Monday, May 30, 2016

Library Assistant in NICMAR , Hyderabad

National Institute of Construction Management and Research

No. of Posts: 1
Qualification: Graduate in Library Science
Experience: 2 to 3 years’ experience & good knowledge of MS Office.
Location: Hyderabad
Last date: 15 days

Download Application form & send it to the below mentioned address.

NAC Campus,
Kondapur,Hyderabad - 500084

Librarian and Deputy Librarian in Central University of Punjab

Advertisement No. T/NT-01 (2016)

Librarian 1 (UR) - 37400-67000+ AGP 10000

Deputy Librarian 1 (UR) - 15600-39100+ AGP 7600

Library Attendant 1 (OBC) - 5200-20200 +GP1800

Last date for submission of online application form:  6 th June, 2016 by 1700 Hours.

Last date for submission of Hardcopy along with documents: 14th June 2016 by 1700 Hours.

Assistant Registrar (Recruitment)
Central University of Punjab
City Campus, Mansa Road
Bathinda-151 001, India

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For online apply CLICK HERE 

Library Assistant Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Advertisement No. ISAC:02:2016                 Dated May 28, 2016

Post Number: LA01

Online applications are invited for following  post in ISAC

Name of the post: Library Assistant : 03 posts, 
(OBC-02,SC-01) (Out of total vacancies, 01 post is reserved for OH)

Essential minimum qualification: Graduate + First Class Master's degree in Library Science / Library & Information Science or Equivalent from recognized University/Institution.

Mode of Selection: Written Test & Skill Test (Computer Literacy )

Pay Scale : Rs. 9300-34800 grade pay Rs. 4600/-

How to Apply: Interested candidates may fill up the on line registration form after going through the general information, guidelines and conditions. 

Applications will be received on-line only from 28/05/2016 to 17/06/2016.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

International Conference at KIIT, Bhubaneswar

International Conference On
Marching Beyond the Libraries: The Role of Social Media and Networking
25th & 26th November 2016 
Organized by: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar

Important dates

30 August, 2016
Paper submission deadline

20 September, 2016
Review Notification

20 October, 2016
Final Camera Ready Copy (CRC) Submission

Sub Theme:

  • Social Media and Networking: Face book, Twitter, Linked in etc
  • Web 2.0/Library 2.0: Blogs, Wiki, RSS, etc
  • Semantic Web
  • Ranking of Web Pages
  • Networks of Digital Libraries, Museums and Archives
  • Digital Library/Virtual Library/Electronic Library
  • Technology & Innovations in Libraries and Impact Measurement
  • Search Strategies, techniques, Interfaces
  • E-Learning/Mobile Leaning
  • Libraries and Cloud Computing
  • Organization and Retrieval of Web Resources: Web Search Engines, Meta Search Engines, Directories, Subject Gateways
  • Information Retrieval- Theories, Models, Evaluation and Experiments
  • Information Retrieval Systems (IRS) in Libraries
  • Intelligent Information Retrieval
  • Data Retrieval, Data Mining and Data Warehousing
  • Open Source and Quality Assurance
  • Open Access Management and its Impact
  • Information and Knowledge Service Measurement
  • Digital Preservation of Print and Digital resources
  • Ethical Issues in Technology Applications
  • Data Protection and Recovery in Disasters
  • Information Literacy Program
  • Performance Measurement and Competitiveness Quality Assessment
  • Development and Assessment of Digital Repositories
  • Development of Information and Knowledge Services
  • IPR and its Impact
  • Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Change of Libraries and Managerial Techniques
  • Changes in Learning, Research and Information needs
  • Changes in pattern of Information Seeking Behaviour
  • Changes in need of the Users’ Community
  • Information Use and Information Seeking Behavior
  • Implications of Models of Information Seeking Behaviour
  • Acquisition, Collection Development and Access Management
  • Information Processing and Knowledge Organization
  • Library Consortia and Institutional Repositories
  • The Internet-based Resources and Services
  • Marketing of Information Products and Services
  • Content Creation and Content Management Systems
  • LIS Education, Research and Training
  • Library Leadership and Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Copyright and Censorship
  • User Services and Orientation Programmes
  • Best Practices

