EVENTS


SGPC’s

GURU NANAK INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Next to G. N. Khalsa College Campus, Matunga – 400 019

{Approved by AICTE & Affiliated to University of Mumbai}

National Seminar & Research Conference on “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House”

(Saturday 14th March 2009)

Rapporteaur – General’s Report

By

Ms. Kuljeet G. Kahlon

Librarian


Introduction:-

Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai organized the National Seminar & Research Conference on “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House Saturday 14th March 2009

The role of library professionals in the present internet era is drastically changing as the scope and practice of the profession broadens beyond physical collections and reference service toward remote access and systems development. In this new environment, it is very much important to build the evidence based knowledge base to practice best methods and to use evaluation techniques to constantly improve the quality of the services. We wanted to see skills of practicing special librarian’s resources persons for evidences and learn how to translate this knowledge into our systems.

Inaugural Ceremony:-

The national Seminar & Research Conference was inaugurated by Dr. Ajit Singh President of Forum of Minority Management Institutions, Mumbai and Dr R.P. Dixit Director of MGM (LIB) MGM Medical College and Hospital, Komothe , New Mumbai. At the Conference Hall on 14th March 2009. The conference was started with introduction of dignitaries on the dais. Dr. Bernadette D’Silva Director of GNIMS, introduced all the dignitaries on the dais and welcomed with a fruit bouquet and token .She also welcomed the august gathering. She briefly explained about the history of GNIMS, its objectives and activities. Emphasizing the need to understand the redefined role of profession.

Chief Guest Dr. R.P. Dixit, in his inaugural address briefed about the need for the establishment of Library need of the day and its importance. The best modern library presently available. He also said that due to technological advances, the library focus has been shifted from acquisition to direct access to information. He mentioned the wonderful economic model in the electronic era that “You sell the product, but still it remains with you. He concluded by highlighting the importance of management libraries for the MBA students.

Welcome & Key Note Address by Dr. Ajit Singh:


Chief Guest Dr. R.P. Dixit, in his inaugural address briefed about the need for the establishment of Library need of the day and its importance. The best modern library presently available. He also said that due to technological advances, the library focus has been shifted from acquisition to direct access to information. He mentioned the wonderful economic model in the electronic era that “You sell the product, but still it remains with you. He concluded by highlighting the importance of management libraries for the MBA students.


Welcome & Key Note Address by Dr. Ajit Singh:


I am honored to be here to deliver the Keynote Address on the theme “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House” at National Seminar & Research Conference of Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies. Today, computer to computer links through internet have changed the whole Scenario. Electronic information delivery has made the ‘global village’ concept a reality. The emergence of CD-ROM has revolutionized the field of document delivery because ofIts low cost and high storage capacity. I wish all libraries of Khalsa Campus must try to Procure more and more CDs of frequently required material, thus substituting the printed One. It will save both the retrieval time and a lot of space on the shelves. It is now presumed that a time may come when there will be no books; even paper and pencil might disappear. Print will no longer dominate the communication media. Super computers will be error free in speech synthesis in recognizing and understanding languages and may even be able to use common senses and ethics. Putting all knowledge and all media into digital form, accessing and displaying it in consistent ways and working in a completely digital environment is not distant dream. The three elements-the user, the digitized information and the computer network – will form the trinity of information management. Today, We are living in a global information society – a society that uses information Extensively in a way that is not constrained by time or by space, and for which Knowledge and information represent the lifeblood. In this exciting era of information revolution, the old dictum ‘knowledge is power ‘ leads us to conclusion that the more we are capable of acquiring and using the information and communication technologies, the more we are able to progress. I hope, the technologically sound emerging academic institutes in India will lead tomorrow’s world by virtue of its being well-endowed with the advanced information and communication technologies. Timely application of such technologies in each of our colleges will certainly go a long way in creating the generations of skilled and talented students in the fast-globalizing world.


Welcome Address by Dr. Bernadette D’Silva:-


Director of GNIMS I myself consider myself, to coin a phrase a la Shakespeare, “twice delighted”! Firstly, because of Rangathan’s ‘Five Rangolis’ as mentioned above and secondly, this will be the first time ever that GNIMS will have hosted a prestigious event and one that abundantly echoes the academic strides this institute has made in the last year and a half. Indeed, this yet another feather in our cap.

As we in academia are well aware, management institutions are burgeoning at a bewildering pace all over the country. By corollary, knowledge has come centre-stage. Its importance and relevance to modern day management cannot be emphasized. Library science is one socio-technical structure for knowledge organization. And, we should be happy to note that Library Information Science has kept in lock-step with these recent developments.

