IPLC 2017

 

IPLC Overview

Public Libraries are repository and source of information and ideas, a place for learning and enquiry, and for the generation of thoughts and the creation of new knowledge. Public libraries have the potential to bridge the gap between the ‘information poor’ and the ‘information rich’ by ensuring that every Indian without discrimination has easy access to knowledge they seek. Moreover, at the global level, public libraries are increasingly being seen as means to achieve 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Public libraries are particularly important in the Indian context, as these libraries could serve as great equalizers. Libraries have the vast potential to make a substantive difference in the empowerment of India’s masses and in the development of a better educated and informed citizenry. While largely underfunded and neglected institution, the Indian public library system is in a position to provide vital community and information resources for millions of Indians with the aid of rapidly changing technology.

Public libraries have played an important role in the lives of many successful people. It was probably the only institution which could offer free services to everyone for any knowledge needs. Presently, even though we have about 70 thousand public libraries in this country, but most of them have become mere structures, which are there only because they are public institutions funded by the government. Attached with these structures are capable and professional librarians, who, if utilized optimally, can become agents of change for the community living around the library. The public library ecosystem extends from the national level to the state, district, block and village levels providing the best reach.

India Public Libraries Conference (IPLC) 2017 is the third edition of this conference. It strives to showcase how, in spite of challenges, public libraries are repositioning themselves with the help of technology and innovate content and services to serve the communities in the 21st century.

 
 

Agenda

  • Day 1: 03 October, 2017 (Tuesday)
    9:00 - 9:30 Registration (Venue: Lawn outside Stein Auditorium)
    9:30 - 11:30 Inauguration (Venue: Stein Auditorium)
    • Lighting of Lamp by Dignitaries
    • Saraswati Vandana by Members of the National Association for the Blind
    • Welcome Note: Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation
    • IPLM Journey So Far: Dr. Shubhangi Sharma, Executive Director, IPLM
    • Short film on the impact of public libraries in transforming the lives of communities
    • IPLC 2015 and 2016: A Recap and Conference Synopsis of IPLC 2017 - Dr. B. Shadrach, Founding Chair and Advisor, IPLM
    • Inaugural Address: Hon'ble Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) - Ministry of Culture and Minister of State - Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India
    • Special Address: Mr. Brij Kishore Sharma, Chairman, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation
    • Message from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Ms Pilar Pacheco, Program Officer Office of the President, Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
    • Keynote Address: Mr. R. Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM
    • Vote of Thanks: Mr. P. Jayarajan, Member of British Empire (MBE) and Chair - IPLM Advisory Board
    11:30 - 12:00 Tea/ Coffee (Venue: Lawn outside Stein Auditorium)
    12:00 - 13:30 Plenary - Public Libraries: Potential and Possibilities (Venue: Stein Auditorium)

      Chair: Prof. P. B. Mangla, Tagore National Fellow, Ministry of Culture, Government of India

      Moderator: Mr Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation

      Speakers

    • IFLA and its Role in Strengthening Public Libraries around the World: Ms. Christine Mackenzie, President Elect, IFLA
    • Government of India's New Initiatives for Supporting Indian Public Libraries: Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director General, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF)
    • Ms. June Garcia, Global Consultant - Public Libraries, USA
    • Harnessing the Potential of Public Libraries in Creating a Knowledge Society: Dr. S.C. Behar, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh
    13:30 - 14:30 Lunch (Venue: Lawn outside Stein Auditorium)
    14:30 - 16:00 Panel Discussion: Current Status of Public Library Financing in India (Venue: Stein Auditorium)

    Chair: Ms. Sujata Prasad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India

    Moderator: Dr. B. Shadrach, Founding Chair and Advisor, IPLM

    Panelists

    • Ms. Christine Mackenzie, President Elect, IFLA
    • Ms. Tay Ai Cheng, Deputy Chief Executive, National Library Board
    • Dr. Satishkumar S Hosamani, Department of Public Libraries, Government of Karnataka
    • Mr. Muktar-ul-Aziz, Director, Libraries and Research, Government of Jammu and Kashmir
    • Ms. Manju Dhasmana, Lead - Philanthropies and CSR, Microsoft India
    • Prof. N Laxman Rao, UGC-Emeritus Fellow, Department of Library and Information Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad
    16:00 - 17:30 Panel Discussion: Public Libraries as Agents for Delivering Government Services (Venue: Stein Auditorium)

