[KM-Forum] Call for Papers for Dr. Ravinder N. Sharma Felicitation Volume

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Fri Sep 29 12:15:49 IST 2006


CALL FOR PAPERS

Dr. Ravinder N. Sharma Felicitation Volume

Dr. Ravindra N. Sharma, Dean of the Library at
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
(USA), is an outstanding Asian American library
professional.   Since last 30 years, he has worked in
various capacities in a number of academic libraries
in United States. Dr. Sharma earned a Masters in Arts
(History) from the University of Delhi, India.   He
received his M.L.S. from North Texas State University,
and was conferred Ph.D. in Information and Library
Studies from the State University of New York at
Buffalo. Since 1982, he has presented 25 papers at
various conferences and has served on more than 30
committees of ACRL and ALA.  Dr Sharma has sustained a
distinguished record of writing books and journal
articles as well as presentations which have made
Americans and others more aware of global issues in
librarianship.   He has served ALA, ACRL and the
International Federation of Library Associations
admirably by chairing and serving on many committees
dealing with international issues.
It was a great honor for the Librarians of color in
North America that for the first time in the history
of ACRL, the award for the year 2005 was given to Dr.
Ravindra Nath Sharma for his significant contributions
to the profession of academic librarianship. Dr Sharma
is the only librarian of color to achieve this
distinction so far. As tribute to this dedicated
professional, his friends, colleagues and well wishers
have proposed    to bring out a festschrift volume in
his honor on the topic:   "Challenges for South Asian
Resources & Information Services". 
The Felicitation Committee will highly appreciate if
you kindly submit an article/research paper or your
tributes/ comments for inclusion in this volume by 31
st October 2006. Following is a tentative table of
contents:
·Library Services & Information Centers in South Asia 
·Information Resources on South Asia- Printed, Online
& Digital 
·Problems in Collection  Development in South Asian
Studies- Bibliographical Resources,   demise of South
Asian Bibliographer, Bibliographical control of South
Asian languages publications 
·Issues of Cataloguing in South Asian Languages
Material 
·Education and Training for  South Asian LIS
professionals 
·Role of South Asian Institutions- American Institutes
of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka etc 
·South Asian Professional Associations- CONSALD, SALG,
AAMES 
·Information & Resource Sharing among South Asianists 
·South Asian Collections and Library Services in USA,
Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden
and Others 
·Future of South Asian Information Science & Services

Contact:  
Rajwant Singh Chilana, Ph.D.
Asso. Professor of Library Admn & South Asian
Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Tel: 217-333-2492
E-mail: rchilana at gmail.com
http://www.slla.org.lk/CALL%20FOR%20PAPERS.htm


		
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