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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 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

To check out 2015 results and winner click

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



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 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 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.



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


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



Fans of IndiaLibraries

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?



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 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 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 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 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 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 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





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


Facebook Pages


WhatsApp Groups

There are close to 50+ WhatsApp groups at 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 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



5494 members


LIS Newsletters

156 members


Designation and API Score Calculation for LIS Professionals

774 members


Ethics in LIS

1119 members


Father of  Library and Information Science in India

1258 members


All Things Open – Open Access & Open Source

1094 members


Most Secret LIS Professionals Group – By Invitation Only!


UGC-HRDC (earlier ASC)

1798 members


Unusual Libraries

1553 members


LIS Professional and Laws relating to IPR, Copyright etc and Court Rulings

1636 members


Plagiarism in LIS

813  members



747 members


LIS Philanthropy in Libraries

457 members


Articles on Libraries in Newspaper and Magazines

1515 members



312 members


LISBookFairs LibraryWeek Literary Festivals, Literary Prizes etc

832 members


LIS OnlineForms

1079 members



313 members


LIS Books Published WorldWide

558 members


LIS Professionals from India Publishing LIS Books

1017 members


LIS Journals (Open Access and Subscribed) from India and Abroad

1652 members


School Librarian

2028 members


LIS Jobs Training Scholarships

2409 members


LIS Associations

1208 members


Library and Information Science Experts as Resource Persons

598 members


LIS related Groups on Google, Yahoo and Others

242 members


LIS Research

1318 members


LIS Courses

2627 members


LIS India Examinations UGC NET/SET/JRF

2902 members


LIS Dates – Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

3816 members


LIS Professionals – Curriculum Vitae/CV/Resume/Bio

1352 members



3586 members


Social Media and Mobile Apps used by Librarians in Libraries

698 members


LIS Professionals on LinkedIn

729 members


LIS Facebook Groups, Pages, Events etc

1243 members


LIS Professionals on Facebook

730 members


LIS Professionals on Website/Homepages/Blogs

1215 members


LIS Professionals on Twitter

748 members


Talented LIS Professionals

720 members



1484 members


Women LIS Professionals

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.


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


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


and left more messages but to no avail!


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


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!


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 for further information.

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