CHANDIGARH: 22 September: Two Day Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Academic Librarianship” was organised by A C Joshi Library, Panjab University in collaboration with INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad, on September 22-23, 2011 at the Auditorium of University Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Panjab University. It is an
awareness programme for librarians of Panjab University affiliated colleges about N-LIST, e-resources and other programmes of INFLIBNET with focus on ICT applications in Libraries.While inaugurating the Seminar, Prof R C Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University encouraged the college librarians to adopt latest ICT techniques in view of the changing scenario of libraries.
Dr H K Kaul, Director, DELNET, New Delhi in his Key-Note address stressed upon the need to bridge the gap between resources available in multiple form throughout the world and user needs, which could be possible only through knowledge highways. The librarians, according to him, need to acquire knowledge of latest ICT tools and
competencies as well as subject expertise to meet user needs.
Madam A K Anand, Former University Librarian, Panjab University who was the Guest of Honour delved upon her experiences of working in the Library.
The five Technical Sessions spread over the two days shall deal with the latest trends in Academic Librarianship like knowledge organization, future of academic libraries, application of IT in libraries, etc.
There will also be product demonstrations by leading publishers and firms dealing with e-resources and ICT products.
About 100 delegates from Chandigarh and Punjab region are attending the Seminar.