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Call for Papers for the ACLA Bulletin, March, 2018

Dear Sir/ Madam/ Professional colleagues,
We are seeking Research paper / Articles from the library and information professionals for "Assam College Librarians' Association Bulletin" (ACLA Bulletin) ISSN:  2229-6492 to be published in the month of March 2018. Papers should be brief and research oriented covering different issues and challenges of library services and LIS professionals. Authors are requested to submit article before 15th February 2018 to aclabulletin@gmail.com.

Manuscript must be submitted in MS word format only. The length of the paper should be within 2500 words along with an abstract within 200 words. The text of the font used should be Times New Roman and front size 12pt with 1.15pt line spacing. Citations are to be made as per APA style (http://www.apa.org)

Regards,

Mr. Bhaskar Baruah
Email: bhaskardcomc@gmail.com

Dr. Labonya Hazarika
Email: lhazarika10@gmail.com

(Articles may submit to above e-mails also.)

125th Year Birth Anniversary Celebration of Dr S R Ranganathan at Guwahati

Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers (IASLIC) in association with Assam Library Association (ALA), Assam College Librarians' Association (ACLA) and the Dept of Library and Information Science, GU is organizing a one day programme at Guwahati (Sangitacharya Lakshiram Barua Sadan) for celebrating the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr S R Ranganathan, Father of Library Science in India. The programme will be on 14th September, 2017 to be started with floral tribute at the portrait of Dr Ranganathan, a panel discussion on "Revisiting Ranganathan" and the open Session. The Eastern Zone IASLIC meet also will be held coinciding the celebration. Prof Alaka Buragohain will coordinate the Panel Discussion to be participated by Prof N N Sharma, Prof Narendra Lahkar, Prof R K Barman, Prof S K Singh and others. The open session will be presided over by Dr J N Satpathy, President, IASLIC and Sri Rabendra Kumar Das, IAS (Rtd) and former Commissioner and Secretary, Govt of Assam will be the Guest of honour. Three Publications one each from ALA, ACLA and the Dept of Library and Information Science, GU will also be released on the occasion. The organizers request all, especially the LIS professionals for attending the programme.

Programme Schedule

125th Birth Anniversary Celebration of
Dr S R Ranganathan, Father of Library Science in India

organized by
Indian Association of Special Libraries and
Information Centres (IASLIC)

in association with
Assam Library Association (ALA)
Assam College Librarians’ Association (ACLA)
Dept of Lib & Inf Science, GU

September 14, 2017
Venue: Lakshiram Barua Sadan (Near District Library, Guwahati)

Programme:
10.30 Floral Tribute at the portrait of Dr S R Ranganathan

10.45 Panel Discussion: Revisiting Ranganathan

Inaugurator: Sri Pritam Saikia, Commissioner, Dept of Culture, Govt of Assam
Coordinator: Prof Alaka Buragohain
Panellists: Prof NN Sharma, Prof Narendra Lahkar, Prof R K Barman, Prof S K Singh, and others
Release of publications of ALA, ACLA and Dept of Lib Inf Sc, GU

2.30 Open Session
Chairman:                    Dr J N Satpathy, President, IASLIC
Guest of Honour:        Sri Rabendra Kumar Das, IAS (Rtd),
                                    Former Secretary and Commissioner, Govt of Assam

to be followed by IASLIC Zonal (East Zone) Meeting

Brief Summary of the UGC Sponsored National Workshop on DSpace: The Open Source Software Package

Brief Summary of the UGC Sponsored National Workshop on
DSpace: The Open Source Software Package
August 28-30, 2017
Organised By
Guwahati College Bamunimaidam, Guwahati-781021
In Association With
Assam College Librarians’ Association (ACLA)
  
