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Information and Library Network Centre
An IUC of University Grants Commission
October 16, 2012
Advertisement for SOUL Coordinators at Regional Level
Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) is an Autonomous Inter-University Centre
of the University Grants Commission (UGC) presently located at Gujarat University Campus,
Ahmedabad likely to be shifted to its new building at Gandhinagar. It is directed towards
modernization of libraries and information centres for information transfer and access, to
support scholarship, learning and academic pursuits by establishing a national network of
libraries and information centres in universities, institutions of higher learning and R & D
institutions in India. It is basically a co-operative endeavor in resource development, sharing
and its utilization at national level.
The INFLIBNET Centre has developed library management software called SOUL (Software
for University Libraries) to facilitate automation of libraries. It works under Client/Server
mode in Windows environment using MS-SQL server as back end database. SOUL is one of
the most popular library management software with 2800 installations till date. The software
is capable of handling in house operations of any type of library.
The Centre wishes to recruit SOUL Coordinators on each in the following regions to take up
the challenging assignments of library automation through SOUL 2.0 software developed by
INFLIBNET Centre. The incumbent is required to work at assigned regions. Initial period of
appointment will be one year only which is extendable for the further period which carries
consolidated/fixed remuneration. The eligibility conditions may be relaxed in exceptional
cases at the discretion of the competent authority. The post may be offered depending upon
suitability of candidate.
1. Eastern India - West Bengal, Orissa and Bihar
2. Western India 1 - Gujarat, Rajasthan
3. Western India 2 - Maharashtra, Goa
4. South India 1 - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka
5. South India 2 - Kerala, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu
6. North India 1 - Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and J&K
7. North India 2 - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Uttaranchal
8. North India 3 - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
9. North Eastern State – All Seven States
Nature of Work
Promotional activities of SOUL software, canvassing for premium membership and provide
after sale support i.e. coordination for installation of software, attending queries, onsite visits,
trainings, demonstration and any other work assigned by the Centre.
Eligibility Criteria for SOUL Coordinators
Applicant should fulfill the following eligibility criteria to apply for the post SOUL regional
1. Who should apply?
Working Librarian/Dy. Librarian/ Asst. Librarian in the University/College/academic
institutions should apply along with no objection certificate from the employer. Also
existing coordinators and retired library professionals can also apply again. 2. Educational Qualification
Applicant should have minimum Masters Degree in Library and Information Science
(M.L.I.Sc) with IT exposure and literacy in Computer.
Working professional with 5 years experience in Library Automation
4. Period of Contract
One year from the date of appointment as SOUL Coordinator
Rs. 9,000/- per month as honorarium and Rs. 1,000/- per month towards the incidental
expenses (The remuneration for SOUL Coordinator and Technical Assistants are
likely to be revised shortly)
6. Other Terms and Conditions
• The Coordinator will be authorized to appoint two qualified graduate each from
Library Science and Computer Science on consolidated salary of Rs. 9,000/- per
month respectively as Technical Assistant for period of 1 year.
• Travel expenses towards promoting, installation, training and maintenance of
SOUL software in their assigned geographical area will be borne by Centre.
TA/DA rules will be applicable as per rates of the INFLIBNET Centre’s rule.
• The Centre will pay a sum of Rs. 25,000/- as imprest money for meeting the TA
of staff and other office expenses which will be reimbursed to the SOUL
Coordinator by the Centre on production of bills/vouchers monthly.
• SOUL Coordinator as well as technical assistants will be given free training at
INFLIBNET Centre. TA and local hospitality will be borne by the Centre.
• Regular progress reports should be submitted to review the performance of
assigned work monthly.
• The SOUL Coordinator should promote minimum 50 installations per year in
their given region.
• No TA/DA will be provided for attending the interview at INFLIBNET centre,
7. Last date for submission of application
The duly filled in application along with required certificates should reach on or before 15
November, 2012 to “The Administrative Officer (PA&F) INFLIBNET Centre, P.B. No.
4116, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380 009 (Gujarat)
(Dr. Jagdish Arora)
DirectorINFORMATION AND LIBRARY NETWORK CENTRE
An IUC of University Grants Commission
Near Gujarat University Guest House, Gujarat University Area,
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad: 380 009.
(To be accompanied by NOC from employer)
Advt. No. : 06/2012
Post Applied for: SOUL Co-ordinator
Name in full: _________________________________________________
(In capital letters) (SURNAME, NAME, F/H NAME)
Sex: Male / Female Marital Status : Married / Unmarried
Date of Birth: ___________________
Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________
_________________________________ Pin Code No. : ______________
Telephone No. (if any): _______________________ E-mail address : ________________
Qualification Board/Institute/University Year of
PHOTOGRAPH… 2 …
Experience (if any):
Position held Name of the
From To Salary
Nature of job
Knowledge of Installation/operation of SOUL 2.0 Software YES/NO
Any other information you wish to provide: ____________________________________
Two References (Give Name, contact address and Phone No.):
I hereby certify that the foregoing information is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
I have not suppressed any material fact or factual information in the above statements. In case
any information found false or willfully suppressed, then my assignment is liable to be
terminated without giving any notice. I have informed my employer/principal employer and
obtain the NOC to accept the assignment with payments, terms and conditions.
Date : ________________ Signature of the candidate : ________________
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