increasing from year to year.
Providing information support to the teaching staff, undergraduates, students of the University, the library of the Institute collects on demand a scanned form of educational literature, provided in electronic form educational and methodological instructions and textbooks of scientists and teachers of the University, scientific works in electronic form.
All computers have access to the Internet, it is possible to copy the necessary information to electronic media, and it is also possible to copy it in paper form. Students of the Institute can use the electronic halls in their free time, use the extensive reference and literary fund in all areas of general education. Readers are provided with comprehensive assistance in writing a report, in conducting research work, in writing thematic abstracts.
The library’s book exhibitions are considered one of the traditional works. The popularity of rapid familiarization of readers with new literature is organized in the direction of book exhibitions.
In this direction, the library regularly organizes book exhibitions. In particular, “Scientific works of teachers”, “Conference of materialdars”, “Nazarbayev-a historical person”, “Year of Assembly”, “550 years of the Kazakh Khanate”, “New books”, etc.During the year, thematic exhibitions are organized on significant dates, as a help for readers.
At the beginning of each year, in order to increase the information culture of each reader, a tour is held for 1st-year students to get acquainted with the book collection and the information apparatus of the library. According to the plan of the library, many events are held to promote the book collection and increase the culture of reading.
To this end, events are held on significant and memorable dates.