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March 17-18, 2015

India International Centre | 40 Lodi Estate | New Delhi

 

 

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DAY ONE: MARCH 17, 2015

 

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

 

SESSION I: CHANGING ROLE OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL

 

Objectives

To highlight the changing needs of communities and how public libraries around the  world ae able to respond

To demonstrate public libraries as engines and drivers of development

To highlight how public libraries are redesigning their physical spaces to attract the 21st century users

 

Speakers

 

Ms. Jan Richards, Manager, Public Library Board, Australia (PPT File)

 

Ms. Allison Dobbie, General Manager, Auckland Public Library Council, New Zealand(PPT File)

 

Mr. Brian Gambles, Director of the Library of Birmingham, U.K.(PPT File)

 

Ms. Pilar Pacheco, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S.A(PPT File)

 

Chair & Moderator

Dr. P Y Rajendrakumar, Director General , National Library, Kolkata, India

 

 

 

1.30 PM – 2:15 PM

 

SESSION II: INDIA STATUS PAPER ON PUBLIC LIBRARIES

 

Objectives

To present an overview of the current status of public libraries in India

To discuss the uneven policy provisions in various states in India

To highlight the challenges facing the Indian public library system that need to be addressed

 

Speakers

 

Dr. K K Banerjee, Advisor, National Mission on Libraries, Ministry of Culture, India(PPT File)

 

Ms. Tripti Sharma, Associate Director, IPSOS, Delhi, India(PPT File)

 

Dr. T P O Nasirudheen, Department of Library Science, Kozhikode, India(PPT File)

 

Chair & Moderator

Shri Baldev Bhai Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust, New Delhi,

 

 

 

2.15 PM  - 3.00 PM

 

SESSION III: PUBLIC LIBRARIES FOR ‘ALL’

 

Objectives

To highlight the need for ensuring library services cutting across gender, language, literacy and age barrier, offered to each and every segment of the society

To discuss the need for public libraries support the learning and recreational needs of people with disabilities

To discuss the ways in which public libraries can transform themselves to become spaces for ‘social inclusion’

 

Speakers

                                                                

Mr. Ari Katz, Regional Director, Beyond Access, IREX, Thailand(PPT File)

 

Mr. Dipendra Manocha, President, DAISY Forum of India, Delhi, India

 

Ms. Tina Sciabica, Executive Director, READ Global, US(PPT File)

 

Chair & Moderator

Prof. P B Mangla, Member, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata, India

 

 

3.15 PM – 4.15 PM

SESSION IV: CHANGING NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES AND THE NEED FOR THEIR ENGAGEMENT

 

Objectives

To present an overview of the perception, needs and the composition of current users

To highlight the needs of communities beyond books

To highlight community-led library models

 

Speakers  

 

Mr. A P Sivakumar, District Library Officer, Trichirappalli, India(PPT File)

 

Dr. A K Chakraborty, Director General, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata, India(PPT File)

 

Ms. Nancy Anabel, Director, IEC Program, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India(PPT File)

 

Dr. Ganga Vidya, Reliance Foundation, Mumbai, India(PPT File)

 

Chair & Moderator

Prof.  Subbiah Arunachalam, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru, India

 

 

 

4.15 PM – 5.15 PM

 

SESSION V: E-CONTENT AND ICT-ENABLED SERVICES FOR THE FUTURE

 

Objectives

To highlight the changing needs of the Indian populace

To highlight the importance of e-Content and other material for print-disabled

To discuss the need for harnessing the power of ICTs in public libraries

 

Speakers  

 

Ms. Sarah Jaffe, Senior Manager, World Reader, U.S.A.(PPT File)

 

Ms. Purvi Shah, Pratham Books, India(PPT File)

 

Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC SPV Ltd., Delhi, India

 

Dr. C Kathiresan, Vikaspedia Portal, India Development Gateway Initiative, C-DAC, Hyderabad, India(PPT File)

 

Chair and Moderator

Dr. A R D Prasad, Director, DRTC, Bengaluru, India(PPT File)

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY TWO: MARCH 18, 2015

 

 

09:30 AM –10:30 AM

 

