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Important Days for LIS Professionals in India


Siyali Ramamrita Ranganathan (SRR) Birth Anniversary is celebrated as National Librarian’s Day in India  on any one day falling on or between 9-12 August every year (Actual date of birth is 9th Aug and Official recorded birth date is 12th Aug 1972)

Siyali Ramamrita Ranganathan Death Anniversary is on 27 September every year (27 September 1972)

14th-20th November every year is celebrated as National Library Week. (Ayyanki (Iyanki) Venkata Ramanaiah, Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Library Association (APLA) organized an All India Library Meeting on 12th November, 1912 in Madras which led to the formation of Indian Library Association (ILA) so declared 14th November as National Library Day and celebrated 14th-20th November are celebrated as National Library Week.)

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Wake Up Call and Open Request to All LIS Professionals


Wake Up Call and Open Request to All ‘Individual’ LIS Professionals and LIS Associations in India.

Request all LIS professionals to send in their Feedback/comments/suggestions for UGC Draft Regulation 2018 to The Chairman, University Grants Commission via email to ugcregulations2017@gmail.com and follow up by India Post To, The Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi – 110002 on or before February 28th, 2018 by midnight in answer to Public notice No.F.1-2/2017 (EC/PS) Dated: 9th February, 2018 posted at https://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/7040108_Public-Notice-DraftUGCRegulations.pdf

REQUEST ALL LIS PROFESSIONALS TO LEAVE YOUR EMAILS DOWN IN COMMENTS SECTION on the IndiaLibraries Blog post “Wake Up Call and Open Request to All LIS Professionals” at https://indialibraries.wordpress.com/2018/02/24/wake-up-call-and-open-request-to-all-lis-professionals/ AFTER SENDING THE EMAIL AND POSTING THE LETTER – IN SUPPORT

Sample Letter given below. You can use the same or make changes accordingly and send it at the earliest.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

From

 

To,

The Chairman

University Grants Commission

New Delhi – 110002

Sir,

Subject: UGC Regulation-2018 Feedback/Comments/Suggestions reg.

Ref: No.F.1-2/2017 (EC/PS) Dated: 9th February, 2018.

With  reference  to  the  subject  cited  above,  I  have  gone  through  the  Draft  UGC Regulation – 2018 which has been published in your website. It is required to be compared with UGC-2010 regulations (As amended in July 2016) to avoid some anomalies and discrimination with Librarians Cadre. It has been observed that the practicing Librarians anomalies are still alive i.e.; Promotion under CAS, Common Nomenclature, Superannuation, Faculty Development Programme, Minor/Major Research Projects, etc.

I hereby suggest to treat the Librarians at par with the Teachers without any discrimination to maintain common nomenclatures in designation like; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Senior Professor. I request you to consider the Librarians Cadre in common superannuation, Faculty Development Programme and Minor/Major Research projects and promotion under CAS at par with teacher in order to maintain uniformity, quality and standards in higher education.

I am herewith attaching a table as per your mentioned format. Some of the anomalies are to be rectified  in  the  draft  and  some  feedbacks  and  suggestions  are  given  to  include  in  UGC regulation 2018 to avoid any discrimination with Librarians Cadre.

S.N. Regulations  (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers   and    Other   Academic Staff   in  Universities  &   Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) -2018  (Clearly  Referring  Clause

No., Page No. & Subject  matter)

Feedback/comments/suggestions
1.0 Coverage, (Page no.2) Add Teacher’s definitions; Teacher’s means Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Senior Professor, Assistant Librarian, Deputy Librarian and Librarian/ Physical Education Director & Sports, Pro-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor.
3.8

The Ph.D. Degree shall be a mandatory qualification for appointment and promotion to the post of Associate Professors. (Page No.5)

Extend these criteria to Librarian and Physical Educations Directors and Sports in order to maintain uniformity, Quality and higher education standards
4.8 Minimum Qualification for Direct Recruitment to the Posts of University Librarian……

III. (2) (Page No. 17)

The given point should be replaced with “At least 03 Years’ Experience as University Deputy Librarian in Academic Level 13A or 15 Years’ Experience as University Assistant Librarian/College Librarian”. The Associate Professor can not be eligible for the position of University Librarian without having experience of practice librarianship. The Associate Professor should be removed from the eligibility list or Deputy Librarian/University Librarian should also be eligible for the Professor’s position in the Library Department.
6.4

D. Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) for Librarians (Page 36)

University Deputy Librarian (Academic Level 13A) to University Librarian (Academic Level 14) must be included which is missing in the draft.
6.4

D. Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) for Librarians

II. University Assistant Librarian (Senior Scale/Academic level 11) College Librarian (Senior Scale/Academic level 11) to University Assistant Librarian (Selection Grade/ Academic level 12/ College Librarian (Selection Grade/Academic level 12) Eligibility: (Page No.36)

Include the Refresher Courses for Librarians and Ph.D. mandatory for Librarians also in CAS. (Academic Level-11 to Academic Level    12).
8.1-8.4 and 9.0 (Page 39 to 57) Common benefits should be extended to Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Senior Professor, Assistant Librarian, Deputy Librarian and Librarian/Physical Education Director & Sports,
14.0 Teaching Days

(Page No.: 50 & 51)

Mention working days for Librarians also
15.0 Workload (Page No.51) Mention workload for Librarians also
16.0.  Fixing of Seniority

(Page No. 51)

Include maintain common seniority for Librarians at par with teachers.
17.0  Code of Professional Ethics (Page No.:52) Include the Librarian and Physical Education Directors and Sports Professionals also.

It is humbly requested to consider above feedback/suggestions for UGC Regulations (Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education) 2018.

Thanking you in anticipation.

 

Date:                                                                                        Yours Sincerely

 

                                                                                                           

Place:                                                                                     (Full Name)

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Disclaimer: IndiaLibraries has not drafted this Feedback/comments/suggestions for UGC Draft Regulation 2018. It was forwarded by member on one of the numerous LIS WhatsApp groups. We have only re-posted it on IndiaLibraries blog so that it reaches far and wide and hosted here for posterity. The actual author of this letter is not known to us. If anyone knows, request you to forward their name to us via email to IndiaLibraries@gmail.com so that we can credit the person who initiated this.

 

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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!

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.

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  7. Father of Library and Information Science in India
  8. FreelanceLIS Publisher Supplier
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  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
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  28. LIS Professionals on Website/Homepages/Blogs
  29. LIS related Groups on Google, Yahoo and Others
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  35. Most Secret LIS Professionals Group – By Invitation Only!
  36. Plagiarism in LIS
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  38. School Librarian
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  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/

 

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