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

West Bengal Youth starts library at home

A school dropout, Bipal Rasaily (21) is running a small library at Munsong about 23 km from kalimpong. Bipal, who works as a reporter for a local channel based in Kalimpong, felt the necessity of a library in his area. “I always wanted to give back to the society, and then I thought, what could be better than education? That is when I started Munsong Library Institution,” Bipal said.
Started way back in 2011 with 34 books the present strength has gone upto 900 plus where about 70 students have enrolled themselves. Anmol Gurung, a student who just passed his higher secondary examination,said,“The library has helped students like me inculcate the habit of reading. There was no such place where we could go to and search for books we needed. He thought of the need and started the library in a small room in his own house which is now of great help.” The 16 x 8 ft library contains donated books from different people.
Books in English, Nepali, Hindi and Bengali along with short stories, general knowledge, reference books are available. However, there is space constraint. A teacher of a government school has donated ten chairs, after hearing about his motive to spread knowledge among one and all. “Munsong is a small place...the children are very talented here but they don’t get a platform to showcase their talents.” Bipal appealed to one and all to donate books which are lying in their houses unlooked for. Kalimpong Krishak Kalyan Sangathan , a federal based organisation of farmers, too visited the library and congratulated Bipal on his effort and hard work. Bishnu Chhetri has assured them of providing the library with bookshelves, a computer. Meanwhile, when asked about state aid for the library, District Library Office Amrit Subba said there are some procedures to be followed. SDO Kalimpong Nirmalya Gharami said that there is a separate office where library registration is done.

With no good libraries in Gurgaon, people exchange books online

Gurgaon is no city for those who like to spend hours in a library.
The concrete jungle has over three dozen malls and over 1,000 swanky high-rise residential and commercial complexes, but it is still missing a well-equipped library.
In the name of a public library, Gurgaon has one small building with dusty books, broken chairs and erratic power supply. The renovation work of this library near Civil Lines is progressing, but it will take a few months to set the infrastructure and procure new reads.
But the city’s bibliophiles have found an alternative to their reading woes, thanks to online social networking. Book-lovers are depending on city-based social media groups to exchange and read books.
It works like this: people who want a particular book post the request on web portals and social media groups, and others who have it respond.
A number of groups such as Gurgaon Moms, Gurgaon connect and Gurgaon Helpline are frequently used to share reads.
“My child, as part of holiday homework, was asked to read Ruskin Bond. I first tried to look for the series online but after noticing a delivery time of three weeks, I turned to social media. One quick post and 50 people reached out to help me,” Priyanka Sherawat, an IT professional, said.
Residents said book-exchange also allows them to read for free as no rentals have to be paid.
Urvashi Singh, a college student, said, “I am a huge fan of crime thrillers and used to borrow books from my school library when I was younger. Now, I use social media groups or post on my Facebook wall, requesting people to exchange books. I get to read for free and make reading friends as well.”
Some people are also using social media sites to sell old books at discounted rates. A picture and small description of such books are posted on the social media platforms.
Sakshi Sinha, who recently moved out of Gurgaon, sold some of her collection through Facebook before leaving the city.
“A few months back, I sold 10 books of renowned authors through Facebook. I was shifting to another city and could not carry so much weight. The books costed `200 to `500. The people were happy to get it for a discount and I made some extra money,” Sakshi Sinha said.

