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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Successful Completion of Open Viva-voce of Mr. R. Lalrindika, M Phil Scholar

Dear All,

This is to inform you all that Mr. R. Lalrindika, M Phil Scholar of Department successfully defended his M Phil open viva-voce held at the Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl on 20th November, 2019. The scholar has elaborated the research work and answered the queries raised during the open viva-voce. Prof. Pravakar Rath was the examiner and subject expert for his open viva-voce, Prof. R. K. Ngurtinkhuma acts as a Dean, Prof. S. N. Singh acts as Head, DLIS, MZU and Dr. Akhandanand Shukla, supervisor, acts as convener of the viva-voce function. Research scholars from the Department, Faculty Members, and Non-teaching staff of the Department were present during the open viva-voce.





Department congrats for his success.

Successful Completion of Open Viva-voce of Mr. Samuel Vanlalpeka, M Phil Scholar

Dear All,

This is to inform you all that Mr. Samuel Vanlalpeka, M Phil Scholar of Department successfully defended his M Phil open viva-voce held at the Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl on 20th November, 2019. The scholar has elaborated the research work and answered the queries raised during the open viva-voce. Prof. Pravakar Rath was the examiner and subject expert for his open viva-voce. Prof. R. K. Ngurtinkhuma was the convener, supervisor and acts as Dean during the open viva-voce and Prof. S. N. Singh was the member as Head, DLIS, MZU. Research scholars from the Department, Faculty Members, and Non-teaching staff of the Department were present during the open viva-voce.

Department congrats for his success.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Open Viva-Voce of Mr. Samuel Vanlalpeka, M. Phil. Scholar

Dear All,

This is to notify that open viva-voce of Mr. Samuel Vanlalpeka, M. Phil. Scholar of the Department has been scheduled to be held on 20th November, 2019 on 11:30 AM at Department of Library & Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl. He is registered in M. Phil. under Prof. R. K. Ngurtinkhuma.

All the faculty members, research scholars, and students are cordially invited to attend/ participate in the open viva-voce to be held at the above mentioned place and time.

Successful Completion of Open Viva-voce of Ms. Krishna Brahma, PhD Scholar

Dear All,

This is to inform you all that Ms. Krishna Brahma, PhD Scholar of Department successfully defended her PhD open viva-voce held at the Dean's Conference Hall, SEMIS, Mizoram University, Aizawl on 13th November, 2019. The Scholar has elaborated the research work and answered the queries raised during the open viva-voce. Prof. L. Shashi Kumar Sharma (Head, Department of Management, MZU) was the Vice-Chancellor Nominee for her open viva-voce and Prof. R. K. Ngurtinkhuma was the subject expert from the Department. Prof. NVR Jyotikumar, Dean, SEMIS was the Chairman of the function. The other members were Prof. S. N. Singh, Head, DLIS, MZU and Dr. M. K. Verma, Faculty member and research supervisor of the scholar. Research Scholars from the Department as well as other departments, Faculty Members, and Non-teaching staff of the Department were present during the open viva-voce.

Open Viva-Voce of Mr. R. Lalrindika, M. Phil. Scholar

Dear All,

This is to notify that open viva-voce of Mr. R. Lalrindika, M. Phil. Scholar of the Department has been scheduled to be held on 20th November, 2019 on 11:00 AM at Department of Library & Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl. He is registered in M. Phil. under Dr. Akhandanand Shukla. His topic of the research is "Research Output of the Faculty Members of the School of Economics, Management and Information Science, Mizoram University".

All the faculty members, research scholars, and students are cordially invited to attend/ participate in the open viva-voce to be held at the above mentioned place and time.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dr. M. K. Verma become Associate Professor@DLIS MZU

Dear All,

This is to inform you that Dr. Manoj Kumar Verma, Assistant Professor has joined as Associate Professor on 7th November, 2019 at Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl. Earlier he was working as Assistant Professor in the same Department since 2010.

Department congrats for his success.

Open Viva-Voce of Ms. Krishna Brahma, Ph. D. Scholar

Dear All,

This is to notify that open viva-voce of Ms. Krishna Brahma, Ph. D. scholar of the Department has been scheduled to be held on 13th November, 2019 on 11:00 AM at Dean SEMIS Conference Hall, Mizoram University, Aizawl. She is registered in PhD under Dr. M. K. Verma. Her topic of the research is "Webometric Analysis of National Libraries' Websites in Asia: An Evaluative Study".