    Chair: Ms. Pilar Pacheco, Program Officer - Office of the President, Global Development Division, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

    Moderator: Dr. Sandhya Shekhar, Former CEO, IIT Madras Research Park

    Panelists

    • Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries and Department of Information Technology, Government of Telangana
    • Dr. Naresh Goel, Deputy Director General, National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    • Dr. Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC eGovernance Services India Ltd.
    • Mr. N. V. Sathyanarayana, Managing Director, Informatics (India), Bangalore
    17:30 Closing of Day 1 and Tea/ Coffee (Venue: Lawn outside Stein Auditorium)
  • Day 2: 04 October, 2017 (Wednesday)
    9:30 - 11:00 Plenary Session: Citizens Speak about Public Libraries (Venue: Stein Auditorium)

    Chair: Dr. H. K. Kaul, Director, DELNET

    Panelists

    • Mr. Parijat Chakraborty, Executive Director and Head of Public Affairs, Ipsos
    • Mr. Pradeep Narayanan, Director - Research & Capacity Building, Praxis India
    • Mr. Ajaz Lone, M&E Specialist, IPLM
    • Mr. P Jayarajan, MBE and Chair - IPLM Advisory Board
    • Dr. Archna Kumar, Associate Professor - Department of Development Communication & Extension, Lady Irwin College, Delhi University
    11:00 - 11:30 Tea/ Coffee (Venue: Lawn outside Stein Auditorium)
    11:30 - 13:00 Panel Discussion: Role of Information Technology in Transforming Public Libraries (Venue: Stein Auditorium)

    Chair: Dr. A. R. D. Prasad, Professor and Head, Documentation, Research and Training Centre, Bangalore

    Panelists

    • Mr. P. K. Upadhyay, Senior Technical Director, National Informatics Centre
    • Mr. Dileep Konatham, Director, Department of IT, Government of Telanagana
    • Prof. Partha Pratim Das, Joint Principal Investigator, National Digital Library of India, hosted by IIT Kharagpur
    • Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director, INFLIBNET (UGC), Ahmedabad
    • Mr. Dipendra Manocha, Director - Regional Resource Centre (New Delhi), DAISY for All
    13:00 - 13:45 Lunch (Venue: Lawn outside Stein Auditorium)
    13:45 - 14:45 Parallel Sessions
    14:45 - 15:15 Tea/ Coffee (Venue: Lawn outside Stein Auditorium)
    15:15 - 16:30 Policy Matters: Talk Show on the Role of Policy in Transforming Public Libraries in Creating Knowledge Societies

    Moderator: Madhav Narayanan, Journalist, Writer and Poet
    Panelists:

    • Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) - New Delhi Constituency, BJP National Spokesperson and Supreme Court Lawyer
    • Mr. Arif Mohammad Khan, Former Union Cabinet Minister, Government of India
    16:00 - 17:00 Concluding Session

    Chief Guest:*

    • Chief Guest: Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Director General, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation (RRRLF)
    • Welcome Note: Mr. Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation
    • Presentation of Key Recommendations of IPLC 2017: Dr. Shubhangi Sharma, Executive Director, IPLM
    • Key Demands from Government: Dr. B. Shadrach, Founding Chair and Advisor, IPLM
    • Vote of Thanks: Mr. P. Jayarajan, MBE and Chair - IPLM Advisory Board
    19:00 - 19:45 Cultural Evening by Kiran Sehgal and Troupe (Venue: Margosa Lawn)
    20:00 - 21:30 Gala Dinner (Venue: Margosa Lawn)
  • Day 3: 05 October, 2017 (Thursday)
    Workshops
    10:00 - 17:00 Parallel Workshops

Note: *Speakers and Panelists to be confirmed

 
 

