AWARDS

SALIS instituted the following awards to recognise and encourage LIS professionals those who contribute for the profession and society.

Application/Nomination is invited for the following awards for the year 2023. The filled-in applcation with proper evidence [only printed copies] as per the instructions
given for each award should reach us on or before 31.8.2024


1. SALIS - Dr. Harish Chandra-Sushila Chandra National Best Librarian Award
2. SALIS - AutoLib-Tamilnadu Best Librarian Award
3. SALIS - AutoLib-Tamilnadu Best Young Librarian Award
4. SALIS - A.N.Marappan Memorial National Best Librarian Award
5. SALIS - S.M.Venkidusamy Memorial Best Public-School Librarian Award
6. SALIS - Dr.R.Srinivasan Memorial Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service (Research in LIS)
7. SALIS - Dr.A.Essaki - Memorial Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award
(Tamil Nadu - Public Library)
8. SALIS - Mrs. M.Jannath Najeemunnisa Beegum Memorial National Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award [for Women Librarians]
9. SALIS - Mr.G.G.Sivakumar Memorial Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award
10.SALIS - LIS National Best Teacher Award
11.SALIS – EDUSYS - National Dynamic Librarian Award
12.SALIS - Ln. Dr.K.S.Rangasamy MJFary Extension Services Award
13.SALIS - Dr. M. Tamizhchelvan Memorial National Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award (Research in LIS - for Young LIS Professionals below 40 years)
14.SALIS - Thirumathi K.Chellammal Memorial Life Time Achievement Award for LIS Professionals<

The following Best Paper Awards to the Students and Professionals will be given for the best papers contributed in SALIS Annual conference every year

15. SALIS Best Paper Award for LIS Professionals
16. SALIS Best Paper Award for LIS Students

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1.Dr. Harish Chandra-Sushila Chandra National Best Librarian Award (Dr. Harish Chandra-Sushila Chandra Best Librarian Award, sponsored by Dr. Harish Chandra, Librarian, IIT Madras)
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2. AutoLib-Tamilnadu-Best National Librarian Award (Sponsored by AutoLib Software Systems, Chennai)
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3. AutoLib-Tamilnadu-Best Young Librarian Award (below 40 years) (Sponsored by AutoLib Software Systems, Chennai
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4.SALIS - A.N.Marappan Memorial National Best Librarian Award (Sponsored by Dr.A.M.Venkatachalam, Director(Library & Student Affairs), K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology Trichengode, Namakkal Dist )
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5.SALIS - S.M.Venkidusamy Memorial National Best Public - School Librarian Award (Sponsored by, Namathu Bharatham Trust, Athani, Erode Dist)(
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6. SALIS - Dr.R.Srinivasan Memorial National Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award (Research in LIS)
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7. SALIS - Dr.A.Essaki - Memorial Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award (Public Library)
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8.SALIS - Mrs.M.Jannath Najeemunnisa Beegum Memorial Appreciation Award(Women)
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9. SALIS - Mr.G.G.Sivakumar Memorial Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award
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10. SALIS – LIS Best National Teacher Award
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11. SALIS – EDUSYS Dynamic Librarian Award - Sponsored by EDUSYS
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12. SALIS - Ln. Dr.K.S.Rangasamy MJFNational Best Library Extension/Community Service Award - Sponsored by Namathu Bharathum Trust, Athani, Erode Dt.
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13. SALIS - Dr. M. Tamizhchelvan Memorial National Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award (Research in LIS - for Young Professionals Below 40 years)
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14.SALIS - Thirumathi K.Chellammal Memorial Life Time Achievement Award for LIS Professionals( Sponsored by Dr.K.Karunai Raghavan, Librarian, NEC, Kovilpatti)
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Eligibility Criteria for all the Awards