Therefore, Librarianship is a growing field, which has by now attained the status of a separate discipline in the universe of knowledge. It presents challenges and interesting situations to library personnel. And therefore the ‘book-pushers’ need to constantly update themselves with the latest developments in the field.

I congratulate all the esteemed brilliant minds that have come together here today from all over the country to share their nuggets of knowledge with us at this National Seminar and Research Conference on “ Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House” being held at Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies


Released The GNIMS Research Journal:-


Released the Printed GNIMS Research Journal of the conference. The Journal includes all the accepted papers of the Conference.


Technical Sessions:

Being a National conference, the organizers invited papers from wide spectrum of professional involved in library and information science area from the different parts of the country. In fact the response was overwhelming and quite a good number of papers received.

Technical Session- 1: Knowledge Management (10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.)


The first technical session was chaired by Dr. R.P. Dixit Director of MGM (LIB) MGM Medical College and Hospital, Komothe , New Mumbai , Prof (Smt.) Vijaya P. Rajhansa University Librarian ( University of Mumbai) Member of the Senate Librarian University of Mumbai

There were 11 papers in all in this session and 7 papers were presented by the respective authors which highlighted Knowledge management in a Demographic Research & Academic Library, Knowledge Management is key for success of Library, Knowledge management in Special Libraries, Knowledge Management : a case study of GNIMS Library, Role of Academic Libraries in Modern Education etc.


Technical Session II Digital Libraries( 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. )


The second technical session was Chaired by Dr. Muttayya Koganuramth Chief Librarian TISS ( Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar) & Chairman of Bombay Science Librarians Association (BOSLA) Mrs. Bharati Gunjikar Librarian Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Mgmt Development & Research, Matunga (E) Mumbai

There were 16 papers in this session and 9 papers were presented. All the papers presented were highlighted promoting Role of Digital Libraries in Higher Educational Institutions, Online Services in different functions in the Library, The Librarian as Information Mediator : Examining the Human side of Library Services, Moving towards Digital Library through E-Library, Open Index Initiative : An online Indexing Portal in Social Science, Retrospective Conversion of University Library Collection ; An experiment with MARC & CCF, Open URL Gateway etc.


Technical Session III: General Topics (3.45 p.m. to 5.30 p.m)


The third technical session was Chaired Dr. H.S.Cheema Professor of GNIMS, Mumbai, Ms. Janice Fernandes Librarian, Xavier Institute of Engineering ,Mahim. There were 11 papers in this session and 6 papers were presented. All the papers presented were highlighted promoting Nurturing Intellectual & Talent of Library & Information Science professional, Book Acquisition in Academic Libraries: Implementation of Best Practices, Role of Open Access Sources in Collection Development, CRM in Academic Libraries, Marketing of Modern Academic Library, Total Quality Management for the Libraries of the New Age etc.


Vote of Thanks:-


Ms. Neelam R Chavan gave concluding remarks. She also appreciated the efforts made by the organizers for successfully conducting the conference. In her speech she said that adequate efforts are being made by GNIMS to establish linkage with Forum of Minority management Institutions. In the process of promoting the cause of skill development, technology adoption and keeping up to date in the professional development. She also mention in the first time in Kahlsa college History GNIMS Library organized a wonderful event for Library Professional. I hearty gave special thanks to Ms. Kuljeet G. kahlon Librarian, and entered GNIMS Team.

SGPC’s

GURU NANAK INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Next to G. N. Khalsa College Campus, Matunga – 400 019

{Approved by AICTE & Affiliated to University of Mumbai}

2nd National Research Conference on “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House”

(Saturday 16th January 2010)

Rapporteaur – General’s Report

By

Ms. Kuljeet G. Kahlon

Librarian


Introduction:-

Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai organized the 2nd National Research Conference on “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House Saturday 16th January 2010

According to fifth Law of Library Science ‘Library is a growing organism’. As a result of this many libraries have over the years grown into large organizations. Libraries have also been influenced by the rapid advances in information technology. Application of information technology has made it possible for these to expand their sphere of activities. Description are as simple and direct as could be possible have been given. The purpose of this conference would be well served if the interest, confidence, communication and dedication of the professional friends and colleagues is encouraged and they are motivated to work as a team without losing their individuality and respecting individual difference of the team members.

