The Lang Library: A priceless treasure

The Lang Library, is one of the oldest public libraries in western India. It was established in the year 1856 in Rajkot, a city in the present-day state of Gujarat. The library has undergone many changes in its nomenclature, and is currently called as Arvindbhai Maniyar Library. It was set up in the memory of […]

Sustainability and libraries: green libraries

As awareness of environmental sustainability continues to grow, many libraries take the opportunity of a new building or substantial renovations to improve their green footprint. There are green library awards: IFLA’s Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group has a green library award that libraries can nominate for. The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) won an […]

#welcometomydesk – Bhakti Gala, India

Bhakti Gala is an ILN Content Officer based in Gujarat, India. This is my work space. I am a full time LIS academic. Our university is new and operating from temporary premises. Hence, space is a very demanding issue. We are placed across the library which is also facing similar space crunches.  Our center offers […]

Postcard: Shrimati Hansa Mehta Library in India

Today’s Postcard comes from Dr. Mayank Trivedi, University Librarian & Senate Member at  Smt. Hansa Mehta Library, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Thank you Dr. Trivedi.  Shrimati Hansa Mehta Library, the University Library of The M S University of Baroda (present building) started functioning from 1957 is named after Smt. Hansaben Mehta, first Honourable […]

Postcard from India: Kishor Satpathy

Today’s guest post comes from our Indian Ambassador, Kishor Satpathy, who is sharing with us some of the details of his workplace. Thank you for the contribution Kishor! I’m working as Institute Librarian in National Institute of Institute Technology Silchar located in the remote North East Corner of India quite near to Bangladesh. It is […]