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Request for Contribution of Research Papers, Articles and Essays for Edited Volume to be Published in Honour of Dr. P. K. Jayaswal, Retd. Librarian, Assam University, Silchar

Dear LIS Professionals 

It is information to all the concerned LIS professionals that I am going to publish an Edited Volume in Honour of Dr. P.K. Jayaswal , Former Librarian , Assam University, Silchar and Rtd. Founding Librarian I/C and HoD I/C , DLISc, Mizoram University, Aizawl. 

The Title of the Edited Volume is "Managing University and Institutional Libraries in 21st Century"

Following are the Themes and Sub-Themes of the Book Chapters which are not limited to those topics: 

 Sub-Themes of the Volume:

Library Organisation and Management

  • Organisation and Management of Traditional Library System
  • Organisation and Management of Computerised Library System
  • Library Budgets/ Planning and Library Finance
  • Best Practices for College /University Libraries

Collection Development of Learning Resources

  • Collection Development of Printed Learning Resources
  • Collection Development of Offline/ Online E-Resources
    • E-Journals
    • E-Books
    • Offline / On-line Databases
  • Collection Development Policies
  • Role of Library Committees / Advisory Committees / Library Standing Committees
  • Stock Verification. Stock Rectification, Weeding Out of Books

Emerging Technologies for Libraries

  • Trends in ICT Application in College/ University and Institutional Libraries
  • Role of INFLIBENT in Modernisation of College/ University and Institutional Libraries
  • Library Automation and Networking
  • RFID Applications in Libraries
  • Cloud Computing application in Libraries
  • Introducing Green Library Concept
  • Use of Social Media in Libraries
  • Outreach and Extension Activities

E-Resources Management

  • Collection Development Policies for E-Resources
  • Acquisition of E-Resources / Modes of Acquiring E-Resources
  • Selection and Pricing Policies
  • Management of Electronic Resources in College/ University and Institutional Libraries
  • Resource Sharing and Consortium Model for Subscription of Online Resources
  • Usage of E-Resources in College / University Libraries
  • Return on Investment (ROI) / Users Statistics of E-Resources
  • Copyright and IPR Issues

Digital Libraries  

  • E-Libraries / Digital Libraries / Virtual Libraries
  • Institutional Repositories / Institutional Digital Repositories
  • Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETDs)

Usage of Libraries / Users Needs / Users Expectations

  • ICT Awareness/ ICT Literacy / Internet Literacy
  • Users Expectations / Users Needs /Information Seeking Behaviour
  • Library Use Pattern

Internet / Social Media

  • Use of Social Media in Libraries
  • Use of Social Media by the Library Users
  • Use of Academic Social Media
  • Collaboration among Academics and Researchers

Capacity Building / User and Staff Empowerment / Manpower Development in Libraries

  • Human Resource Management in Libraries
  • Human Resource Development in Libraries
  • Users Empowerment through Capacity Building Programme
  • Users Awareness Training Programme
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Manpower Training Programme

Health and Hygiene of LIS Professionals

  • Yoga for Library and Information Professionals
  • Awareness of Health Issues among LIS Professionals
  • Healthy Relationship among the Library Staff


The above themes and sub-themes are indicative only. The LIS professionals may write on any related topics.

The contribution in the aforesaid book as an articles/original research papers, based on practice/research/best practices/case studies/surveys, etc. would be highly remarkable and praiseworthy in the Library and Information Science field.

Guidelines for paper Submission

  • The papers should follow the APA Style of Referencing Latest Edition and Scanned copy of Copyright Form duly filled –in and signed as per the format supplied should be submitted along with your paper .
  • The Copyright Form enclosed for necessary action at your end.
  • Before submitting the paper, the author should check the plagiarism from the plagiarism checker and attach the report for or record.


 I , therefore , request you all kindly to contribute your research paper/ articles on above themes and sub-themes and as per above guidelines for paper submission. The Papers may be sent  preferably by 31st March 2019 to e-mail ID: ;  

Looking forward to receive your valuable papers. 

With  Regards

( Prof. Manoj Kumar Sinha)

Dean, Swami Vivekananda School of Library Sciences  &

Head, Department of Library and Information Science,

Assam University, Silchar-788 011

Mob: 9435231672

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