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Maulana Azad Library organizes Seminar on Librarians’ Day

Maulana Azad Library organizes Seminar on Librarians’ Day

Aligarh: To mark the Librarian’s Day celebrations, the Maulana Azad Library of the Aligarh Muslim University in collaboration with ProQuest South Asia today organised a National Seminar on ‘Transforming Users into Precision Researchers’ at the Library’s Cultural Hall.

During the welcome address, Dr Nabi Hasan, University Librarian introduced the purpose of this seminar in the current day environment and highlighted the importance of the precision researching.

He highlighted that AMU is ranked number one in the Theses Repository of the Government of India with maximum submissions, hosted on ShodhGanga and also ranked number one by NAAC in the category of University Libraries with second largest library system of its kind in Asia after China.

Dr. Ramesh Gaur, Librarian, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, who attended the seminar as the keynote speaker addressed the gathering on ‘Changing role of libraries and librarians.’

He highlighted how the librarians can provide better services and guide the students and faculty for better researching.

Dr Gaur praised the University Librarian, Dr Nabi Hasan for taking initiatives of conducting seminars on most relevant and current themes.

Meanwhile, experts from ProQuest South Asia, Mr Prathap Das and Mr Shashank discussed different ways of doing research using the information products available in the AMU.

Prof Rizwan Khan, Director, IQAC, AMU spoke about the use of resources for enhancing the quality of research and research output of the university which may result in better Citation and H-Index of the university. He said that this can secure better ranking for AMU at national and international level.

In his presidential address, Prof Khan talked about how a library staff can transform a user into precision researcher. He praised the efforts of University Librarian and library staffs in organizing seminar on such a wonderful theme.

Dr Jafar Iqbal spoke on ETD@AMU and shared the current status of theses and dissertations at AMU.

In Question/Answer session, the participants deliberated on different aspects covered in the seminar.

Dr Amjad Ali, Deputy Librarian proposed the vote of thanks. Mr. Asif Fareed Siddiqui, Assistant Librarian conducted the program.

Librarians’ Day is celebrated on the occasion of birth anniversary of Padmashree Dr S R Ranganthan, father of Library Science in India.

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