Objective of this Research Conference: There is a growing recognition of the need to manage the increasing flow of information, ideas & knowledge more optimally as well as more efficiently. The Conference aims to bring together Academicians, Researchers and Industry Practitioners on a single platform to review research in the domain of Library & Information Management at different levels and recommend strategies for improving the quality of Library and Information Management Services.

Over 67 librarians, documentation officers, Information Scientists and teachers from different parts of India like Mangalore, New Delhi, Chapra Bihar, Pune, Nasik, Hyderabad. Aurangabad, Nanded ,Punjab, Aligarh, including Mumbai participated in this one day Research Conference.

Inaugural Ceremony:-

The 2nd National Research Conference was inaugurated by Dr. Jagtar Singh Professor and Head Department of Library and Information Science, as well as Dean, Faculty of Education and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India. And Dr. Ajit Singh Executive Director & Addl. Secretaty LMC, GNIMS, Mumbai and President of Forum of Minority Management Institutions, Mumbai and Dr. Satish Kanamadi, Sr. Assistant Librarian of Tata Institute of Social Science Mumbai. At the Conference Hall on 16th January 2010. The conference was started with introduction of dignitaries on the dais. Dr. Ajit Singh Executive Director & Addl. Secretaty LMC, GNIMS, introduced all the dignitaries on the dais and welcomed with a bouquet, shawl. Coconut and token .He also welcomed the august gathering.. Emphasizing the need to understand the redefined role of profession.

Chief Guest Dr. Jagtar Singh’s keynote paper is based on the assumption that the future of libraries is in our own hands. It further emphasizes the need for change in libraries in the context of the emerging knowledge economy. It makes reference to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, UNESCO’s Education for All Programme (EPAP), and Information for All Programme (IFAP), as well as the mandate of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC). It also highlights the impact of ICT on the life and work of people, and paradigm shift in libraries. Appreciates library consortia, institutional repositories, and open access archives as strategic response to the paradoxical situation of growing digital documents and declining library budgets. Emphasizes that more important than the name of a library (traditional or digital), is the mandate and the context of the library. It also enlists the challenges and opportunities facing libraries, and concludes that the future of libraries is in our own hands.

Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

Are we competent to provide the end-user with that drop of water in the form of pertinent information? I put this question to you to find a suitable answer. LIPs must commit themselves to bridge the gap between the ‘info-rich’ and the ‘info-poor’ on the one hand and the gap between the ‘tacit knowledge’ and the ‘explicit knowledge’ on the other hand. For this, LIPs will have to develop a critical and positive outlook, as well as a learning attitude to create and add value to their resources and services. I congratulate the seminar organizers for this initiative and sincerely hope that this seminar will be a great learning experience for the participants.

Welcome & Key Note Address by Dr. Ajit Singh:


I am honored to be here to deliver the Keynote Address on the theme “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House” at 2nd National Research Conference of Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies. As we in academia are well aware, management institutions are burgeoning at a bewildering pace all over the country. By corollary, knowledge has come centre-stage. Its importance and relevance to modern day management cannot be emphasized. Library science is one socio-technical structure for knowledge organization. And, we should be happy to note that Library Information Science has kept in lock-step with these recent developments.

Therefore, Librarianship is a growing field, which has by now attained the status of a separate discipline in the universe of knowledge. It presents challenges and interesting situations to library personnel. And therefore the ‘book-pushers’ need to constantly update themselves with the latest developments in the field.

The future in India has always a contested space. This is because we live in simultaneous time zones. Many parts of our country do not have access to infrastructure and some has as much technology as any part of the world Indians can live in the Middle Ages or in the 21st Century at the same time. According to net using and their supporting all information is available anywhere anytime but this is only true for those who have access to it. Poverty, last minute problems, load shedding and the high cost of telephony and computer software all represent the dark side of the Net. Indian scholarship is now confronted by the vastness of the Internet and the inadequacy of the library system. The challenges are many and they are often seen as confronting the librarian with the possibility of extinction.

Information, whether in raw form of empirical data or in a highly processed form, is now regarded as vital national resource as any other national resources such as water, mineral and energy. It is inexhaustible, replenish able and able to be generated constantly. It is interactive with human resources and is also self-renewing. It has a huge potential for providing a wide range of new opportunities and offering better solutions to achieve greater levels of efficiency and productivity.

I congratulate all the esteemed brilliant minds that have come together here today from all over the country to share their nuggets of knowledge with us at this 2nd National Research Conference on “ Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House” being held at Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies


Releasing The GNIMS Conference Proceeding:-


The Proceeding includes all the accepted papers of the Conference published with

ISBN 978-8-1860520-3-7


Technical Sessions:

Being a 2nd National conference, the organizers invited papers from wide spectrum of professional involved in library and information science area from the different parts of the country. In fact the response was overwhelming and quite a good number of papers were received.