The programme started on 28th August, 2017 with the registration of the participants at 8.30 am in which 26 participants registered for the workshop. This was followed by the inaugural session. Mr. Anujay Kumar Saikia, Librarian and coordinator of the organising committee gave the welcome address to the delegates and the participants and others present in the auditorium. Prof. Parnanb Goswami, HOD of the Deptt. of Chemistry, Guwahati College welcome the dignitaries to the dias and was followed by felicitation to Dr. Pranab Sandilya, Principal and Chairman of the National Workshop Organising Committee, Dr. Harendra Chandra Das, President, Governing Body, Guwahati College, Prof. Sanjay Kumar Singh, HoD, Deptt. of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University and Dr. Prasanta Deka, Librarian, K. C. Das Commerce College and General Secretary, ACLA. The resource persons present were Dr. Tilak Hazarika, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University, Dr. Nabajyoti Das, Librarian, Handique Girls’ College, Dr. Gautam Sarma, Librarian, K. K. Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati and Mr. Birender Pal, Librarian, Dhakuakhana College, Dhakuakhana. They were also felicitated by the members of the organising committee. This was followed by lighting of candle and devotional song by Ashmita Deka of Guwahati College. Dr. Pranab Sandilya delivered the presidential Speech. Key note speech was delivered by Prof. Sanjay Kumar Singh, HoD, Deptt. of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University covering the detail in various aspects of digital library and institutional repositories. This was followed by speech by Dr. Harendra Chandra Das, President, Governing Body, Guwahati College and Dr. Prasanta Deka, Librarian, K C Das Commerce College and General Secretary, ACLA. Dr. Sonaram Hazarika, Faculty, Deptt. of Assamese, Guwahati College also delivered speech from audience. Vote of thanks was given by Swapna Barua, HoD, Deptt of Commerce, Guwahati College.
After the tea break, the first session was taken by Dr. Gautam Sarma on descriptive view of the open source software and DSpace Software. He delivered lecture on the topic Building Digital Library using DSpace open source software. The 2nd session was taken by Dr. Tilak Hazarika on Linux Installation. His topic was “Basics of Linux: Installation and basic commands” followed by  hands on training .
The first session of the 2nd day was taken by Dr. Badan Barman, Assistant Professor, Gauhati University on Basics of Scripting Languages which was followed by hands on practice. After the tea break, the 2nd session was taken by Mr. Birender Pal on DSpace workflow Management with hands on practice. In the 3rd session after the lunch break, Dr. Dipen Deka took a session on User Management in DSpace which was followed by hands on and continued till session 4.
30/08/2017
The third day programme was started with the hands-on session by Dr. S Ravi Kumar, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Library of Information Science, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. Professor D. S. Rath from Kalyani University in his concluding session stressed on continuous effort and practice on DSpace to get success on the use of DSpace to create Institutional repositories. This was followed by Valedictory Session.

UGC Sponsored National Workshop on DSpace: The Open Source Software Package

UGC Sponsored National Workshop on DSpace: The Open Source Software Package.
Dates: August 28-30, 2017
Venue: Guwahati College, Guwahati, Assam
Organized by: Guwahati College in Association with Assam College Librarians' Association.
Brochure and Registration Form: https://goo.gl/dE3Sem
Participants are requested to confirm their participation on or before 23rd August, 2017.

Librarians' Day Celebration - 2017 at DLISc, Gauhati University

A hearty greetings to all the Librarians!

Tomorrow, the 12th August is the Librarians' Day to be celebrated in connection with 125th Birth Anniversary of the Father of Library Science in India, Dr S. R. Ranganathan. I, as the General Secretary of ACLA, would like to share among all the Members that ACLA (Centrally) will celebrate the Day with DLISc, Gauhati University. I would like to invite all the Librarians to join the programme to be started from 11 am at Room No. 2, Department of Library and Information Science, Gauhati University. Hope, all the Librarians will join and celebrate the Day.

NB: Due to some technical difficulties, the releasing of ACLA Seminar Proceeding has been postponed to the month of September, 2017 which was supposed to be released on the Librarians' Day.

Regards
Dr Prasanta Kumar Deka
General Secretary, ACLA

Meeting of the Executive Committee of ACLA

An urgent Executive Committee Meeting of ACLA will be held at 4.00 pm on 8th August, 2017 at K.C. Das Commerce College. All the executive committee members of ACLA are hereby requested kindly to make it convenient to attend the meeting without any fail.

Regards,
General Secretary, ACLA