Indian Institute of Management, Indore Announcement of SIS 2008 @ IIMI
Twenty Fifth National Convention & Conference of SIS
Role of the Librarian in 21st Century
(5-6 December 2008)
Indian Institute of Management, Indore
In technical collaboration with
SARDG, SIS, New Delhi, INDOLIBNET&INDORE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Information Technology has dramatically impacted the librarian and their relationship to the communities they serve. As we are at the threshold of year 2008, we librarians must reassess and reconsider the changing library environment. Librarians, individually and collectively, cannot ignore the changing shape of information services that are emerging. Everyone knows that the primary objective of libraries is to organize and provide access of information. This objective will never change, but the format and methods that we have used will change dramatically; thus, providing new opportunities and challenges. On this backdrop the Conference will focus on rethinking the role of a library professional, both in relationship to his personal identity and the community he serves.
The principal objectives of this conference is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas & learning experience among the Librarians, Information specialists, Information providers & persons related to LIS.
The Conference program will include plenary sessions invited and contributed papers, posters sessions, product presentations, panel discussion and an exhibition. A series of parallel sessions will be held offering delegates a wide range of in-depth presentations by leading national and international experts.
MAIN THEME & SUB THEMES
1.Emerging Technology Trends in Libraries
2.Emerging Management Trends in Libraries
3.Library Consortia, Networking and Resource Sharing
4.Libraries in the knowledge economy
5.Human Resources & Competencies Development
6.Open Access Initiatives & I R Movement
7.Marketing of Library Services
8.Digital Library & Library 2.0
10.Legal Aspects of Librarianship
12.Disaster Management & Libraries
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Paper on the themes enumerated above or any other issue related with the broad theme of the seminar based on research, practical experience or case study in the field may be submitted for presentation at the seminar. The length of the paper should be around 3000 words. Paper should be submitted in A4 size with a soft copy on CD/DVD and/or as e-mail attachment using MS-Word latest by 25th Oct 2008 to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
Title page of the paper should contain title of the paper, authors name, designation and official address of the author (including telephone no and e-mail address); and an abstract of the paper in about 150 words. Authors are requested to prepare a power point for the convention and bring it on a CD/DVD or pen drive. Each paper will be evaluated and the Organizing Secretary will communicate to the authors the decision of the Editorial board latest by 28th Oct 2008.