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Call for Papers

       The 31st All India Conference of IASLIC is scheduled to be held at the Department of Library and Information Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India during November 7-9, 2017. Papers are invited on the following areas of the main theme of the conference and the themes of SIG Meeting for deliberation during the conference.

 

Main Theme: Public Libraries in India in 21st Century

Sub-themes           

        Public Library Philosophy

        Public Library Development in India

        Roles of Public Library

        Public Library Resources

        Functions and Services of Public Library

        Public Library Standards and Guidelines

        Public Library Users

        Future Strategies

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG) MEETINGS

CONVENER: Dr. Saptarshi Ghosh

SIG 01: Social Science Information

Theme: Information Literacy Competency

A.  Information Literacy (IL) Competency : Concept, need, scope; core competencies and desirable competencies

B. Information Literacy Competency Development: Objectives and components; methodology; resources; role of libraries and professional associations

C. Information literacy competency Standards and Guidelines : Information literacy competency standards for different sectors; IFLA Guidelines on information literacy

D.  Assessment of Information Literacy : Impact of IL competency development on library users: case studies

 

SIG 02: Computer Applications in LIS

Theme: Digital India Initiative and Libraries

A.  Digital India Initiatives/Programme : Vision, objectives, programme pillars, approach and methodology: Schemes and projects, Facilities and services; Digital India initiatives in states.

B.  Digital Infrastructure Development : Promotion, digital equality; national digital library: creation and progress; National virtual library: creation and progress

C.   Digital empowerment of Citizens: Creation of digitally empowered society; role of libraries; national e-governance plan: e-governance initiatives of center, state, local bodies

D.  Progress and Evaluation of Digital India Initiative

 

Conference President:

Prof. A  R D Prasad, Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore , Karnataka

Rapporteur General:

Prof. Durga Shankar Rath, Department of Library & Information Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal

Organizing Secretary:

Dr. Aditya Tripathi, Head & Associate Professor, Department  of Library & Information Science, Banaras Hindu University,  Varanasi – 221005,

Mobile:9450710628, Email: aditya@bhu.ac.in

 

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