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3rd National Library Research Symposium 2019 (Natlib Sympo 2019)

Development of research in any field is very instrumental for the development of the respective fields. The main advantage of the conducting research is the generation of new knowledge which is important for education and development. To fulfill that responsibility, Library Research Division will be organizing Annual National Library Research Symposium in this year. This symposium will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss of the cutting–edge issues relating to the fields of Library & Information Science and Social Sciences. It will be an ideal platform for networking and socialization among researchers, academics, professionals and graduate & postgraduate students in the relevant fields.

Expected Outcomes of the Conference


Theme of the Conference

“Library, Information and Documentation in a Context of Transformation"

Thematic Areas

  • Cataloguing, Classification and Indexing in the Modern Context.
  • Cloud Computing and Data Migration.
  • Adaptation of International Standards in the Field of Library and Information Science.
  • Information for Development.
  • Impact of Library Automation and Digitalization on Library Services.
  • The Role of Archives, Museums and National Library in Sri Lanka.
  • Modern Trends in E-Learning.
  • Quality Assessment of Publication.
  • Creating Research Culture in Academic Libraries.
  • The Importance of Policy Formulation in ICT.
  • Development of Community Information Services through Public Libraries.
  • Digital Resource Management and Challenges.


* Submission date of Abstracts for the Symposium is extended to 10th of June 2019.

* The notifications of Acceptance or Rejection of the Abstracts forwarded to the    NATLIB SYMPO 2019 will be noticed on 1st week of July 2019.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Symposium Date : 25th October 2019
  • Call for Abstracts : 10th April 2019
  • Deadline for abstract submission : 10th June 2019
  • Author Notification of Acceptance and reviewer’s comments : 20th June 2019
  • Deadline for the submission of Full Papers/Extended Abstracts: 5th July 2019
  • Deadline for submitting Camera Ready Version : 5th August 2019
  • Submission of the presentation materials : 15th October 2019
  • Registration Starts : 20th August 2019
  • Deadline for the Registration of Presenting Authors : 15th October 2019


Guidelines for authors


Submission of Paper

  • Natlib Sympo 2019 accepts both full papers and abstracts. We accept manuscripts written in English, Sinhala and Tamil. Those who wish to submit their full papers in Sinhala or Tamil should attach a separate abstract in English.
  • Authors are kindly invited to send their abstracts and article/Full paper as an electronic copy to the symposium email. The content of the papers should be corrected for any linguistic/grammatical errors before submission.

Acceptance of Paper

All submissions to the symposium will be reviewed by independent review panel and we will remove author identifying information before manuscripts are sent to reviewers. Checking the anti-plagiarism and any paper that infringe the intellectual property rights will be rejected. Only the accepted papers will be published and released on the first day of the Conference.


Paper Submission Guidelines


Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be sent in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. Word limit : 250-300 words
  2. Font : Times New Roman (English)
  3. Font size : 12 (text) , 12 bold (title)
  4. Line spacing : 1.5 lines
  5. Key words : 4-6 words
  6. The language of the abstract : English; The Committee will accept English language abstracts only (Noted : It’s related to those who wish to submit their full papers in Sinhala or Tamil language only)
  7. Author details: Top of the abstract contain the title, name(s) of author(s) & institutional affiliation(s) and include the Biography (author(s) name, affiliation(s), designation, and email address, contact number of the corresponding author) bottom of the abstract. The presenting author’s name should be underlined.

* An abstract template is attached below and use that format for writing your abstract. Please follow the instructions carefully. Please note that abstracts that are not prepared according to the guidelines provided, or are submitted after the deadline, will not be considered for review. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to make alterations to the text of the abstract in order to improve its quality.

