[LIS-Forum] APLA National Conference , Vijayawada, 18-20th August 2007

raavi sarada raavisarada at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 11:35:57 IST 2007

*Paturi Nagabhushnam centenary celebrations committee* in association
with *Andhra
Pradesh Library Association*(APLA) is  organising a National
conference on *Reorientation
of Library services in India* from 18th to 20th August 2007 at Vijayawada
on  the occasion of concluding ceremony of 'The centenary celebrations of
Sri Paturi Nagabhushanam' The doyen of Library Movement in AP.

Your are invited to contribute papers for presentation at the conference

For the details, the brochure is herewith attached with the mail

With Regards

*Deatails *

*Paturi Nagabhushanam*

* *Centenary Celebrations Committee
*In association with*

* *

*Andhra Pradesh Library Association*

*Is organizing*

*A Conference on*

* *

*Re-orientation of*

* Library Services in India*

*Vijayawada *

*August 18 to 20th, 2007*

* *

On the occasion of

the concluding Ceremony of

*The Centenary Celebrations of *

*Sri Paturi Nagabhushanam*,

*The Doyen of Library Movement in AP.*

* *

* *

Sri Sarvottama Bhavanam, Sarvottama Puram,

Opp Eenadu, Patamata, Vijayawada- 520 010. A.P. INDIA

 Ph: 0866- 2472313, 2487296. Mobile: 9393477313

email: apla1914 at gmail.com

*Sri Paturi Nagabhushanam - The Visionary of Library Services *

                Sri Paturi Nagabhushanam born at Pedapalem in Guntur
District of AP is one whose name evokes a sense of reverence and gratitude
in the minds and hearts of the Librarian fraternity in India.

                Mother Teresa once said "There are no great acts, only small
acts done with love". This adage suits Sri Nagabhushanam to the hilt as the
seeds of wisdom and knowledge he had sown in the villages of Rural AP truly

                His pioneering efforts in spreading the cause of book
reading earned him the honorary title "The Doyen of the Andhra Library
Movement. He was a freedom fighter, a Gandhian in life style. He set up
Libraries in about 160 villages of Guntur district. He also organised Boat
Libraries between Pedavadlapudi and Kolluru & Pedavadlapudi and Pidaparru,
1935-42. This became a national sensation. He was the secretary of APLA for
more than four decades.

                With the serenity of a seer, he led the Library Movement
forward for more than five decades. His sense of cpmprehensive vision,
sacrifice and compassion and commitment to the cause of Library Movement in
India is worth emulating.

*APLA Track Record*

                The Andhra Pradesh Library Association played a meaningful
role with a long history of proactive and progressive  involvement and
dedicated efforts in the cause of Library Movement in AP aswell in India.

                The APLA enjoys an excellent track record strengthened by
the rich and fruitful association of the doyens of Library Movement in A.P.,
Sri Chilakamarthi, Sri Suravaram Pratap Reddy, Sri Iyyanki, Sri Gadicherla,
Sri Kodati, Sri Paturi, Prof NG Ranga, Dr M. Chenna Reddy among others.

                with a contribution spanning nine decades, the APLA has an
influential and remarkable identity in the field of Library & information
science in the country.

*Vijayawada : The Destination City*

                Vijayawada is the political educational and commercial
centre of the State of Andhra Pradesh. The burstling centre of commercial
activity, it is growing fast industrially. With one of the biggest railway
Junctions in the South Central Railway and the Second Largest Bus station in
Asia, Vijayawada attracts large crowds of pilgrims to the Kanaka Durga
Temple, Gunadala Church etc. The NTR Health University, a host of
professional colleges and nationally acclaimed Educational Institutions like
Sri Chaitanya,Narayana, Nalanda etc. Vijayawada has acquired a pride of  place
the academic circles.

                Prakasam Barrage, Victoria Jubilee Museum, Gandhi
Hill,Bhavani Islands, Rajiv Park, Kondapalli, Undavalli Caves, Amaravat  etc
are places of importance for tourists.


                August is rainy season in Vijayawada. Participants are
advised to bring their own bedsheets, pillows, lock & key etc., for their
own use.

 *Theme of the Conference*

*Re-Orientation of Library Services in India*

*I. Re-Orientation of Services*

a. Partnership with Public Libraries. e-governance,

   adult Literacy, etc.

b. Trianguler relationship with education, learning and

    fun of reading.

c. Vision of Public Libraries as knowledge centres.

d. Marketing & Public Relations

e. Laison with government Departments

f. Non-book materials & services

g. Special Services to Children, physically handicapped etc.,

h. Inculcating Reading habits

*II. New Technologies & Libraries*

a. Computerisation  & Centralised Process

b. Networking of Public Libraries

c. Digitization of manuscripts & rare collection

d. Creation of database Manuscript data, Book data

III*. Re- Structuring of Libraries*

a. Change needed in the Library Act in view of changing


b. New code for interchange of information - Cyber laws

c. Cyber claims, Laws etc.

d. Copyright, intellectual property right in electronic Age.

