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Friday, October 24, 2014

1st Announcement of International Library Conference on "What’s Next in Libraries?

NIT Silchar, India - University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA
International Library Conference on
"What’s Next in Libraries?  Trends, Space, and Partnerships”  January 21-23, 2015

NIT Campus, Silchar, Assam, India
Creating a vibrant and sustainable library ecosystem requires that librarians and libraries adapt, change, and innovate to stay relevant to users and home institutions. What are the current trends in successful academic and public libraries? How do we as professionals re-imagine library space that is flexible and attractive?  How do we develop partnerships that advance the mission of our libraries?
            These are among some of the questions that will be examined and discussed by librarians from the United States, India, and other countries who will interact during this three-day conference to build skills, learn from colleagues, and return home with practical ideas.
          In this Conference, library professionals from the University of Illinois will work with librarians from the region and from other countries to discuss how new technologies can open access to information and knowledge for library users.  The series of workshops and papers will consider how to best build on the opportunities offered by the new technologies.
            The conference format will encourage individual participants to become engaged in discussions and presentations through a variety of sessions, including lectures, posters, “lightning” talks, individual consultations, roundtable discussions and workshops.
I: Trends
·         New Trends, Innovations LIS
·         Lib 2.0: New Practices, Smart Mobile Applications in LIS,
·         E-Learning and Information Literacy, Scholarly Publishing, Open Access, and Digital Libraries,
·         Quality Assurance & Best Practices, Innovative Library Products & Services.
II: Space
·         Recent Trends in Library Space,
·         Space Design, Positioning, and service transformation,
·         Case studies on library building and space planning,
·         Users Perspective of Library Space,
·         Green Library, Norms and Standards for Library Space,
·         Security of Library Resources,
·         Disaster Management in Libraries.
III. Partnerships
·         Networking among Professionals,
·         Collaborations, Joint Projects.
·         Scholarly commons
·         Library Spaces
·         Library & Community Development
Paula Toby Kaufman
Interim Director, Mortenson Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1609 Lakeside Drive, Unit A
Champaign, Illinois 61821 USA
Jeffrey Mark Schrader
Assistant Dean for Facilities, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1215 West Church Street
Champaign, Illinois 61821  USA
Susan Schnuer
Associate Director
Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1402 W. Gregory Drive, Room 142 Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
phone 1-217-333-0031 fax 1-217-265-0990
William H. Mischo
Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center
& Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1301 W. Springfield Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801 / MC-274
Phone: (217) 333-7497
Geeta Malhotra
Country Director
READ India
97, 3rd floor,
Sai Enclave, Sector 23,
Bhim Dhoj Shrestha
Central Department of Library and Information Science
Tribhuvan University, Gandhi Bhawan, Kirtipur
Kathmandu, Nepal
Mobile: 9851059075
Original contributions based on application / research / surveys / practices related to the theme and sub-themes mentioned are invited for paper and poster presentations. Based on editorial committee’s recommendations, papers for the international conference will be selected and published in the Conference Volume (print version) with ISBN number. Registrations for all authors are mandatory for paper presentation. All papers should be submitted through email on or before 30 November 2014.
Deadline for Abstract Submission       :   15 Nov 2014
Deadline for Paper Submission           :   20 Nov 2014
Notifications for Acceptance              :   01 Dec 2014
Camera Ready Paper Submission       :   10 Dec 2014
Conference Date                                 :   21-23 Jan 2015
Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy
Librarian & Organising Secretary
National Institute of Technology
(Institute of National Importance under Ministry of HRD, GOI)
Silchar-788010, Assam, India
Telephone       : +91-3842-240055 (Off) +91-9435175531 (M)
E-mail              :
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