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Bengal Library Association (BLA)


Bengal Library Association (BLA)

Address: Bengal Library Association (BLA), P-134, C.I. T Scheme - 52, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
Phone : +91 (033) 6533 2102
Email :

Location: West Bengal
Members: 31
Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2018

Bengal Library Association (BLA)

Bengal Library Association (BLA): Bengal Library Association formerly known as All Bengal Library Association was established in 1925 under the president ship of Poet Rabindranath Tagore and the first secretary of the Association was Mr. Sushilkumar Ghosh.
Activities: The major activities of the Association are :

Propagating the importance of library and information services for individuals and for the society and developing awareness for the library and information services

Suggesting measures for improvement and expansion of library services for all categories of libraries in the state

Organizing movement for improvement of the service conditions and proper pay and status of the library workers

Organizing conference and seminars for apprising people of various aspects of the library movement and library services

Organizing training courses, refresher courses, workshops etc. and publishing books, periodicals, reports etc pertaining to library science and library services.

Organizational Structure: The three-tier organizational structure of the Bengal Library Association is as follows :
1. General Body
1.1 All Members
2. The Council
2.1 Office Bearers
2.2 Executive Committee
2.3 Secretaries of the districts
2.4 Elected as Council Members
3. Executive Committee
3.1 Office Bearers
One President
Five Vice President
One General Secretary
One Joint Secretary
One Assistant Secretary
One Treasure
One Editor
3.2 Executive Committee Member elected from Council Members

Membership: Anybody interested in the library movement may become a member of the Association. There are five categories of the members of the Association i.e.
Honorary Member
Donor Member
Life Member
Personal Member and
Institutional Member

Library: The Association has a library of its own with a collection of more than 5 thousand books on library and information science and reference tools. The Library is open to all members and students.

Publications: The Association publishes a monthly journal in Bengali with English Abstract named 'Granthagar'. Besides this Association also regularly publishes books on Library and Information Science and library services in English and Bengali.

Training Programme
(a) Certificate Course in Library Science since 1937
(b) Special Course on Computer Application in Library Services
(c) Refresher course for working librarians.


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Comment by Amrita Shaw on May 13, 2013 at 10:29
i am also a member of BLA .
Comment by kalyan das on September 16, 2015 at 0:22
I want to get Granthagar patrika regularly but how
Comment by SHRIKANT KUMAR on June 22, 2016 at 14:27
When Wbset 2015 result is going to be declared...
Comment by GRANTHA on September 2, 2016 at 11:25


Comment by MD AZIZUR RAHMAN on January 22, 2018 at 16:29

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