[LIS-Forum] KLA National Seminar on "Redefining the Role of Public Libraries in India

Sainul Abideen P sainul at iiitmk.ac.in
Tue May 27 14:59:33 IST 2008

Dear Friends,

Kerala Library Association (www.kearlalibraryassociation.org) is 
organising a National Seminar on "Redefining the Role of Public Libraries in India: the Knowledge Society Imperatives during 
6-8 August 2008 at Thiruvavthapuram.

About KLA

Kerala Library Association, the Premier Professional society in the 
library and information system (LIS) domain of this region was founded in 
1971,by formally registering under the societies registration act. With 
the strength of more than 800 Professionally qualified members on its 
fold, and having four regional centers at Kottayam,Ernakulum ,Thrissur and 
Kozhikode,KLA has been able to outreach all categories of libraries and 
LIS professionals across the state.The association has been contributing 
significantly to the scientific management and quality improvement of LIS 
in kerala, in addition to providing valid inputs to the policy making 
processes, particularly in the public Library  and Academic Library 
Systems of the region.

As part of the continuing education programmes,KLA has organized scores of 
Training Courses, Workshops, Seminars& Conferences ,Invited 
Lectures,Discussions,Debates etc.The National Seminars held on School 
Libraries (1998) and on the Libraries of Higher Education Sector(2005) 
brought laurels to KLA.

With a sense of pride and satisfaction ,KLA is now organizing the three 
day National seminar on Redefining  the Role of Public Libraries in India: 
the Knowledge Society Imperatives. The seminar is expected to equip and 
enable all the stakeholders of public library set up to work for an 
immensely potential area of activity with tremendous societal impact.

·	To critically evaluate the status of the public library set up in 
India and examine how far they fulfill the roles bestowed on them.
·	To apprise the professionals and the authorities alike for the 
need of change.
·	To discuss the modalities of the desired changes in the public 
library system in India and to ensure the feel of its impact in our 
·	To formulate an action plan for the reorientation, reengineering 
and rejuvenation of the facilities and services in the upcoming scenario.

Who can participate?

LIS professionals, LIS educators, LIS students, authorities and staff of 
public libraries, other stakeholders and anybody who is interested in the 
development of the public libraries as an instrument for social change.

Special invitees
Policy planners, public library authorities, decision makers at the 
governmental and non-governmental level and social scientists.

The seminar is envisaged to have seven Business Sessions in addition to 
the Inagural, Valedictory Sessions and Panel Discussion.

Facets of the Theme

Public Library system in India: A Critical Appraisal
·	State-wise Scenario: Current and Futuristic
·	Role of Professional Societies & NGOs

Library legislation in different states
·	Major Provisions
·	Limitations
·	Expectations

Public Libraries and Knowledge Society
·	Perspectives on Knowledge Commission Recommendations
·	National Policy for Library and Information
·	Public Libraries and Information Literacy
·	Changing Role of public Libraries in Education
·	Public Libraries as Cultural Centres

Impact of Technology
·	Preservation/Digitalization
·	Problems of Automation
·	Information Storage, Retreival and Dissemination in a Network 
·	Methods and Techniques of Knowledge Management
·	Influence of the Media

Resources and Services
·	Information Resources: Traditional & Modern
·	Resource Sharing
·	New Dimensions in Services
·	Marketing, Public Relations, Publicity
·	Content Management
·	Community Information Service and Village Knowledge Centre

Resource Mobilization and HRD
·	Sources of finance - Regional, National and International
·	Self-generating fiscal mechanisms
·	Human Resources - Planning, Development and Management

Special Session on Public Libraries in Kerala
·	District-wise presentation of:
              Case studies
                     Issue and Problems
                     Development Initiatives

Submission of papers
Abstracts of papers on the above facets and sub facets are invited for 
oral presentation .The authors are requested to submit the extended 
abstract (not less than 200 words) typed in 1.5 line space on A4 size 
paper as Word File or by e-mail as Attachment file, to the general 

Papers for oral presentation will be selected by a screening Committee. 
The remaining Papers, subject to their quality clearance, will only be 
published in the proceedings afterwards.

Registration Fee
    Delegates    :                Rs. 750.00
    KLA Members& Participants sponsored by Kerala state Library Council 
    LIS Students                                    :  Rs.300.00 (Only 
limited no .of seats.
         Registration on first come first serve basis)
    Accompanying Persons (Non-Delegates)     :Rs.400.00

We do not provide accommodation to the delegates. However, we would help 
the participants in arranging accommodation at nominal rates on payment in 
advance, subject to the condition that such payments are received by us on 
or before25th July 2008.

Dates to Remember
Submission of abstract: 15 June 2008
Submission of full paper: 10 July 2008
Payment of registration fee  : 25 July 2008


All communications have to be addressed to:
N.Sukumaran Nair
General Convenor
KLA National Seminar 2008, Kerala Library Association
36,Kairalie Plaza, II Floor
Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram-695 002
Mobile:9447213155/E-mail: sukukla at yahoo.com
Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar
Joint General Convenor KLA NATIONAL Seminar & General Secretary, KLA
Dept.of Library & information Science
University of Kerala,Thiruvananthapuram-695 034
E-mail :kpvijayakumar at teacher.com

With Best Regards,
Sainul Abideen P,                                        _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
          (BSc, BLISc, ADIS, PGDCA, VLIR Scholar, Belgium)               |
Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management-Kerala          |
Park Centre, Technopark     | Tel.   : +91-471-2527567,2700777  exn 119 |
Karyavattom PO, PIN 695581  | Tel.   : +91-471-2593961 (Resi)           |
Thiruvananthapuram          | Mobile.: 9946401830                       |
Kerala, INDIA               | Fax.   : +91-471-2527568                  |
http://sainul.tripod.com    | E-Mail : sainul at iiitmk dot ac dot in   |
www.iiitmk.ac.in            |                                           |
|_ _ _  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _|
This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.

More information about the LIS-Forum mailing list