Co-host by

Project Name
The Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University Chennai, India
7-8 October, 2021

In association with

Institute of Culture Convergence Archiving & Graduate School of Records and Archives Management, Jeonbuk National University

International Advisory Committee

BURNETT, Gary, Florida State University, USA
BUTDISUWAN, Sujin, Dean (Retd.) Mahasarakham University, Thailand
BURNETT, Kathleen, Florida State University, USA
CHAKOLI, Abdolreza Noroozi, Shahed University- Tehran, Iran
CHANDRAN D, (Retd.) SV University, India
CHEN, Joyce Chao-Chen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
CHUTIMA, Sacchanand, SukhothaiThammathirat Open University, Thailand
EUNGI Kim, Keimyung University, Korea
FOO, Schubert Shou Boon, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
HUI-Yun Sung, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
HYOJUNG Oh, Jeonbuk University, Korea
ISHITA, Emi, Kyushu University, Japan
JAMALI, R Hamid, Charles Sturt University, Australia
KAUR, Kiran, University of Malaya, Malaysia
KUMBAR, B D, Karnatak University, India
LADAN, Abubekar, Umaru Musa Yar' adua University,Nigeria
LINDIE, D. Masalinto, University of Philippines, Philippines
NA, Jin-Cheon, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
NGO, HuyenThi, Vietnam National University, Vietnam
OU, Shi-Yan, Nanjing University, China
RANASINGHE, Tharanga Dilruk, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
SEUNG-Min Lee, Chungang University, Korea
SHIHOTA, Tsutomu, MomoyamaGakuin University, Japan
SUGIMOTO, Shigeo, University of Tsukuba, Japan
TAMARA, Adriani Salim, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
TUAMSUK, Kulthida, KhonKaen University, Thailand
WIPAWIN, Namtip, SukhothaiThammathirat Open University, Thailand

National Advisory Committee

Akash Singh, National Law University, New Delhi
Archana Sahu, National Law University, Odisha
Arvind Kumar Sharma, MLB Govt. College of Excellence, Gwalior
Baskar .K, Madras School of Economics, Chennai
Elango .B, IFET Engineering College, Viluparam
Gururaj Hadagali .S, Karnatak University
Indumathi, Anna Adarsh College for Women, Chennai
Jeyshankar .R, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
Kaliyaperumal .K, University of Madras, Chennai
Kankana Baishya, National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam
Krishnamurthy .M, DRTC Bangalore, Bangalore
Kishore Kumar .S, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
Laxman Rao .N, (retd), Osmania University, Hyderabad
Mahendra Jadav, IIT, Madras
Mallikarjun Angadi, National Institute of Technology, Karnataka
Maneesh Kumar Bajpai, Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
Mohammed Gouse Rajuddeen, Andhra Muslim College, A.P
Mukut Sarmah, Assam University
Parameswaran .R, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur
Priya Rai, National Law University, Delhi
Raviivvenkat Basaralu, Tumkur University
Ravishankar .G, Dr. M G R Medical University, Chennai
Sarangapani .R, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore
Shalini Lihitkar, R T M Nagpur University, Nagpur
Shiva Parihar, Hidayatullah National Law University, Chhattisgarh
Suresh Jange, Gulbarga University
Srinivasa Raghavan, Bharathidasan University, Trichy
Suresh .B, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Thanuskodi .S, Alagappa University, Karaikudi
Veeranjaneyulu .K, NIT Warangal, Telangana
Vinayagamoorthy .P, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore
Vinod .D, National Law University, Jodhpur

Local Organising Committee

Hemavathy .C, Dr Ambedkar Government Law College
Kanniyappan .E, Government Law College Trichy
Nishavathi .E, Government Law College Chengalpattu
Sethukarasi .R, Government Law College, Tirunelveli
Suresh .N, Government Law College , Vellore

About the Conference

4thI-LISS International Conference (IIC) 2021 on “Transition or Transformation of Libraries due to COVID Pandemic: Lessons to Learn” (Virtual Mode) being Organised by I-LISS In association withThe Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, India , JISTaP, Jeonbuk National University & Keimyung University, South Korea.

Keeping those in mind the organizers have planned a two-day international conference (virtual mode) on the above theme. This conference provides a platform to all stakeholders in the field of libraries and information professions with the objective to promote innovation, augmentation, and utilization of ICT technologies to provide right information to the right user at the right time in a right way during the COVID and post COVID. The conference will be held through Online Mode of the Central Library, The Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, during 7 -9 October 2021.

The Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai

The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, (TNDALU), Chennai, India was established in the year 1997, (Act No. 43 of 1997) by the Government of Tamil Nadu and it was inaugurated by the then President of India His Excellency Shri K. R. Narayanan. The Law University, offers legal education on its campus Under the broad canopy of School of Excellence in Law (SOEL), the Law University is offering Five Years integrated B.A.LL.B (Hon’s), B.Com. LL.B. (Hons), B.B.A LL.B. (Hon’s), B.C.A. LL.B. (Hon’s), and Three Years LL.B. (Hon’s) as part of its Under Graduate Courses and 10 Post Graduate Departments offering LL.M., Degrees. The Research wing is offering Ph.D. in Law and Inter – Disciplinary studies both Full-time and Part-time. The University is Asia’s First Affiliating type Law University in India and it have its affiliated Law Colleges which consists of the 16 Government Law Colleges and 2 Private Law Colleges, located within the State of Tamil Nadu.

