XXVI IATLIS NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 2009
25-27 November 2009
ON THE THEME
ENVISIONING EMPLOYABLE LIS COURSES IN
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES FOR THE EMERGING
Invitation and call
Department of Library and Information Science
The University of Burdwan
Golapbag, Burdwan - 713104
Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS) (founded 1969) is a professional association of about 600 teachers and professionals in Library and Information Science in India. Since its inception in 1969, IATLIS has been active in taking up several issues of LIS Education in India especially relating to the development of curriculum, teaching methods, infrastructure, teachers’ training, etc. It actively works for the promotion of the professional interests of LIS teachers. As part of its activities, it conducts national seminars, workshops, training programmes, etc. It brings out its official organ 'IATLIS Communication' besides publishing pre-conference volumes. This year the annual IATLIS conference is to be held at Department of Library & Information Science, University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan – 713104, West Bengal. The theme of the conference is “Envisioning Employable LIS Courses in Developing Countries
the Emerging Knowledge Society”. The conference is scheduled to be held from 25-27 November 2009.
About Burdwan (in Bengali language: Barddhaman):
Burdwan (Barddhaman) is a city of West Bengal state in eastern India. It is the district capital since the times of the Mughals. The city is situated a little less than 100 Km north-west of Kolkata on the Grand Trunk Road (NH-2) as well as on Eastern Railway as a junction railway station. The city holds the literal meaning of the name, a prosperous and growing centre due to diversity of agricultural productivity and industrial belts. It has a multi-cultural heritage which is exhibited through the existence of various mosques, tombs, churches and temples. The town owes its historical importance of being the headquarters of the Maharajas of Burdwan who tried their best to make the region culturally, economically, educationally and ecologically healthier.
The University of Burdwan:
The University of Burdwan was formally inaugurated on 15 June 1960. It is a University of national character and stature. The Mahatab Manjil (the Palace of King: Rajbati) serves as Administrative Block of this university and Academic Complex is situated in Golapbag (the Garden of Rose) which is 2 km from Rajbati. The University is all set to enter in Golden Jubilee Celebration phase from June in this year after offering excellent educational services to the community. It offers graduate courses through 105 affiliated colleges and post-graduate courses in Arts, Science and Technology. As a dual mode university, it has 29 teaching and research departments along with a separate Directorate of Distance Education. With social responsibilities in mind, the university actively patronised the construction of a Science Centre and a Planetarium, named as Meghnad Saha Planetarium.
Department of Library and Information Science:
The Department of Library and Information Science, one of the oldest departments of the University of Burdwan, initiated post-graduate diploma in Library Science in 1965. This course later on fragmented into three separate programmes namely BLIS (1 year, two-semester programme), MLIS (1 year, two-semester programme), and M.Phil (2 years, four-semester programme). Ph. D. programme has been started since 1980. The department has two state-of-the- art computer laboratories with high-speed ATM LAN and high bandwidth Internet connectivity. One ICT lab is dedicated for the use of Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS). The department regularly updates its curriculum to keep pace with the emerging job-market. development.
Theme of the Conference
ENVISIONING EMPLOYABLE LIS COURSES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES FOR THE EMERGING KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY
1. Relevance of existing LIS courses to the job- market.
2. Developing LIS courses for the emerging job market.
3. Equity, diversity and expansion of LIS education.
4. Choice-based credit system and internship programmes.
5. Resource-based student-centred learning.
6. Accreditation, quality assurance and standardization with special reference to distance education.
7. Continuous Professional Education and Development for Faculty improvement.
8. Physical, technological, and learning support infrastructure.
9. Liaison with and feedback management from students, alumni, and employers.
10. Marketing of LIS courses.
11. Research agenda for future.
12. International Cooperation and collaboration
13. Role of stakeholders in LIS education and research.
The above sub-themes are not comprehensive rather indicative only.
