PRESS RELEASE (28/09/2017)

IFLA organizes International Leadership Training Skills Workshop for Indian School Librarians

A four day International Leadership Skills Training workshop for Indian school librarians will be held during 4-7 October 2017 at the G. D. Goenka University Campus, Sohna Road, Gurgaon, Haryana

The workshop has been organized by G. D. Goenka University and Indian School Library Association (ISLA) in collaboration with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), UN, Netherlands, International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) and the National Library of Singapore.

The workshop is conceived as a Capacity Building Leadership Training programme for School Librarians of India. School libraries and School Librarianship in India have lagged behind; continue to work in isolation for long, consequently resulting in slow and retarded professional development. Collaboration and Team Work are the mantras for Professional Development and excellence in Education and Schooling. It is in this context that a Capacity Building Leadership Training Workshop is worked out for School Librarians of India.

Ms Ingrid Bon, Manager, Development Programmes, IFLA will be the Chief Guest at the inaugural session to be held on 3rd October.  Dr Ramesh C. Gaur, University Librarian, Jawaharlal Nehru University will deliver the key-note address. Prof (Dr) Srihari, Vice Chancellor, G. D. Goenka University, Dr Moorttimatee Samantray Rath, Head, LDD, NCERT and Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Director, National Resource Centre, NIFT, Mr Sanjay K. Bihani, Library & Information Officer, Ministry of External Affairs and IFLA Chair for Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania will address the participants. Dr Nitesh Bansal, Registrar, GD Goenka University will give felicitations. A pre-training study “School Libraries in India: A statistical Review” will also be released at the inaugural session.

Dr Hrushikesh Senapathy, Director, NCERT will be the chief guest at the valedictory session on 7th October. Dr Rajender Ahuja, Associate Professor, Dept of Economics, Govt. College, Gurgaon will deliver a guest address.

The training would be imparted to a group of selected school library professionals representing various regions and school education sectors of India by International Resource Persons Ms Ingrid Bon (Project Development Manager, IFLA, Netherlands) and Ms Premila Gamage (Librarian, Policy Making Institute, Sri Lanka). The workshop is coordinated by Mrs Madhu Bhargava, Programme coordinator & Dean of Libraries, G D Goenka World School, Gurgaon.




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For more details, please contact Ms Madhu Bhargava, Head-ISLA Core Team, +91 9953972199