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20th MANLIBNET International Conference on Libraries of the Future: Emerging Trends was held on May 5-7, 2022 at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Thanks to Professor Bhushan Patwardhan, Chairman, NAAC, for gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest and Professor Sasmita Samanta, VC, KIIT University. Bijaylaxmi Routray, Chandrakant Swain, and the entire team of the KIIT were excellent hosts. Sincere gratitude to Dr. Achyuta Samanta Member of Parliament and the guiding force behind the KIIT group of institutions, for gracing the occasion and meeting the conference delegates. MANLIBNET and KIIT, Bhubaneswar are grateful to all the participants, speakers and sponsors for a successful event.


ANNUAL CONFERENCES: To facilitate experience sharing and professionals’ networks, MANLIBNET organizes annual conferences in collaboration with leading academic institutions situated in various locations.
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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original research, MANLIBNET-3B International Travel Grant is given to MANLIBNET members for presenting an original and unpublished research paper in an International Library Conference held outside India.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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