National Conference on ‘School Libraries in Digital Age’ (Coscolidia), 12-13 May 2016, Belagavi, Karnataka

Bharatesh Education Trust’s Global Business school, Belagavi, Jain Heritage School, Belagavi and Journal of Library Development (JLD) are jointly organizing a two day National Conference on “School Libraries in Digital Age” during 12-13 May 2016 at Jain Heritage School (JGI), Belagavi, Karnataka.
 
MAIN THEME 
School Libraries in Digital Age
SUB THEMES 
Sub-themes includes but not limited, to the following:
Innovations in School Libraries; Developing Reading Skills; Impact of Digital Technology; School Library Housekeeping Activities and Services Management of e-Resources Digital Learning Space Digital Literacy; Library Space, Finance and Human Resource Management Best Practices in School Libraries and New initiatives; School Library Standards.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS 
Full paper in CD or by e-mail and a hard copy of the same must reach us on or before the last date.
Paper specifications are:- MS-Word format  and also a Pdf file of the same, Font Face:- Times New Roman, Font Size:- 14 (For headings, addresses, affiliations) and 12 (For abstract and text) Indentation:- Justified, Line spacing:- 1, Margin:- 1 inch on all sides and a maximum of 10 A-4 pages using APA Style of citation. Tables or figures need to be incorporated in the text at appropriate places and numbered serially. Authors of accepted papers will be communicated through e-mail. Authors are requested to submit a full paper through an e-mail attachment to coscolidia@gmail.com or pgtadasad@gmail.com
PUBLICATION OF CONFERENCE VOLUME
Conference proceedings will be published with ISBN. Only selected papers will be recommended for inclusion in the volume. The papers will be subjected to a blind review and plagiarism check.
IMPORTANT GUIDELINES
All manuscripts should be unpublished original work. The author (s) will have to sign a copyright declaration form An author can contribute more than one paper. However, an author will present only once throughout the seminar and for any one of his/ her contributed articles. Paper should have Title, Author/s name, Affiliation with complete address and E-mail address of authors, Abstract maximum of one paragraph and list of main Keywords.
THE PROGRAMME 
The seminar will include plenary sessions, invited and contributed papers, poster sessions, product presentations, panel discussions and an exhibition. A series of parallel sessions will be held offering delegates a wide range of in depth presentations by leading experts.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE
Library and Information Science professionals working in different types of schools in India, LIS professionals, Research scholars, students, all stakeholders interested in LIS activities
REGISTRATION FEE 
Individual: Rs. 1500.00 Research Scholars and Retired Professionals: Rs. 750 Students: Rs. 500.00 (Kit without conference proceedings) Accompanying family member: Rs. 500.00 (Kit without conference proceedings) Registration fee includes conference kit with conference materials, working lunch, refreshment, etc.
Kindly send your completed registration form along with registration fee in the form of Demand Draft/cheque drawn in favor of “Director, BET’s Global Business School”, Payable at Belagavi to: The Organizing Secretary, Librarian, Bharatesh Education Trust’s Global Business School, B. C. 188, Old P. B. Road, Belagavi -590016 Participants may also avail the facility of NEFT using the following details Bank Name : Bank of India, Fort Road Belagavi SB A/C No. 110010110004415 IFSC Code : BKI00001100
IMPORTANT DATES
Last date for submission of full papers with registration fee: 25th April 2016 Acceptance of full paper for presentation: 30th April 2016 Last date for Registration: 30th April 2016 Spot Registration: Available on prior intimation
CONFERENCE DATES 12th and 13th May, 2016
ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation may be arranged for outstation participants if request is sent at least seven days before the Seminar and in that case, participants will have to bear the charges. A list of Hotels with tariff and phone numbers will be provided on request and the participants are advised to book the hotels in advance.
FOR DETAILS, CONTACT:
Mr. Bharat B. Alasandi, Organizing Secretary Librarian, Bharatesh Education Trust’s Global Business School B. C. 188, Old P. B. Road, Belagavi -590016 Phone: 0831-2421513, 9686190253 Email: bharat@betgbs.in
Prof. Prasad Daddikar, Organizing Secretary Assistant Professor Bharatesh Education Trust’s Global Business School, Belagavi Mob: 9916771502 Email: prasad@betgbs.in
Mr. S. Nagaraja, Joint Organizing Secretary Regional Institute of Education, NCERT Mysuru
Conference Director Dr. Vinayak M. Bankapur Chairman, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi.
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