An electronic version of the abstract should be e-mailed to                                                                                                         natlibsympo2019@gmail.com

  Abstract template

Article/Full Paper Guidelines

  1. Word limit : 3000-5000 words
  2. Font : Times New Roman (English), F.M. Abhaya (Sinhala), Baamini (Tamil)
  3. Font size : 12 (text) , 12 bold (title)
  4. Line spacing : 1.5 lines
  5. Languages : Can be accepted Sinhala, English and Tamil Languages
  6. Page limit : Maximum 6 pages including all figures, tables, references, and appendixes.
  7. The structure of the papers : Should include Introduction, Research questions/Objectives, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and Recommendations with related references.
  8. Sub-headings : Should be bold and placed at the left-hand margin, one double space below the previous section.
  9. Tables and figures : Any tables or figures must be numbered, mention the title of the table(s)/figure(s) and have captions at the top. If the data were extracted from other sources, please denote the source courtesy immediately below the table. Figures should be clear and black & white colour. The figures are preferred to be in greyscale that has a clear distinction between adjacent areas and labels.
  10. Referencing style : APA 6th edition to be followed.
  Article/ Full paper Template

Registration and Mode of Payments

Category Fee (LKR)
LIS Students or University Students
(Undergraduate Student reading his/her 1st Degree)
1000
Authors/ Paper Presenters 2000
Participants 3000

Every Registration includes admission to the Inaugural & all Conference-Sessions, Running Lunches, Refreshment (Morning & Afternoon), Conference Kit with Proceedings and the Certificate of Presentation/Participation.


For more details, Contact:


+94 71 4435475 - Maithree Jayasundara (Assistant Director)   |   +94 71 9569470 - Uditha Gunasekara (Research Officer)

or

Tel: +94 11 3056388      Fax: +94 11 2605201      Email: research@mail.natlib.lk

or

NATLIB SYMPO 2019



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Call for papers- National Library Review Journal

National Library Review is a journal on Library and information Science published by the National Library and Documentation Services Board, Sri Lanka. This journal consists of articles on library and information science in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages. The journal is useful for librarians, library science students as well as general readers who are interested in Information Technology and Mass Communication.

Submission open for

January – 2019 Issue

Last Date of Submission

31st March 2019

Acceptance Notification

within 2 weeks after submission

Authors are cordially invited to submit papers for the upcoming edition Volume 4, issue Jan.-June - 2019


We contribution as extended abstract of full papers form library professionals and researchers from Sri Lanka or foreign. Deadline for submission of papers on or before 29th March, 2019

Contributions are encouraged to submit their works on the following areas, but not limited to:

  • Information Literacy
  • Social interaction and impact of information
  • Mobile Apps and Libraries
  • Embedded Librarianship
  • Open Access publishing
  • Big data, metadata and linked data (data science)
  • Scholarship of librarianship
  • Knowledge Management in Libraries
  • Outreach Services to Marginalized Communities
  • Professional Ethics & Accountability of Librarianship

Submission of paper

Authors are advised to send their contribution as extended abstract or full papers. The articles can be accepted in Sinhala, Tamil and English. Those who to submit their articles in Sinhala or Tamil, should attach a separate abstract in English. All the articles should be sent Editor of National Library Review through email (pub@mail.natlib.lk)

Guideline for Authors

All submitted articles must be original work that is not under submission at another conference/journal/book or under consideration for publication in any other form. Authors have to follow the instructions and format outlined below submitting their research paper:

  • Title: Title of the paper shall explicitly indicate the focus of the research work. Following the title, please include the name, affiliation and email. The number of words in the title should be confined to 8-10 words. Number of keywords should not be more than five.
  • Abstract: Abstract should be informative and not more than 200 words for full papers.
  • Length of Article: Maximum length of the article should be drafted with a word count not more than 2000 Words.
  • Style: The paper shall be in MS-Word format with font type- Times New Roman, fonts size -12 pts, and line space – 1.5 for Sinhala use FM Abhaya and Tamil language use Bamini or Baamini and also article should follow the Harvard Referencing System.
  • Medium of Articles: The articles can be accepted in Sinhala, Tamil and English. Those who wish to submit their articles in Sinhala or Tamil, should attach a separate abstract in English.
  • The first page of the article should contain the following information:
    • Title of the article
    • Name(s) and affiliation of author(s)
    • Complete address, including telephone and Fax numbers, and e-mail address with a passport size photograph
    • The second page of the article should contain only the title of the article and an abstract of about 150-200 word. The text of the article should begin with the title, and must not contain the author’s name(s). This is to ensure anonymity during the review process.
  • Tables, Figures and illustrations: Tables, figures and illustrations should be provided on separate sheets clearly and systematically, and their position noted in the text.
  • Accuracy of Material: It is the responsibility of the author to check the accuracy of all data, statements and references.
  • Copyright: It is a condition of publication that articles submitted for the journal have not been published, accepted for publication elsewhere. By submitting an article, the author(s) agree that copyright for the article is transferred to the publisher, if and when the article is accepted for publication.
    Please see back issues: http://www.natlib.lk/publication/journal.php
  • Address: Articles requests for further information and other correspondence should be sent to:

