Thursday, March 1, 2012

Seminar on innovative challenges organized

A two-day long seminar on "Innovative Challenges in Information Services: Changing Paradigm for Sustenance of Library and Information Centers in Digital Era" commenced at Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu here today.

Prof MPS Ishar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu, was the chief guest on the occasion who underlined challenges ahead in University Libraries and recalled his College memories in using indexing and abstracting services.

He further said open information culture has shifted focus from subject experts and limited modes to common man's participative domain where inputs can be simultaneously added and accessed and new modes of wikis, blogs, information commons, instant messaging are in vogue.

Tanveer Jahan, Commissioner Secretary, Department of Higher Education in her presidential address advised teaching community to educate and conduct programmes for College Librarians in managing State run colleges effectively in changing digital era.

Prof. S M Shafi in his keynote address emphasised on new challenges different stakeholders in information sectors will be facing in the future and stressed upon librarians and Library Schools to gear up in cultivating the profession to manage better services for end users of Library.

A souvenir was also released on the occasion. Earlier, Prof Sangeeta Gupta , Head, Department of Library Science, in her welcome address gave brief profile of the Department and informed that seven technical sessions will be held during the two-day seminar wherein experts from different states will deliberate on the issues pertaining to library and information centers in digital era.

Among others Prof Naresh Padha, Registrar, University of Jammu, Prof N K Tripathi, Dean Students Welfare, Prof Kulwant Kour, Provost Hostels (Women), Faculty of the Department, delegates from various states, students and scholars were also present on the occasion.

Dr Meghna Dhar, Assistant Professor presented the vote of thanks.

The seminar is being organised by the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Jammu.

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