Dimapur, Aug. 13 (EMN): Department of Library and Information Science jointly with NJY Memorial Library commemorated the National Librarian’s Day at ICFAI University Nagaland on August 12 on the theme of “Information access.” The National Librarian’s Day is celebrated across India in remembrance of Dr. SR Ranganathan, father of Documentation Science, Library and Information Science, on his birth anniversary.
The morning session was conducted with a brief presentation on the importance of National Librarian’s Day and the concept behind commemorating the event by the HoD, department of Library and Information Science. A talk on
“Open access to information” was also presented by Dr. ARD Prasad, former head and professor of Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.
The second session was a webinar with live cast interactive sessions delivered by various experts in the field from across India. Topic on ‘Sections in library with focus on IT and databases’ was delivered by Srinivas Gurrala, technical officer of Technical Library, Air India Express Mumbai, while topic on ‘Open source software and application in libraries’ was delivered by Kanu Chakraborty, assistant librarian, Indian Institute of
Technology(BHU), Varanasi, and motivation talk on the profession of LIS and on providing reliable and accurate information service was delivered by Shiva Shankar Mahato, assistant librarian of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune.
The programme was attended by information professionals and librarians from Unity College Dimapur, Immanuel College Dimapur, Pranabananda Women’s College Dimapur, ICFAI University Nagaland besides teaching faculties and students of other departments in the University.
Kelel Theyo, assistant librarian of NJY Memorial Library, pronounced the vote of thanks and encouraged the participants to take the learning experience from the programme further in their career.