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International Conference on Reshaping Librarianship: Innovations and Transformation (ICRLIT-2019)

Organized by

Arignar Anna Central Library, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore


Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science(SALIS

Sponsored by

Indian Council of Social Science Research [ICSSR]

Conference Date: 16-17, August, 2019

Venu: Dr.Usha Kirtilal Mehta Convention Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore< TN, India

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About the University

Bharathiar University was established in Coimbatore by the Government of Tamil Nadu in February 1982, under the provision of the Bharathiar University Act 1981 (Act 1 of 1982). The Postgraduate Centre of the University of Madras, which was functioning in Coimbatore before 1982, formed the base of Bharathiar University. In May 1985, the University received recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, for the purpose of grants.

The University, named after the great national poet Subramania Bharathi, is enshrined with the motto “Educate to Elevate”. In the University, every effort is harnessed to realize his dream of making educational institutions as temples of learning. It is the aim of the University to participate in the task of inculcating necessary Knowledge, Skills and Creative Attitudes and values among the youth of the country to contribute more effectively towards establishing an equitable social economic and secular nation.

About Arignar Anna Central Library, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

The Library of Bharathiar University was established in the year 1981 at the Madras University Autonomous Postgraduate Centre of the University in an area of 11,750 sq.feet. The seating capacity currently is about 300, and has over 1,89,032 volumes covering all disciplines. The library has subscriptions to 147 National and International journals and seven leading newspapers. 150 journals magazines and periodicals are received on gratis. Back issues of journals are available dating back to 1880s. Photocopying facility is also available inside the library.

About Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS)

SALIS is a registered national professional body, actively involved in the development of all spheres of LIS by organizing various programmes such as conferences, seminars, workshops and training programmes on emerging topics throughout the year in various parts of the country through its chapters located in many places. SALIS publishes national and international journals, proceedings and newsletter for exchange of information and knowledge among LIS professionals. SALIS instituted many awards to encourage and motivate LIS professionals. One of the objectives of SALIS is to train the LIS professionals in the country to handle the latest IT tools and techniques more effectively and efficiently and also to understand and adopt the best practices in order to provide high quality library service to the users.


Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) was established in the year 1969 by the Government of India to promote research in social sciences in the country, advise the Government of India on all matters pertaining to social science research and take measures generally, as may be necessary from time to time, to promote social science research and its utilization

About the Conference

The International Conference on Reshaping Librarianship: Innovation and Transformation (ICLRLIT-2019) brings together the library and other professionals from across India and beyond to discuss the leading issues affecting research as in library science and libraries through ICLRLIT-2019 the commitment to achieve transformations in academics, innovation in collections, and technical change in our institutions.

Open librarianship and the openness agenda are transforming the way in which knowledge is being created, discovered, used, and shared. We have seen the emergence of new innovative models of scholarly publishing, including an increase in academic-owned presses, and new thinking around the possibilities that open data, digital publishing, and unrestricted access to the scholarly record can bring.

With this change comes through not only new challenges, but also opportunities, around copyright, digital librarianship, service provision, and a move towards cross-institutional, national and global solutions to shared problems.

A collective approach considers how we reshape our collections by adapting our spaces, skills and services to manage more dynamic materials. More importantly, we seek to understand and map the dynamic ways in which collections and their users can be made easily accessible

The development of audience-focused strategies for collections has led to increased engagement with library users, which has, as a result, transformed our professional practices, attitudes and offerings. Our collections now form the basis of innovative partnerships and play a key role in the academic lifecycle and knowledge creation process, while the digital era offers possibilities for wider visibility and impact

Academic libraries are the juncture through which a wide number of conflicting, complex and collective interests are harmonized, arbitrated and realized. As such, we may be best placed to examine not only how innovative thinking and practices are reshaping librarianship and our role in driving this forward, but also to reflect more critically on the ethical, philosophical, political, and practical challenges that surface

Objectives of the Conference

To a discuss, debate and seek an alternative to manage current libraries

To provide a platform for professional discussion among LIS professionals in academics, services and research disciplines.

To create an environment for expanding the professional network and reshaping librarianship

To Address the innovative problem area and to lead away for managing such problems

To Recommend suitable Transformation policy measurese.

To provide an interdisciplinary platform for the academicians, researchers, managers, industrial participants and LIS graduates around the world to share their research findings

Who can Attend?

