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Logo for teachers ON VEHICLES! Is it really necessary?


“Supreme Court approved this logo (click here to see logo) for teachers to put on their vehicles like doctors and advocates” was a news-item that was widely shared past few days in ‘most’ teacher whatsapp groups…with teachers congratulating each other! And few magnanimous teachers also congratulated ‘librarians’ as librarians are also considered teachers (by few universities)!

About the logo: the link to the logo is from ‘Urban Estate’ not from any teacher group! Who designed the logo? Who else is using the logo? Have any teacher associations approved its usage? any teacher groups, individual teachers in India using it?

Nobody questioned the authenticity of the source! Or tried to identify validity of information before posting/reposting/sharing/forwarding!

We understand that

  • ‘many’ members feel the need to share ‘good news’ immediately …sometimes competitively before others share it!
  • ‘few’ have a ‘compulsive’ need to forward whatever information they come across!

But as teachers/librarians – as responsible citizens we should not contribute to ‘HOAX’, ‘FALSE NEWS’, ‘UNTRUTHS’!

Very Few

  • think before they mindlessly forward
  • contemplate the group scope – if information is relevant  to be shared
  • authenticity, validity of information
  • sourcing information to prove authenticity

NOTE: In this age of ‘FAKE NEWS’ and ‘UNTRUTHS’ are shared the teachers and library professionals are the gatekeepers! All information that is to be posted/reposted/shared/forwarded needs to be authenticated, validated and sourced before sharing!

Simplest way to check – GOOGLE using keywords!

Is any information available in public domain like print or electronic newspapers, news on TV, news on apps, news on social media from approved news agencies?

There is no local/national coverage of this news!

On googling found only one link on Google says Suprem Court approved this logo for teachers to put on their vehicles like doctors and advocates dated 6 October 2017 PLEASE NOTE: IT IS ‘Suprem Court’! ‘NOT ‘Supreme Court’!

Why do doctors and lawyers have a logo to be used on vehicles when Engineers, CA, Computer Specialist etc do not have a approved logo to be used on vehicles?
Doctors and lawyers have been using approved logo on their vehicles so they can be identified as such and advice taken incase of accidents or civil/criminal cases occur on road.

And why did teachers suddenly need logo on vehicle?

How will teachers logo on vehicles help the general public when on road?

One of our members (Dr Pavan Agarwal) rightly said that court is not an approving authority! Why not the Ministry of Education or UGC give the direction on use of logo but Supreme Court needed to approve logo? Supreme court – hears argument on both sides and gives judgement! Who has submitted the logo and who has contested the use of logo? So where is the judgement copy if Supreme Court has indeed approved (as rightly pointed out by one of our other members Mr Apurba Majumder) etc?

Please note – IndiaLibraries is not questioning the teachers logo! ……But humbly bringing to attention the USE OF LOGO ON THE VEHICLES! AND ITS UTILITY!!

Requesting all – not to just post/repost/share/forward any information because it was posted/reposted/shared/forwarded by someone on the group!

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Alphabetical List of IndiaLibraries Ambassador 2017-18


Happy Librarians Day 2017 to LIS professionals worldwide!

IndiaLibraries on behalf of all its members congratulates IndiaLibraries Ambassadors for 2017-18.

Name: Mr. Atanu Ganguly (2016-2018)
Designation: Assistant Librarian
Organization: Calcutta Business School,
Kolkatta, West Bengal
Country: India


Name: A DurgaPrasad (2016-2018)
Designation: Librarian
Organization: Govt Degree College Siddipet, Telangana State
Country: India


Name: Marijoy G. Liwag (2017-2018)
Designation:
Organization: University of the Philippines
Diliman
Country: Philippines


Name: Mr. Niranjan Mohapatra (2016-2018)
Designation: Librarian
Organization: Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS)
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Country: India


Name: Sur Chandra Singha (2017-2018)
Designation: Research Scholar
Organization: Assam University
Silchar, Assam
Country: India


For more details Contact: IndiaLibraries@gmail.com

 

 


What does IndiaLibraries Ambassador Program entail?