  • The Editor
    National Library Review
    Publication and Book Development Division
    National Library and Documentation Services Board
    No 14, independence Avenue, Colombo 07
    Sri Lanka

    Tel. 0094 - 112698847 or 0094 – 112687583
    Fax. 0094 -112685201
    Email : Pub@mail.natlib.lk


Directory of Libraries in Sri Lanka 2019

Library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both. Modern libraries are increasingly being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats and from many sources. They are extending services beyond the physical walls of a building, by providing material accessible by electronic means, and by providing the assistance of librarians in navigating and analyzing very large amounts of information with a variety of digital resources.

One of the main objective is to provide the information in library field, National Library and Documentation Services Board Research Division will be plan to prepare a Library Directory in Sri Lanka. Directory information like this has an important role to play in Library field. It is very useful for Professionals, Academic, Policy Makers, Researchers and Authors to get reliable information.

Collecting reliable data from various range of institutions/authorities in Sri Lanka, Such as public libraries, academic libraries, special libraries, government & non-government libraries, research libraries and private libraries.

We look forward your institution/organization support to fulfill this task. The completed Application form should be sent to Head, Research Division, National Library and Documentation Services Board by Registered Post or as a Excel Data Sheet via Email on or before 15th of March, 2019.

 Application Form

Contact Details

Mr. Maithree Jayasundara
Assistant Director
+94 71 4435475

Mr. Uditha Gunasekara
Research Officer
+94 71 9569470

Email : research@mail.natlib.lk

National Reading Month Award Ceremony 2018

National Reading Month Award Ceremony 2018 was held on 13th of December 2018 at "Ape Gama" premises. More than 300 librarians and local government officials were participated for this occasion. Dr.Sunil Wijesiriwardhana participated as the chief guest.







The Provincial State Award for a Library Science Book

Uva Provincial State Literary festival-2018 (Sinhala and Tamil) was held on 12th November 2018 at the auditorium of Uva Provincial Library Services Board (UPLSB). An awarded on the Provincial state award an excellent book of miscellaneous subject of the year 2017, is development on Provincial Central Libraries (Plath Madhya Pusthakala Sanvardhanaya) written by Mr. Wijaya Premadarshana, Assistant Director of NLDSB, and it is published by National Library and Documentation Services Board. This is the first evaluated under Library and Information Science subject (Sinhala) book of Sri Lankan history, and another thing work on a board publication as well as who written by officer’s of the staff of NLDSB.

Mr.Ariya B. Rekawa governor of Uva Province and Mr. Chamara Sampath Dsanayake, chief Minister of Uva Province were took place as the chief guests in that inauguration ceremony, and the function has organized by UPLSB and Ministry of Uva Provicial Education.



National Library Research Symposium - Natlib Sympo 2018

NLDSB Research Division had organized the National Library Research Symposium (Natlib Sympo 2018) is another activity carried out by NLDSB for the promotion of library research. The objective of this symposium is to provide an opportunity for the library professionals to present their research papers and also to encourage them to conduct further research in the library and information science field. This year, the theme of the symposium is “Promoting Research Culture through Knowledge Sharing”. It is helpful in NLDSB’s effort to create a research culture in library field in Sri Lanka. Professionals, academics and researchers in the field of Library and Information Science and Social Sciences (20 presentations & over 75 participants) were participated from various regions in Sri Lanka in this time.









Seminar on E-Government, Cyber Security and Social Media

Seminar on E-Government, Cyber Security and Social Media for information professionals and management heads in government organizations of Sri Lanka was held on 16th October 2018 at NLDSB main auditorium. Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Chairman, Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka, Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Former Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, Mr. Nalaka Gunawardene, Journalist and Science Writer, Dr. Kanishka Karunasena, Research and Policy Development Specialist, Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordination Centre (Sri Lanka CERT) served as resource persons of the seminar.