Technical Session- 1: RFID and Others (10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.)


The first technical session was chaired by Dr. Satish Kanamadi, Sr. Assistant Librarian of Tata Institute of Social Science, and Dr. H.S.Cheema Professor of GNIMS, Mumbai/p>

There were 13 papers in this session and 4 papers were presented by the respective authors which highlighted promoting Planning Effective Integration of RFID system in Libraries : a step Ahead from Bar-coding to RFID, Tool for Managing CD/DVD ROM’s Resources in Changing Era, Changing face of Library and information Services ; Role and Impact of Technology, The Kindle .


Technical Session II Best Practices & Others(1.30 p.m. to 3.30p.m. )


The second technical session was Chaired by Dr. S. K. Savanur Sr. Faculty, Department of LIS Joshi-Bedekar Arts and Commerce College Thane, Mumbai

And Dr. Sanchita L. Chandra, Professor GNIMS, Mumbai

There were 11 papers in this session and 6 papers were presented. All the papers presented highlighted promoting Sumantra Ghoshal Learning Resource Centre Best Practices In Library Services . Best Practices In Library Services, Integrating Information Literacy Into The Curriculum:

Best Practice For The Ib, Library: A Grand Liberator, Role Of Library In Student’s Life, Best Practices With Reference To Five Laws Of Library Science: A Case Study Of Alma Mater Library.


Technical Session III: General Topics (3.45 p.m. to 5.30 p.m)


The third technical session was Chaired Dr. Jagtar Singh Professor and Head Department of Library and Information Science, as well as Dean, Faculty of Education and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, and Mr. K Praveen Kumar, Sr. Information Officer, International Institute for Population Sciences Govt. of India, Mumbai.

There were 11 papers in this session and 5 papers were presented. All the papers presented highlighted promoting Role Of Libraries In The Information Society , Role Of Iips Newsletter In Disseminating Demographic Research Information: a study with Special reference to Human fertility, Copyright and authorship , Knowledge Management And It’s Use In Library, , Information Literacy Curriculum In Academic Libraries


Valedictory Function:

The valedictory function was held at 5.30 p.m. The function was chaired by Dr. Jagtar Singh Professor and Head Department of Library and Information Science, as well as Dean, Faculty of Education and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, Dr. S. K. Savanur Sr. Faculty, Department of LIS Joshi-Bedekar Arts and Commerce College Thane, Mumbai Dr. Satish Kanamadi, Sr. Assistant Librarian of Tata Institute of Social Science, Mr. K Praveen Kumar, Sr. Information Officer, International Institute for Population Sciences Govt. of India, Mumbai

Other Achievements:-


  • Award was given for the Best Paper Presented to Mr. Pralhad Jadhav, Librarian, Khaitan & Co. Mumbai. Hearty Congratulations….
  • Conference Proceeding provided with ISBN :978-8-1860520-3-7
  • Video Recording.
  • Felicitation to Ms Kuljeet G. Kahlon

Quiz Master GNIMS Students:-


Students of GNIMS conducted a 15 minutes Quiz Session to encourage the awareness about the Library science to the audience. This performance was innovative and got a wide appreciation.


Vote of Thanks:-


Dr. Sanchita L. Chandra, Member of Conference Committee and Professor GNIMS, Mumbai gave concluding remarks. She appreciated the efforts made by the organizers for successfully conducting the conference. She appreciated the made by GNIMS to establish linkage with Forum of Minority management Institutions. In the process of promoting the cause of skill development, technology adoption and keeping up to date in the professional development.. She concluded by giving thanks to Ms. Kuljeet G. kahlon Librarian, and entered GNIMS Library Team.

SGPC’s

GURU NANAK INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Next to G. N. Khalsa College Campus, Matunga – 400 019

{Approved by AICTE & Affiliated to University of Mumbai}

3rd National Research Conference on “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House”

(Saturday 29th January 2011)

Rapporteaur – General’s Report

By

Ms. Kuljeet G. Kahlon

Librarian


Introduction:-

Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai organized the 3rd National Research Conference on “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House Saturday 29th January 2011

According to fifth Law of Library Science ‘Library is a growing organism’. As a result of this many libraries have over the years grown into large organizations. Libraries have also been influenced by the rapid advances in information technology. Application of information technology has made it possible for these to expand their sphere of activities. Description are as simple and direct as could be possible have been given. The purpose of this conference would be well served if the interest, confidence, communication and dedication of the professional friends and colleagues is encouraged and they are motivated to work as a team without losing their individuality and respecting individual difference of the team members.