Central Library

Education and Library services are the twin sisters and one cannot live apart from the other. The University Library has a total collection of 36,513 books, more than 8464 journals which includes online as well as print journals of National, International, 30 CD ROMs, 80 Audio cassettes and 4 Video cassettes. The Library has a rich collection of books in various sub-disciplines of Law. It has an enviable collection of reference books and journals viz., AIR Manual, American Jurisprudence, Corpus JurisSecundum, Halsbury’s Laws of England, Halsbury’s Laws of India, International Law Reports, U.S. Supreme Court Reports, Words and Phrases, Encyclopedia Britannica, Encyclopedia of Social Science, Encyclopedia of Intellectual Property Rights, International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences etc., The back volumes of 65 Journals are also available. This is the first and only institution offering “Post Graduate Diploma in Law Librarianship” in India, Asia and the Pacific.

Conference Highlights

  • Invited talks by National and International renowned speakers
  • Accepted papers will be published in the pre-conference proceedings
  • I-LISS and JISTaP Best Paper Awards will be given for the “Best Paper” Presentation


“Transition or Transformation of Libraries due to COVID Pandemic: Lessons to Learn”


  • Librarianship in the Post COVID pandemic: Is Stereotype or Dynamism?
  • Transformation of Libraries from Traditional to Hybrid: Crisis or Transformation?
  • Redefining the Libraries and Librarianship during and after COVID Pandemic
  • Crisis of professionalism in library services from administrative perspective- Case studies
  • Implications for Library Management: Legal, Financial, Human resources
  • Innovative services from smart libraries through android technology: Some lessons learnt
  • Preparing new era of Skills and competencies of the LIS professionals in post COVID environment
  • Smart learning environments: Role of LIS Professionals
  • Information Literacy as Professional legitimation
  • Rethinking on Information use behavior
  • Use of social media and social networks
  • Use of Open Educational Resources, MOOCs, Webinars etc.,

Call for papers

Papers are invited on the theme based on research experience or theoretical model, case studies from all fraternities, including LIS students, librarians, academicians, research scholars and IT professionals. The paper must be an application oriented addressing the present day issues and providing solutions are most welcome. Contributors are asked to submit an extended abstract in minimum of 1000 words before the time schedule mentioned in the portal. The decision of editorial committee is final in the selection of abstract. Once the abstract is accepted the decision will be intimated to authors to submit full length paper and registration fee. Without registration fee paper will not be accepted for print the conference proceedings.

Guidelines for Authors

  • The page limit for full papers is 6-8 pages in length (excluding references).
  • The papers should present new and original research results from empirical investigations, or from theory and model development
  • All submissions must include title, author lists and affiliation, short abstract (no more than 200 words, one paragraph only), keywords, introduction, body of text, conclusion, acknowledgement (if necessary), and references
  • All submissions must be in electronic format in MS Word using the template. Once your manuscript is ready for submission, submit your camera copy to:
  • Corresponding authors should sign the Copyright License Agreement and email the agreement in PDF format to
  • At least one of the authors must register the conference before 15th September 2021 for the inclusion of the paper in the conference proceedings.

Who Can Participate

This conference is aimed at a broader section of Library and Information Science Professionals, Legal Professionals knowledge workers, academicians, practicing librarians, research scholars, students, and IT Professionals.

Article Processing Fee

CategoryI-LISS MembersNon MembersStudentCorporate Members
Life MemberAnnual member
Indians (INR)Free50010005001000
Foreigners (USD)Free20501050

Important Dates

Submission of extended abstract: 10.08.2021
Notification of Acceptance: 15.08.2021
Submission of full paper: 10.09.2021
Conference dates : 7 -8th October 2021
Chief Patrons

Prof. Dr N S Santhosh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, TNDALU, Chennai

Dr. V. Balaji, Registrar (i/c), TNDALU, Chennai


Prof. Dong-Geun Oh, Professor, Keimyung University, South Korea
President I-LISS, Editor in Chief JISTaP

Conference Director

Prof. B. Ramesh Babu, Former Professor, University of Madras
Co-President & Vice President, I-LISS Indian Chapter

Organising Secretaries

Dr S K Asok Kumar, University Librarian, Campus Director, TNDALU, Chennai
Dr P Rajendran, Secretary General, I-LISS & University Librarian, SRMIST, Chennai

Joint Organising Secretaries

Bagavathi .A, Assistant Librarian (SG), TNDALU
Nesa Joy Singh .P.J.Y., Assistant Librarian, TNDALU