WNL-2015

WNL-2015

Friday, October 10, 2014

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

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

LOCATION:
NIT Campus, Silchar, Assam, India

BACKGROUND:
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.

THEME OF THE CONFERENCE:
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.

THEME OF THE WORKSHOPS:
·         Scholarly commons
·         Library Spaces
·         Library & Community Development

LIST OF KEY EXPERTS:
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
Email: w-mischo@uiuc.edu
Phone: (217) 333-7497


Geeta Malhotra
Country Director
READ India
97, 3rd floor,
Sai Enclave, Sector 23,
Dwarka.

Bhim Dhoj Shrestha
Head
Central Department of Library and Information Science
Tribhuvan University, 
Gandhi Bhawan, Kirtipur
Kathmandu, Nepal
Mobile: 9851059075

CALL FOR PAPERS:
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.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Deadline for Abstract Submission       :   25 Nov 2014
Deadline for Paper Submission           :   30 Nov 2014
Notifications for Acceptance              :   01 Dec 2014
Camera Ready Paper Submission       :   10 Dec 2014
Conference Date                                 :   21-23 Jan 2015

CONTACT DETAILS
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              :  ksatpathy@gmail.com

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REGISTRATION
Delegates are requested to fill the registration form and return the same with conference fee and other applicable payments to the Conference Secretariat latest by Dec 30, 2014.

Conference Fee
Working Professionals
Students & Retired LIS Professionals
Accompanying Person
Overseas Delegate
(Early Registration by Dec 10, 2014)
Rs. 2500
Rs. 1000
Rs. 1000
$ 100
Regular (After Dec 10, 2014)
Rs. 3000
Rs. 1500
Rs. 1500
$120

The registration fee will cover registration materials, lunch, dinner, tea & snacks. The demand draft should be drawn in favor of Director, NIT Silchar and payable at State Bank of India, NIT Silchar Branch (code 7061), Silchar– 788010.

ACCOMMODATION
Delegates requiring accommodation during the Conference are requested to fill in the accommodation format in the registration form which can be downloaded from the website. Accommodation will be provided in the institute guest house, other guest houses, and hostels. Limited accommodation is available for Students. All requests for accommodation must accompany demand drafts of required amounts drawn in favor of Director, NIT Silchar and payable at State Bank of India, NIT Silchar Branch (code 07061), Silchar – 788010. Tariff for accommodation per day for different categories is shown below:

Type
Tariff (Rs.)/Day
AC
Single
Double
Type – I
2000
3500
Type – II
500
1000
Non-AC
400
800

THE HOSTS:

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA CHAMPAIGN (UIUC)
            The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is considered one of the finest universities in the world. With a wealth of resources and highly ranked departments, Illinois long has been recognized for accomplishments in research and graduate education. This university was started in 1867 by the “Morrill Act” which made the Federal Government grant each state 30,000 acres of public land specifically in support of higher education. This land grant paved way for education sector in USA. More than 77,000 students are enrolled at UIUC campuses and thousands more take classes off campus and online.
           
MORTENSON CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY PROGRAMS
            The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the proud home of one of the largest and richest public research library collections in North America having more than 24 million items, the vast majority of which are paper and book-based, include Medieval manuscripts, large collections of incunabula and early printed books, literary manuscripts, maps and atlases, prints, and all sizes and types of printed books and other paper objects. The University Library is committed to sustaining and enhancing its capacity to treat and protect its important paper-based collections, with the majority of conservation and preservation-related investments focused on the care of its rare, unique, and otherwise valuable objects.  The University of Illinois Library system is largely decentralized into the Main Stacks (over 5 million items!) and several departmental libraries located in the Main Library and across campus. The Library's holdings are physically housed in approximately 26 departmental libraries, area studies centers, and special collections throughout the library system and in the central book stacks in the Main Library.
            Established in 1991, the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs exists to strengthen international ties among research libraries and librarians in order to facilitate access to the collected knowledge of the world regardless of geographic location or access to technology. Programs offered by the Center provide opportunities for librarians and those engaged in library-related activities to come to the University of Illinois for short visits of for extended stays of several months to a year. Since 1988, 1200 librarians from 90 countries have participated in professional development programs offered by the Mortenson Center, the only one of its kind in the world.

NIT SILCHAR
The National Institute of Technology, Silchar (An Institute of National Importance) is one of the premier national level institutions for technical education in North-East India. The institute was established as a joint venture between Government of India and Government of Assam as Regional Engineering College, Silchar in 1967 with the objective of imparting quality engineering education, providing cosmopolitan outlook among students and fostering a spirit of National Integration. This institution has been transformed and upgraded to National Institute of Technology, Silchar with a Deemed University Status with effect from 28.06.2002. The institute has subsequently been made into a fully Government funded institution of India with the Institute of National Importance Status by an Act of Parliament. The institute is situated in a campus which spans across 540 acres of undulating land and lakes surrounded by tea estates and hillocks providing an ideal environment for studies.
            NIT Silchar is a fully residential Institution. At present it offers six undergraduate courses in Engineering and a number of Post-Graduate courses in civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics & telecommunication and computer science engineering apart from MSC, MBA & PhD programmes.

