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


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?

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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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Terminology Alert: Lectures/Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/Congress/Symposia


We come across most of the below mentioned words sometime in our academic or research life.  Mostly these words are synonymously used; but there are a lot of differences between all these words as given below

  1. Lecture: According to Merriam-Webster.com Lecture is a discourse given before an audience or class especially for instruction. We can say that lecture is a discourse on a particular topic given by  the faculty or an expert for a short period of time in a day within the institution orienting the students/participants/attendees the basic or advanced information.
  2. Seminar: According to Merriam-Webster.com Seminar is a group of advanced students studying under a professor with each doing original research and all exchanging results through reports and discussions. We can say seminar has a educational connotation. It is within the institution; only the single invited speaker for that event is from outside the institution; the faculty/expert disseminates knowledge in the form of lectures. It has little or no participation from those who are attending.
  3. Conference:  According to Merriam-Webster.com Conference is a meeting of two or more persons for discussing matters of common concern. We can say that conferences are organized by Associations, Universities, Research Institutions, Organisations/Institutes/Companies where attendees get information about latest trends and developments in the industry where luminaries in the chosen field of study to enlighten the attendees with their expert knowledge; share opinions, innovative thought and piratical application. It can be for more than one day.
  4. Workshop: According to Merriam-Webster.com a usually brief intensive educational program for a relatively small group of people that focuses especially on techniques and skills in a particular field. We can say that its combination of lecture presentation followed by major chunk of time  on practicals or “hand-on-practice” or laboratory work by  practicing the actual concept or technique that was taught through the lecture and demonstration process; actively than by just listening. The number of days to hold a conference can vary from one day to spanning several days.
  5. Congress:  According to Merriam-Webster.com Congress is a formal meeting of delegates for discussion and usually action on some question. We can say that it is for not more than a day and attended by leaders in that field, and features a series of invited talks by eminent people from that discipline. It is typically held once a year highlighting the achievements, notable results in that field/discipline.
  6. Symposium:  According to Merriam-Webster.com Symposium is a formal meeting at which several specialists deliver short addresses on a topic or on related topics. We can say that  many experts present or deliver their opinions/viewpoints on a chosen single topic of discussion in a single day. Usually discussions are conducted after the experts have presented their speeches on the chosen topic. It is a small scale conference with limited number of attendees/participants/delegates.

 

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Library and Information Science (LIS) Jobs in India


One of IndiaLibraries members message requesting for help with finding a job. There are numerous portals that post jobs but there is no one place where all the links are posted.  So posting it here for benefit of all of those searching for jobs.

 

Government Job

 

Job Portals

 

LIS Job Portals

 

Blog

 

Twitter

  • Badan Barman @badanbarman
  • DrLibSc @DrLibSc
  • Employment News @indiangovtjob
  • Ilavarasi @indiangovtjobs1
  • IndiaLibraries @IndiaLibraries
  • IndianGovernmentJobs ‏ @indiangovtjobs
  • Indiangovtjob ‏ @indiangovt_job
  • Library Jobs ‏ @librarysoupblog
  • LISLINKS @LISLINK
  • Teaching JobsIndia @EducationJobs1

 

Facebook Pages

 

WhatsApp Groups

There are close to 50+ WhatsApp groups at https://indialibraries.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/library-and-information-science-whatsapp-groups-in-india/ which post job related information periodically as and when job vacancies announced.

 

Note: The listing is Alphabetical and is not on basis of popularity or ranking. If your name is not here or should not be classified under ‘Jobs in LIS’ or ‘Jobs in LIS from India’ please email us at indialibraries@gmail.com. Will update it. India Libraries attempts to collate all information useful – for, by, of, about LIS professionals from India. And IndiaLibraries does not endorse any of those listed here. Kindly put your name in comments field if you have benefited from this information.

 

IndiaLibraries Facebook groups


The number of members of each Facebook group is as of 16 May 2017

 

LibrarianFashion https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibraryFashion/

5494 members

 

LIS Newsletters https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISNewsletters/

156 members

 

Designation and API Score Calculation for LIS Professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISDesignationAPI/

774 members

 

Ethics in LIS https://www.facebook.com/groups/EthicsLIS/

1119 members

 

Father of  Library and Information Science in India https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRRanganathan/

1258 members

 

All Things Open – Open Access & Open Source https://www.facebook.com/groups/AllThingsOpen/

1094 members

 

Most Secret LIS Professionals Group – By Invitation Only! https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExclusiveLISGroup/

 

UGC-HRDC (earlier ASC) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIS.UGC.HRDC.ASC/

1798 members

 

Unusual Libraries https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnusualLibraries/

1553 members

 

LIS Professional and Laws relating to IPR, Copyright etc and Court Rulings https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIPR/

1636 members

 

Plagiarism in LIS https://www.facebook.com/groups/PlagiarismLIS/

813  members

 

SelflessLISProfessionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/SelflessLibProfessionals/

747 members

 

LIS Philanthropy in Libraries https://www.facebook.com/groups/PhilanthropyInLibraries/

457 members

 

Articles on Libraries in Newspaper and Magazines https://www.facebook.com/groups/NPnMags/

1515 members

 

UsefulLISArticlesPresentations https://www.facebook.com/groups/UsefulLISArticles/

312 members

 

LISBookFairs LibraryWeek Literary Festivals, Literary Prizes etc https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISBookFair/

832 members

 

LIS OnlineForms https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaOnlineFormsQuestionanaires/

1079 members

 

Ebooks https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIS.EBook/

313 members

 

LIS Books Published WorldWide https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISBooksPublishedWorldWide/

558 members

 

