International Conference on Academic Libraries 2009 targets on providing an international forum to all stakeholders to address all issues of importance to academic libraries, discuss and debate roles that academic libraries can play in the higher education system in developed and developing countries with particular reference to India by 2020. The conference would provide unique chance to meet and hear from leading edge library professionals and information scientists in all type of environment. The scope of the conference will be: knowledge sharing, ICT management, digital repository management, e-teaching, e-tutorials, stronger library-faculty relationships, and user centric services.
The conference would cover many topics such as:
Vision & Roles of the Future academic libraries: University libraries as partners in the knowledge creation, Academic Libraries in e-teaching and e-learning, Future of Print Publications; Technology, Policy and Innovation: Local to Global: Implications of repositioning libraries into digital future, Technologies and critical issues involved in the provision of digital information and services, Technological Innovations leading to improved Library management and services; Change Management: Empowering staff to meet the challenges, professional leadership and development, and new models of academic library governance, and Government and institutional policies on infrastructure, access control, resource sharing, and resource development and management; Library Vendor/ Publisher Interface: Library Vendor Publisher relationship in knowledge access and management, Indigenous knowledge creation ,content development and digital libraries, Legal deposit, electronic publications, and digital archiving, National and international cooperation and collaboration in knowledge access and management; Management Models and Framework, Library Services: Emerging management models for academic libraries, Manpower structure in ICT environment, Library budgeting models, Evolving ways and means for better relationship for working with faculty, Analyze users expectations in the emerging digital environment, Information literacy and competency programmes, e-tutorials, Best practices on modern library services, Convergence in collection management and technical services, Cataloguing and metadata, Management systems and standards, Marketing and promotion; Advocacy: Problems, issues and best practices for academic library advocacy, etc.