Key Speakers

Shri. Prakash Javadekar

Hon’ble Union Minister of Human Resource Development

Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Dr. Mahesh Sharma Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) and Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Mr. P Jayarajan

Mr. P Jayarajan Co-chair IPLC 2017 Organizing Committee

Dr. B Shadrach

Co-chair IPLC 2017 Organizing Committee

Ms. Pilar Pacheco

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Shubhangi Sharma

Executive Director – IPLM

Mr. Shrikant Sinha

CEO, NASSCOM Foundation

Ms. Christine Mackenzie

President Elect – IFLA Governing Board

Ms. Deepika Pokharna

Director – Ministry of Culture

Dr. H K Kaul

Director – DELNET

Ms. June Garcia

Global Consultant - Public Libraries, USA

Prof. Partha Pratim Das

Co-Principal Investigator – National Digital Library of India, IIT Kharagpur

Ms. Nabila Rahman

Manager, Advocacy & Communication (Libraries Unlimited) British Council, Bangladesh

Mr. Parijat Chakraborty

Head, Ipsos Public Affairs and Loyalty, India

Mr. N.V. Sathyanarayana

Founder Director & Chariman, Informatics India Ltd, Bangalore

Mr. Sourav Banerjee

Country Director, Room to Read, India

Mr. Himanshu Giri

CEO, Pratham Books

Dr. Jagdish Arora

Director of Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET)

Ms. Kalaivani Chittaranjan

MD & CEO-Mintbook

Brij Kishore Sharma

Mr. Brij Kishore Sharma

Chairman, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation

R. Chandrasekhar

R. Chandrasekhar

President, NASSCOM

Prof. P. B. Mangla

Prof. P. B. Mangla

Tagore National Fellow, Ministry of Culture

Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty

Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty

Director General, Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation

Mr. S. C. Behar

Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

Sujata Prasad

Ms. Sujata Prasad

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Culture

Ms. Tay Ai Cheng

Ms. Tay Ai Cheng

Deputy Chief Executive, National Library Board, Singapore

Dr. Satishkumar Hosamani

Dr. Satishkumar Hosamani

Mr. Mukhtarul Aziz

Mr. Mukhtarul Aziz

Director, Dept. of Libraries, Jammu & Kashmir

Ms. Manju Dhasmana

Ms. Manju Dhasmana

Lead – Philanthropies and CSR, Microsoft India

Prof. N. Laxman Rao

Prof. N. Laxman Rao

President, Telangana Library Association

Dr. Sandhya Shekhar

Dr. Sandhya Shekhar

Former Chief Executive Officer, IIT Madras Research Park

Mr. Jayesh Ranjan

Mr. Jayesh Ranjan

Principal Secretary, Dept. of IT, Govt. of Telangana

Dr. Dinesh Tyagi

Dr. Dinesh Tyagi

Chief Executive officer, CSC SPV

Mr. Pradeep Narayanan

Mr. Pradeep Narayanan

Director, Praxis India

Mr. Dileep Konatham

Mr. Dileep Konatham

Director – IT, Govt. of Telangana

Mr. Dipendra Manocha

Mr. Dipendra Manocha

Director-RRC, Daisy Forum

Mr. N. Balagopal

Mr. N. Balagopal

Vice Chairman, P N Panicker Foundation

Mr. Subir Shukla

Mr. Subir Shukla

Principal Coordinator, IgnusERG

Ms. Geeta Malhotra

Ms. Geeta Malhotra

Country Director, READ India

Mr. Mathew Cherian

Mr. Mathew Cherian

CEO, HelpAge India

Ms. Jaishree Goyal

Ms. Jaishree Goyal

Head CSR, Angelique Foundation

Mr. Santosh Abraham

Mr. Santosh Abraham

Vice President, NASSCOM Foundation

Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi

Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi

Lok Sabha – MP

Mr. Arif Mohd. Khan

Mr. Arif Mohd. Khan

Former Union Cabinet Minister, Govt. of India

Mr. Amit Kapoor

Mr. Amit Kapoor

Co – Founder, Eupheus Learning

Dr. Archna Kumar

Dr. Archna Kumar

Associate Professor, Lady Irwin College

Dr. Naresh Goel

Dr. Naresh Goel

Deputy Director General, NACO

 
 

Sponsorship

Sponsorship in IPLC 2017 is one of the best ways to brand your organizations as a thought leader and to highlight your commitment to advancing the development of public libraries.