National Reading Month 2018 - Free Membership of the National Library

The month of October has been declared as the National Reading Month by the National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB). In relation to this NLDSB has decided to offer one-year free membership of the National Library to the Sri Lankan readers during the National Reading Month in October 2018. Many university academics, researchers, journalists, university students and many more make use of this opportunity.

You can make use of the offer only by visiting the National Library during the opening hours during October 2018. Application forms can be obtained from the main counter of the Reader Services Division. All Sri Lankans irrespective of any limitations are eligible for membership. This could be a good opportunity for academics, researchers, university students, journalists and general information seekers to obtain one-year free membership. For more details, contact Tel.0112674386 – 0112698847 – Ext. 223

(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and other public holidays)


Senior Officials of the Pakistan Library Association visit the National Library of Sri Lanka

President of the Pakistan Library Association (PLA) Dr. Saeed Ullah Jan, Zeelshan Ullah, Assistant Secretary General and Zakria, General Secretary of the Pakistan Library Association visited the National Library of Sri Lanka on 07th of August 2018. Chairman, Director General and other senior staff of the National Library were joined that occasion.




Workshop on Research Methodology

Two days’ workshop on Research Methodology was held on 02nd & 3rd August 2018 at NLDSB main auditorium organized by Research Division. The workshop focused to professionals, academics and researchers in the field of Library and Information Science & Social Sciences to gain experience and generate a new knowledge in the field. Prof. K. A. P. Siddhisena, Emeritus professor of the Department of Demography in University of Colombo, Dr. Wathmanel Senevirathne, Librarian in Open University & Dr. Sunethra J. Perera, Senior lecturer of Department of Demography in University of Colombo served as the resource persons of the Workshop. The officers, professionals & researchers in different type of fields have participated to the workshop.





Seminar in Jaffna

National Library and Documentation Services Board conducted a seminar on the contribution of the book publishing for the reawakening of intellectual culture post-colonial period with special reference to Sri Lanka National Bibliography (retrospective) 1941-1961 (Tamil medium) on 18.05.2018 at the Jaffna Public Library. About 50 public librarians, authors, publishers and students participated the seminar. Dr. Suren Raghawan, Mr. Swaminathan Wimal and Miss K. Kamalambikai served as resource persons.






Digital Libraries for Knowledge Enhancement

National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB) and Information Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) Sri Lanka jointly organize a three-day training programme in Esoft Metro Campus Training Centre, Bambalapitiya from 30th May to 1st June 2018. Public library staff of the Digital Library Project are participated for the programme.





NLDSB Organises Two Seminars in Jaffna

National Library and Documentation Services (NLDSB) organises two seminars in Jaffna on 18th May 2018. One seminar is on the reading habit survey of school children in Northern and Eastern Provinces which is organised in Jaffna Zonal Education office for the officers involved in education field in Northern Province.

The other seminar is on the contribution of the book publishing for the reawakening of intellectual culture in post-colonial period with special reference the Sri Lanka National Bibliography (retrospective) Tamil medium. This seminar is conducted in Jaffna Public Library for the public librarians, authors, publishers and students.




Workshop on Right to Information Act: The Role and Contribution of a Librarian - 16th May 2018

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) library and Information Centre in partnership with Sri Lanka National Library and Documentation Services Board is organizing a “Workshop on Right to Information Act: The Role and Contribution of a Librarian” on Wednesday 16th May 2018 from 09:30a.m. to 03:45p.m. Room 105 Atlantis at the BCIS to create awareness on the role and contribution of librarians under the recently implemented Right to Information Act [2016].

Contact

BCIS Librarian - 071 8739076/ nelum@bcis.edu.lk

National Library Research Symposium – 2018

As the main government organization in library and information science field, National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB) has a special responsibility to promote research in library and Information science field in Sri Lanka. As one programme to promote research in library field, National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB) has made arrangements to organize a research symposium on 26th of October 2018.

The symposium mainly concentrates on Library and Information Science professionals, academics and researchers in the field of Library and Information Science to generate a new knowledge in the field. Also we have given the preference not only to library and information science field but also to other related fields as well. It is a good opportunity for library professionals who are interested in research in the relevant field.

