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Subject: Request for Contribution of Articles and Essays for Festschrift Volume to be published in honour of Dr. Narendra Nath Sharma, Retd. Professor & Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati.
With reference to above, we feel pleasure to state that an Edited Volume in honour of Dr. Narendra Nath Sharma, Retd. Professor and Head, Dept of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati will be published in August 2019 for his dedicated contribution and services rendered towards the development of Library and Information Science and librarianship in North Eastern Region in general and Assam in particular. Professor Sharma is one of the oldest LIS Teachers in the region having about 40 years of teaching, research and administrative experiences in History and Library and Information Science. The Edited Volume will be bilingual (Assamese and English) and published by a reputed Publishing house with ISBN. A copy of publication will be provided to all the contributor(s)/author(s). The authors/contributors are requested to confine their works on Prof Narendra Nath Sharma, Library and Society and Public Library or any topic of their choice related to Prof Sharma.
We on behalf of the editorial board cordially invite all the researchers, academicians, library practitioners and friends/relatives of Prof Narendra Nath Sharma to contribute a paper, article, biographical notes, memoirs, conversations, rare photographs with him etc, on or before 15th June, 2019 and mail the paper to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The papers should be written in Times New Roman with 12 font size single space and follow the APA style of referencing latest edition.
We look forward for your valuable contributions, write-ups on his biography, memory etc towards the completion of this work on time. Your cooperation and suggestion will be inspiring for us.
With best regards,
Dr.Sanjay Kumar Singh
Dr. Bhupendra Nath Sarma
Dr. Deepa Baruah
Short Biography of Prof. Narendra Nath Sharma
Professor Narendra Nath Sharma was a vibrant teacher in the Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University where he served from 1975 – 2003. He is an excellent person with cordial nature and attitude towards the students which has proved to be a legendary teacher not only in the Department of Library and Information Science, but also in the Department of History of Pragjyotish College, Guwahati from the date of joining in 1963 till he joined Gauhati University in 1975.
After superannuation from GU service in 2003, Prof. Sharma was invited by the Dibrugarh University and Mizoram University to work as a founder teacher in the Department of Library and Information Science. He was also invited by Assam University Silchar to work as Guest Faculty for two academic sessions. He served as many as five universities in the North East India including IGNOU, as an academic Counsellor and Programme-in-Charge (PIC) in Library and Information Science.
Smile, formal jokes were always the parts of his real life. He could endear the students, friends and relatives with his helping attitudes. Students feel that their parents are best manifested in him and feel at home in his company. It is a pleasure for the students to have references of Prof Sharma, when they make discussions with the parents in their academic pursuits.
He had produced 20 scholars for the PhD programme and more than 18 students were guided by him for the MPhil programme of different universities, besides 150 students were supervised for their MLISc Dissertations. A number of books and research papers in History and Library Sciences are written by him. A smiling person with endowed dynamism, Prof Sharma commanded a unique place in the university as a teacher and also in administration.
We have decided to publish a festschrift volume in his honour for his dedicated service, invaluable and life time contributions for the development of Library and Information Science as a subject as well as profession in Assam. He is associated with various professional bodies.
Can we write any article related to Library and information science and whether students of BLISC can contribute articles?
Yes, even BLISc students can submit their papers. However, kindly try to maintain the quality otherwise it will be rejected by the editorial board. You can submit paper related to Prof Narendra Nath Sharma, Library and Society and Public Library or any such topic.