Post of Librarian in Punjabi University, Patiala

Advertisement No.1920/DPR               Dated 26-05-2016

No of vacancies: 1 (Bhai Kann Singh Labha Library, Punjabi University, Patiala)

Pay scale: 37400-67000+10000

Qualification: As per UGC

Last date: 17th June 2016

Send your application to

The Registrar,
Punjabi University
NH 64, Urban Estate Phase II,
Patiala, Punjab

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Librarian in Ashok Hall Girls Higher Secondary School, Kolkata

Desired Candidate Profile
UG: B.A - Any Specialization, B.Sc - Any Specialization, Other Graduate
PG: M.Sc
Doctorate: Doctorate Not Required
Candidate should have the following qualifications:
1. B.Lib/ M.Lib
2. Good communication skill
Recruiter Name: Trishna

Email Address:

UGC invites ONLINE applications for the award of Fellowships/Scholarships

Assistant Librarian in National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (Guwahati)

Advt. No.4/2016 (Admn.A/A5/2016/49)

1. Assistant Librarian at NIRDPR Headquarters and NERC, Guwahati ( 1 post each)
Essential Qualification:
1) Minimum second-class Master’s Degree from a recognized university, preferably in any of the social sciences with 50% marks or above.
2) Minimum Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science (BLiSc) with 50% or above.
3) Two years’ experience in Special library of standing with practical knowledge of Library automation and generation of computerized databases.
Desirable Qualification:
Second Class Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLISc) with 50% marks or above.
Age: Not exceeding 30 years (Relaxation in the upper age limit can be considered for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ Ex-Servicemen categories, as per norms, subject to production of required certificate).
Scale of Pay: Rs.9300-34800 + GP Rs.4200/-

2. Library and Information Assistant at NIRDPR, Hyderabad (1 post)
Essential Qualification:
Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences and Degree/ Diploma in Library Science from a recognized university.
Desirable Qualification:
At least 10 years’ experience in the pay scale of Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs.1900/- or equivalent/ 5 years’ experience in the pay scale of 5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs.2400/- or equivalent with experience of acquisition of books and periodicals and bibliographical work in a good library.
Age: Below 30years. No age bar for internal candidates and in respect of deputationists, GOI rules will be applicable (Relaxation in the upper age limit can be considered for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ Ex-Servicemen categories, as per norms, subject to production of required certificate)
Scale of Pay : Rs.Rs.9300-34800 + GP Rs.4200/-

Last date of Apply: 27.06.2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

MLIS admission in Assam Women's University

Assam Women's University, Jorhat published admission notice for the session 2016-17

Course : Masters in Library & Information Science and other courses.

Intake capacity: 25

Information Brochure along with application form will be available in university website on 1st June, 2016

Last date of application: 25th July, 2016

Counselling and admission: 27-28 July, 2016

Source of Information: The Assam Tribune

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Koha workshop at Thiruvananthapuram in June 11-12, 2016

KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD) announces its 15th training programme, a Two Day Workshop on Koha, the Open Source Library Management Software, during June 11 – 12, 2016. The programme will be held at the KLA Centre for Professional Development (KLA-CPD), on the premises of KLA Head Quarters, Thiruvananthapuram.
Who can participate: Working Library Professionals, LIS Students and Researchers in LIS.
Venue: Room No. 36, 2nd Floor, Kairalie Plaza Annexe, Karamana P.O., Thiruvananthapuram-695 002.
Date & Time:  June 11 & 12, 2016; 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Resource Persons: Shri Arun V R (KSCSTE, Tvpm) and Shri Ashkar K (Mathrubhumi, Tvpm)
Training mode: Demonstration and Hands on sessions
Course Fee: Rs 1000/- (includes study kit+software CD/DVD, working lunch, tea and snacks)
Number of seats: 10 (Ten) only
Registration: On first come first served mode.
Online Registration:  Click here 
Last date for registration: 06/06/2016 or until all seats are occupied, whichever is earlier
Registration fee must be paid through bank transfer mode or as a Demand Draft.
By fund transfer to:
Name: Kerala Library Association
A/c No. 67061603692
IFSC Code: SBTR0000292
Bank Name: State Bank Of Travancore
Branch Name: KUOC Trivandrum Branch
Address: Kerala University PO, Thiruvananthapuram – 695034
Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of Kerala Library Association, payable at Thiruvananthapuram. The DD must be send to Mr S. L. Faisal, (Treasurer, KLA), TC 2/317, PVN-B/23, Pillaveedu Nagar, Kesavadasapuram, Pattom Palace P. O, Thiruvananthapuram – 695004.
Registration will be confirmed only after the receipt of the prescribed fee
All communications will be primarily through e-mail.
For more details:
Shri N. Parameswaran  &  Shri N. Sukumaran Nair, Coordinators, KLA-CPD
Mr Sriram V., Mob: 09447251892
Mr S. L. Faisal., Mob: 09447699724

