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IndiaLibraries pays Homage to SRR on his 124th Birth Anniversary

August 9, 2016

IndiaLibraries pays homage to SRR on his (actual date of birth 9 Aug) 124th 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.

Prof. P B Mangla posted on IndiaLibraries WhatsApp group that SRR himself told him that its August 12.



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.

Few of them listed below:

7th August 2016: Annual Day of Odisha Library Academy,Librarians’ Day and Seminar on ” Role of Library in Digital India”

11 August 2016: Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS) & University College of Arts & Social  Sciences, (UCA&SS) Osmania University are celebrating the Librarians’ day with an Extension lecture on ‘Media Librarianship’ by Dr. (Mrs.) Sunita Koya, Chief Knowledge Manager, Ramoji Knowledge Centre.

12th August 2015: Haryana Library Association is organizing a state level seminar on “Impact of Ranganathan on contemporary Indian Librarianship” in memory of Dr. Ranganathan, in collaboration with Department of Library and information Sc. Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra.

12th August 2015: Shisuvan celebrates Librarians Day by hosting a Seminar on “Excellence in School Education: Role of Libraries”

27-28 August, 2016: National Seminar on ‘Digital Resource Management’ and Celebration of Librarian’s Day organized by  University of Hyderabad in collaboration with Telangana Library Association (TSLA).

‘IndiaLibraries Ambassador’ Program to be launched formally on SRR Birth Anniversary – 12 Aug 2016

IndiaLibraries Facebook Group – Father of  Library and Information Science in India –

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