23rd National Seminar of IASLIC at Bose Institute, Kolkata (NS-IASLIC-BI-2008)

Venue: Bose Institute, Kolkata

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Event Date/Time: Dec 10, 2008 End Date/Time: Dec 13, 2008
Registration Date: Nov 30, 2008
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 31, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Oct 06, 2008
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Library Profession in Search of a New Paradigm ---- In the emerging Knowledge Society the conception of Library & information is required to be changed and that is the current trends. IASLIC with a strong linkage with the Professionals and stake holders is providing a common forum to address various issues relating to Library Profession in the era of Knowledge Society at its 23rd National Seminar to be held at the Bose Institute, Kolkata from 10-13 December, 2008. The seminar will provide an opportunity to review and discuss comprehensively the matters related to the changing society to meet the challenges posed by the National Knowledge Commission (NKC), India.
1. Paradigm shifts in LIS profession in the Knowledge Society

• Implications of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC) recommendations

2. Libraries and Information Centres (LICs) in the changing paradigm

• Transformation of LICs
• Consortia and network formation
• Technological advancement and LICs : Role of mobile computing and ICT
• Role of LICs in conservation of heritage
• Changing library architecture

3. Information Resources (IRs) in changing scenario

• New media of resources
• New technologies used in producing IRs
• Conservation of information resources

4. New forms of work organization in LICs : team work, job sharing, outsourcing, telework

5. Libraries and information services in new environment

• Adoption of new technologies in providing services
• Electronic information services

6. Users in the new paradigm

• Changes in information needs and information seeking behavior of users
• User education and information literacy issues
• User satisfaction and management

7. LIS professionals in changing environment

• New roles and responsibilities as collection developer/ content manager/

consortia manager/ consultant/ teacher
• Status, reputation and image of the library & information professionals

• Competency development issues : reorientation and restructuring of
LIS courses, continuing education programmes

• Aptitude development : Human reengineering approach

8. Role and responsibilities of Library Associations in Knowledge Society


P-1/12 CIT Scheme, VII-M, Kankurgachi, Kolkata 700054.
West Bengal

Additional Information

The Seminar is held at Bose Institute to commomorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Acarya Jagads Chandra Bose, founder and 90th Jubilee year of the Institte.