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Library Assistant (Temporary) in Raman Research Institute

No. of Post : 01

Qualification : The candidate must have an MLISc degree with excellent academic record with minimum of 70% in both Bachelors and Masters degree. He/she must demonstrate good English communication skills.

Desirable : Candidates with working knowledge and experience in the usage of computers, and with experience in library and information services will be preferred.
Remuneration : Rs 15,000 per month plus HRA

Those interested may send their resume to The last date for receipt of applications is 23.06.2016

Chief Library Officer in IIT Bombay , Mumbai

Job Ref: Job/128

Post: Chief Library Officer

Pay Scale: 15600-39100+7600

Essential Qualification:

Masters degree in (Library Science/Information Science/Documentation Science) with 5 years experience

Required experience /skills:

Masters degree in (Library Science/information science//documentation science or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade point average wit relevant experience of 5 years in library of academic institution in a supervisory post in PB3 (15600-39100) with GP 5400 and above or equivalent. Applicant should have demonstrated ability of using library software and experience of library computerisation  

Age limit:  50

Application mode: online

Application Fee: Rs.100.00 (no fee for SC/ST/PH/Women) by DD in favour of Registrar, IIT, Bombay

Last date of closing online application interface: 20.06.2016

last date of receiving printout of online application slip along with self attested documents:, 29.06.2016 (5.45 pm)