CENTRAL LIBRARY@NIT SILCHAR
The Central Library which is the heart of the Institute was established in 1977. It provides one of the important academic services to the Institute. It is a well equipped Library, centrally located with easy access and does provide right impetus for the intellectual growth of the students, teachers, research scholars & others around. Presently, the Library is a part of the LTT building & having around 95,000 collections of documents of both print & non print materials. The new library building is under construction.
            The Central Library with its modern collection of knowledge resources and innovative information services supports a complementary role for students, faculty, and the surrounding community in their intellectual pursuits. It is a hybrid library with the state-of-the-art technological applications. The Library holds knowledge resources predominantly related to Science and Technology, Social Sc & other allied subjects. The Library is now fully computerized with an integrated system connected to the Campus Network providing e-resource facility to the institutional community. The entire Library collection including the CD-ROM databases and the online databases are made available through Institute’s network. Users can access the online databases through Institute’s network. Library collection can also be searched through Web OPAC.
            The Library offers a range of information services to support the learning process set to the highest professional standards. The Library is holding membership of DELNET New Delhi; ACL (American Centre Library) Kolkata and British Council Library Kolkata for inter library loan. National Institute of Technology Silchar Library is an active member of INDEST Consortium through which online full text journals can be accessed.

LOCATION
NIT Silchar is located on the Silchar - Hailakandi road at a distance of about 8 K.M. away from the railway station/bus stand. Silchar is linked to the rest of the country by road, rail and air. There are daily flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal. Silchar is also well connected by road. Deluxe Buses run every day between Guwahati / Shillong / Aizwal / Agartala / Imphal and Silchar.

CLIMATE

The state of Assam experiences a maximum temperature of 36° Celsius and a minimum temperature of as low as 10° Celsius in upper Himalayas. The annual rainfall is 2484.5 mm and the rainy season is from June to October. The winter stretches from November to February. The climate of Silchar will be moderately cool during January. The participants are advised to bring some woolen clothes as during January the weather will be moderately cold. The temperature will be between 17 and 30 Degree Celsius. 


International Conference & Workshop on
"What’s Next in Libraries? Trends, Space, and Partnerships”
(January 21-23, 2015)
Jointly organized by
NIT Silchar &
The Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois, USA
REGISTRATION FORM
Name (in block letters): Dr./Mr./Ms./Mrs.................................................................
Designation: ..............................................................................................................
Organization: .............................................................................................................
Address:......................................................................................................................
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City……………………………….State………….................Pin...................................
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If yes, please mention the check-in date & time: .........................................................

and check-out date & time: .........................................................................................

Travel Plan: Arrival......................................................................................................

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Payment Details: Payment via DD/Cheque No……................dated…............... for Rs……......... in favour of Director, NIT Silchar payable at State Bank of India, NIT Silchar Branch (code 7061), Silchar– 788010.



Mail the Registration Form to                                                                 
Dr. Kishor Chandra Satpathy
Librarian
National Institute of Technology, Silchar-788010, Assam, India
Tele     : +91-3842-240055 (Off)  +91-9435175531 (M), Fax: 91-3842-224797 (Off) 
E-mail  :  ksatpathy@gmail.com
You may also download the registration form from the following URL: http://www.nits.ac.in
              


SCHEDULE OF THE WORKSHOP

Schedule
Day 1
Morning Welcome ceremony

Opening session
Keynote speech -

Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 pm: Invited presentations
            ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: TRENDS AND KEYS TO SUCCESS – Paula Kaufman, UIUC
            PUBLIC LIBRARIES: TRENDS AND KEYS TO SUCCESS – Susan Schnuer, UIUC

14:45 – 15:45pm:  Poster sessions:  Participants in the conference will submit applications to bring a poster session.  During this hour they will exhibit the posters and talk about them with other participants.

15:45 – 16:15pm: Coffee

16:15 – 17:15pm: 10 “lightning” talks by participants - 10 participants will need to submit an application to give a five minute presentation about a service, technology, space or partnership in their library.

17:15 – 18:15pm: Invited presentations
          ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: SERVICES AND DATA – Bill Mischo, UIUC
          ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: DESIGNING SPACE – Jeff Schrader, UIUC

Evening reception/cultural event
Day 2
Morning

8:15 – 9:00am: Training for Roundtable facilitators

9:00 – 9:45am: THE MORTENSON CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY PROGRAMS
           
All Mortenson Center Associates, prospective Mortenson Associates and partners, and all other conference attendees are invited to join Paula, Susan, and Kishor to learn about the Center, the Associates and partner programs, and the value it offers to professional development for you and your staff.  This will be an interactive session.

9:45 – 10:45am: Round table discussions – 10 round tables, each with an Indian facilitator.  Participants will have to apply to facilitate a roundtable discussion on a new service, space or partnership at their library.

Individual consultations – The team from the United States will be available for individual consultations,.

10:45 – 11:15am: Coffee

11:15 – 12:15am: Round table discussions – 10 round tables, each with an Indian facilitator.  Participants will have to apply to facilitate a roundtable discussion on a new service, space or partnership at their library.

Individual consultations – The team from the United States will be available for individual consultations,

12:15pm: Lunch

1:15pm: Closing ceremony

Afternoon: Visit to tea garden and/or tour of the Silchar library

Day 3

9am – 12noon: With a coffee break - Participants would have to sign up in advance for the workshops, only about 25 individuals in each of the workshops.

Workshop one: Research data support services. (William Mischo and Paula Kaufman)
            Learn about these emerging services and what it takes to make them successful, including the library’s role and campus-wide collaborations, with case studies.

Workshop two: Library spaces (Jeffrey Schrader and Susan Schnuer)
            Learn about the changing uses of library spaces for learning, research, and interactions, and design principles for new or repurposed space, with case studies.

Workshop Three:  “Community Library and Resource Centers: Self-sustained through Networking and Partnerships” By Read India (Geeta Malhotra, Nahid Jubair and Ruhie Seth)
            READ India has 15 Community Library and Resource Centers in India in 8 States. The model is based on strong partnerships with Community, Organisations, Corporations, Government and Experts. The session will be dealt on sharing case studies, successful models and impact of READ Centers on Education, Health, Livelihoods and small-scale enterprises for self sustaining the programmes as well as the Centers.




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