As ‘ IndiaLibraries Ambassador’

  1. you will speak about IndiaLibraries on formal and informal platforms in India and Abroad and popularize it.
  2. Posting library related information on various Facebook groups of IndiaLibraries. There are approximately 50 groups of IndiaLibraries.
  3. you will answer to member queries when posted on group
  4. moderate groups you are responsible for   and see that unrelated, irrelevant information is not posted on group.
  5. you will not speak negatively or badmouth about IndiaLibraries group, its members admins, website etc. IndiaLibraries always encourages critical evaluation but discourages negative comments. IndiaLibraries is open and requests feedback and is always trying to improve its products and services based on member feedback and suggestions.

Please note: There can be more than one Ambassador for each group.

 

Who can apply?

Any library professional at any level and from any country can apply. Provided he/she  adept at navigating the internet and curating relevant LIS information with interest in updating self and other fellow professionals.

 

How Can I register?

You can register anytime of the year. You will be added if you are accepted and fit IndiaLibraries description of IndiaLibraries Ambassador!

The easiest way to get selected as an IndiaLibraries Ambassador is to start posting relevant links in relevant groups and prove that you are already contributing!

We will choose a Gold Ambassador who is most active of all ambassadors – from 1 to 9 Aug and post it on 12 Aug every year and publish it on our blog. Please email at IndiaLibraries@gmail.com ONLY AFTER READING AND UNDERSTANDING INDIALIBRARIES POLICY MENTIONED BELOW. If you send your information, it is assumed that you have read and understood our policy and will adhere to it.

  1. Full Name
  2. Organization
  3. Reason why you would like to be an IndiaLibraries Ambassador
  4. Name(s) of IndiaLibraries Groups you would like to be associated with.

 

Policy

IndiaLibraries has strict policies as given below:

  1. not to badmouth or speak negatively about IndiaLibraries on any public platform once you have agreed to be its ambassador. This policy extends even after you have left the position of IndiaLibraries Ambassador. There is no fixed time line of expiry.
  2. not to badmouth any library, library professional, library group, library association, library related website on any of the IndiaLibraries groups!
  3. not to post, discuss, encourage posting information/images  that are inflammatory or controversial in nature, cause extreme reactions in people that is related to particular country, caste, group, sex, politics, religion.
  4. If you are not posting or monitoring your groups regularly, you can be removed from the listing from our blog at any point of time.

 

Please Note: IndiaLibraries reserves the right to remove any ambassador if they go against IndiaLibraries policies.

Disclaimer: It should also be noted that members opinions are their own. IndiaLibraries is only a platform where library professionals can interact, opinionate and post their suggestions and feedback. IndiaLibraries does not endorse the member opinions. We will try to monitor posting any information/image that is not acceptable as per IndiaLibraries policy.

IndiaLibraries Groups on Facebook

 

  1. Things Open – Open Access & Open Source
  2. API Score Calculation for LIS Professionals
  3. Articles on Libraries in Newspaper and Magazines
  4. Disasters in Libraries
  5. Ebooks
  6. Ethics in LIS
  7. Father of Library and Information Science in India
  8. FreelanceLIS Publisher Supplier
  9. HedonistTraveller
  10. LibrarianFashion
  11. LIS Associations
  12. LIS Books Published WorldWide
  13. LIS Courses
  14. LIS Dates – Conferences/Seminars/Workshops
  15. LIS Facebook Groups, Pages, Events etc
  16. LIS India Examinations UGC NET/SET/JRF
  17. LIS Jobs Training Scholarships
  18. LIS Journals (Open Access and Subscribed) from India and Abroad
  19. LIS OnlineForms
  20. LIS OtherSocialTools&Apps
  21. LIS Philanthropy in Libraries
  22. LIS Professional and Laws relating to IPR, Copyright etc and Court Rulings
  23. LIS Professionals – Curriculum Vitae/CV/Resume/Bio
  24. LIS Professionals from India Publishing LIS Books
  25. LIS Professionals on Facebook
  26. LIS Professionals on LinkedIn
  27. LIS Professionals on Twitter
  28. LIS Professionals on Website/Homepages/Blogs
  29. LIS related Groups on Google, Yahoo and Others
  30. LIS Research
  31. LIS Resource Persons
  32. LISFunnyLearningGeneral
  33. LISIndiaLISFestivals BookFairs LibraryWeek Literary Prizes etc
  34. LISLatestNews
  35. Most Secret LIS Professionals Group – By Invitation Only!
  36. Plagiarism in LIS
  37. PostLISQueries
  38. School Librarian
  39. SelflessLISProfessionals
  40. Talented LIS Professionals
  41. TickleUrFunnyBone
  42. UGC-HRDC (earlier ASC)
  43. Unusual Libraries
  44. UsefulLISArticlesPresentations
  45. Women LIS Professionals

