Monday, 29 August 2016

National Conference


Two days National Conference on

Electronic Resources and Academic Libraries

Exploring New Trends, Technologies, Practices, Services and Management

Date: October 21-22, 2016

Organized by

Rev. Fr. Utarid Library

St. Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous)

Jointly with

Society for the Advancement in Library and Information Science (SALIS)

Tirunelveli Chapter

Venue: St. Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous), Palayamkottai.

Theme and Sub Themes

Print vs E-resources- usage and benefits of Academic Libraries- Collection Building: Collection building  policy;  E-journals-E-books, Databases and other e-resources; subscription models; Budget- Subscription and consortium based access - Archival and preservation policy; ILL -  Collaboration -  sharing resources among libraries

E-resources: Exploring New Trends, Technologies, Practices, Service and Management – new affordable subscription models- pricing; sharing resources using new technologies among institutions - innovative services; new search and retrieval tools and strategies; Electronic Document Delivery Service; Discovery Service;  Best practices- new tools for usage statistics.
Studies on Usage/Utilization of E-resources – journals-books –thesis and dissertations- standards, patents, etc in various Academic institutions – among students, scholars and faculty members.

Global E-publishers- E-journals, E-books, their products and innovative services: Science Direct – Wiley- Springer- Sage-IEEE-ASCE- ASME etc; E-books aggregators-ProQuest, EBSCO; E-Databases – WoS, SCOPUS; Subscription models – licensing and pricing – access through consortium- Online Electronic Book stores ; Exploring trends and technologies.

Open Access Resources:  Open Access Publishers –Scholarly Open Access Publishers; ROAD-Models – Open Access Journals and Repositories; Preprint-post print-publishers, PDF; Options- Models and routes – RoMEO–Colour code for publishers - Gold-Green-Blue-Yellow-White; Major Open Access Publishers – DOAJ; ROAD - Open Access Publishers in India: NISCAIR – IAS – INSA - ICMR, etc

Consortium in India– NKRC (National Knowledge Research Consortium for CSIR and DST institutions), e-ShodhSindhu: Consortium for Higher Education Electronic Resources – IIM Libraries - NPTEL

Digital Library and Institutional and Open Access Repositories - for E-resources Access, Promotion, Visibility and Management; OpenDOAR – ROAR; Digital Library software

Promotion  and Marketing of  E-resources: Orientation,  IL  and training programmes ; Marketing of e-resources-  traditional methods – posters- banners-training prgramme; innovative methods and social media; usage of library resources – usage statistics.

Copyrights, Fare use and Licensing Agreement issues – Access, download, sharing among libraries- ILL- Archival and preservation issues-Plagiarism issues

Submission of Papers
Original and unpublished papers on the conference themes are invited for presentation in the conference. Papers will be accepted only after the review by editorial review committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN.

Author Guidelines
The full paper in Word file (with an abstract not exceeding 200 words and at least 3 keywords) should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to Paper should not exceed 6 pages (line space: 1.5, font size: 12, font: Times New Roman, Reference: APA Style). For more details, visit the conference website. The authors of accepted papers have to pay the registration fee immediately after the receipt of communication of acceptance to include their papers in the proceedings.   

Target Participants
Working Librarians, LIS Professionals, LIS Teachers, Students and Research Scholars.

Accommodation will be arranged in our hostels on additional payment. The room rent varies from Rs.150 to Rs.500 per day. Number of standard hotels and lodges are available in the city also and the room rent varies from Rs.400 to Rs.2500 per day.

Our college is located at the centre of the city. Number of city buses are available from the new bus stand, old bus stand and railway station. Trains are available from any part of Tamil Nadu and India including Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Salem, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Mysore, and Mumbai etc. The nearest airport is located at Thoothukudi (55 kms), Madurai (150kms) and Thiruvananthapuram (150kms).

Registration Fee
LIS Professionals (Full Conference Kit)            -    Rs. 1000/-
Research Scholars and LIS Students (Regular)          -    Rs. 500/-
Participants without Paper                -    Rs. 500/-

Registration fee should be paid through demand draft drawn in favour of “The Principal, St. Xavier’s College of Education” Payable at Palayamkottai and addressed to Organizing Secretary. The online payment details will be provided on request. 
Last Dates
    Submission of full paper                                : 25.09.2016
    Communication of Acceptance                    : 30.09.2016
    Registration                                                    : 05.10.2016

Awards and Mementos
Cash awards will be given to the best papers for LIS Students and LIS Professional and Women Professional separately.
 About the City
Palayamkottai is located in Tirunelveli City Municipal Corporation. Palayamkottai and Tirunelveli are known as twin cities separated by Thamiraparani River. Palayamkottai is the Oxford of Southern India. Number of esteemed educational institutions are in and around the city.

Nearest Tourist Places

Kandhimathiamman Temple
Kandhimathiamman Temple is the beautiful temple which is situated in Tirunelveli town. The Nellaiappar mandabam is a beautiful place to be visited. Kandhimathi and Nellaiappar Mandabam are artful in nature. It is an ancient temple on vast expanse of land. The speciality of the temple is that perumal and shiva reside in the temple. Tirunelveli special Halwa (Iruttukadai) shop is situated in front of the temple.

Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy Temple (also called Krishnapuram Temple)
Krishnapuram, a village in Tirunelveli district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu. It is located 10 km from Palayamkottai. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is a storehouse of Nayak architecture. The Vijayanagar and Nayak kings commissioned pillared halls and major shrines of the temple during the 16th century. The temple follows Thenkalai tradition of worship.

St. Antony’s Shrine
Uvari is famous for its St. Antony's shrine built 400 years before. A shrine dedicated to St. Antony.  Uvari is the only place in Tamil Nadu that has St. Antony's shrine adjacent to sea. According to ancient Tamil history, people were called Bharathars of the Neithal (ocean) land. Uvari's historical name was Obeer Pattanam which was ruled by the Pandiyan dynasty, before they were converted by Portuguese. The priests, acting as godfathers, gave surnames such as Fernando to all Roman Catholic Bharathars as they were converted by the Portuguese.

Courtalam Falls
Courtallam is a town panchayat situated at a mean elevation of 160 m (520 ft) on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. The numerous waterfalls and cascades along with the ubiquitous health resorts in the area have earned it the title “Spa of South India”. The falls carry a good amount of water only when there is rain on the hills. Season begins from June of every year till September. The South West Monsoon brings in the cold breeze with mild temperature. From October to December North East Monsoon sets over in Tamil Nadu and the climate is cold and the rains are very heavy sometimes. 
Other nearest places to see: Tiruchendur, Tuticorin, Kanyakumari

All communications should be addressed to:

Dr. T. Raja
Organizing Secretary, NCERAAL’2016 &
St. Xavier’s College of Education (Autonomous)
Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli – 2.
Mobile: 9788231603, 9629672202, 9442409929

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Vacancies at Central University of Tamilnadu,Chennai

Central University of Tamilnadu,Chennai


Deputy Librarian-1
Asst. Librarian -1


National Library Internship Programme" for the year 2016

National Library Internship Programme" for the year 2016

More details:

Library Trainee at IIT Mandi

Library Trainee at IIT Mandi


Posted: 24 Aug 2016 03:30 AM PDT
Advt. No. : Lib Trainee/2016/1 Dated: 23/08/2016
Applications from Indian Nationals are invited in the prescribed performa for the following
Adhoc (purely temporary) position at IIT Mandi. Post Library Trainee (purely temporary for one year) 
No. of Posts 3 (Three)
Essential Qualification
Master of Library and Information Science (M.Lib.I.Sc.) from an affiliated university/institute with at least 55% marks or equivalent, obtained after graduation. Desirable Qualification
and Experience  Knowledge of Computer Applications, Library Management Software
Age Limit 28 years as on last date of application (five years relaxed for SC, ST, OBC and Differently abled candidates).
Consolidated Pay Rs.12,000 per month
Work Responsibilities All the works associated with the Library. Initial training will be provided to a fresher candidate. The candidate is also expected to work during odd hours.

Library Professionals at IFHE Hyderabad

Library Professionals at IFHE Hyderabad

Recruitment of  Library Assistants / Library Trainees for Icfai Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), Hyderabad.
Candidates applying for the position of Library Assistant should have M.L.Sc / M.L.I.Sc or equivalent degree from reputed university with minimum 55% marks, at least 2 years of experience on academic / research institutions.  Knowledge of library software and automation is desirable and candidate should be computer savvy with good communication skills.
candidates without experience shall be considered as Library Trainee.
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates may send their detailed resume on or before 10-09-2016 to the following mail ID :
Hard copies may be send to the following address
The Librarian
NJYM Library, IFHE
City Office
#52, Nagarjuna Hills
Panjagutta, Hyderabad-500082

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Happy Krishna Janmashtami

Trainees at ISI, New Delhi

Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi

Indian Statistical Institute - Delhi Centre Library is looking for fresh Graduate/Post-Graduates in Library & Information Science (BLIS/MLISc) degree holder to engage Library Trainees (Total: 2) purely on temporary basis for the period up to 31st March, 2017.

Remuneration: Rs. 8000/- per month for BLIS and Rs. 10,000/- per month for MLIS.
Period: Up to 31st March, 2017 only

Nature of work: Required to work in all sections of the Library. The candidates should be willing to work six days a week (Monday - Saturday) and in shifts.

Interview Date: 31st August, 2016, 10:30 AM at the Library, Indian Statistical Institute - Delhi Centre.

Candidates who have appeared for their final year examination and are expecting results need not appear for the Walk-in Interview. Only Candidates who have passed and all relevant certificates can attend the walk-in interview.

No TA/DA will be paid to the candidates for attending the Walk-in interview.
No accommodation is provided on the Campus.
The selected candidates will be required to join immediately.

Interested candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements may appear with their bio-data and original certificates for a Walk-in-Interview on 31st August, 2016, Time 10:30 AM at the Library.