Objective of this Research Conference: There is a growing recognition of the need to manage the increasing flow of information, ideas & knowledge more optimally as well as more efficiently. The Conference aims to bring together Academicians, Researchers and Industry Practitioners on a single platform to review research in the domain of Library & Information Management at different levels and recommend strategies for improving the quality of Library and Information Management Services.

Over 89 librarians, documentation officers, Information Scientists and teachers from different parts of India like Cooch Behar,Maduraj,Mangalore, New Delhi, Kuppam,Karnataka,Kolkata,, Ghaziabad,Noida, Chapra Bihar, Pune, Nasik, Hyderabad. Aurangabad, Nanded ,Punjab, Aligarh, including Mumbai participated in this one day Research Conference.

Inaugural Ceremony:-

The 3rd National Research Conference was inaugurated by Dr. S.A.N. Inamdar Librarian, Walchand College of Engineering Sangli Maharashtra , And Prof. Nirmal Singh Prnicipal of G.N. Khalsa College, Matunga,Dr. Tandon Kamal Director of GNIMS Mumbai and Dr. Satish Kanamadi, Sr. Assistant Librarian of Tata

Institute of Social Science Mumbai. At the Conference Hall on 29th January 2011. The conference was started with introduction of dignitaries on the dais. Introduced all the dignitaries on the dais and welcomed with a bouquet, shawl. Coconut and token .He also welcomed the august gathering.. Emphasizing the need to understand the redefined role of profession.

Chief Guest Dr. S.A.N. Inamdar keynote paper is based on the assumption that the future of libraries is in our own hands. It further emphasizes the need for change in libraries in the context of the emerging knowledge economy. It makes reference to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, UNESCO’s Education for All Programme (EPAP), and Information for All Programme (IFAP), as well as the mandate of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC).

Welcome & Key Note Address by Prof. Nirmal Singh:


I am honored to be here to deliver the Keynote Address on the theme “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House” at 3rd National Research Conference of Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies. As we in academia are well aware, management institutions are burgeoning at a bewildering pace all over the country. By corollary, knowledge has come centre-stage. Its importance and relevance to modern day management cannot be emphasized. Library science is one socio-technical structure for knowledge organization. And, we should be happy to note that Library Information Science has kept in lock-step with these recent developments.

Therefore, Librarianship is a growing field, which has by now attained the status of a separate discipline in the universe of knowledge. It presents challenges and interesting situations to library personnel. And therefore the ‘book-pushers’ need to constantly update themselves with the latest developments in the field.

The future in India has always a contested space. This is because we live in simultaneous time zones. Many parts of our country do not have access to infrastructure and some has as much technology as any part of the world Indians can live in the Middle Ages or in the 21st Century at the same time. According to net using and their supporting all information is available anywhere anytime but this is only true for those who have access to it. Poverty, last minute problems, load shedding and the high cost of telephony and computer software all represent the dark side of the Net. Indian scholarship is now confronted by the vastness of the Internet and the inadequacy of the library system. The challenges are many and they are often seen as confronting the librarian with the possibility of extinction.

Information, whether in raw form of empirical data or in a highly processed form, is now regarded as vital national resource as any other national resources such as water, mineral and energy. It is inexhaustible, replenish able and able to be generated constantly. It is interactive with human resources and is also self-renewing. It has a huge potential for providing a wide range of new opportunities and offering better solutions to achieve greater levels of efficiency and productivity.

I congratulate all the esteemed brilliant minds that have come together here today from all over the country to share their nuggets of knowledge with us at this 2nd National Research Conference on “ Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House” being held at Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies


Releasing The GNIMS Conference Proceeding:-


The Proceeding includes all the accepted papers of the Conference published with

ISBN 978-81-910922-1-9


Technical Sessions:

Being a 3rd National conference, the organizers invited papers from wide spectrum of professional involved in library and information science area from the different parts of the country. In fact the response was overwhelming and quite a good number of papers were received.

Technical Session- 1: Open Access Resources And Web Technologies(10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.)

The first technical session was chaired by Dr. Satish Kanamadi, Sr. Assistant Librarian of Tata Institute of Social Science, and & Dr. Gowri Joshi Professor of GNIMS, Mumbai

There were 18 papers in this session and 9 papers were presented by the respective authors which highlighted .