 

To see Alphabetical List of IndiaLibraries Ambassador 2016-17 https://indialibraries.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/alphabetical-list-of-indialibraries-ambassador-2016-17/

 

Most Fashionable Library Professional 2017


Happy Librarians Day 2017 to the fashionable IndiaLibraries members!

The ‘Most Fashionable Library Professional’ for 2017 is Lata Suresh with 329 likes!

Top 10 LIS Professionals with highest likes are

1. Lata Suresh 329 likes
2. Pooja Goel 186 likes
3. Mam Sah 140 likes
4. Payel Dutta 134 likes
5. Rubi Sudhir Basant 126 likes
6. Chitranshi Pandey 117 likes
7. Satish K Bajpai 114 likes
8. Manoj Sahoo 108 likes
9. Siddharth Awadhiya Soni 105 likes
10. Shobhana Dubey 103 likes

Vote for “Most Fashionable Library Professional” https://indialibraries.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/vote-for-most-fashionable-library-professional/

IndiaLibraries pays Homage to SRR on his 125th Birth Anniversary


IndiaLibraries pays homage to SRR on his (actual date of birth 9 Aug) 125th birth anniversary on behalf of all its members. IndiaLibraries wishes ‘Happy Librarians Day’ in advance to all Library Professionals all over the world! Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (SRR) was born on 9th August 1892 but the official records display his date of birth as 12th August – on basis of which National Librarians Day is celebrated every year. Library professionals celebrate SRR birth anniversary on any of the days in August every year by conducting various events, meetings, Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Symposia etc. are held to commemorate this day and remember his contributions to librarianship.

 

Apply for IndiaLibraries Ambassador Program before SRR Birth Anniversary – 12 Aug 2017 https://indialibraries.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/apply-for-indialibraries-ambassador-program-before-srr-birth-anniversary-12-aug-2017/

 

Vote for “Most Fashionable Library Professional” https://indialibraries.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/vote-for-most-fashionable-library-professional/

 

 

 

 

Read more
IndiaLibraries pays Homage to SRR on his 124th Birth Anniversary
https://indialibraries.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/indialibraries-pays-homage-to-srr-on-his-124th-birth-anniversary/

 

Vote for ‘Most Fashionable Library Professional’ 2017


Dear Sir/Madam,

IndiaLibraries is conducting “Most Fashionable Library Professional” annually on Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (SRR) Birth Anniversary since 2015 to encourage Library Professionals to be more forthcoming and also to change the perception of general public and educate them that Library professionals are not stereotypical as portrayed in popular media.

Voting still open.

You can still vote yourself or your favorite Library professional as ‘Most Fashionable Library Professional” till 11 Aug 2017 11 pm IST.

Results will be declared on maximum number of ‘Likes’ per photo on Facebook on 12 Aug 2017. The winning photo will be displayed on blog with name of the person.

Kindly share your photo link on LibrarianFashion group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibraryFashion/ and request your friends to vote you as “Most Fashionable Library Professional”. Dont forget to mention your full name and the organization where you are working.

Please note that all LIS professionals are eligible and can post their photo and be voted.

  • library professionals at all levels
  • from all over the world
  • can post more than one photo
  • only individual photos will be considered
  • more than one individual or group photo is rejected
  • all emoticons will be considered as ‘like’ except sad and angry emoticon
  • photos posted in current year (Jan-Aug) only will be considered.
  • two individual photos if posting in album
  • if two individuals in one photo – both are library professionals…Kindly mention (as we cannot deduce seeing picture)
  • kindly post your organization-library name where you are working
  • if you are posting your photo on group it is automatically assumed that you are agreeable to all T&C. As we will display your name as winner on blog. If there are any reservations kindly get in touch to email listed below.
  • only the photo will most likes will be considered

Example: Same photo posted twice has different number of likes with different people liking them; but only one with maximum number will be considered.

Example: Different photos of individual. Number of likes will not be clubbed to increase the number of likes!

