JK Lakshmipat University organised 5th National Seminar on “Leveraging Design Thinking for Introducing Innovative Information Services (LDT-IIIS)” in collaboration with Rajasthan Technical Library Association (RTLA), Jaipur on 17th February 2019. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Dr. S.D. Vyas. The inaugural ceremony started with lighting of ceremonial lamp and invoking blessings of Goddess Saraswati. Dr. R.L. Raina, Honourable Vice Chancellor delivered the welcome address. He said news age technology plays a significant role in every sphere of life. He urged the audience to use the concept of design thinking for introducing innovative information services. He further said design thinking should be reflected not only in our thinking but in actions as well. In context of innovative information services he discussed 3 things- what we acquire, how we process it and how to serve it to the end users.
Dr. Sanjay Goel, Directror, IET said there is a dire need to revisit the definition of library- it is a concept not a place. He further said, the concept of ‘book’ is evolving with the passage of time. Library is a place to create communities. It should be a place to attract people. Library is not a resource centre but a learning centre. Institute library is an intellectual heart of the institute. He asked the audience to adopt the principle of ‘Learning by Doing’ while rendering library services. Thereafter, he discussed how JKLU is bringing transformation in learning by adopting the Principle of ‘Learning by Doing’ .
Dr. Raj Kumar Bhakar, Patron, RTLA, while throwing some light on Rajasthan Technical Library Association (RTLa) said on 4 Sep, 2017, 562 librarians joined RTLA. He further discussed various hardships and challenges which RTLA encountered since its inception. He also announced that next International Conference of RTLA will be held at JJTU, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. Thereafter, Mr . Mukesh Pathak Organizing Secretary threw some light on the theme of the seminar. Dr. Purnima Kaushik, Guest of Honour, in her address gave emphasis on KISS (Keep is simple and short) principle. Further, she said information services should be simple and user friendly. Dr. S.D. Vyas, chief guest of the occasion, said there should be a seamless collection of print and digital resources. He asked the participants to have mutual discussion through such type of associations. He further said, 21 century is meant for quality. We should have quality for everything we do. Finally, vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Roshan Lal, President RTLA.