1.Applicant/Nominee should be a citizen of India and his/her conduct must be good.
2.The applicant should be a working library professional who holds at least Bachelors degree in library science or its equivalent.
3.Interested professionals should apply in the prescribed application form only
4.Nomination can be self or by a responsible library professional.
5.Give full details for each category and attach support documents for verification
6.Enclose separate sheets wherever necessary to give details
7.Applications without full details and support documents will be rejected
8.The application form can be downloaded from SALIS website www.salis.in or can be obtained by e-mail to salislib.info@gmail.com
9.Filled application [indicating the year of the Award] should reach the office within 3 weeks after the announcement of Award
10.The decision of the committee constituted by SALIS to select the candidate for the award is final.
11. The Award committee may consider his/her application for any other suitable award if more quailified appications/nominations received. 11.Award Committee has the right to post-pone or cancel the award for any unavoidable reason.
12.The fillied-in application with proper evidence should be sent by post/courier to ‘The Convener, SALIS Award Committee, SALIS, Plot No.32, 2nd Main Road, Sabari Nagar Extension, Mugalivakkam, Chennai – 600 125.
13. We will not accept application/nomination by e-mail. Please avoid oral communication by mobile/phone
Any enquires about the awards may be sent to the Convener at salislib.info@gmail.com

SALIS Awardees List from 2004


1. SALIS - Dr. Harish Chandra-Sushila Chandra National Best Librarian Award

2004
Dr. T.A.V. Murthy, Director, INFLIBNET , Ahmedabad

2005
Dr.M.Suriya, Professor & Head Dept& University Library, Annamalai University

2006
Dr. P.V. Konnur , University Librarian, Goa University, Goa

2007
Mr. N.Avadaiappan, Director, Connemara Public Library Chennai

2008
Dr. Inder Vir Malhan, Professor & Head, DLIS, University of Jammu, Jammu

2009
Dr.S.Surianarayanan, Sri Paramakalyani Arts College, Alwarkuruchi

2010
Dr.A.G.Ganeshan,Poondi Pushpam, College,Poondi,Tanjore

2012
Dr.Jesudoss Manalan, Librarian, Bishop Heber College, Trichy

2013
Dr.H.R.Sujatha, Librarian, Sri Venkataramanasamy College, Bantwal, Karnataka

2014
Dr.S.Muralidhar, Scientist, CVRDE, DRDO, Chennai
Dr.Rajiv Viz, INMAS, DRDO, New Delhi

2015
Dr.M.Nagarajan, Prof.DLIS, Annamalai University
Dr. A.Thirunavukkarasu, Alagappa University, Karaikudi

2016
Dr.S.Ravi, Professor, DLIS, Annamalaii Unviersity, Chidambaram

2017
Dr.K.Elavazhagan, IIM, Trichy
Dr.G.Krishnamoorthy, Anna University, Chennai

2018
Prof. Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Professor, DLIS, Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata

2019
Dr. Nabi Hasan, Librarian & Head, Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

2020
Dr. Akhtar Parvez, Librarian, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
Dr.J.Dominic, Chief Librarian,, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore

2021
Dr. S. Swaminathan, Librarian, SRMV College of Education, Coimbatore
Dr. M. Vijayakumar, Librarian, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

2.SALIS - AutoLib-National Best Librarian Award

2005
Dr.K.Nithyanandham,Anna University, Chennai

2006
Dr. J.Dominic, Karunya Deemed University, Coimbatore

2007
Dr. L.Parisutharaj, National Institute of Technology Trichy

2008
Mr. S.S.Sivaakumar, Librarian District Central Library, Karur

2009
Mr. Fazlur Rahman, Sri Krishna Engineering College and Technology, Coimbaotre

2010
Dr.P.Ravichandran, NTTTIR Chennai

2012
Mr. A.N.Ganessan, K.L.College of Technology, Madurai
Dr. Lawrency Mary, Librarian, TDMNS College, Tirunelveli

2014
Dr.V.Sakthi Regha, Librarian, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
Dr.A.Chokkalingam, Librarian, SRKVCAS, Coimbatore

2015
Dr.M.Tamilchezhvan, Gandigram Rural University, Gandhigram
Dr.S.Sridhar, TSM, Madurai

2016
Mr.A.Sankaran, The Hindu, Chennai

2017
Dr.K.Senthilnayagam AVC College, Mayiladuthurai
Dr.S.A.Sampathkumar, SKSS Arts College, Tirupanandal

2018
Dr.M.Mandhirasalam, Librarian & Dean (ARRA) Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

2019
Dr P Panneerselvam, Librarian, B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent University, Chennai

2020
Dr. Captain T. Magudeeswaran, Librarian (SG) & Head, DLIS, Chikkaiah Naicker College, Erode

2021
Dr. A.M.Venkatachalam, Director (Library & Student Affairs), K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode

3. SALIS - AutoLib-Tamilnadu Best Young Librarian Award

2005
Mr.S.Swaminathan, Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya College ofEducation, Coimbatore
Mr.T.Stephen, CSI Bishop Appasamy College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore

2006
Mrs. K. Vinitha, Librarian, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti

2007
Mr.P. Panneerselvam, B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, Chennai

2008
Mr.M.Madirasalam, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore

2009
Mr. A.M. Venkatachalm, Chettinad College of Engineering& Technology, Karur

2010
Mr.K.Karunai Ragavan, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti

2013
Dr.T.Raja, St.Xavier’s College of Education, Palyamkottai

2014
Dr.S.Kamatchi, Librarian and Information Officer, Anna Centenary Library, Chennai
Dr.K.Mahalakshmi, Assistant Librarian, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore

2015
Dr.K.Murugan, Anna University Costituent College, Tuticorin

2016
Ms. D. Mercy Lydia, DLIS, Vellalar College for Women, Erode

2017
Dr.L.Radha, TCE, Madurai

2018
Dr. T. Senthil Kumar, Librarian, Gurunanak College, Chennai

2019
Dr. J.Arumugam, Librarian, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

2020
Dr.S.Srilakshmi, Librarian, Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai

2021
Dr. M. Mani, Librarian, DDGD Vaishnav College, Chennai

4. SALIS - A.N.Marappan Memorial National Best Librarian Award

2008
Mrs. Lata Suresh, Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur

2009
Dr. Sanjay Kataria, JIIT, Noida, Delhi

2010
Mr.E. Ramesh, Malla Reddy College of Engineering & Technology, Secundrabad

2012
Dr.A.Chitra Dhavaputhalvi, Librarian, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tiruppur

2013
Dr.M.Surulinathi, Asst. Librarian, Bharathidasan University, Trichy
Mrs.M.Jannath Najeemunnisa Beegum, JBAS College for Women, Chennai

2014
Dr.R.Balasubramanian, Asst.Prof., DLIS, Bharathidhasan University, Tiruchi

2015
Dr.B.Jeyapragash, DLIS, Bharathidasan University, Trichy
Dr.K.S.Sivakumaren, MIT, Anna University, Chennai

2016
Mr. S. Manikandan, ACL, Chennai

2017
Mrs.E.Gajalakshmi, National Library,Kolkatta

2018
Dr. Anup Kumar Das, Senior Documentation Officer, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Dr C Murugan, Professor and Head, DLIS, Periyar University, Salem

2019
Dr.Ch.Narayana Reddy, Lecturer in Library Science, D.K. Govt. Degree College, Nellore
Dr.P.Balasubramanian,, Librarian and Head/DLIS, Manonmaniam Sundaranar Unviersity, Tirunelveli

2020
Dr. R. Sarangapani, Professor & Head, DLIS, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
Dr. Ch.Veeranjaneyulu, Librarian, VIT University, Andra Pradesh

2021
Dr. B.Suresh, University Librarian, M.K.University, Madurai
Dr. Chandrakant Swain, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management Raipur

5. SALIS - S.M.Venkidusamy Memorial National Best Public-School Librarian Award

2014
Mr.Meenakshi Sundaram, Connemara Public Library, Chennai

2015
Dr.A.Muthukrishnan, DPL, Tirunelveli

2016
Mr. A.Sairam, DPL, Tiruvanamalai

2017
Dr.A.P.Shivakumar,DPL, Trichy

2018
Mr. S.S.Sivaakumar, Librarian, District Central Library, Karur

2019
Mr. T. Sivaram, Librarian, SBOA Matric HSS, Coimbatore

2020
Mr.S.Piramanayagam, Librarian, V.O.C. Circle Library, Tenkasi

2021
Mr. K.Ramasamy, Librarian, Public Library, Shenkottai
Ms. Aparna Khadkar, Librarian, Delhi Public School Lava, Nagpur

6.SALIS - Dr.R.Srinivasan Memorial National Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award (Research in LIS)

2017
Dr.G.Saravanan,Librarian,French Institute of Pondicherry,Puducherry

2018
Dr. S.Dhanavandan, Deputy Librarian, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur

2019
Dr.K.Ramasamy, College Librarian, M V Muthiah Gover nmentArts College for Women, Dindigul

2020
Dr. S. Ravi Kumar, DLIS, North Eastern Hill University, , Meghalaya

7. SALIS - Dr.A.Essaki - Memorial Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award (Tamil Nadu - Public Library)