  • Admins decision is final.

Request all to share this information on various groups worldwide and ensure participation.

Any clarifications, feedback can be mailed to IndiaLibraries@gmail.com

To check out 2015 results and winner click https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibraryFashion/permalink/1649649271947181/

Those of you, who came across this post very late, Dont Fret! There is still time for next years event and be voted as ‘Most Fashionable Library Professional”

Warm Regards

IndiaLibraries

Apply for IndiaLibraries Ambassador Program before SRR Birth Anniversary – 12 Aug 2017


IndiaLibraries Ambassador Program formally launched on SRR Birth Anniversary – 12 Aug 2016

Inviting applications for  IndiaLibraries Ambassador Program.  Selected IndiaLibraries Ambassador list will be displayed on blog at http://www.IndiaLibraries.wordpress.com on SRR Birth Anniversary – 12 Aug 2017.

As ‘ IndiaLibraries Ambassador’ you will

  1. speak about IndiaLibraries on formal and informal platforms in India and Abroad and popularize it.
  2. posting library related information on groups of IndiaLibraries (list provided below).
  3. answer to member queries when posted on group
  4. moderate groups you have adopted and be responsible for   them and see that unrelated, irrelevant information is not posted on group.
  5. you will not speak negatively or badmouth about IndiaLibraries group, its members admins, website etc. IndiaLibraries always encourages critical evaluation but discourages negative comments. IndiaLibraries is open and requests feedback and is always trying to improve its products and services based on feedback and suggestions.

Please note: There can be more than one Ambassador for each group.

 

Who can apply?

Any library professional at any level and from any country can apply provided he/she  adept at navigating the internet and curating relevant LIS information with interest in updating self and other fellow professionals.

 

How Can I register?

You can register anytime throughout the year till 9 Aug. We will select suitable people and post the list on 12 Aug every year. You need to reapply every year if you are interested to continue in being IndiaLibraries Ambassador.

We will choose a Gold Ambassador who is most active of all ambassadors at the end of the year and publish it on our blog.

Please email at IndiaLibraries@gmail.com ONLY AFTER READING AND UNDERSTANDING INDIALIBRARIES POLICY MENTIONED BELOW. If you send your information, it is assumed that you have read and understood our policy and will adhere to it.

  1. Full Name
  2. Organization
  3. Reason why you would like to be an IndiaLibraries Ambassador
  4. Name(s) of IndiaLibraries Groups you would like to be associated with.

 

Policy

IndiaLibraries has strict policies as given below:

  1. not to badmouth or speak negatively about IndiaLibraries on any public platform once you have agreed to be its ambassador. This policy extends even after you have left the position of IndiaLibraries Ambassador. There is no fixed time line of expiry.
  2. not to badmouth any library, library professional, library group, library association, library related website on any of the IndiaLibraries groups!
  3. not to post, discuss, encourage posting information/images  that are inflammatory or controversial in nature, cause extreme reactions in people that is related to particular country, caste, group, sex, politics, religion.
  4. If you are not posting or monitoring your groups regularly, you can be removed from the listing from our blog at any point of time.

Please Note: IndiaLibraries reserves the right to remove any ambassador if they go against IndiaLibraries policies.

Disclaimer: It should also be noted that members/volunteer admins/IndiaLibraries Ambassadors opinions are their own. IndiaLibraries is only a platform where library professionals can interact, opinionate and post their suggestions and feedback. IndiaLibraries does not endorse the members/volunteer admins/IndiaLibraries Ambassadors opinions. We will try to monitor posting any information/image that is not acceptable as per IndiaLibraries policy.

IndiaLibraries Groups on Facebook

Request all to read group description given on every group before posting information. Get acquainted with groups adopted and populate them with relevant information. Unrelated information posted will be removed.