IIT, Bombay
Mumbai- 700076

Koha 3.22.7 security release

Koha 3.22.7 security release

The Koha community is proud to announce the release of Koha 3.22.7
Koha 3.22.7 is a security release.
It includes 1 security fix, 71 bugfixes and 1 enhancement.
Security bugs fixed
[16476] CGI->param(‘foo’) in list context allows XSS (e.g. Javascript injection) in Koha
Critical bugs fixed
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
[16505] skips updates if -x is passed
[16539] Koha::Cache is incorrectly caching single holidays
[16373] reports success but files are not merged
[16356] [3.22] Error 500 when returning an item which itemtype is not defined in ItemTypes
Installation and upgrade (web-based installer)
[13669] Web installer fails to load sample data on MySQL 5.6+
[16402] DB structure cannot be loaded in MySQL 5.7
[16517] A server error is raised when creating a new list with an existing name
[12752] OVERDUE notice mis-labeled as “Hold Available for Pickup”
Staff Client
[15816] Timeout login redirects to home page
[14632] Incorrect alert while deleting single item in batch
Test Suite
[16561] Regression caused by 15877 – t/db_dependent/Barcodes.t deletes all items from a DB
[16426] Import borrowers tool warns for blank and/or existing userids
Other bugs fixed
[11203] Datatables in acqusitions do not ignore “stopwords” in titles
[13041] Can’t add user as manager of basket if name includes a single quote
[16154] Replace CGI->param with CGI->multi_param in list context
[16253] Acq: Change “Delete order” to “Cancel order line” on basket summary and receive page
[16321] ‘Show all details’ checkbox triggers JS error after jQuery upgrade
[16325] Suggestions: Tab “Status unknown” contains all suggestions
[16384] When canceling ‘edit basket’, return to basket summary if you came from there
Architecture, internals, and plumbing
[15086] Creators layout and template sql has warnings
[15877] C4::Barcodes does not correctly calculate db_max for ‘annual’ barcodes
[15878] C4::Barcodes::hbyymmincr inccorectly calculates max and should warn when no branchcode present
[16104] Warnings “used only once: possible typo” should be removed
[16105] Cache::Memory is loaded even if memcache is used
[16259] More: Replace CGI->param with CGI->multi_param in list context
[16429] Going to circulation from notice triggers may change logged in branch
[16452] PatronLists.t raises a warning
[16499] logs warnings about Use of uninitialized value
[16550] Can’t set opac news expiration date to NULL, it reverts to today
[15682] Merging records from cataloguing search only allows to merge 2 records
[15919] Batch checkout should show due date in list of checked-out items
[16170] Pseudo foreign key in Items
[16322] Translatability: “Unknown” in suggestion/ not translatable
[16484] Virtualshelves: Using no XSLTResultsDisplay breaks content display in intranet (titles not showing in lists)
MARC Authority data support
[14050] Default framework for authorities should not be deletable
[1859] Notice fields: can’t select multiple fields at once
[16217] Notice’ names may have diverged
[16220] The view tabs on are not responsive
[16233] Unclosed strong tag in the breaks some display
[16315] OPAC Shelfbrowser doesn’t display the full title
[16340] JS variable in is declared two times
[16478] Translation breaks display of Checkout history in tab Checkouts / On-site-checkouts
[16516] showListsUpdate JS function is not defined at the OPAC
[9393] Add note to if borrower has pending modifications
[12721] Prevent software error if incorrect fieldnames given in sypref StatisticsFields
[15823] Can still access patron discharge slip without having the syspref on – Permissions breach
[16447] “Borrow Permission” should not be used anymore
[16481] Report menu has unexpected issues
[13871] OverDrive message when user authentication fails
[16041] StaffAuthorisedValueImages & AuthorisedValueImages preferences – impact on search performance
[16398] Keep expanded view after clearing the search form
Self checkout
[12663] SCOUserCSS and SCOUserJS ignored on selfcheck login page
[13877] seasonal predictions showing wrong in test
Staff Client
[9387] Feedback message for FAILED check out items are not obvious for visually impaired
[16218] (and others) does not include jQuery
[16270] Typo authentification vs authentication in 404
System Administration
[15009] Planning dropdown button in aqbudget can have empty line
[15194] Drop-down menu ‘Actions’ has problem in ‘Saved reports’ page with language bottom bar
[16159] guarantor section missing ID on patron add form
[16230] Show tooltip with menu item when fund cannot be deleted
[16369] Clean up and improve plugins template
[16381] Fix capitalization on tags review page
[16415] Layout problem on staff client detail page if local cover images are enabled
[16439] Allow styling to button for upload local cover images (Font Awesome Icons)
[16480] Unclosed tag span in shelves on intranet
Test Suite
[14144] Silence warnings t/db_dependent/Auth_with_ldap.t
[14362] PEGI 15 Circulation/AgeRestrictionMarkers test fails
[16390] Accounts.t does not need MPL
[16407] Fix Koha_borrower_modifications.t
[16501] Remove some unneeded warns in Upload.t
[15403] Confirm messages in intranet lists interface strangely worded

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Librarian in North Bengal College of Education

Applications are invited for Librarian in North Bengal College of Education, Coochbehar.
Qualification: MLib with 55% marks.
Apply with 5 days (30.5.2016)
The Secretary
North Bengal College of Education
PO. Ghoksadanag, Coochbehar
PIN- 736171
Phone: 8436813533, 9851324505

OJS training of NISCAIR rescheduled

Training programme on "Open Publishing using Open Journal System (OJS)" to be held during May 23-27, 2016 has been rescheduled to August 08-12, 2016

Open Publishing using Open Journal System (OJS)

Without Accommodation: Rs. 4,800.00
With Accommodation:  Rs. 6,900.00  

For details Click

ALA Public Library Day Observation

The Assam Tribune, 25-05-2016

MLIS admission in Assam University, 2016

Online submission of application for UG and PG courses in Assam University , Silchar has been started . 
Graduates in any disciplines who are interested to pursue career in Library and Information Science may apply for two year MLIS course commencing from July 2016.

