📚 KLA National Conference on Corporate and Media Librarianship, Thiruvananthapuram – Call for papers 📚

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The Kerala Library Association is organizing the National Conference on Corporate and Media Librarianship. It will be held in the Padmam Auditorium, IMG, Thiruvananthapuram during 14-15 December 2018. 

For more details regarding facets of the KLANC2018 and guidelines for paper submission visit  https://klaweblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/kla-national-conference-on-corporate-and-media-librarianship-23-24-nov-2018-first-announcement-call-for-papers/

Download the KLANC2018 registration form here http://keralalibraryassociation.org/downloads/KLANS2018RegistrationForm.pdf

The conference brochure is available for download here https://bit.ly/2wTl966

Thanks and regards,

Dr. K.P. Vijayakumar
General Convener and Conference Director, KLANC 2018.

KLA National Conference on Corporate and Media Librarianship, 14-15 Dec. 2018: First Announcement & Call for Papers

About the Conference

A corporate library or information service is a unit within a corporate body providing the information that the staff need to carry out the work of the organization. Corporate bodies include business firms engaged in retail and manufacture, law firms, consultancies, other commercial entities like banks and insurance firms, professional trade bodies and non-governmental organizations. Many of the media organizations such as newspapers and broadcasting can also be brought within the purview of corporates by virtue of their nature and style of functioning, but they are marked by a distinct identity based on their common function. Corporate and media information services naturally reflect their parent organizations and are therefore various and heterogeneous. Yet, across all organizations, they face similar challenges. The primary challenge is to prove their worth when the main function of the parent organizations is not officially information provision or learning. The role of the information professional in such a context is particularly challenging. There is a whole gamut of information which can be provided by the information centres, but the parent body may not always try to obtain them from a dedicated information service. In a scenario where information is abundantly available to end users, information professionals today must ask themselves what value their special skills add to their organization. Moreover, the complexity of when, where, and how information is accessed, has created a new set of responsibilities related to managing internal and external information resources.

It is in this background that Kerala Library Association (KLA) is organizing a national conference on Corporate and Media Librarianship. KLA has a great tradition of successfully organizing national seminars on School Libraries, Academic Libraries at the higher education level and public libraries. Now, we consider it appropriate to concentrate on the special library sector, with special emphasis on corporate and media information centres.

Objectives of the Conference

The main objective of the conference is to provide a forum for the information professionals from corporate and media information centres and other special libraries to exchange information and deliberate on common issues in the field. It will also serve as a platform for the LIS professionals from the academic and public library sectors to expose themselves and get enlightened on the methods, strategies and services adopted by the corporate sector to survive in the competitive environment.

Who can participate?

Library and Information professionals from the corporate and media environment, other categories of special libraries, academic libraries, public libraries, academicians and research scholars from the LIS field, IT professionals, managers of corporate bodies, administrators  of government departments and all others who are interested in the corporate world can participate.

Facets of the Conference

  1. Corporate/media librarianship: State-of-the-art

History of corporate librarianship

History of media librarianship

Lineage of corporate libraries in India

Current scenario in India

Libraries as hubs in the workplace

Collaboration in corporate /media libraries

Problems and prospects

 

  1. Corporate/Media Library Management

Organization of resources

Collection management

Financial management

Space management

Change management

Outsourcing

Crisis management

 

  1. Information Resources, Services and Facilities

Information resources

Corporate/media library processes

Types of services

Value addition, innovation and creativity in services

Best practices in services: Case studies

End user training/information literacy

Collaboration in corporate and media libraries

 

  1. Knowledge Management Practices

Content management

Information management

Records management

Knowledge capture mechanisms

Knowledge management practices: Case studies

 

  1. Marketing and Demonstrating the Value

Market research and analytics

Measurement of the value of information services

Measurement of the value of corporate libraries/media libraries

Professional networking and knowledge sharing

Return of Investment (ROI)

Preparation of marketing plan

 

  1. ICT Applications

Trends in automation of information services

Strategies of information storage and retrieval

Corporate intranets management

Improving website quality: methods

Electronic resources management: issues and strategies

Keeping up with big data

Implications of ICT on staff

Use of social media for maximum benefit

 

  1. Human Resource Development and Management

Role of information professionals in a corporate environment

The hybrid librarian

Curriculum of library schools

Competency building of corporate/media libraries

Continuing education of corporate/media libraries

E-learning programmes

Life as corporate/media librarian

 

  1. Corporatization of Public Libraries in India: Need and Challenges

Corporate practices for public libraries

Outsourced public library

Public-private participation

Corporate governance

Public library consortia

RRRLF and National Mission on Libraries in the professionalization of public libraries

IPLM and Indian public libraries

 

Call for papers

Papers on the theme and sub themes mentioned above based on research or practical experience in the field may be submitted for presentation at the conference. However, the papers can also be on any other topic falling within the main theme of the conference. Case studies are highly appreciated.

An extended abstract of the paper may be sent first. The full paper may be sent on approval of the topic and the abstract.

Last date of receipt of the abstract: 15 October 2018

Intimation about the acceptance:  20 October 2018

Last date for the receipt of the full paper: 5 November 2018

Intimation about the acceptance of the full paper: 15 November 2018

 

Guidelines for the submission of paper/Poster

Authors can submit the full papers through an e-mail attachment to kla.org@gmail.com  and pksuresh@yahoo.com.  The paper should not exceed 3000 words with an abstract of 150-200 words. Immediately after the key words, there should be four or five key words.

The main title should be followed by name, affiliation and address of the author(s) with e-mail and contact numbers.

The paper should be in MS-word format in A4 size using Times New Roman font of 12 point size with a line space of 1.5.

The citation style prescribed by APA Style Manual (6th ed.) has to be followed.

A declaration letter stating that the work is original and has not been presented or published anywhere should also be attached with the paper.

Only those papers which are approved by the Conference Review Committee will be included in the conference volume with ISBN Number and allowed for presentation.

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