Contemporary Trends & Technologies in Library And Information Science

13th September – 17th September 2021


As we hope to enter the endemic of the COVID-19 saga, it is time to take stock of the situation across sectors, tackle challenges and maximize opportunities. For libraries to navigate this landscape, we need to embrace means and avenues of entrepreneurship to ensure relevance in the new normal. The increased focus on e-learning has had a strong bearing on libraries to be able to provide large amount of e-Resources towards meeting the demands of teaching-learning. In other words, the pace and efficacy of digital transformation will shape the future of our libraries.


Today, the world is witnessing a paradigm shift in terms of how information and knowledge is generated, stored, accessed and disseminated. With the advent of digital technologies, libraries are reinventing themselves to evolve, adapt and thrive. Thankfully, both libraries and users are beneficiaries of this change. As a nation, we need to take cognizance of these developments and leverage the enormous opportunities offered by the digital era.


Librarianship therefore must reposition itself to achieve excellence. We need to focus on innovative content acquisition models, out of the box thinking in extending library services, leveraging technologies, and explore new modes of reaching the user community.


Given this backdrop, CVM University Gujarat, Jio Institute and Management Libraries Network are jointly organising a 5-day Library Management Development Programme on ‘Contemporary Trends & Technologies in Library and Information Science’ from September 13-17.


The programme intends to cover latest practices, principles and debates/workshops around contemporary library processes and technologies. Participants will comprise library managers, LIS faculty and IT professionals from India and around the world.

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Dr. Dipak Jain

Vice Chancellor, Jio Institute

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Dr. P M Udani

Director General, CVM University

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Er. Shri. Bhikhubhai Patel

President, CVM University , Chief Patron

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Dr. M.G Sreekumar

Director Libraries,  Jio Institute

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Dr. Palak Sheth

Project Director , Jio Institute

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Dr. Govind B Dave

Director, Commerce, Management and Humanities (CMH)
Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Management and Law (FCML),
Member, Board of Management (BoM), CVM University

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Dr. Meeta Rathod

National Coordinator-LDP, MANLIBNET; Hon. Director, CG Vidyabhavan; Librarian BRCM College of Business Administration, Surat, Gujarat

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Dr. A.R.D. Prasad

Visiting Faculty, DRTC (ISI), Bangalore

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Dr. Gagandeep Singh

Senior Publisher, Taylor and Francis Group

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Dr. Akhtar Parvez

University Librarian, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad

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Dr. Anand Byrappa

Head Librarian and Chief of Data, IISC

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Dr. Saiful Amin

Visiting Faculty, DRTC (ISI), Bangalore

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Prof. Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay

Professor of Library & Information Science, Kalyani University

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Dr. T. S. Kumbar

Chief Librarian, IIT Gandhinagar