Saturday, July 25, 2015



Dear colleagues,

Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you. ILN pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in mid-August 2015.

The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated programs aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. Participating in the ILN brings wider professional awareness, an international perspective to your work, new ideas, and increased professional confidence. We know this because many of our participants tell us – and we’ve had over 2500 librarians from 110 countries take part so far.

Peer mentoring helps professionals develop partnerships and grow their network. The ILN uses a model where all participants are treated as equals who have valuable experiences to share. This means that partners are not placed into established mentor/protégé roles, but rather are encouraged to view their partnership as a way to learn from each other; all are mentors and all are protégés.

So why participate in a peer mentoring program?

Peer mentoring can allow you to:
1.     rediscover your own valuable skills by sharing your experiences with your partner
2.    learn a different perspective on your profession
3.    build your network
4.    reinvigorate the passion your career
5.    develop your professional skills

Applications for the next round of partnerships program i.e from August to December 2015 are being accepted now and close at midnight on Sunday 26th July 2015 (Sydney, Australia time) - just two day  away! . Numbers are limited, so apply early to ensure you don’t miss out.

This email is to remind you. If you have already applied for the program, please ignore this email.  Participation in the program is free and open to anyone working or studying in libraries and their related fields. The only requirements are an internet connection, English fluency, one hour each week to communicate with your partner, and a willingness to share and learn with colleagues around the world.

If you've enjoyed your participation in the last round, why not sign up for another partner, and continue building an international professional network. Tell your colleagues about the program as well, and get the benefits of shared professional development.

You can find out more about how the program works here:   

Or you can explore our Frequently Asked Questions here:  

Applications can be submitted online here: 

If you have additional questions about the program, please don't hesitate to contact us at  / . 

Thanks & Regards,

Dr. Kishor Satpathy
ILN Ambassador- India

NIT Silchar

Monday, February 9, 2015

Farewell & Thank You Note

Farewell & Thank you Note

Dear All,
Greetings from the WNL 2K15 Team of NIT Silchar.
Hope you have reached your home safely. First of all I would like to thank all of you for your kind cooperation for making International Conference on “What’s next in libraries? Trends, Space, and partnerships” a grand success.
I take this opportunity to thank all the members of the International & National Advisory Committee, Local Organizing Committee, Invited Guests, Speakers, Institutional Partners, Sponsors, Media & Participants for their role in making the Meet a success. I wish to express my gratitude to my colleagues in the library, faculty members & staff in the institute for their valuable help & support. I am grateful to many individuals (& the one who helped me initially & don’t want to be named), many institutions & my family members for their support in making this International Conference a success.
I wish to put on record my sincere gratitude for the help, support & advise received from the following persons:
Pradeep Khanna, Associate Chancellor for Corporate and International Relations
Paula Kaufman, Interim Director, Mortenson Center
Susan Schnuer, Associate Director, Mortenson Center
William H. Mischo, Head, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center
Jeffrey Mark Schrader, Assistant Dean for Facilities, University Library
Barbara J. Ford, Mortenson Center
Milind Basole, eText Group, CITES Academic Technology Services
Lindy Wheatly, Mortenson Centre
Bhavna Hirani, Program Coordinator
NIT Silchar & Other Institute
Prof. Asis Datta, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi
Prof. N V Deshpande, Director
Prof. F A Talukdar, Chairman, LSC
Mr. Nikhil Sharma, FICCI, New Delhi
Ms. Geeta Malhotra, ReadIndia, New Delhi
Dr. M K Sinha, AU Silchar
Arindam Gupta, Silchar
Kindly note the following:
1. Photographs: The photographs (1000+) of the conference have been uploaded. To access the same please follow the links.
Inaugural Session:
Plenary & Technical Sessions: 
Group Photo: 
Cultural Programme@WNL-2015: 
Visit to Shillong: 
Visit to Tea Factory:  
Visit to New Library Building: 
Valedictory Functions: 
Feedback of Participants: 
2. Newspaper Clippings: The newspaper clipping (23 Nos) of WNL 2015 have been uploaded to the Blog. To access the same please follow the link: &… . Few more online links are given below:
NIT meet focuses on ‘libraries for all’-Times of India
Jan 23, 2015, 06.00AM IST

Libraries central to society: Kalpana Dasgupta- Assam Tribune, Feb 1, 2015

Libraries need aesthetic facelift: Paula Kaufman- Assam tribune, Jan 20 – Assam Tribune

Libraries are to be mass oriented: Kalpana Dasgupta- The Sentinal, January 25,2015: 

Eastern Chronicle, January 19 & 22, 2015: 

Manipur Chronicle, January 19, 2015: 

Dainik Jugashank, January 19, 2015: 

Samuhik Prasanga, January 20 & 22, 2015: 

Dainik Jugashank, January 19,20& 22 2015: 

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3. Report of the Conference: We are in a process of preparing the final report & outcome of the Conference. I request all the rapporteurs to send their report & recommendations within 3 days so that the same can be complied by Rapporteur General & incorporated in the main report. All other participants are free to send their recommendations. The final version will be updated to the blog & website.
4. PPTs: The PPTs of the workshop and conference have been uploaded to:  . If your ppt is not included, pl. mail it to
5. Certificates & Money Receipts: If you have not received the certificate or Money Receipts, kindly mail us at We will send it by post.
6. Conference Abstract Book: The soft copy of the Conference Abstract Book is available at: . For hard copy please send a mail to
7. Printed report: We are planning to bring out a printed report consisting of invited lectures, photographs, newspaper clippings, participants list & this will be send to all of you. In this context, I would like to request all the paper presenters & speakers to send 10 line summary of their papers / talk for inclusion in the report. Please tell us your views on “What’s Next in Libraries” in max 20 lines for inclusion in the Report.
Please send your Feedback to me to improve our forthcoming events…….
Thanks and Regards

Organising Secy, WNL 2015
Dr. KIshor Chandra Satpathy
National Institute of Technology
Silchar-788010, Assam, India
Tele: +91-3842-240055 (Off) +91-9435175531 (M)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WNL 2015 in Media

Newspaper Clippings: The newspaper clipping of WNL 2015 have been uploaded to the Blog. To access the same please follow the link:

NIT meet focuses on ‘libraries for all’-Times Of India
Jan 23, 2015, 06.00AM IST

Libraries central to society: Kalpana Dasgupta- Assam Tribune
SILCHAR, Feb 1, 2015

Libraries need aesthetic facelift: Paula Kaufman- Assam tribune
SILCHAR, Jan 20 – Assam Tribune

Libraries are to be mass oriented: Kalpana Dasgupta- The Sentinal
SILCHAR, January 25,2015: 

Eastern chronicle
SILCHAR, January 19 & 22, 2015: 

Manipur chronicle
SILCHAR, January 19, 2015: 

Dainik Jugashank
SILCHAR, January 19, 2015: 

Samuhik Prasanga
SILCHAR, January 20 & 22, 2015: 

Dainik Jugashank
SILCHAR, January 19,20& 22 2015: 

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