All the faculty members, research scholars, and students are cordially invited to attend/ participate in the open viva-voce to be held at the above mentioned place and time.

Successful Pre-Submission Seminar of PhD Scholar Mr. Sanjay Kumar Maurya

Dear All,

This is to inform you all that Mr. Sanjay Kumar Maurya, PhD Scholar successfully presented his PhD Pre-Submission Seminar held at the Department on 8th November 2019. Dr. Akhandanand Shukla was the subject expert for his Pre-Submission Seminar. The other members were Dr. James LT Thanga, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (as Dean's Nominee) and Prof. R K Ngurtinkhuma as Supervisor. Research Scholars, Faculty Members, and Non-teaching staff of the Department were present during the Pre-Submission Seminar.




Department blesses for his academic achievement and congratulates for the successful presentation of his PhD Pre-Submission Seminar.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Colloquium Presentation Schedule of PhD / M Phil Scholars

Dear All,

This is to inform you that the second colloquium presentation for the course MPLIS-03 in the Ph. D. /M. Phil. Course Work program is going to be organized from 31st October, 2019. All the registered Ph. D. /M. Phil. Course Work students should be ready to participate in the presentation. The presentation topics allotted to them are here-under:

Presentation Topic
Scholar Name
Networks and Networking related Requirement in Libraries & Information Centers
Bhagyashree Chetia
Digitization: Need, Methods and Equipments
Ruth
Digital Library: Definition, Features, and Components
Nayana Borah
Digital Library: Definition, Features, and Initiatives in India
Lalhmangaihsangi Sailo
Open Access Initiatives and its Benefit to User Communities
Nilakshi Sharma
Open Source Philosophy and Initiatives in India and the World
Manas Jyoti Deka
Metadata and Metadata Standards for Digital Library
Maya Deori
Cloud Computing and its Application in Libraries
Dibanjyoti Buragohain
Digital Reference Tools and its Utilization
MM Yaser Ahamad
Social Networking Tools and their Application in Libraries
Lalduhzuali
Web 2.0 and its Application in Libraries & Information Centers
Tribeni Pathak
Network Security: An Essential Component of Management
Samuel

All the Ph. D. /M. Phil. Course Work students are suggested to be ready with their write-up as well as power-point presentation.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

150th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi @ DLIS, MZU

Dear All,

This is to inform you that on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, Department of Library and Information Science has organised the Anniversary Celebration program on 13:00 PM at Department. Prof. S. N. Singh, Head, Department of Library & Information Science has welcomed the Faculties, Research Scholars and MLIS students on the occasion and deliberated a short speech on life and works of Mahatma Gandhi with a request to follow his principles in every walk of life. Prof. R. K. Ngurtinkhuma spoke to philosophy of the Mahatma Gandhi and elaborated the importance of Gandhian Philosophy and motivated everyone to be in-tuned with Gandhian Philosophy. After his speech, Ms. Mercy, MLIS student has delivered a short speech on Mahatma Gandhi followed by Ms. Ruth Lalthlamuanpuii, Research Scholar and Mr. Dibanjyoti Boragohain, Research Scholar. Mr. Zorinpuia, Research Scholar, has informed the cleanliness related activities adopted by the Department which matched with the vision of Mahatma Gandhi on cleanliness of rural India. The formal vote of thanks has been proposed by Dr. Manoj Kumar Verma and program was compered by him also. Dr. Lalngaizuali, Assistant Professor of the Department arranged the snacks and helped in the organisation of the program successfully. Dr. Manoj Kumar Verma and Dr. Lalngaizuali, both, jointly coordinated the program.









DLIS MZU Parent Teacher Interface held on September 30, 2019 at Department

Dear All,

This is to inform you all that Department of Library & Information Science has successfully organised its Parent - Teacher Interface for MLIS 1st and 3rd semester students on 30th September, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the ICT Laboratory of the Department.

Prof. S. N. Singh welcomed the parents and given a brief address to the parents towards the functioning of Department. Prof. R. K. Ngurtinkhuma discussed in detail about the student's progress monitoring system adopted by the University as well as Department. Dr. Lalngaizuali, Teacher-in-Charge of Parent-Teacher Interface, elaborated the educational as well as co-curricular activities of the Department for the benefit of students. Parents also out-spoke to the teachers related to their wards and assured to make their wards' full involvement in all the departmental activities.