Technical Session II: Library Management and Security System(1.30 p.m. to 3.30p.m. )


The second technical session was Chaired by Dr. Tandon Kamal Director of GNIMS & Dr. Rajendra Madhukar Librarian, Hind Seva Mandal’s, Pemraj Sarda College,Savedi Road, Ahmednagar – 414 003.

There were 9 papers in this session and 6 papers were presented. All the papers presented highlighted.


Technical Session III: General Topics (3.45 p.m. to 5.30 p.m)


The third technical session was Chaired Mr. K Praveen Kumar, Sr. Information Officer, International Institute for Population Sciences Govt. of India, Mumbai. Dr. Jyotinder Kaur Chaddah Proferror of GNIMS

There were 17 papers in this session and 5 papers were presented. All the papers presented highlighted .


Valedictory Function:

The valedictory function was held at 5.30 p.m. The function was chaired by Chief Guest Dr. S.A.N. Inamdar , Dr. Satish Kanamadi, Sr. Assistant Librarian of Tata Institute of Social Science, Mr. K Praveen Kumar, Sr. Information Officer, International Institute for Population Sciences Govt. of India, Mumbai

Other Achievements:-


Award was given for the Best Paper Presented to Ms. Vrushali Dandawate, Librarian, AISSMS College of Engneering, Pune. Hearty Congratulations….

Conference Proceeding provided with ISBN : 978-81-910922-1-9


Vote of Thanks:-


Prof. Kuljeet G. Kahlon, gave concluding remarks. She appreciated the efforts made by the organizers for successfully conducting the conference. She appreciated the made by GNIMS to establish linkage with Forum of Minority management Institutions. In the process of promoting the cause of skill development, technology adoption and keeping up to date in the professional development.. She concluded by giving thanks to entered GNIMS Library Team.

SGPC’s

GURU NANAK INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Next to G. N. Khalsa College Campus, Matunga – 400 019

{Approved by AICTE & Affiliated to University of Mumbai}

Two days Workshop”

For Semi Professional Library staff

On Practical Knowledge for daily Life

8th, 9th July 2010

Scheduled Date : 8th,9th July 2010

Time : 10.30 a.m. Onwards

Venue : GNIMS Library

Rapporteaur – General’s Report

By

Ms. Kuljeet G. Kahlon

Librarian


Introduction:-

Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai organized the Two days Workshops for Semi Professional Library Staff on Practical Knowledge for Daily Life 8th and 9th July 2010

According to fifth Law of Library Science ‘Library is a growing organism’. As a result of this many libraries have over the years grown into large organizations. Libraries have also been influenced by the rapid advances in information technology. Application of information technology has made it possible for these to expand their sphere of activities. Description are as simple and direct as could be possible have been given. The purpose of this conference would be well served if the interest, confidence, communication and dedication of the professional friends and colleagues is encouraged and they are motivated to work as a team without losing their individuality and respecting individual difference of the team members.

Object of the Workshop aims to provide a platform for the daily work routine, and also focus on involvement of staff with new technology. To review the quality of work in the Library & Information science at different level and recommend strategies for improving the quality of library work.

  • To share knowledge and experience
  • To motivate the participants to use new technology
  • To be a smart worker
  • To manage the knowledge for better quality work

Over 56 Library staff members from various college Mumbai participated in this Two days workshop.

Inaugural Ceremony:-

The Two days workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Steven Pinto, Operation Manager, Jaico Publishing House Mumbai, And Dr. Ajit Singh Prnicipal of G.N. Khalsa College, Matunga,Dr. Tandon Kamal Director of GNIMS Mumbai and. At in the GNIMS Library on 8th July 2010. The workshop was started with introduction of dignitaries on the dais. Introduced all the dignitaries on the dais and welcomed with a bouquet, shawl. Coconut and token .He also welcomed the august gathering.. Emphasizing the need to understand the redefined role of profession.

Welcome & Key Note Address by Mr. Steven Pinto, Operation Manager, Jaico Publishing House Mumbai:

Chief Guest Mr. Steven Pinto, Operation Manager, Jaico Publishing House Mumbai, keynote on the assumption that the future of libraries is in our own hands. It further emphasizes the need for change in libraries in the context of the emerging knowledge economy.

