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SLA Asian Chapter Webinar-Human Resources in Library Profession in the Digital Era


SLA Asian Chapter Webinar-Human Resources in Library Profession in the Digital Era
Sat, 23. May 2020, 16:30 h - 17:30 h
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SLA Asian Chapter Webinar-Human Resources in Library Profession in the Digital Era by Dr. Kalyan Bhattacharjee, IIT Delhi, India

Dr. Kalyan Bhattacharjee has completed his Ph.D. in Knowledge Management from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Currently, he is serving IIT Delhi as a Joint Registrar in Establishments, which deals with the Human Resources aspects of the Institute. Before joining the IIT Delhi, he was an Assistant Professor at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM) in New Delhi. He has a total of 25 years of experience in teaching and administration. He has published and presented several research papers focusing on Knowledge management, the use of Artificial Intelligence on higher education, and so on. Human Resources in Library Profession in the Digital Era: Librarianship as a profession, is undergoing rapid changes, and it provides a variety of employment opportunities as well, starting from basic academics to professionals at the corporate level. There was a time when libraries were known as storehouses of books and LIS professionals were merely the custodian of books. But now, with the advent of ICT, the scenario of libraries has changed, and so does the roles of library professionals. The library professionals have adapted to the changing times, demystifying the earlier notion. In Librarianship, new works and designations are emerging out like Information Officer, Knowledge Manager, Information Analyst, Information Architect, etc. which can cater to different disciplines like law, medical, media, rankings, etc. Information and library services must take care of the consistently evolving demand for information and media literate people, who have all the fundamental skills required in the ICT drove world, and the responsibility lies greatly on library professionals. Librarians’ roles are clearly becoming multi-fold, with the library professionals acting as an educator, marketeer, and facilitator to high-value content. The Libraries are also facing new challenges due to a huge amount of information, changing media of information, budget crunch, staff shortage, and, more importantly, public perception tow. 


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