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Indian Library Association (ILA)

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Indian Library Association (ILA)

Address: Indian Library Association (ILA),
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Website: http://ilaindia.net

Location: West Bengal
Members: 452
Latest Activity: Mar 12

Indian Library Association (ILA)


History:The Indian Library Association is a premier association committed to the cause of Library Movement and Development.

The Indian Library Association is the national association which represents those who work in or advocate for Indian libraries. ILA members work in college, university, public, special (corporate, non-profit and government) and school libraries.

ILA has provided a wide variety of services and programs to its members and others in the library community since its formation in 1933. ILA's Executive Council and its divisions are advised by others groups and committees.The year 1933 happens to be the most significant year in the history of Library and Information Science in India. It was September 13, 1933 when Indian Library Association was formally formed at the First All India Library Conference at Calcutta.

Objectives: These members gave the Association three fold objectives which included:

(a) the furtherance of the library movement in India;
(b) the promotion of the training of librarians; and
(c) the improvement of the status of librarians.

In 1935 two more objectives were added:

(a) promotion of research in library science; and
(b) co-operation with international organizations with similar objectives. The 1970 amendment to the constitution added following four more objectives:
(a) publication of bulletins, periodicals, books etc., which tend to the realization of the objects of the association;
(b) establishment of libraries, documentation & information centres and assistance to their establishment and working;
(c) promotion of appropriate library legislation in India; and
(d) to do all such other things as are incidental of above mentioned objects.

The amendment dated January 4, 1987 in the constitution has added three more objectives namely:

(i) providing a common forum to all persons engaged or interested in library and information work by holding conferences and meetings for discussion of professional, technical and organisational issues;
ii) accreditation of institutions imparting library and information science education and training; and
(iii) promotion as well as formulation of standards, norms, guidelines, etc. for management of Library and Information Systems and Services.

For initial 12 years the office of ILA was housed in the Imperial Library at Calcutta. It was shifted to Delhi in 1946 and remained there till September 1953 in the University of Delhi and thereafter it shifted back to Calcutta. In August 1964 the office moved to Delhi again and was housed in Delhi Public Library. An extra-ordinary General Body Meeting held on May 24,1970 made a change in the constitution to make Delhi/New Delhi as the permanent headquarter of the Association. Now the office of the Association is housed in its own one room flat located in a commercial building in north Delhi which was purchased way back in 1978. The office was finally moved to the present building in April, 1982.

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As a librarian what you think about the future growth of library technology in India? 3 Replies

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Need Membership Form of ILA 3 Replies

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Comment by Balbir kaur Pandher on July 28, 2009 at 14:02
i am life member of ILA, but not receiving its bulletion.
Comment by Balbir kaur Pandher on July 28, 2009 at 14:02
i am life member of ILA, but not receiving its bulletion.
Comment by Sushma Ketan Karnik on September 11, 2009 at 16:50
My membership number is WL-10063, receipt number 9854 dated 15th Nov. 2008. But so far I have not received any news from ILA.
http://www.ilaindia.in/ -- this link displays message as Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)
www.ila-india.org/ -- this is a website from Germany
What is the official site of ILA?
Comment by Balbir kaur Pandher on September 12, 2009 at 11:26
please tell me whom we should write to receive a ILA bulletion
Comment by Sushma Ketan Karnik on October 16, 2009 at 0:33
Is any office bearer of ILA reading comments written by members of this group ?
Comment by Badan Barman on November 6, 2009 at 11:15
Indian Library Association have announced the election schedule for
the years 2010-13.
Comment by Sushma Ketan Karnik on November 6, 2009 at 12:44
Comments in this group clearly indicates that ILA office bearers are too busy to spare time and streamline services rendered to ILA members.

What is the status of ILA bulletin ? Why members do not get it? I too have not received ILA bulletin.
Comment by TRUPTI PARIDA on November 6, 2009 at 13:15
ok iam a life member .i request you to choose an active candiate for the post of president.
Comment by Rajnish on November 6, 2009 at 17:38
dear members
I want to dicuss you, can we get the news letters of ILA or we are members in LIS LINkS only.
Comment by Satyendra K Verma on January 20, 2010 at 19:12
How can i become the member.

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