SESSION VI: LIBRARY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE FUTURE

 

Objectives

To highlight the need to re-engineer the physical space of the library to attract users

To discuss the role of public-private partnership in designing public libraries of the future

To discuss the infrastructural needs, challenges and opportunities

 

Speakers:

 

Ms. Marie Ostergard,Project Leader, Arahus Public Library, Denmark(PPT File)

 

Mr. Shashank Bhargava, Architect, Delhi, India(PPT File)

 

Ms. Aarti Desai, Library and Documentation Officer, Nehru Centre Library, Mumbai, India(PPT File)

 

Mr. Neil MacInnes, Strategic Lead – Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council, UK(PPT FIle)

 

Chair and Moderator

Ms. Kalpana Dasgupta, Former Member, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, India

 

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SESSION VII: CAPACITY BUILDING, TRAINING AND CURRICULUM  NEEDS OF PUBLIC LIBRARY PROFESSIONALS FOR THE FUTURE

 

Objectives

To discuss the need for developing library professionals with right skills, knowledge and attitude for the future

To discuss the need for changing the curriculum in library schools for preparing public library professional for the future

To discuss the training and development need opportunities that are currently available to public library professionals, and the future strategy for developing public library professionals for the 21st century

 

 

Speakers

 

Ms. Anja Flicker, Head, City Library, Wurzburg, Germany(PPT File)

 

Ms. Sudha Mukherjee, Library and Information Officer, DPL, Delhi, India(PPT File)

 

Prof. K. P. Vijayakumar, Professor, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India(PPT File)

 

Prof. Shailendra Kumar, Department of Library and Information Science, Delhi, India(PPT File)

 

Chair and Moderator

Ms. Pilar Pacheco, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, US

 

 

12.00 PM – 12.45 PM

SESSION VIII: THE NEED FOR STRONG PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

 

Objectives

To discuss the roles of Public Library Associations around the world

To discuss the need for a Public Library Association in India

 

Panelists

Ms. Winnie Vitzansky, Public Libraries, Denmark

Dr. Ashu Shokeen, President, Indian Library Association, India

Mr. Sudhakar Goud, Rural Library Association, Hyderabad, India

 

 

Chair & Moderator

Dr. D V Singh, Past President, Indian Library Association, India

 

 

 

1.45 PM – 2.45 PM

 

SESSION IX: FINANCING PUBLIC LIBRARIES FOR THE FUTURE

 

Objectives

To discuss various opportunities for funding public libraries of the future

To highlight the new opportunity that has arisen as a result of the provision in Companies Act for CSR activities

To discuss how the citizens can help to fund libraries for the future

 

Speakers

 

Mr. Shrikant Sinha, Chief Executive Officer, NASSCOM Foundation, Delhi, India

 

Mr. N Avadaiappan, former Director, TN Public Libraries, Chennai, India(PPT File)

 

Ms. Amarjeet Kaur Gill, Director, Public Libraries, National Library Board, Singapore(PPT File)

 

Mr. P Jayarajan, Former Head, British Council Libraries in India and Co-Chair, Programme Committee, IPLC 2015 ( PPTFile)

 

Chair & Moderator

HE Ambassador Krishna Prasad Dhakal, Minister Charge’ d’ Affairs, Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi, India

 

 

 

 

2.45 PM – 3.45 PM

 

 

SESSION X: IPLC 2015 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN INDIA

 

Objectives

To gather experts’ views on how public libraries should evolve in India in the future

To receive feedback on the high-level recommendations of IPLC 2015

 

Expert invitees:

Shri. Bhartendra Singh Baswan, Member, National Mission on Libraries, Delhi, India

Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director General, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata,  and Mission Director, NML, Ministry of Culture, GOI

Dr. Saurabh Srivastava, Co-Founder, NASSCOM, Delhi, India

Ms. Amrita Patwardhan, Sir Ratan Tata Trusts, Delhi, India

Dr. Ajit Kumar Jha, Consulting Editor, Indian Express Newspaper Group, New Delhi, India

 

Chair

Dr. H K Kaul, Director, DELNET, India and Chair, Organising Committee, IPLC 2015(PPT File)