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.
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
- 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
- Corporate/Media Library Management
Organization of resources
- Information Resources, Services and Facilities
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
- Knowledge Management Practices
Knowledge capture mechanisms
Knowledge management practices: Case studies
- 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
- 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
- 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
Life as corporate/media librarian
- Corporatization of Public Libraries in India: Need and Challenges
Corporate practices for public libraries
Outsourced public library
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 and pksuresh@ . 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.