LIS Professionals from India Publishing LIS Books https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaLISBooksPublished/

1017 members

 

LIS Journals (Open Access and Subscribed) from India and Abroad https://www.facebook.com/groups/LibraryInformationScienceJournals/

1652 members

 

School Librarian https://www.facebook.com/groups/SchoolLibrarianship/

2028 members

 

LIS Jobs Training Scholarships https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISJobsTrainingScholarship/

2409 members

 

LIS Associations https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISAssociations/

1208 members

 

Library and Information Science Experts as Resource Persons https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISResourcePersons/

598 members

 

LIS related Groups on Google, Yahoo and Others https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaLISGroups/

242 members

 

LIS Research https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISResearchPhD/

1318 members

 

LIS Courses https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISCourses/

2627 members

 

LIS India Examinations UGC NET/SET/JRF https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaUGCNETSETJRF/

2902 members

 

LIS Dates – Conferences/Seminars/Workshops https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISImportantDateConference/

3816 members

 

LIS Professionals – Curriculum Vitae/CV/Resume/Bio https://www.facebook.com/groups/CurriculumVitae.CV.Resume.BioOfLISProfessionals/

1352 members

 

LISLatestNews https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISLatestNews/

3586 members

 

Social Media and Mobile Apps used by Librarians in Libraries https://www.facebook.com/groups/SocialMedia.MobileApps/

698 members

 

LIS Professionals on LinkedIn https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISIndiaLinkedIn/

729 members

 

LIS Facebook Groups, Pages, Events etc https://www.facebook.com/groups/GroupsAndPages/

1243 members

 

LIS Professionals on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/427654540671111/

730 members

 

LIS Professionals on Website/Homepages/Blogs https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISWebsiteBlog/

1215 members

 

LIS Professionals on Twitter https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISTwitter/

748 members

 

Talented LIS Professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/TalentedLISProfessionals/

720 members

 

LISFunnyLearningGeneralStuff https://www.facebook.com/groups/LISFunnyLearningImagesQuotations/

1484 members

 

Women LIS Professionals https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenLISProfessionals/

427 members

 

 

Copyright Infringement of IndiaLibraries Image by ‘LIS International’ WhatsApp Group!


IndiaLibraries has been using the Image of India Flag with Globe in the background as LOGO of IndiaLibraries.

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One of IndiaLibraries members got to our notice below image on 3 Apr 2017

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So we immediately got in touch with the number 9630875842 on WhatsApp and left messages!

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and left more messages but to no avail!

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We used caller id and identified the person with number 9630875842 as

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We left messages on Facebook of Prabhat Pandey ji

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To which Prabhat Pandey ji responded

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If that group was not created by Prabhat Pandey ji who is this Prabhat Pande ji with 9630875842 who has started the group but is not responding to our requests!

IndiaLibraries would like to request ‘LIS International’ WhatsApp group members and admins (we are given to understand Salek Chand ji, Praveen Kumar Jain ji, Mukund Kolwadkar ji are the other admins of the group along with 9630875842!). IndiaLibraries will be posting our request publicly on Facebook. Our request is that all LIS Professionals and public in general started associating this image with IndiaLibraries. If a person is utilising this image then there is a chance of misleading people into thinking that ‘LIS International’ is part of IndiaLibraries as displayed below!

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We are hoping that all the above mentioned admins of ‘LIS International’ and LIS professionals understand that as LIS professionals we need to understand copyright issues and ensure that we do not infringe them. We need to follow correct policies and procedures.

Since then we are using the below image

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We request everyone to not utilize the above image for ‘any’ purposes as this is being used as a logo for IndiaLibraries and it can only be used by IndiaLibraries on various social media.

Kindly connect with IndiaLibraries@gmail.com for further information.

Point of Discussion on IndiaLibraries WhatsApp Group – Regarding Rules and Regulations of Appointment of Librarian!


There was an interesting discussion started by one member Mr Sonaj Kailas on IndiaLibraries WhatsApp Group.

He writes that LIS job seeking candidates of Kerala are facing a serious issue:  There is a separate common pool library service under the Higher Education Department of Kerala Government which is still following old rules in which a candidate with 10th Standard with Certificate in Library Science can apply for Grade IV Librarian. Due to which candidates having qualified MLISc with UGC NET are not getting the job.

Kindly forward how many States are following similar structure.

How can we address this issue?

What should we be doing to change this?

Why are we not raising our voice?

 

The following have been point of discussion amongst almost all Library and Information Science Professionals. But it is strange to note that these issues plague most LIS professionals in India but none of the Library Associations in India have ever united under one umbrella and discussed these issues.

There are many LIS Associations – International Associations in India, National, Regional, State, Local Associations. The whole list can be accessed at https://indialibraries.wordpress.com/2016/11/03/library-and-information-science-lis-associations-india/

LIS Associations Presidents are ‘elected’ every term  and surprisingly are elected unanimously! And even more surprising are the members who pay their life memberships or annual memberships and never question the ‘elected leader’ during his term or at the end of his/her term!

It is time to wake up! Time to demand to know what are the Library Associations doing?

Points of discussion and debate:

  1. Why Staffing pattern varies from
  • State to State
  • University to University
  • College to College
  1. Long Delay in appointment of librarians & faculty
  2. National Library is also being run with a Librarian In Charge
  3. Salary Structures
  4. Designations
  5. Guideship/Projects allocated only to Teaching LIS and not Practising LIS

Kindly forward any relevant document regarding disparity in rules and regulations of appointment of faculty and librarians to IndiaLibraries@gmail.com so that we can host the information on IndiaLibraries blog.

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