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  1. Professional Values and Ethics of Librarianship: Philosophy of Librarianship- Contemporary Public and Media perception, Impact of Professional codes of Ethics- Crisis of Professionalism in Public services – Role of Library Associations in professional updating - Ethics of Access, Plagiarism, IPR, Copyright, Fair Use and Licensing.

  2. Libraries and Social Responsibilities: From Libraries to Knowledge Hubs- Library Advocacy - Customer Relationship Management -Building Partnerships and Collaboration- Social Services beyond Librarianship - Impact of COVID Pandemic on Managing Libraries.

  3. Innovative and Smart Technologies Applications in Libraries: Transforming the Libraries- Impact of ICT- Smart Mobile Applications - RFID, Security and Sensor Systems-Web-based Applications & Protocols - Cloud Computing Applications -Social Media and Social Networks in Libraries – Internet of Things (IOT) – Open Source Software (OSS)-

  4. Collection Building, Digital Libraries, Institutional Repositories (IRs) and Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) : Electronic Resource Management (ERM) – Remote Access and Models, National & International Consortia Models. Architecture and Management - Digital Archives, Preservation and Curation - Data Mining – Big Data

  5. Web-based Information & Information Literacy:   Online and Onsite Information Services-Research / Project support services- Innovations and Best Practices, Information literacy as professional legitimation –Conceptualizing the Information Commons- E-Learning and Virtual Learning Methods- Online Courses, SWAYAM, MOOCs

  6. Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all; Lifelong Learning Skills, Library Advocacy and facilities to reach Specially Challenged users.

  7. Skills and Competencies of LIS Professionals:  Competencies and Skills for Information Professionals of the 21st Century - Skill Development - Emergence of hybrid professionals- National Mission on Skill Development -

  8. Future of LIS Education and Research: Trends in LIS Teaching, Learning and Research - LIS Curriculum – Continuing Professional Education (CEP) – Training of Trainers (ToT)- Role of Professional Associations in LIS education –– Research Impact and Visibility -

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