2018
Mr. M.Mohanasundaram, Public Librarian, Public Library Department, Karur
Mr. R. Arikrishnan, Librarian and Information Assistant Grade, Anna Centenary Library, Chennai

2019
Mrs.H.Mumtaj Begum, Librarian & Information Assistant Grade, Anna Centenary Library, Chennai
Mrs. Sheela, Librarian, Digital Library, Erode
Dr. P. Mohanathan, Librarian & Information Assistant, Anna Centenary Library, Chennai

2020
Ms.Sivakami, Librarian, Department of Public Libraries, Sathyamangalam

2021
Mr.V.Essakiappan, VOC-Bharathi Digital Library Research centre,Tuticorin

8.SALIS - Mrs. M.Jannath Najeemunnisa Beegum Memorial National Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award [for Women Librarians]

2015
Dr.T.R.Sridevi, R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru
Mrs.K.Indumathi, Anna Adarsh College, Chennai

2016
Mrs. G. Meenambika, Partician Collegeof Arts and Science, Chennai

2017
Mrs.B.Vijayalakshmi,Librarian,Sankar Polytechnic College,Tirunelveli

2018
Dr. G. Amudha, Librarian, VHNSN College, Virudhunagar
Lt. Dr. S. Sangaranachiyar, Librarian, Lady Doak College, Madurai
Dr.C.Sujatha, Librarian,Fatima College, Madurai

2019
Ms.R. Sophia, Librarian, Meston College of Education,Chennai
Mrs. S. Unnamalai, Librarian, Govindammal Aditanar College For Women, Thiruchendur
Dr. M. Mahalakshmi, Librarian, Stella Maris College, Chennai
Dr.A.Senthamilselvi, Librarian & Head/DLIS, Holy Cross College, Trichy

2020
Dr. S. Dharmambihai, College Librarian, Bharathi Women’s College, Chennai
Dr. P. Sheela, Librarian, NVKSD College Of Education, Kanyakumari
Dr. N.Sivakami, Sr. Librarian, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College,Chennai

2021
Dr.S.Subha, Librarian, VET Institute of Arts and Science College, Erode
Mrs.R.Ponselvi, Librarian, Annammal College of Education for Women, Thoothukudi
Ms. S.Jasmine, Assistant Librarian, SRM TRP Engineering College, Trichy
Dr.C.Anjaline, Librarian, DTADS Rajamal College of Education, Tenkasi

9. SALIS - Mr.G.G.Sivakumar Memorial National Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award

2014
Mr.O.Seshashai,PBR Visvodaya Institute of Technology and Science, Kavali, A.P.
Mr.Radhakrishnan, NPOL, Cochin

2016
Mr. A.Joseph Anburaj, KCG College of Technology, Chennai

2017
Mr.G.Karthikeyan, Teaching Fellow, Anna University Regional Campus,Tiruchi

2018
Dr. N. Murugesen, Chief Librarian, Park College, Tiruppur
Dr I. Ravi Kumar Kennedy, St.John's College ,Palayamkottai
Dr.S.Lawyed Stephen, University Librarian (Rtd), Noorul Islam Center For Higher Education, Kumaracoil
Dr.S.Gopalakrishnan, Librarian, Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai
Dr. M. Leeladharan, Assistant Professor(SG), DLIS, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

2019
Dr. N. Selvaganapathi, Librarian, Pioneer Kumaraswamy College,Nagercoil
Dr. V.Krishnamurthy, Librarian, PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore
Dr.M.Sankar, Agricultural College& Research Institute, Tiruvannamalai
Dr.R.Jeyasankar, Associate Professor, DLIS, Pondicherry University
Dr.R.Natarajan, Assistant Professor/DLIS, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar
Dr.M.S.Mohamed Mohideen, Librarian, Nellai College of Engineering, Maruthakulam

2020
Dr.A.P.Shanmugam, Librarian, Government Arts and Science College, Thiruvennainallur
Mr.R.ArunPandian, Teaching Fellow, Library, ANNA UNIVERSITY, BIT Campus, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI
Mr.R. Venkatraman, Technical Assistant, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
Mr.V.Radhakrishnan, Librarian , CPAT-TVS, Chennai
Mr.M.Logbabu,Librarian, Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Chennai
Mr.R.Chandran, Librarian, Ramco Institute of Technology, Rajapalayam