I congratulate all the esteemed brilliant minds that have come together here today from all over the country to share their nuggets of knowledge with us at this workshop


Technical Sessions Summarized / valedictory function

I am honored to welcome back for valedictory function of two days workshop. Respected Addle Secretary LMC,GNIMS Dr. Ajit Singh, Director Dr. Kamal Tandon

Felicitation:

  • Now I request Dr. Ajit Singh to felicitate Ms. Neelam Chavan she was our speaker for yesterday.
  • Now I request Dr. Kamal Tandon to felicitate Mr.Ganesh Vetal he is our speaker for today one session

Now I request Dr. Ajit Singh, Dr. Kamal Tandon to felicitate GNIMS Library team

The session taken by Mr. Mr. Steven Pinto operation Manger from Jaico Publication, he spoken you can also reach to the right post, it is not possible unless and until you are open.

To take the opportunity Grow so that you can give to other. Without growing,giving is not possible.

Day- 1


1st Speaker Mr. Ramesh Kamble( Communication Skills with Library Users)

He spoken on role of library people with the uers depend on good communication skills. Lanuuage is not a barrier, but the relationship should build from heart to heart..


2nd Skeaker Ms. Kuljeet G. Kahlon (Processing of books)

I skoken on processing of books. I feel this is the most vital issue is the library. The detail of processing of books was discussed.


3rd Speaker Ms. Neelam Chavan (New techniques to search the fast information)

She made the audience understood that have the technology is changing and the learning of new technology should be must.. Otherwise you cannot conquer. So she discussed all the limitations of not learning the new technology. She discussed very nicely the role of reference services in the library. Which is always neglected by the users.


Day -2

Today from the morning the


1st session Mr. Ram Dalvi (Shelving Methods)

He spoken on shelving method, a great area of library science. Was discussed by him. We learnnt to know that it is the most impotant and required services in the library.


2nd Session by Ms. Kuljeet (Security System*Multitask Work culture)

I spoken on security system, the most vital issue was disused. We can have a fantastic library but without a security system all is not well.

I also discussed a multitask work culture is a healty sign of an organization. It was disscuessed that how was the type of other work can the library staff can contribute the organization . A coordination between all in a symbol of all is well.


3rd Session was Mr. Mahendra Kolhe (How to increase the life of books )

He gave importance to the binding process, which increase the life of the books. So a capsule was provided to increase the life of the books


4th Session Mr. Ganesh Vetal (user Friendly with Library software)

He spoke about the SLIM software. There are the are as where the library support staff need to the trained. So the training for the software was make user friendly.


5th Session Mr. Dinesh Sanadi (Counseling your future)

The counseling session for the library staff is taken care by Mr. dinesh sanadi nicely. Some time the staffs face some problem. How to handle the problem .

All the sessions were relevant and useful and user friendly. I with all success to the participants and tank to all speakers for there valuable contribution. Library give the great contribution to the society.


Vote of Thanks:-

Mr. Dinesh Sanadi , gave concluding remarks. He appreciated the efforts made by the organizers for successfully conducting the workshop She appreciated the made by GNIMS to establish linkage with Forum of Minority management Institutions. In the process of promoting the cause of skill development, technology adoption and keeping up to date in the professional development.. He concluded by giving thanks to entered GNIMS Library Team.

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GURU NANAK INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Next to G. N. Khalsa College Campus, Matunga – 400 019

{Approved by AICTE & Affiliated to University of Mumbai}

4th National Research Conference on “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House”

(Saturday 15th December 2012)

Rapporteaur – General’s Report

By

Ms. Kuljeet G. Kahlon

Librarian


Introduction:-

Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai organized the 4th National Research Conference on “Library: a Temple of Learning & Knowledge House Saturday 15th December 2012

Objective of this Research Conference:

There is a growing recognition of the need to manage the increasing flow of information, ideas & knowledge more optimally as well as more efficiently. The Conference aims to bring together Academicians, Researchers and Industry Practitioners on a single platform to review research in the domain of Library & Information Management at different levels and recommend strategies for improving the quality of Library and Information Management Services.

Over 96 librarians, documentation officers, Information Scientists and teachers from different parts of India like Gujarat, Kolhapur, Jammu, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Odisha,Kerala, , New Delhi, Kuppam,Karnataka,Kolkata,, Ghaziabad,Noida, Chapra Bihar, Pune, Nasik, Hyderabad. Aurangabad, Nanded ,Punjab, Aligarh, Tamilnadu including Mumbai participated in this one day Research Conference.

Inaugural Ceremony:-

The 4th National Research Conference was inaugurated by. Dr. A Ganesan Director Library, PRIST University, Vallam, District Thanjavur Tamil Nadu-613403, Director General GNIMS Dr. Ajit Singh, ,Director GNIMS Prof. Dr. Vidya Hattangadiof and Mr. Parag Warty, Sr. Project manager CISCO Systems INC. USA.