Bearing in mind the above objectives, the NLDSB intends to organize the Annual Research Symposium on the theme “Promoting Research Culture through Sharing Knowledge”.

You are kindly invited to submit your abstract and full papers before the deadline given.

Main Theme

"Promoting Research Culture through Knowledge Sharing"

Sub Theme

  • Information Technology and Librarianship
  • New techniques and applications for modern research world
  • Importance of data management
  • Importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Digital technology for Information literacy
  • Social media and Web technology in libraries
  • New library management skills
  • Education and Learning Process
  • Promotion of reading habits and creating a reading culture
  • Conservation and Preservation challenges in Libraries
  • Archival Management

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstracts - 25th May 2018
    Notice:- Submission of the abstracts will be extended to 4th June 2018

  • Notification for acceptance - 20th June 2018
  • Full paper submission - 16th July 2018
  • Date of symposium - 26th October 2018

Submission for Papers

  • Authors are advised to send their manuscript as an Abstract.
  • The manuscript should contain previously unpublished or unreported observation in English/ Sinhala and Tamil.
  • Authors should address to the guidelines given below to paper their manuscript.
  • Submission of manuscript should be sent to the Library Research Division and Email.


Contact

Tel: +94 11 3056388/ +94 71 9569470      Fax: +94 11 2605201      Email: research@mail.natlib.lk


Acceptance for Paper

  • All submitted manuscript will be subject to a panel for experts. Your understanding and Corporation are highly appreciated.
  • The proceeding will be released on the first day of the symposium.

Guideline for authors

Authors must follow the instruction and format outline below while submitted manuscript.


Title

The Titles needs to be less than 15 words and in the title case.

Abstract

Abstract should be informative and not more than 500 words.


Article/Full Paper

  • Article should consist of at least 3000-5000 words.
  • Article should be word processed and printed double spaced.
  • All Graphs and Figures should be consist in Black & White colours. Don’t use multivariate colours.

The first Page of the Article should be contain the following

  • Title of the article.
  • Name(s) and affiliation of author (s).
  • Complete address, Contact Numbers and Email address with a passport size photograph.
  • The presenting author’s name should be underlined.

Style

  • The paper should be in Ms-Word format
  • Font type - Times New Roman, FM Abhaya, Kalaham
  • Font Size - 12pts and Line Space 1.5

Medium of Manuscripts

  • Can be accepted Sinhala, English and Tamil

References

Authors are advised to adhere to APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition style for both in – text citation and references list.

APA Reference List Examples

  1. Book with Single Author:
  2. Gore, A. (2006). An inconvenient truth: The planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it. Emmaus, PA: Rodale.
            In-text reference: (Gore, 2006)

  3. Book with Two Authors:
  4. Michaels, P. J., & Balling, R. C., Jr. (2000). The satanic gases: Clearing the air about global warming. Washington, DC: Cato Institute.
            In-text reference: (Michaels & Balling, 2000)

  5. Book with Editor as Author:
  6. Galley. K. E. (Ed.). (2004). Global climate change and wildlife in North America. Bethesda, MD: Wildlife Society.
            In-text reference: (Galley, 2004)

  7. An Anonymous Book:
  8. Environmental resource handbook. (2001). Millerton, NY: Grey House.
            In-text reference: (Environmental Resource Handbook, 2001)

  9. Magazine Articles:
  10. Allen, L. (2004, August). Will Tuvalu disappear beneath the sea? Global warming threatens to swamp a small island nation. Smithsonian, 35(5), 44-52.
    Begley, S., & Murr, A. (2007, July 2). Which of these is not causing global warming? A. Sport utility vehicles; B. Rice fields; C. Increased solar output. Newsweek, 150(2), 48-50.
            In-text reference: (Allen, 2004)
                                            (Begley, 2007)

  11. Website:
  12. United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2007, May 4). Climate Change. Retrieved From the Environmental Protection Agency website: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange
            In-text reference: (United States Environmental, 2007)

    Gelspan, R. (2007). The Heat Is Online. Lake Oswego, OR: Green House Network. Retrieved from The Heat Is Online website: http://www.heatisonline.org
            In-text reference: (Gelspan, 2007)



WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY – 23RD APRIL

The National Library of Sri Lanka has organized a one-day seminar for celebrating World Book and Copyright Day. The seminar will be held on 25th April 2018 at the National Library Auditorium. The authors, publishers, librarians and other interest personnel are invited to participate the seminar. The theme of the seminar is “Reading, It’s My Right”

Presentations:

Copyright Law of Sri Lanka and its practical situation Dr. D. M. Karunarathne, Former Director General, Sri Lanka Intellectual Property Office
Problems which have arisen within the electronic environment and transferring the publication to the digital form Mr. Boby G Botheju, Veteran writer
Rights of the films as an intellectual property Dr. Nuwan Nayanajith Kumara


Display of Information at the National Library to mark the 70th Anniversary of Independence

National Library has made arrangement to organise information display called “Vidarsha National Library Information Display” every month since 2018 relevant to the specific days and events.

Under this programme, an information display on “Local Government” was held in January.

An information display on 70th independence celebration is conducted during February on the theme of “Read on Independence” at the National Library, Independence Avenue, Colombo 07. This information display includes rare and valuable information sources, historical and rare information an independence, heroes of independence struggle, independence struggle and literature, various viewpoints an independence, independence memorial ceremonies, etc..

National Library invites all to see and the information display on “Read on Independence.”




Sri Lankan, scholar to participate in Asia Dialogue Conference

One Sri Lankan scholars will participate in the first International Conference of Asian Cultural Dialogues that is going to be held in Iran on 13th January 2018.

The prominent academics and researchers will present their articles at the conference on January 13 – 15, 2018.

Iran’s Islamic Cultural and Relations Organization (ICRO) in cooperation with a number of Iranian universities will host the conference with the goal of laying grounds for boosting cultural, historical and social bonds among Asian nations and confronting the increasing threats of violence and extremism.

In face of the globalization process and cultural integration, the Asian countries have tried to preserve their cultural identity while welcoming the global culture and maintaining a positive engagement with it, the conference secretariat announced.

From Sri Lanka, Dr. W. A. Abeysinghe, chairman of National Library of Sri Lanka, participate in this event. He written a paper entitled “Cultural Dialogue between Iran and sub-continent: Spirituality and Sufism” for this seminar.

National Reading Month – 2017, Free Membership of the National Library

The month of October has been declared as the National Reading Month by the National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB). In relation to this NLDSB has decided to offer one-year free membership of the National Library to the Sri Lankan readers during the National Reading Month in October 2017. Many university academics, researchers, journalists, university students and many more make use of this opportunity.

You can make use of the offer only by visiting the National Library during the opening hours during October 2017. Application forms can be obtained from the main counter of the Reader Services Division. All Sri Lankans irrespective of any limitations are eligible for membership. This could be a good opportunity for academics, researchers, university students, journalists and general information seekers to obtain one-year free membership. For more details, contact Tel.0112674386 – 0112698847

Opening hours of the National Library

National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB) organizes a Walking to make aware the people on the value of reading

NLDSB implements various programmes to mark the National Reading Month – October every year. To mark the National Reading Month 2017, NLDSB has made arrangement to organize a walking on 02nd October 2017 from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm to make aware the public about the value of reading.

The walking will be started from the NLDSB premises under the patronage of Hon. Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Minister of Education and goes to the Colombo Public Library through Lipton roundabout and finished there after a meeting. Objective of this walking is to create awareness among the people about the importance of reading.

Development of research in library and information field is a main responsibility of the National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB). As a one step to fulfill this responsibility, NLDSB has made arrangement to conduct a research symposium on 20th September 2017 in the NLDSB auditorium, Independence Avenue, Colombo 07. Objective of the symposium is to provide the opportunity for the library professionals to present their research papers. The theme of the symposium is “Knowledge Development through information innovation”. Participation fee is Rs 2000/= for librarians and Rs. 1000/= for library Science students. Cheques should be drawn in favour of “Chairman, National Library and Documentation Services Board’’

Contact

Address : National Library and Documentation Services Board
No. 14; Independence Avenue
Colombo 07
Sri Lanka
Phone : +94 11 3056388
Email : research@mail.natlib.lk

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