MANLIBNET was registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in the year 2000 with broad objectives of providing a common forum to the library processionals and to develop understanding and co-operation particularly among management and business libraries and the librarians for effective collaboration and resource sharing.


International Conference on
Libraries of the Future: Emerging Trends
January 27-29, 2022
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India

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ANNUAL CONFERENCES: To facilitate experience sharing and professionals’ networks, MANLIBNET organizes annual conferences in collaboration with leading academic institutions situated in various locations. The leading institutions that have collaborated with MANLIBNET to organize the annual conferences are IIM Ahmedabad, IMT Ghaziabad, IIM Lucknow, NIFM Faridabad, XLRI Jamshedpur, ICSSR Mumbai, IIM Kozhikode, Nirma University Ahmedabad, ICSSR New Delhi, KIIT University Bhubaneswar, SSIM Secunderabad, IIHMR Jaipur, University of Delhi (South Campus), IIM Indore, EDI Ahmedabad, TAPMI Manipal, JIM Noida, IIM Trichy and Parul University Vadodara.
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LIBRARIAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: MANLIBNET provides a common forum to the LIS professionals to develop mutual understanding and cooperation, particularly among management and business libraries. The Librarian Development Programmes (LDPs) are one of the significant milestones of MANLIBNET activities towards the professional and educational enhancement of LIS professionals
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ASHOK JAMBHEKAR MEMORIAL LECTURE: The series of Ashok Jambheker Memorial Lectures was started in 2007. The lectures were delivered by leading personalities of the profession on various themes of library and general management.
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Journal of Library Management (JLM) is published quarterly by the Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET). All work published is blind reviewed according to standard procedures of refereed journals. The purpose of the JLM is to publish original, creative research in the field of library management. Theoretical, empirical and applied work including case studies of companies or comparative studies is given equal weight in publication consideration.

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MANLIBNET-3B International Travel Grant
To incentivise library professionals to do original research, MANLIBNET-3B International Travel Grant is given to MANLIBNET members for presenting an original and unpublished research paper in an International Library Conference held outside India.
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MANLIBNET Best Librarian Award MANLIBNET promotes outstanding library practises by identifying the Best Librarian from the information professionals’ community.
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MANLIBNET-Best Paper Award
To recognise the best academic work, the award is given on an annual basis during the MANLIBNET conferences. The award is funded by Bharat Book Bureau (3B).
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MANLIBNET Innovative Librarian:
In 2020, MANLIBNET Innovative Librarian Award was instituted for young library professionals.
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Please Join MANLIBNET for Networking and Leadership Development
Benefits of MANLIBNET Membership
– Networking & Leadership Development.
– The registration fee for attending the conferences is subsidized for the life members.
– Listing your membership in the directory of MANLIBNET Portal.
– Eligibility for MANLIBNET-3B Travel Grant after three years of life membership.
– Opportunity to host various events of MANLIBNET.
– Resource Sharing

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