The ever-changing trends in global technology, have been creating a rising demand for libraries to move from ancient practises, towards more innovation based sustainable solutions, for downscaling the adverse environmental impacts. This was the underlying focus behind the recently held International Conference on “Sustainable Librarianship: Reengineering and Reimagining Libraries,” organised at Parul University’s Vadodara campus. Commencing from the 19th of December, till the 21st of the month, this 3 day conference will be covering in depth, the distinct elements relating to digital library spaces towards futuristic developments. This gathering of minds was made possible through the joint efforts of the Faculty of Library Sciences and the University’s Central Library, in conjunction with Management Libraries Network, (MANLIBNET). As the Chief Guest, the conference inauguration was graced by the presence of Her Highness Rajmata Shubhanginidevi Gaikwad, the Chancellor of M.S.University of Baroda.Dr. Roshanlal Raina, the Vice Chancellor, of J.K.Lakshmipat University, Jaipur also attended the conference as a Guest of Honour.In addition to the conference proceedings, Dr. Akhtar Parvez, General Secretary, of Management Libraries Network gave a brief outline regarding the services rendered by MANLIBNET.Complementary to this conference, various exhibition stands were also put together throughout the Parul University campus. The exhibitors include EBSCO, Rapid Radio Solutions, Emerald Publishing, amongst others.

Librarian's Day Celebration

Central Library Parul University, Faculty of LIS & CIVOM, Inodre had jointly organized one day seminar on "Future Librarianship" and also arranged a special talk of Mrs. Kaajal Oza Vaidya on "Pustak Param Sakha" on occasion of celebrating Birth Anniversary of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan (Father of Library Science). More than 550 participated in this event. Chief guest Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Director (NRC & IT) delivered his speech on Future Librarianship. Second session of the seminar was a technical session and many Panelist were invite for sharing their valuable knowledge amongst all the Library Professionals.

“GYAN DHARA” – Mobile Library

The University’s Social Responsive Cell and its Library recently launched the “GYAN DHARA” Mobile library for the villages near by the University viz. Ishwarpura and Kamlapura . The University’s Central Library will run this Mobile Library which will carry 400 books of different themes targeting the children of two villages. The main objective is to enhance the reading skills among children and promote education and all round development. “A Book is a dream that we hold in our hands”