5th National Seminar on Leveraging Design Thinking For IIIS, 17 Feb, 2019

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About the Seminar

Libraries aim to facilitate knowledge resources to the community and play a vital role in spreading education by self-learning process. Presently these facilitation centres are facing problems of limited financial resources and underutilization of available resources. The challenges are real, complex and varied with organization, place and community. To cater the need of rapidly evolving and changing information and user community, libraries have to search answers in a new perspective by using cutting edge technologies and innovative approaches. Hence, libraries are continuously reframing themselves and focusing more on services in comparison to resources. To create innovative services design thinking approach will be helpful. Design thinking is a systematic approach to solve complex problems. This approach goes beyond traditional concerns. User needs and satisfaction is the central key to this approach. It has three essential components i.e. technical feasibility, economic viability and human desirability. It involves three steps process :- Inspiration – Identifying your challenge and deciding how to approach it, Ideation – Generating ideas, then interpreting and expressing them through prototypes, and Iteration – Experimenting and soliciting user feedback to improve your prototypes.


  • Recognize the present and future challenges in library and information services.
  • Exposing librarians to design thinking approach for problem identification, visualizing, reframing and solution.


Leveraging Design Thinking for Introducing Innovative Information Services (LDT-IIIS)

 Sub Themes

  • Future libraries opportunities and challenges
  • ICT skills and competencies
  • Innovative LIS services and challenges
  • LIS Leadership challenges and opportunities
  • Content management tools
  • Digital libraries

 Call for Papers

Seminar invites original and unpublished scholarly papers on theme and sub-theme from library professionals, academicians, corporate librarians, research scholars and student. The seminar would deliberate on following broad themes, containing both conceptual and empirical work about recent and emerging developments. The seminar invites innovative perspectives to the focus areas, however, the participants are welcome to send their research work across the topics.

Important Dates

Last Date of Submission of Abstract                  :           January 25, 2019

Last Date of Submission of Full Paper               :           January 31, 2019

Intimation for Acceptance of Paper                    :           February 05, 2019

Last Date of Registration                                    :           February 10, 2019

 Details of Registration Fees

RTLA Member and Non-member                      :           Rs. 500

Research Scholar / Students*                            :           Rs. 300

*Note: Students have to carry their ID card and submit photocopy along with registration form

The registration fee covers conference kit, souvenir, high tea and working lunch. The registration fee does not include breakfast, dinner and accommodation.  

Accommodation Details

Accommodation, if required, will be provided at additional cost. Limited accommodation is available in the University Campus. Lodging can also be arranged in a hostel on a sharing basis (if available) and nearby hotels on payment basis, if required further details please contact the organizing secretary.