Librarian’s Day

Librarian’s Day: At the 9th Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centre (IASLIC) seminar held at Nagpur (1980) initiative were made to form JOint Council of Library Association of India (JOCLAI). In the JOCLAI meeting held at Jaipur during the seventeenth conference in 1989 it was decided to observe the birth day of Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan, the father of Library Science in India as Librarians Day all over the country every year. So considering this, 12th August, which was the birthday of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan has been assign as librarian’s day.
At Kolkata since 1990, a day long Programme purely professional is held every year not necessarily on 12th August but on Sunday following the date. This is as because librarianship is a service profession so the user cannot be disappointed on working days in the name of the profession itself. This is what librarianship is.

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