Original unpublished papers on the conference themes and sub-themes listed below are invited for presentation at the conference. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN. Selected papers of the conference may be published in SALIS journal.

Themes and Sub-Themes

Connecting Users to Resources

Initiatives-To Reach the Unreached, To serve the un-served, To make non-reader as reader, Right users to the right resources; Connecting the Resources to the users; Connecting the students of distance education; Equitable service to all the users; Academic Institutions: Students-Scholars-Faculty; assignment – project – fund – research – thesis – higher education – Funding – job opportunities; Programmes for Schools – Lesson planning, students project and exercises; Connecting R & D – Industry -Corporate Bodies – Small Scale industries with correct resources: Literature studies – products – patents – standards – reports – specifications.

Innovative Programmes to Reach the Unreached

Audio – Video – TV – Online – Library Kiosk -Information Booth – Online library services – GPSS application to locate resources; Programme for skill development and higher studies – Research Help – Technology Help-Online Research Assistants; Library as a incubator; Liaison with Departmental activities – Programs for attracting users to library – developing reading habits – making non-readers as readers.

Innovative Library Services

Literature Review – SDI, CAS, Alert services; Research Output – Bibliometric, Scientometric and Citation Studies; Push and Pull services; E-resource usage studies; Database creation- IR-Trend report-consolidation and repacking; Photos-Press-Publicity; Quality management –accreditation-Best Practices; KM initiatives for Knowledge Sharing: Ask a Librarian – FAQ -Forum-Group for Research in Progress – News Compilation; Publication activities; Electronic Article Delivery; OpenURL; Patents writing – IPR – Copyright – Plagiarism.

Innovative Library Services using Technology to ‘Reach the Unreached’

Telephone- IVRS- Internet- Email- Mobile- SMS; E-learning; CMS; Digital library services; Social networking tools: Blog – Facebook – Twitter – RSS – Flicker; Cloud technology; automated library vending machines; Library Hot-spot -Mobile Library apps – MOPAC-Lending E-books online – Online Tutorial – Webinar.

Information Literacy Programmes

Awareness – Orientation – Bibliographic Instruction – Guided Tour – how to use technology and resources – Curriculum – course embedded IL programmes for each subject – Modules for all courses; ICT- health – finance – food – literacy; IL models and standards.

Out Reach Programmes

Extension service: for Isolated and Less privileged communities – rural population – Differentially abled – Children-adult and aged – house wife – poor and homeless; Establishment of Village Library – Readers Group – reading corner – Mobile library / Circulating library; Home delivery; Adoption of Village libraries by corporate; Design of outreach programmes in vernacular language for all the ages; Establishment of community college libraries; Collaboration and Liaison of academic, local libraries, local communities, small scale industries and business groups for sharing resources; Information Kiosk; Night Study room for adult; Off-campus services.

Promotion and Marketing of Library Services

Brochures – banners-slogans-flyers-newsletters-cut-outs-exhibits-quotes-Advertisement – Special programmes; Personal discussion – Chatting – Group discussion through websites – mobiles – e-mail – street drama – mobile van – Library week – Top 10 readers – Top 10 books – gift and awards for the best users – Participation of institution – professional association – Govt- national-state-local bodies-NGO-Corporate for promotion of library usage.

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