Important Dates:

Last date of receipt of online application
July 05, 2016
Displaying the list of eligible candidate for written test
July 12, 2016
Written test
July 19-20, 2016 from 12.00 Noon onwards
PERSONAL INTERVIEW (can start soon after completion of the written test.)
July 19 to July 21, 2016
Displaying of admission list
July 23, 2016 lates by 4.00 PM
Admission of candidates other than wait listed candidates
July 25-27, 2016
Declaration of second list
July 28, 2016
Admission of candidates selected in second list
July 28-29, 2016
Late admission with fine of Rs. 500/-
July 30 and Aug 01, 2016
Commencement of classes
Aug 01, 2016 (Monday)

Click here for:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

BLIS admission in Tripura University

Tripura University (A Central University) has started the BLIS programme for the academic year 2016-2017. Notification for Online Application to BLIS (Bachelor of Library Science) has been came out to the University Website:

Online Aplication Fee: 
Rs. 780.00 (Gen)
Rs. 580.00 ( SC.ST,OBC & PWD)
Last date for Online Application: 05-06-2016.

Library Modernization Support by NISCAIR

According to National Mission on Library there are Around 54000 Libraries in the country most of them are manual or using proprietary Library Automation Tool. CSIR-NISCAIR with Library science as its focused area thought to Library Modernization facility to provide Low cost software solution using Open Source Library Management tools like KOHA, DSpace, and MySQL etc. The main services offered are 

1.       Data Migration from an existing Library Management System to KOHA 

KOHA is an open source web based ILMS, free of cost, suitable to library of small and big size. Some of the major features of KOHA are MARC21 compatible, Z39.50 Search, MARC Import/Exports, multilingual web OPAC, Barcode and spine label printing etc. KOHA is most popular Open Source ILMS. 

2.       Setting up of Institutional repository (Installation and configuration) using DSpace. 

DSpace is one of the preferred open source tools for institutional repository. All types of content including text, image, vedio, audio, data sets are supported by DSpace. 

3.       Technical Support/Training in Open Source software for Libraries. 

Technical support for KOHA on annual basis will be provided to enable the user to adapt KOHA.

The following are the services and their respective rates:

Service in Library Modernization
Conversion of Data into MARC21 format(offsite)

If records falls in following range
0 to 20000
Rs 20000/-
Rs 20000+15000/-
>35000 & <=50000
Rs 35000+11250/-
Above 50000
Rs 46250+ Rs 0.5 Per additional record
Installation and basic customization of KOHA on Linux

Rs 15000/- + TA/DA

Rs 15000/-
3 Creation of Digital Library with DSpace Linux/Windows



Library Automation with KOHA ( 5 Days)
15000/- for upto 5 participants + TA/DA
Rs 2000/- Rs per additional participants

Introduction to Linux and MySQL(5 Days)
15000/- for upto 5 participants + TA/DA
 Rs 2000/- Rs per additional participants

Dspace( 5 Days)
15000/- for upto 5 participants + TA/DA
Rs 2000/- Rs per additional participants

Annual Technical support for KOHA on Linux platform(without Data Validation/Data verification/ Data Editing)
Rs 25000/- + TA/DA for onsite
Advance Customization of KOHA
Rates on case to case basis
Advance Customization of DSpace
Rates on case to case basis

To Place the order contact to: 

In charge, Document Procurement & Customer Services
NISCAIR, 14 Satsang Vihar Marg
New Delhi-67
Tel: 011-26965073
Fax: 011: 011-26862228