Colloquium by PhD / M.Phil. Scholars on 27.09.2019

Dear All,

This is to inform you that newly admitted Ph. D. & M. Phil. Scholars of Department of Library and Information Science have participated in Colloquium organised for them on 27th September, 2019 at 10:00 AM. The PhD scholars Ms. Tribeni Pathak presented her lecture on the topic "Electronic Resource Management in Library and Information Centres" and Mr. Samuel presented his lecture on the topic "Resource Mobilisation in Public Library System" followed by discussion. The program was chaired and administered by Dr. Akhandanand Shukla, Senior Assistant Professor. The program ended on 12:30 PM.

Colloquium by PhD / M.Phil. Scholars on 25.09.2019

Dear All,

This is to inform you that newly admitted Ph. D. & M. Phil. Scholars of Department of Library and Information Science have participated in Colloquium organised for them on 25th September, 2019 at 12:30 PM. The PhD scholars Ms. Nilakshi Sharma presented her lecture on the topic "Financial Resource Management in Academic Library System" and Ms. Ruth Lalthlamuanpuii presented her lecture on the topic "Human Resource Management in Library & Information Centers". The program was chaired and administered by Dr. Akhandanand Shukla, Senior Assistant Professor. The program ended on 2:30 PM with live discussions during the program. The images related to programs are given here-under:






Thursday, September 19, 2019

PhD Synopsis Presentation on 19th September, 2019

Dear All,

This is to inform you that Department of Library & Information Science has conducted Ph. D. Research Proposal Presentation and Departmental Research Committee Meeting on 19th September, 2019 at the Department. Research Scholars (Mr. Deepak Kapoor, Mr. Lalremsiama, and Ms. Esther Lalruatpuii) have presented their research proposal to DRC members and received necessary suggestions from faculty members to modify their research proposal accordingly.



Research Scholar's Progress Report Meeting

Dear All,

This is to inform you that Department has organised half-yearly progress report meeting of PhD Scholars on 19th September, 2019 at 11:00 AM at ICT Laboratory of the Department. All the available research scholars successfully presented their half-yearly work progress in the meeting and received suggestions to improve upon the work. 





Best Paper Award to Dhruba Jyoti Borgohain at International Conference

Dear All,

This is to inform you that Mr. Dhruba Jyoti Borgohain, M. Phil. Scholar of the Department has participated and presented his paper in International Conference on Digital Transformation held at Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala, Punjab in the month of September, 2019. He successfully presented his paper and received the Best Paper Award in the International Conference.




Department congratulates for his success and wishes for him a better future and life.

Television Talk Show by Dr. Akhandanand Shukla

Dear All,

This is to inform you that Dr. Akhandanand Shukla, Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl has attended TV Talk Show on "Role of Hindi in National Integration" on Hindi Diwas and the program was telecasted on DD Aizawl, Mizoram on 14th September, 2019 at 7:00 PM. 



Monday, September 9, 2019

Presentation Schedule and Topic for Ph.D. / M.Phil. Course Work Students

Dear All,

This is to inform you that the First presentation for the course MPLIS-03 in the Ph.D. /M. Phil. Course Work program is going to be organized from 25th September, 2019. All the registered Ph.D. /M. Phil. Course Work students should be ready to participate in the presentation. The presentation topics allotted to them are hereunder:

Presentation Topic
Name of the Scholar
Outsourcing Policies for Academic Library System
MM Yaser Ahamad
Library & Information Networks in India
Nayana Borah
Network based Library & Information Services in Academic Library System
Lalduhzuali
Library Consortia and Management of Electronic Resources through Consortia
Maya Deori
Resource Mobilization in Public Library System
Samuel
Information Marketing and its related Policies for Development of Libraries
Dibanjyoti Buragohain
Disaster Management and Planning for Academic Libraries of Mizoram
Bhagyashree Chetia
Financial Resource Management in Academic Library System
Nilakshi Sharma
Human Resource Management in Library & Information Centers
Ruth
Electronic Resource Management in Library & Information Centers
Tribeni Pathak
Financial Resource Mobilization for Public Libraries
Manas Jyoti Deka
Marketing and Outsourcing of Services of Library & Information Centers
Lalhmangaihsangi Sailo

All the Ph.D. /M. Phil. Course Work students are suggested to be ready with their write-up as well as power-point presentation.

