Functional Groups

Human Resource Development

Objectives and Responsibilities:

Objectives and Responsibilities Imparting training to manpower working in the university and college libraries in the use of ICT is one of the most important objectives of the Centre that is given due priority. 549 training programmes, workshops and seminars focusing on the library automation and networking have so far been conducted till 31st January, 2013 benefitting 43,327 participants. INFLIBNET Regional Training Programme on Library Automation (IRTPLA) is one of the popular training programmes organized by the Group in collaboration with colleges and universities regularly. User Awareness Training Programmes on e-resources subscribed under the UGC-INFONET and NLIST project are being conducted across the country in collaboration with the universities. Besides, the Centre also conducts short-term and long-term specialized training programmes of variable duration depending upon the requirements of users. National and international conventions called PLANNER in North-eastern regions and International CALIBER in various states in India are being organized biannually as regular activity of the Centre. The Centre has also conducted 111 Training Programmes on SOUL Installation and Operations for Libraries.

The Group is also involved in promoting automation in college and university libraries, identifying universities for funding for library automation and follow-up assistance to universities that receive funds for under library automation scheme of the UGC.

Major Activities

Major activities of the Group include organization of training programmes, workshops, seminars, Specialized training programmes, onsite training programmes, tutorials, bi-annual conventions, i.e. CALIBER (Convention on Automation of Libraries in Education and Research Institutes) and PLANNER (Promotion of Library Automation and Networking in North Eastern Region), promoting library automation in colleges and universities, follow-up assistance to universities covered under Library Automation Scheme of the UGC, and managing Library of the INFLIBNET Centre.