Sponsors

Program Partner

The Energy and Resources Institute

Gold Sponsors

tls

Total IT Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Eupheus Learning

Eupheus Learning

Silver Sponsors

Mintbook

 EBSCO Information Services India

EBSCO Information Services India

IPLM Implementing Partners

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

P N Panicker Foundation

India Education Collective/ Prajayatna

Digital Empowerment Foundation

Aman Public Charitable Trust

 
 

Exhibition

IPLC 2017 will hold a concurrent exhibition for showcasing library related products, services, vendors, suppliers, innovative initiatives among key decision makers, library professions, civil society organizations, academicians, students, etc.

For exhibition enquiries, please contact: Dr Vignesh Sornamohan at vignesh@iplm.in +91-9999654458

IPLC 2017 Exhibitors

National Digital Library of India

Mintbook

tls

Total IT Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Eupheus Learning

Eupheus Learning

Anglique

Angelique Foundation

 EBSCO Information Services India

EBSCO Information Services India

Mindler

Mindler

Plancess EduSolutions Pvt. Ltd.

Plancess EduSolutions Pvt. Ltd.

The Energy and Resources Institute

M S Swaminathan Research Foundation

P N Panicker Foundation

India Education Collective/ Prajayatna

Digital Empowerment Foundation

Aman Public Charitable Trust

 
 

IPLC Scholarship

Scholarship for Library and Information Science Students/Research Scholars to Attend India Public Libraries Conference 2017 to be held on 3-5 October 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

1. IPLC Scholarship
On the occasion of IPLC 2017, the IPLM Secretariat is pleased to announce 50 “IPLC 2017 Scholarships” for Library and Information Science students and research scholars to attend the conference on 3-5 October 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

2. Eligibility Criteria
The scholarship is open to all students/research scholars pursuing Master’s/M. Phil/Ph. D in Library and Information Science in any UGC recognised Indian University.

3. How to Participate
The interested students and research scholars have to submit an essay on any one of the following topics:

  • The advantages of a unified public library system in the creation of knowledge society
  • Potential of public libraries as a model for the convergence of diverse government programmes and schemes
  • Financing of public libraries: innovative approaches

The essay should be limited to 2500 words (plus or minus 100 words) and properly formatted. Essays exceeding or falling short of the given word limit would not be considered. The participants have to provide their details in the IPLC 2017 Scholarship Form attached with this announcement as Annexure I. They should send the essay along with the Scholarship Form complete in all respect to Shipra Sharma, Senior Manager, Research & Documentation, IPLM Secretariat at the following email address: shipra@iplm.in. For any clarification or assistance, you may please contact her at the given email address or mobile no. +91 98912 39809.

4. Last Date of Essay Submission
The last date of essay submission along with the IPLC 2017 Scholarship Form with all required information is 15 September 2017. Please note that entries received after the last date of submission and without the Scholarship Form will not be considered.

5. Selection Process
A team comprising of acclaimed LIS academicians and senior public library professionals would evaluate the essays on five broad parametres:

  • Structure of the essay
  • Content
  • Language
  • Formatting
  • Innovative ideas

 

Only top 50 essays would be selected from all over India. The decision of the IPLM evaluation team would be treated as final in this respect. No queries whatsoever would be entertained once the results are declared on IPLM website: www.iplm.in.

6. IPLC 2017 Scholarship Winners List

7. The Scholarship includes the following:

  • Participation in IPLC 2017 on all three days (train fare from university/home town to Delhi and back will be provided by IPLM Secretariat)
  • Boarding and lodging facilities in Delhi for three nights
  • Conference kit
  • Certificate of participation
  • Preference in IPLM volunteering/internship opportunities

 

 
 

Thank you to all those who have registered to attend IPLC 2017. Registration is closed now as we have reached our full capacity for the conference.