Monday, September 2, 2019

National Seminar on Social Media and Librarianship: Connecting the Communities

Dear All,

This is to inform you that Department of Library & Information Science, Mizoram University is going to organize a National Seminar on "Social Media and Librarianship: Connecting the Communities" on 26th-28th February, 2020. The details of the seminar has been given below:



National Seminar
on
Social Media and Librarianship:
Connecting the Communities
(26th – 28th February, 2020)

Introduction
In the present age of information society, the role of information and communication technology (ICT) is affecting the complete scenario of the society whether public or private sectors and the individuals as well. The ICT has changed the individual’s mind-set and their approach to life. Consequently, the importance of ICT is becoming vital day by day that has compelled the organizations and individuals to change their approach for survival and to justify their existence as well. Social media platforms have emerged as the result of ICT that are being used by the organizations or individuals for various purposes. In fact, social media has given the platform to the organizations to market and promote their product and services in much easier way than traditional mode. Now, organizations prefer or depend upon the social media platforms for marketing purpose to reach out their customers. The business organizations are already making use of social media platforms effectively that has given the boom to their business like anything. Recently, we have witnessed about the use of social media platforms for political purpose also that resulted into the much more popularity of it and recently, NGO’s and other political parties also started making use of it. In this way, LIS profession is also affected and the professionals are putting their best efforts to connect with the user’s requirement by updating themselves and using the ICT to ensure the quality of information services. The use of social media by libraries has already emerged as the majorities of the users are well connected through social media and spend their time over social network on frequent basis. 

Social media are the platforms providing the opportunity to the mass to connect with each other through online mode. In today’s society where ICT has emerged as a significant component, the concept of e-society is dominating whether it is educational, social or personal life of individuals. Today’s generation prefer to connect with others through online mode or in simple way the relationship or we can say friendship in today’s society starts from social networks and then in few cases comes to one to one or most of the times people never meet to each other but remain friends forever through social platforms or networks.

As the number of users, visiting libraries physically is decreasing drastically that has resulted into the under-utilization of the resources available in libraries. In order to overcome this problem the concept of marketing and its application in libraries has already emerged as a vital solution that can be strengthened with the help of social media platforms. So that library can connect with its users’ and make its resources available within reach of its users’.

Seminar Objectives
The prime objectives of the Seminar are to:
1. Discuss emerging tools and developments of Librarianship in 21st century;
2. Get an exposure of different Social media tools available and their applications for Libraries & LIS professionals;
3. Discuss growth and popularity of Social media,  their challenges and opportunities for Library and Information Professionals;
4. Allow the participants to learn how to integrate Social media tools in a library’s marketing plan;
5. Examine the tools available for measuring the Social media outcomes of a library;
6. Provide an opportunity for the participants to learn from Social media best practices in Libraries and Information Centers; and
7. Discuss and find out the scope and opportunities for LIS professionals using Social Media to ensure qualitative services in dynamic information environment.

Prospective Participants
The aforesaid National Seminar is primarily intended the following but not strictly restricted to:
1. Working librarians in academic, special and public libraries; and
2. Teachers, Researchers and Students of Library and Information Science.

Benefits of the Seminar to the Society
1. The Seminar will come out with the solution of various problems like under-utilization of information sources, decreasing number of users; decreasing popularity of libraries among its users; and ensuring the quality services with proper feedback etc. faced by libraries and information professionals;
2. Further, as the main focus of the Seminar is social media, the information professionals will learn make use of it to reach and connect with mass; 
3. The Seminar will make the LIS professionals confident enough to make use of social media and connect with the users in more effective way; and
4. In short, it can be said that the Seminar will provide new opportunities and possibilities to the libraries and information professionals required for the survival in this 21st century.

Call for Papers
The seminar secretariat take this opportunity to extend invitation to all library and information science professionals, academicians and researchers to contribute their original and significant research papers, policy papers, theoretical papers, case studies up to national / international levels related to the title and areas as follows:

Broad Themes and Sub-themes of the Seminar
(i) Social Media and its Applications in Libraries (Academic, Public and Special);
(ii) Social Media and LIS Professionals;
(iii) Users’ Expectations from Libraries using Social Media;
(iv) Social Networking Sites (SNS) for Academic and Research Development;
(v) Social Media in LIS Education & Research;
(vi) Digitization and E-Governance: Application in Libraries; and
(vii) Connecting North-East Libraries with National and International Library Networks and Consortia.

