School Libraries as Windows to the World


  • Raghunathan. M.O The Westminster School



Curriculum, Research, Collaborative learning, Growing, Communication, Presentation skills, Motivation, Reading habits, U.A.E., Dubai


The purpose of this paper is to show the possibilities of school libraries as windows to the world of information through various activities. This paper outlines and discusses the last few years of successful professional experience on Multiple Intelligence Based Projects in the library along with Reading Challenge activities.

Author Biography

Raghunathan. M.O, The Westminster School

Mr. Raghunathan. M.O., Senior Librarian and Project based learning Coordinator, The Westminster School, Dubai, UAE has been working in UAE since 2007. He holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. He is working as a Senior Librarian and Project Based learning Coordinator for the last three years. He has more than ten years’ experience in the field of education and well experienced librarian in IGCSE and CBSE curriculum schools. Mr. Raghunathan has over eight years of extensive gulf work experience in a multicultural environment, conducting various activities to encourage reading habits among the students, leading the library team and managing a well-stocked library with ICT section and conducting various activities on Literacy and Project Based Learning activities in the library. He has transformed the Library environment, from being a Reading centric place to an Activity and Research based Centre. Mr. Raghunathan was nominated for the “Best Admin Award 2013-2014” from The Westminster School (A GEMS managed School), Dubai, UAE for his excellent contribution to the institute. He is a member of UAE School Librarian’s network and GEMS Librarian’s network.