Call for Papers:
Papers on the above-mentioned facets of the theme “Envisioning Employable LIS courses in Developing Countries for the Emerging Knowledge Society” for the XXVI IATLIS National Conference should reach Dr. Trishanjit. Kaur, General Secretary, IATLIS, C/o Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147002 (Punjab) latest by 30 September 2009. The paper should not be more than three thousand words. Please send your paper both in print and electronic form on a CD in Microsoft Word and also a soft copy through email to iatlis.patiala@ gmail.com. The paper should include title, name and address of author(s), abstract, and keywords. Use the APA Style Manual for preparing the paper. For further information about this check this link: http://www.wooster. edu/psychology/ APA-crib. html
Sponsored: Rs. 3000/-
Non-Sponsored: Rs. 2500/-
Retired Professionals: Rs. 1500/-
Local Participants: Rs. 1500/-
Accompanying Person: Rs. 2000/-
Students: Rs. 600/-
SARRC Countries: $ 100
Other Countries: $ 200
The registration fee covers conference kits, proceedings of the conference, accommodation, and meals on the days of the conference. Delegates are requested to include registration fees for accompanying person. Accompanying persons shall not be entitled for conference kits. Delegates are requested to include registration fees for accompanying person while forwarding their registration forms since it would not be possible to entertain last minute requests in view of shortage of accommodation. Delegates are also requested to intimate their travel plan in advance to avoid inconvenience. The Demand Draft along with duly filled Registration Form should be sent latest by 15 November 2009 to:
Dr. Tridib Tripathi
Organizing Secretary, IATLIS Conference 2009
Department of Library and Information Science
University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan
E-mail: tridibtripathi@ yahoo.co. in
Accommodation in hotels, University and other guest houses will be arranged by the local organizing committee for which prior information has to be provided well in time.
Climate and Clothing:
Winters are quite comfortable in this part of the country. Temperature during winter (November/December) varies from 15°C to 22°C. Delegates are requested to bring light woolen clothes.
How to Reach Burdwan (Barddhaman) :
Burdwan city is well connected through rail (located on New Delhi – Howrah route) and road (located on the G.T. Road). The university campus is 4 km from railway station and may be reached by rickshaw, town buses, auto and taxi services. Burdwan city is 85 km. away from Kolkata city and is connected via trains and buses. The nearest airport is at Kolkata.
The Organizing Committee will make arrangements to receive participants at Barddhaman (Burdwan) Junction Railway station. Delegates are requested to arrange their return tickets and reservation well in advance.
XXVI IATLIS National Conference
25-27 November 2009
Department of Library & Information Science
University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan-713104
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Receipt of full papers : 30 September 2009
Last date for Registration : 15 November 2009
Conference Dates : 25-27 November, 2009
We extend a very cordial invitation to all LIS teachers and librarians for participation in XXVI IATLIS National Conference 2009.
Prof. S. Pal
Vice Chancellor, University of Burdwan
Prof. Jagtar Singh, President, IATLIS, Dept of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002 (Punjab).Ph. -0175-3046179, 3046180 Email: jagtar.kindu@ gmail.com, iatlis.patiala@ gmail.com
Dr. Trishanjit Kaur, General Secretary, IATLIS, Dept of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002 (Punjab).Ph. -0175-3046179, 3046180 Email: trishanjit.kaur@ gmail.com
Prof. Juran Krishna Sarkhel, Director of the IATLIS National Conference 2009, Head, , Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Kalyani, Kalyani –741 235
Prof. Krishnapada Majumdar, Rapporteur General, of the IATLIS National Conference 2009, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata-700 032
Dr.Tridib Tripathi, Organizing Secretary, Head, Department of Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan , Golapbag, P.O. + Dist. - Burdwan-713104
E-mail: tridibtripathi@ yahoo.co. in
Prof. Subal Chandra Biswas, Joint Organizing Secretary, Department of Library and Information Science, The University of Burdwan , Golapbag, P.O. + Dist. - Burdwan-713104 E-mail: scbiswas_56@ yahoo.co. in Mobile: +91-9434354814