The Seminar will focus of the following Sub-themes:
(i) Social Media in Libraries and Information Centers;
(ii) Marketing of LIS Products and Services through Social Media;
(iii) Social Networking, Social Networking Tools and Librarianship;
(iv) Social Media & Privacy;
(v) Social Media Trends for Libraries;
(vi) LIS Education and Research in Digital Environment;
(vii) E-Learning and Social Media Tools;
(viii) Social Network Analysis;
(ix) Innovative Library Services: Web 2.0 to Web 4.0;
(x) Social Media Ethical Issues in Librarianship; and
(xi) Case Studies of Social Media Applications in LIS.

Submission Guidelines
Submission of full papers (not more than 5 pages) with an abstract in approximately 200 words, keywords and references on A4 size paper with margin 1.5 cm on all sides in MS Word format in 12 points New Times Roman type single line spacing. Length of the paper should not exceed 4000 words. Details such as name of the author, designation, title of the article, abstract, name of the affiliating institution, mailing address, telephone number, and E-mail address are to be included. The Manuscript/ Paper should be plagiarism free. Before publication paper submitted would be checked through Turnitin similarity Check Software. The paper submitted must not have been previously published or presented elsewhere. The Seminar Committee will have the right to edit the papers. Selected papers will be published in the seminar proceeding with ISBN number. Paper may be submitted in co-authorship. However, it is mandatory to register at-least one author of the paper who wishes to present paper. Paper Contributors are requested to follow APA Latest edition for Referencing.

Important Dates
The original manuscript may be submitted to mzut194@mzu.edu.in or mzuseminar2020@gmail.com on or before the last date. The important dates are enlisted as under:

Extended Date for Submission of Paper                  : 30th Nov., 2019
Finalization of review process                                 : 30th Nov., 2019
Notification of acceptance                                     : 05th Dec., 2019
Copyright submission by the authors                       : 15th Dec., 2019

Registration Fee
Working Professionals            : Rs. 1000/-
Students/Research Scholars   : Rs. 500/-
Retired Professionals             : Rs. 500/-

Venue
The National Seminar will be held at Department of Library & Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl - 796 004.

Note: Boarding/lodging will be provided to out station participants only.

Organizing Committee

Prof. Pravakar Rath
Advisor

Prof. R. K. Ngurtinkhuma
Seminar Director

Prof. S. N. Singh
Joint Seminar Director & Head, DLIS, MZU

Dr. Amit Kumar
Organising Secretary

Dr. Akhandanand Shukla
Joint Organising Secretary

Dr. Manoj Kumar Verma
Assistant Professor 

Dr. Lalngaizuali
Assistant Professor 

Special Lecture by Prof. Pravakar Rath

Dear All,

This is to inform you that Prof. Pravakar Rath has delivered a special lecture on "Career Prospects in LIS" on 29th August, 2019 at the Dean's SEMIS Conference Hall on 2:30 PM. All the students of the Department were participated in the lecture program. Prof. Pravakar Rath mentioned the requirements of the present job market in LIS and necessary steps required for that so that every student can get the job as early as possible. The program was organised by Career Counselling Cell of Mizoram University. 




Friday, August 16, 2019

National Librarian's Day Celebration, 2019

Dear All,

This is to inform you that Department of Library and Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl has observed National Librarian's Day on the occasion of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan's Birthday (Father of Library Science in India) on 13th August, 2019 at Dean's Conference Hall, SEMIS, MZU. Prof. S. N. Singh, Head, Department of Library and Information Science has delivered the welcome address. Prof. R. K. Ngurtinkhuma highlighted the life and works of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan. Dr. Akhandanand Shukla delivered a speech on "Relevance of Ranganathan's Philosophy in Modern Information Society". Ms. R. D. Rosangzuali, 3rd semester student of MLIS also delivered speech on Ranganathan. During the function, number of songs and dance have been performed by students and scholars of the department. Mr. Dibanjyoti Buragohain, Ph. D. Scholar has compered the program. A formal vote of thanks has been proposed by Dr. Amit Kumar, Coordinator of the function. All the MLIS students, M. Phil. Scholars, PhD Scholars and Faculty members of the Department were involved actively to make the function gracious.