National Conference on “Legal and Ethical Aspects of Librarianship: Issues and Challenges”

Organized by

Central Library
The Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University

In Association with LISSASPAC and Dr. M.G.R Janaki College for Women


Library and society are inter-linked and inter-dependent. Society without libraries has no significance, and libraries without society have no origin. To serve as a vehicle of social progress, the library plays a vital role. This needs a proper legislative support. There are reasons for the enactment of legislation such as the act will constitute a proper administrative and supervisory body with executive powers; provides a well organised library system for the central, state, district and upto the remote village level; provides a study and perennial source of finance; maintains standards in library service; saves the libraries from becoming tools in the hands of bureaucrats and political high ups; and provides free library service.

Realising the importance of the library legislation for the provision and improvement of services to its clientele of various types of libraries, has compelled the governments to enact a number of legislations in India that would facilitate the smooth functioning of libraries for the rendering of services in the digital environment. At this juncture it is necessary to examine the extent of functioning of these library related legislations and to suggest possible revisions in order to make the laws to be effective in its execution and to get the desired benefits of these Acts. Keeping this in mind the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University has proposed to organize one day National Conference on “Legal and Ethical Aspects of Librarianship: Issues and Challenges”.

Objectives of this conference

The proposed objectives of this conference are as follows:

  • To study the various Legislations and Acts related to Libraries
  • To examine the extent of working of these legislations and acts that contribute for the provision of better library services
  • To identify and suggest the areas for the revision or amendments to these Acts based on the outcome of the conference

  • Main Theme of the Conference

  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Librarianship: Issues and Challenges.

  • Sub themes:

  • Law Librarianship as a Profession in India: Issues and Challenges
  • Public Library Legislation in India including State Library Acts and Public Library model Acts and Bills
  • Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Libraries) Act
  • Press and Registration Act and Indian Copyright Act
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Constitutional Amendments related to Libraries
  • Right to Information Act
  • Information Technology Act including Cyber Laws
  • Role of Patents as a source of Information
  • Ethics of Librarianship as a Profession :Issues and Challenges

  • Conference Highlights:

  • Invited talks by National renowned speakers
  • LISSASPAC “Best Paper Award”
  • Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (ISBN)

  • Call for Papers

    Papers are invited on the themes based on research experiences or theoretical models, case studies from all Library and Information Science and Legal fraternities including academicians, students, research scholars and librarians. The paper must be an original contribution and should not have been published elsewhere.

    Intended contributors are requested to submit full length paper not exceeding 10 pages before 15th September 2016. The decision of the Editorial Committee is final in the selection and inclusion of the article in the Pre-conference volume (with ISBN).

    Instructions for Authors

    Only full length paper will be accepted along with Registration Fee for presentation and publication in the Conference Proceedings. Paper should not be exceeding 10 pages of A4 size with 1.5 line spacing in Times New Roman 12 font's size. A soft copy of the paper should be sent by e-mail on or before 15th September 2016.

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    Target Audience

    This Conference is aimed at a broader section of Law and Library & Information Science Professionals, Research Scholars and Students in Law, LIS Schools and IT Professionals.

    • Important Date
    • Submission of Full - length Paper : 15 September, 2016
      Intimation of acceptance: 18 September, 2016
      Conference Date : 1st October, 2016

    • Conference Fees
    • Registration Fee Rs :500
      For Research Scholars and Students Rs Rs :300

    All the registered participants will be entitled for conference kit, working lunch and tea during the conference day.

    Accommodation will be arranged on the request by outstation participants in nearby hotels.

    All Registration forms should be accompanied by the registration fee. Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Organising Secretary” payable at Chennai.

    No TA/DA will be paid to the participants.

    All communication shall be addressed to:

    Dr. S. K. Asok Kumar
    University Librarian / Organising Secretary
    The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University
    90, MGR Salai, Taramani, Chennai – 91
    Phone; 044-24620762 / Mobile 9444475252

    Dr. P. Rajendran
    Secretary – General, LISSASPAC