Press Esc to close

'Learn to respect, value to develop knowledge society'

Mangalore, Feb 23,2012, DHNS: 22:05 IST

57th all India library conference begins in Mangalore

Manipal University former Vice-Chancellor Professor B M Hegde inaugurating the 57th All  India Library Conference of Indian Library Association on theme ‘Knowledge Society:                             Innovations in Librarianship,’ at St Agnes College in Mangalore on Thursday.Knowledge is something that an individual ‘knows’ and when it is communicated, made available and can be used by others in different contexts, it is understood as ‘information,’ said University of Tennessee School of Information Science Associate Professor Bharat Mehra.

He was delivering the key-note address at the 57th All India Library Conference of Indian Library Association on theme ‘Knowledge Society: Innovations in Librarianship,’ at St Agnes College in Mangalore on Thursday.

“To truly develop a knowledge society, that is relevant in the 21st century, we have to learn to respect, value, appreciate and embrace each other as individuals and provide opportunities that will allow each person to tap his inner and outer strengths. One important innovation that needs to be done in librarianship is to shape one’s thinking as a collective profession and identify the potentialities of every person as an asset and potential resource. With this, we can examine on how we can tap into that potentiality to further the profession and collaborate with them,” said Mehra.

Quantity and quality control in Library Information Science education and practice is extremely important to ensure that the librarians exceed expectations and establish center stage in the global work-force, he added.

“At present, we are witnessing the transition of the information society to ‘knowledge society’. Libraries have to grow in tandem with the societal development,” said Mysore University Vice-Chancellor Professor V G Talwar.

By virtue of being a service institution, the libraries have to constantly change on priority, the tone and tenor of their activities. The librarians have to quickly develop creative and innovative competencies. The development of creative competencies is closely related to librarians’ active appropriation of media and ICTs, he said.

“With technology, many have a notion that books will disappear. The books won’t disappear. It shall only have different shape,” opined Manipal University former Vice-Chancellor Professor B M Hegde.

“Today there are e-books which can be available through e-libraries. There are also talking books, a great boon to the visually challenged and old people who cannot read,” he said.

The highest education is humility. Knowledge can only be taken forward by refuting the dogmas and not by repeating it.

Today’s education system has made education exclusive. Today, we try to create disciplined minds in a limited framework. We forget that every child is born genius and his knowledge will be limited after he joins school, said Hegde.

The inauguration was followed by a technical session on theme “Technology enabled knowledge society” chaired by Professor Kemparaju T D from Department of Library and Information Science, Bangalore University.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

CPI(M) workers chant slogans at a protest rally outside BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

Woman teachers pose with Diwali greeting messages at a school in Moradabad on Tuesday...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

A girl buying decorative items in a market on the occasion of Dhanteras festival in Bhopal on ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

Vendors show lanterns to customers at a roadside market ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in ...

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

BJP National President Amit Shah and BJP Kerala state president Kummanam Rajasekharan wave to the ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

England Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi(14) and Hinata Kida(6),Midfielder of Japan vie for the ball ..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.