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A seminar to commemorate the 129th Birth Anniversary of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan

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Celebrating the legacy of learning

To commemorate the 129th Birth Anniversary of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan, Brainware University Central Library and SDET Library of BGI in collaboration with the Department of Media Science & Journalism & Department of Law organised a national seminar on August 30, 2021. Dr. Ranganathan’s rich legacy of fostering knowledge earned him the title of the Father of Library Science. Through knowledge sharing on different aspects of library science, the seminar was a tribute to his legacy.

The seminar started with an introduction to Dr. S.R Ranganathan’s contribution to the field of library science, following which Mr. Arnab Basu(Assistant Professor, Department of Media Science & Journalism) invited respected guests Dr. Sankar Gangopadhyay(Vice-Chancellor, Brainware University) and Ms. Mahua Pal (Registrar, Brainware University) to deliver the welcome address and the chief advisory address and welcome guest of honour Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty (Librarian, Bose Institute, Kolkata, Former Director-General, RRRLF & National Library, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, and Additional Mission Director, National Mission on Libraries, India). Dr. Partha Sarathi Das (Library & Information Officer, National Library, Ministry of Culture, Government of India) was the keynote speaker.

Dr. Asistabha Das(University librarian, Kalyani University) delivered a special lecture on the ways in which a library becomes an important domain of information dissemination. There were two technical sessions following this where scholars from all over India presented their work on important avenues in the field of library science. Talks on Information Technology Act and library, Information literacy, Use of E-resources in teaching made way for fruitful

Dr. Kabita Chakroborty (Associate Professor, Department of Law) delivered the closing address and urged the audience to make full use of the tremendous resources available in public libraries.

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