  1. LibrarianFashion https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibraryFashion/
  2. LIS Newsletters https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISNewsletters/
  3. Designation and API Score Calculation for LIS Professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISDesignationAPI/
  4. Ethics in LIS https://www.facebook.com/groups/EthicsLIS/
  5. Father of  Library and Information Science in India https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRRanganathan/
  6. All Things Open – Open Access & Open Source https://www.facebook.com/groups/AllThingsOpen/
  7. Most Secret LIS Professionals Group – By Invitation Only! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExclusiveLISGroup/
  8. UGC-HRDC (earlier ASC) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIS.UGC.HRDC.ASC/
  9. Unusual Libraries https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnusualLibraries/
  10. LIS Professional and Laws relating to IPR, Copyright etc and Court Rulings https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIPR/
  11. Plagiarism in LIS https://www.facebook.com/groups/PlagiarismLIS/
  12. SelflessLISProfessionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/SelflessLibProfessionals/
  13. LIS Philanthropy in Libraries https://www.facebook.com/groups/PhilanthropyInLibraries/
  14. Articles on Libraries in Newspaper and Magazines https://www.facebook.com/groups/NPnMags/
  15. UsefulLISArticlesPresentations https://www.facebook.com/groups/UsefulLISArticles/
  16. LISBookFairs LibraryWeek Literary Festivals, Literary Prizes etc https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISBookFair/
  17. LIS OnlineForms https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaOnlineFormsQuestionanaires/
  18. Ebooks https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIS.EBook/
  19. LIS Books Published WorldWide https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISBooksPublishedWorldWide/
  20. LIS Professionals from India Publishing LIS Books https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaLISBooksPublished/
  21. LIS Journals (Open Access and Subscribed) from India and Abroad https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibraryInformationScienceJournals/
  22. School Librarian https://www.facebook.com/groups/SchoolLibrarianship/
  23. LIS Jobs Training Scholarships https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISJobsTrainingScholarship/
  24. LIS Associations https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISAssociations/
  25. Library and Information Science Experts as Resource Persons https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISResourcePersons/
  26. LIS related Groups on Google, Yahoo and Others https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaLISGroups/
  27. LIS Research https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISResearchPhD/
  28. LIS Courses https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISCourses/
  29. LIS India Examinations UGC NET/SET/JRF https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaUGCNETSETJRF/
  30. LIS Dates – Conferences/Seminars/Workshops https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISImportantDateConference/
  31. LIS Professionals – Curriculum Vitae/CV/Resume/Bio https://www.facebook.com/groups/CurriculumVitae.CV.Resume.BioOfLISProfessionals/
  32. LISLatestNews https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISLatestNews/
  33. Social Media and Mobile Apps used by Librarians in Libraries https://www.facebook.com/groups/SocialMedia.MobileApps/
  34. LIS Professionals on LinkedIn https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaLinkedIn/
  35. LIS Facebook Groups, Pages, Events etc https://www.facebook.com/groups/GroupsAndPages/
  36. LIS Professionals on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/427654540671111/
  37. LIS Professionals on Website/Homepages/Blogs https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISWebsiteBlog/
  38. LIS Professionals on Twitter https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISTwitter/
  39. Talented LIS Professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TalentedLISProfessionals/
  40. LISFunnyLearningGeneralStuff https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISFunnyLearningImagesQuotations/
  41. Women LIS Professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenLISProfessionals/

 

Get your LIS friends and other LIS professionals and colleagues to like the pages of IndiaLibraries

IndiaLibs https://www.facebook.com/IndiaLibs/

IndLibs https://www.facebook.com/IndLibs/

Fans of IndiaLibraries https://www.facebook.com/IndiaLibrariesFanPage/

Terminology Alert: Periodicity/Frequency of Issues in Periodicals/ Journals/Serials


AchalaMunigal's Blog

While writing an article on Library and Information Science Journals published in India I was faced with terminology problem for defining periodicity/frequency of issues. Tried Googling but did not get clarity…Infact ended up getting more confused.

Bi-weekly and Semi-weekly is the same – periodicity being twice a week as per Google featured snippets. Biweekly means once every two weeks or twice a week! How is once every two weeks (1 issue in 15days) and twice a week is (2 issues in 7days) same?

google

Source: https://www.google.co.in/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=SV_qV-rcE4OCoAP68oSwCA#q=semi+weekly

So requested a couple of senior LIS professionals (Dr A L Moorthy & Dr P Divakar) who kindly explained and made it clear! Sharing the same with followers of my blog!

The ‘frequency of publication’ varies from country to country, perhaps depending on British English or American English.

Commonwealth Countries (like Australia, New Zealand, India) generally follow the British English. In India bi-weekly means twice…

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