Chief Guest Dr. A Ganesan the keynote Speaker for the conference emphasized that Library and Information Service profession of is one of the most challenging professions in the knowledge society. Librarians face complex challenges posed by recent trends in Information and Communication Technology. The role of the Library professional has become more dynamic and challenging in the modern world. He covers the role of library and information service professionals that have undergone a large degree of change in recent years. He discussed the professional skill necessary for library professionals and considers how these are acquired and developed to survive in an ever changing technological environment and to meet the future challenges of the 21st century. The role of library professionals’ just changes their identify, e.g. Information professors, Information consultant etc. To cope with the rapid changes of the technology and to control the ephemeral rate of information generation, librarians along with their professional colleagues will have to equip themselves as per the requirement of electronic information society.

Guest for the Day Mr. Parag Warty mentioned the libraries as the power house of new knowledge and a non profit service entity undertakes the marketing concepts to meet the needs of users. Due to the rising cost, change in information demand and increasing network based information service pushing academic libraries to adopt marketing techniques to increase users’ satisfaction and sustainability of quality is the need of the hour .

Welcome & Key Note Address by Director General Dr. Ajit Singh:

“As we in academia are well aware, management institutions are burgeoning at a bewildering pace all over the country. By corollary, knowledge has come centre-stage. Its importance and relevance to modern day management cannot be emphasized. Library science is one socio-technical structure for knowledge organization. And, we should be happy to note that Library Information Science has kept in lock-step with these recent developments.”


Welcome & Key Note Address by Director, Prof.Dr Vidya Hattangadi:

According to one of the greatest thinker and philosopher of the nineteenth century E.B.Huey of MIT ‘Reading is the means by which the world does a large part of its work………. The slightest improvement either in the page or in the method of reading means a great service to the human race. Most of us accumulate knowledge by reading. Reading is an opportunity not only to gather information - to examine facts, to refurnish our knowledge, and to broaden our vocabulary. Reading is an art, which improves with practice. Books can really be the best friends of a human.


Release of the Conference Proceeding:-

The Proceeding included all the accepted papers of the Conference published with

ISBN 978-81-910922-6-4


Technical Sessions:

Being a 4th National conference, the organizers invited papers from wide spectrum of professionals involved in library and information science area from different parts of the country. In fact the response was overwhelming and quite a good number of papers were received

Technical Session- 1:(10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.)

The first technical session was chaired by Dr. A Ganesan , Director Library, PRIST University, Vallam, District Thanjavur Tamil Nadu-613403 & Prof. Hardeep Singh of GNIMS, Mumbai

There were 19 papers in this session and 8 papers were presented by the respective authors.


Technical Session II:(1.30 p.m. to 3.30p.m. )

The second technical session was Chaired by Prof. Vidya Hattangadi Director of GNIMS & Dr. Daya Shidhar Librarian, SIWS College Mumbai

There were 21 papers in this session and 7 papers were presented. By the respective authors


Technical Session III:(3.45 p.m. to 5.30 p.m)

The third technical session was Chaired Mr. Ajay Kamble,Librarian, A V Arts KM Commerce ESA Science College Mumbai. Dr. Jyotinder Kaur Chaddah Prof. Parvinder Kaur

There were 24 papers in this session and 15 papers were presented.


Valedictory Function:

The valedictory function was held at 6.30 p.m. The function was chaired by Chief Guest Dr. A Gansean , Dr. Vidya Hattangadi, , Mr. K Praveen Kumar, Sr. Information Officer, International Institute for Population Sciences Govt. of India, Mumbai


Achievements:

  • Award was given for the Best Paper Presented to Ms. Rekha J. Rao Dy Manager The Maharasthra State Co- Op Bank Ltd. Mumbai. Hearty Congratulations….
  • Conference Proceeding provided with ISBN : 978-81-910922-6-4
  • Released International e-Journal of Library Sciences with ISSN :2319-992X

Vote of Thanks:

Prof. Kuljeet G. Kahlon, gave concluding remarks, by appreciating the efforts made by the organizers for successfully conducting the conference. She stressed upon the need to a linkage with the process of promoting the cause of skill development, technology adoption and keeping up to date with the fast changing times . She concluded by giving thanks to entire GNIMS Library Team.


Upcoming events:

National Seminar on Entrepreneurship “Emerging Challenges & Opportunities in the Small & Medium Enterprise Sectors in India” on 19th January 2013.

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