IV*.  Role of Professional Organisations*

a. Library Associations

b. Library Schools

c.  NGO's

d. Union & State Governments

*Presentation of Papers at the Seminar           *

                Participants are invited to contribute papers for
presentation at the National Conference on the above mentioned themes and
sub themes.

                papers should reach the *secretary, PNCCC & APLA, Sri
Sarvottama Bhavanam, Vijayawada - 520 010,  A.P.* on or before *July 15th

                Papers should be submitted on A4 size paper along with an
electronic copy or sent through email at *apla1914 at gmail.com.* Papers must
contain the name of the author, designation, title of the article, abstract,
Mailing Address, Telephone Number & email address.

*How to Register*

                Registration can be done in advance by drawing a DD Rs 500/-
in favour of the Secretary, PNCCC, Vijayawada and send the same with the
filled in Registration form. They can also register on the spot registration
counter available at the venue on all the days of the conference from 9 a.mto 5

                Accompanying persons will be charged a fee of Rs. 400/-.
Retired Librarians and Students of Library Science get a 25% discount in the
registration fee. The Registration fee covers Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and
Dinner. Cancellation of the Registration is not entertained. **


*                *The organizing Committee will arrange hostel accommodation
to the participants who opt for it. *An Accommodation Fee of* Rs. 200/- is
charged for this purpose.

                The participants seeking accommodation need to mention, that
in the Registration form and send the application latest by July  30th along
with the fee. Accomodation is limited & will be alloted on first come first
serve basis.

                If a participant wishes to stay in the Hotels, details of
the hotels and their tariffs are given in page 6.


*                *Vegetarian food will be served during the conference.
Non-Vegetarian items may be considered as per the availability and
convenience of the Food and Catering Committee.

*Arriving At Vijayawada*

                Vijayawada is well connected by Rail, Road and Air to all
the major cities of the country. Conference venue is located at 5 Kms from
Bus & Railway stations. City bus, Auto Service, Taxi are available.

                Participants are requested to book their to and fro Journey
tickets in advance to avoid the complications in the last minute.
*For further information*

Contact **

*Dr Raavi Sarada*

Gen. Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Library Association

Sri Sarvottama Bhavanam, Patamata,

Vijayawada  520 010. A.P.

Ph: 0866 2472313, 2487296 Mobile: 9393477313,

emial : raavisarada at gmail.com
* Registration Form

Re-orientation of library services in india

vijayawada - 520 010**

*18 to 20th August, 2007*

Name : Dr./Mr./Mrs./Prof._____________________________________________

Surname : _________________________________________________________

Designation : _______________________________________________________

Institution represented : _______________________________________________

Full Address: _______________________________________________________



*APLA Membership Status***



Whether paid for 2007-08: YES/NO

Delegation fee paid : YES/NO/NOt Applicable

 Payment Details :

 Bank Draft No.________________ Dt.______________Rs.__________________

Drawn on ___________________________ Bank__________________________


This registration from alongwith the crossed D.D. in favour of the

*s**ecretary, PNCCC Sri Sarvottama Bhavanam, Vijayawada *

is to be sent to Dr. Ravi Sarada, General Secretary,

A.P. Library Association, Vijayawada - 520 010, A.P.

whether Coming alone or with family :

Whether Accomodation required : YES/NO

*Arrival Information :*

Arrival Date ________________ Time _____________________

Train No./Flight _______________________________________

Name of the train ______________________________________

Place : _________________

Date : _________________

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* *

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*Hotel Tariffs*

S.           Name of                                   Non - AC

No.        The Hotel                         Single          Double
Single          Double

1.      Fortune Murali Park                -                 -
2,450/-        2950/-

         Ph: 0866 2471310

2.      Hotel DV Manor                      -                 -
2,190/-        2,590/-

         Ph: 0866 2474455

3.      Hotel Swarna Palace               600/-           690/-
1,150/-        1,250/-

         0866 2577222

4.      Hotel Ilapuram                         -                 -
1,050/          1,150/-

         0866 2571282

5.      Hotel Mamatha                        325/-           450/-
750/-           900/-

         0866 2571251-56

6.      Hotel Manorama                     590/-           690/-
790/-           890/-

         0866 2572626

7.      Hotel Srinivasa                        325/-           425/-
650/-           700/-

         0866 2578578

8.      Hotel Krishna Residency       475/-           600/-

         0866 2575301, 02

9.      Hotel Sripada                           590/-           700/-
750/-           890/-

         0866 6644222

10.    Hotel Narayanaswamy           275/-           375/-

         0866 2571221,23

11.    Hotel Abhilasha                      220/-           260/-
400/-           480/-

         0866 2571216-18

12.    Hotel Menaka                          120/-           200/-
-                   -

         0866 2579391

13.    Hotel Leela Residency             -                650/-

         0866 3295635, 36

14.    Modern Cafe                            175/-           300/-
  -                   -

         0866 2572525

15.    Hotel Adhikar                          250/-           350/-
475/-           600/-

                0866 6663300

*add 5% luxury tax on above tariff*

Participants, who would like to stay in any of the hotels may write the
organising secretary for making advance reservation by sending same in
advance along with their Registration form.
Dr Raavi Sarada
General Secretary
Andhra Pradesh Library Association
Sri Sarvottama Bhavan
Vijayawada 520010
Phone: 0866 2472313  2477313

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