2021
Dr. K. Mutharasan, Librarian, Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram
Dr.A.Velayutham, Librarian, Maruthi College of Physical Education,Coimbatore
Dr. K R. SENTHIL KUMAR, Librarian, Nehru Institute of Engineering & Technology, Coimbatore
Dr.M.Kanagaraj, Librarian, Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem
Dr.V.Ashok Kumar, Librarian, Shree Venkateshwara Hi-Tech Engg College, Gobicheetpalaym

10. SALIS - LIS National Best Teacher Award

2017
Dr.S.Thanuskodi, DLIS, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
Dr.S.Ally Sornam, DLIS, BHC, Trichy

2018
Dr. R. Sevukan, Professor, DLIS, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

2019
Dr. S. SrinivasaRagavan, Professor & Head, DLIS, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

2020
Mr.T.Stephen, Assistant Professor & Head, DLIS, Vellalar College For Women, Thindal, Erode

2021
Dr. P. Ravichandran, Professor , DLIS, Annamalai University
Dr. M. Sadik Batcha, Professor & Head ,DLIS,Annamalai University
Dr.J.Franklin, Assistant Professor, DLIS, Bishop Heber College,Tiruchirappalli

11.SALIS – EDUSYS - National Dynamic Librarian Award

2017
Captain.T.Magudeeswaran, Chikkaiah Naicker College, Erode
Dr.R.Senthilkumar,KongunaduArts and Science College, Coimbatore

2018
Dr.T.Raja, Librarian, St.Xavier's College of Education ,Palayamkottai
Dr.O.Seshiah, Librarian, PBR Visvodaya Institute of Technology and Science, Kavali

2019
Dr. P. Kannan , Scientist-E, Information and Library Network Centre, Gandhinagar
Dr. V. Rajendran, Assistant Professor, DLISs, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

2020
Vinod Kumar Mishra, Assistant Librarian, NIT Rourkela, Odisha
Dr. A. Victor, College Librarian,H.H. The Rajah’s College, Pudukkottai

2021
Dr.L.Radha,Librarian, Thiagarajar College of Engineering,Madurai
Mr.B.MaruthuPandiyan, Scientific Officer 'D' (Library), The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

12.SALIS - Namathu Bharatham National Best Library Extension Services Award

2020
Dr. A.M.Venkatachalam, ,Director (Library & Student Affairs), K.S.Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode
Dr.M.Mandhirasalam, Librarian & Dean (ARRA), Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

2021
Dr. N.Prabahar, Lecturer in Library Science, SVSSC Govt. Degree College, Sullurpet
Dr.K.S.Kalyani, Librarian, Government Arts and Science College, Pappireddipatti

13.SALIS - Dr. M. Tamizhchelvan Memorial National Special Appreciation and Meritorious Service Award
2021 Mr.A.Subaveerapandiyan , Chief Librarian, DMI – St. Eugene University, Lusaka, Zambia


14. SALIS - Thirumathi K.Chellammal Memorial Life Time Achievement Award for LIS Professionals

2020
Prof. A. Srimurugan, Librarian and Head(Retd) ,DLIS, Madurai Kamaraj University, MADURAI
Dr. A. Manoharan, Associate Professor(Retd), DLIS, Bishop Heber College,Trichy
Dr. J.P.S KUMARAVEL, Associate Professor (Retd), DLIS,Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Dr. K. Chinnasamy, Former Professor and Head, DLIS, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Dr.B.S. Swaroop Rani, Associate Prof(Rtd), Bishop Heber college,Trichy
Dr.V.Geetha, Associate Prof(Rtd), , Bishop Heber college,Trichy
Dr. R Jayabal, Librarian, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore
Dr A. Muthukrishnan, Inspector of Libraries (Retd), Dept of Public Libraries Tirunelveli

2021
Dr.K.Padmini, Professor (Retd),Dept. of Library & Information Science
Dr. S.Muralidhar, Scientist G (Rtd), CVDRE, DRDO,Chennai
Mr. A.Sankaran, Head Librarian (Rtd), The Hindu, Chennai
Dr.P.Perumal, Conservator and Librarian (Retd.), Saraswati Mahal Library, Thanjavur
Dr. S. Gopalakrishnan, Assistant University Librarian (Retd.) Anna University Library, Chennai
Dr.S.Dorairajan, Librarian, St.Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli
Dr.C.Martin Arockiasamy, Librarian, St.Xavier College, Tirunelveli