Librarians, Information professionals, LIS Teachers, Students and Research scholars and Library Administrators

Learning communities

Content and knowledge managers

Electronic, print and publishing community

Corporate managers engaged in information retrieval

Educationists and academicians

IT service providers, information providers including vendors, aggregators

Conference Themes and Sub-Themes

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to the following topics:

Teaching, Learning and Research

Metric Studies: user study

Reshaping of the Librarianship

Managing Modern Libraries: Innovation and Transformation

Case Studies of Resources and Services

Different Aspects Research Innovation/h2>

Managing e-Contents

Digital Content Creation, Preservation and Delivery

Guidelines for Preparing Extended Abstract and Full Paper

Abstract shoud contain

Key words

Brief Introduction

Brief Literature Review

Context and Problem Statement/ Research Question


Key Results/ Findings

Theoretical and/or Managerial Implications and

Key references

This extended abstract will undergo a blind review, and the corresponding author will be intimated about the acceptance of the paper. Upon acceptance of the extended abstract, the author will have to submit the full-paper (not exceeding six pages) which the author will further present at the conference.

Full Paper

Length of paper should not exceed six pages( A4 size)- 1 1/2 line spacing with Times New Roman 12 font size

The paper should highlight the current trends/issues

The paper should be submitted in word format only (.doc/docx)

The first page should contain title, author’s name, contact details, an abstract of 100 words and keywords

The second page should have the title of the article followed by the text

Pictures/tables/charts/diagrams should be in B/W

The references need to follow APA style of rendering

Full papers can be mailed to icrlit.2019@gmail.com

Paper presenters will receive certificates at the conference

The accepted papers should be submitted along with registration fee to consider the paper for including in Conference Proceeding (CD) with ISBN No Original papers based on research surveys, case studies and implementation of new and novel ideas, methods and services are invited

Every paper has to be accompanied by copyright declaration form according to the format available on the conference website

Send hard copy of the same along with the copyright declaration to conference organizing secretary’s address


The participants should make their own arrangement for the travel to reach the venue. Modest shared accommodation will be provided by the organizers at the University International and HRDC Hostels to the participants on first cum first serve basis with payment of Rs. 300/- per day per person


Coimbatore city is well connected by Air, Train and Bus to the venue. Frequent buses available are available from Railway station and Gandhi Nagar Bus station

Registration Fee

Indian Delegates (Individual) Rs.2000

LIS Students and Scholars (Regular) Rs.1500

Foreign Delegates - Individual (in US$) $100.00

Foreign Delegates - Scholars & Students (in US$) $50.00


Beneficiary’s Name : The Organizing Secretary ICRLIT-2019

Bank Account Number : 822610110014437

IFS Code : BKID0008226


MICR No. : 641013011

Bank Name & Address : Bank of India, BU Campus, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 641 046, Tamil Nadu, India

Note: Registration fee is non-refundable. Registration will be confirmed, only if the form is duly completed and payment received in full. Please note that the conference fee does not include accommodation

Conference Website


Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Abstract 05.07.2019

Acceptance of Abstract 10.07.2019

Last Date for Submission of full-paper 20.07.2019

Last Date for Registration 25.07.2019

Address for Communication

Dr. R. Sarangapani

Organizing Secretary

University Librarian & Head,Dept. of Library and Information Science,

Bharathiar University,

Coimbatore – 641 046

Tamil Nadu, India.

E-mail : icrlit.2019@gmail.com

Phone No: +91 422-2428231,36

Mobile: 9443098662 / 9842953420

About Coimbatore

Coimbatore District is located in the KonguNadu region of the state of Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is one of the most industrialized districts and a major textile, industrial, commercial, educational, information technology, healthcare and manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu. The region is bounded by Tiruppur district in the east, Nilgiris district in the north, Erode district in the north-east, Palghat district and Idukki district of neighboring state of Kerala in the west and south respectively. As of 2018, Coimbatore district had a population of 1.928 Million

Nearest Tourist Places

Maruthamalai Murugan Temple : This temple is located about 2 kms from the University

Eachinary Viyanagar Temple is 25 kms away from the University

Adhi Yogi Isha Foundation is 32 kms away from the University

Siruvani Water Falls is 30 kms away from the University

Ooty is 90 kms away from the University

Organizing Committee

Chief Patron

Thiru. Mangat Ram Sharma IAS

Convenor, VC Committee, Bharathiar University, Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu


Dr. N. Jayakumar Member – Vice –Chancellor Committee

Dr. P. Thirunavakkarasu, Member – Vice –Chancellor Committee

Dr. K. Murugan, Registrar, i/c

Organizing Secretary

Dr. R. Sarangapani

Joint Organizing Secretary

Dr. M. Uma, Assistant Librarian

Dr. V. Rajendran, Assistant Librarian


Dr. S. Ramkumar, Technical Officer

Dr. R. Ramesh, Technical Officer

Dr. S. Kanakaraj, Technical Officer

Dr. A. Mangayarkarasi, Guest Faculty

Mr. B.Sundar, Guest Faculty

Dr. M.Mariraj, Assistant Technical Officer

International Advisory Committee Members

Prof. Dr. Jayantha Lal Ratnasekera, Vice-Chancellor, Uva Weelassa University, Srilanka

Dr.Adbulaye Kaba, Library Director, AAUST, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. Dr.Md. Shariful Islam, University of rajshahi, Bangaladesh

Ms. Wathmanel Seneviratne, Open University of Sri Lanka

Prof. W. A. Weerasooriya University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Prof. Weerasinghe, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Mr. R. Maheswaran University of Perdeniya, Sri Lanka

Dr. Pratheepan, Wavalla University, Sri Lanka

Dr. H Kalilur Rahman, Higher College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Sampath Kumar, RAK Medical College, Dubai

Dr. Dhramasa, NUST, Muscat, Oman

Dr.M. Achuthan, NUST, Muscat, Oman

Dr. A. Geetha, NUST, Muscat, Oman

Mrs.C. Jayalakshmi, USA

National Advisory Members

Prof. M. Nagarajan, Annamalai University, Chidambaram

Prof. S. Ravi, Annamalai University, Chidambaram.

Prof.K. Padmini, S.V. University, Trupati

Dr. Ally Sornam, Bishop Heber College, Trichy

Dr. R. Sevugan, Pondichery University, Puducherry

Dr. J. Dominic, Karunya University, Coimbatore.

Dr. K. Chinnasamy, MK University, Madurai.

Dr. G. Krishnamoorthy, Anna University, Chennai

Dr. K.Kaliyaperumal. Librarian i/c. University of Madras. Chennai-600 005.

Prof. M.D. Baby, Rajagiri College School of Social Sciences, Kerala

Prof. M.Krishnamoorthy, DRTC, Bangalore

Dr K C Das, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

Prof. Pravakar Rath, Mizoram University

Dr. B. Suresh, MK University, Madurai.

Dr. C. Murugan, Periyar University, Salem.

Dr.C. Prema, Librarian, TNAU, Coimbatore

Dr.K.M. Haneefa, Calicut University

Dr. M. Tamizhchelvan, Gandhigram University, Dindigul.

Prof. S. Thanuskodi, Alagappa University, Karaikudi.

Dr. A. Thirumagal, M.S. University, Tirunelveli.

Dr. M. Doraswami, Dravidian Univeristy, Kuppam

Dr P Vinayaga Murthy, Thiruvalluvar University

Dr. K.Surendra Babu, Sri Venkateswara University

Dr.S.Dhanavandan, Central University of Tamil Nadu

Local Organizing Committee

Mr.S.Elango, Librarian, SRKV Maruthi College of Physical Education, Coimbatore

Dr. R. Senthilkumar, Librarian (SG), KNASC, Coimbatore

Dr. A. Sokkalingam, Librarian, SRKV Polytechnic College, Coimbatore

Dr. R. Jayabal, Librarian, SRKV College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore

Dr.K.Mahalakshmi, Asst. Librarian, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore

Dr.A.Chitra Dhavaputhalvi, Librarian, Chikkanna Govt. Arts College, Tirupur

Dr. N. Murugesan, Librarian, Angel College of Engineering & Technology, Tirupur

Dr. N. Tamilselvan, Librarian, RVS, Coimbatore

Dr. S.A. Fazlur Rahiman, Librarian, SKCET, Coimbatore

Dr. Moorthy, Librarian, SKASC, Coimbatore

Dr. P.Sivakumar, Librarian, BUASC, Modakurichi

Dr. Sivakumar, Librarian, PSGASC, Coimbatore

Librarian, BUASC, Thondhamuthur

Librarian, BUASC, Pollachi


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