IMT Ghaziabad
IMT Ghaziabad


International Conference on
Empowering Libraries, Connecting Communities:
Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

Organized Jointly By
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
and Management Libraries Network

Event: October 5 – 7, 2023 IMT Ghaziabad, India

About Conference

IMT GHAZIABAD LIBRARY is pleased to announce the 21st MANLIBNET International Conference on “Empowering Libraries, Connecting Communities: Innovation, Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship.” IMTG and MANLIBNET strongly advocates the pertinence of libraries: especially academic and public libraries in relentlessly adapting and evolving with the times. This unique conference will not only allow learning about advanced technology and services in library and information science, but the stakeholders will also get opportunities to learn about entrepreneurship and collaboration with the community and society. In our fast-paced, technology-driven world, it is vital to stay up to date on advances in the fields of library and information science. This conference provides a platform for the best way to spark innovative ideas and gain insights by meeting and learning from peers. The MANLIBNET 2023 International Conference is structured to bring together Creative, Academic, and Corporate experts in library science. The professionals may exchange their views and experiences on thinking beyond the box to help contemporary library professionals, libraries, and knowledge resource centres.

Conference Dates October 5-7, 2023
Registration Deadline September 30, 2023
The Objectives of the Conference

The conference seeks to inspire attendees to think creatively, collaborate effectively, and embrace entrepreneurship in order to empower libraries and connect communities. The objectives of the conference are to:

  • Encourage people to think outside the box and look for new and creative ways to help academic libraries, public libraries etc. and bring people together;
  • Highlight the importance of collaboration between libraries, library professionals, and other organizations in order to effectively serve communities and meet their needs;
  • Inspire attendees to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and embrace new opportunities for libraries to drive change and growth;
  • Demonstrate how libraries can empower communities by providing access to information, resources, and programs that support lifelong learning and professional growth; and,
  • Highlight the role of libraries as community hubs that bring people together and foster connections between individuals, organizations, and communities.
Structure of The Conference
  • Inaugural Session
  • Invited Talks
  • Paper Presentations
  • Panel Discussion
  • Workshops
  • Product Presentation
  • Valedictory Session
Who should attend?
  • Library and Information Science Professionals
  • Faculty and Research Scholars
  • IT Professionals and IT Service Providers
  • Business and Corporate Professionals
  • Knowledge Management Professionals
  • Professional Associations
  • Archivists, Educationists and Policy Makers
  • Publishers, Information Providers and Exhibitors
Call for Papers

Original research papers, research surveys, case studies or action plans on any sub-theme related to the conference’s core theme may be submitted as per the details mentioned below:

For more information, please refer to Author Guidelines Section.

Submission of ABSTRACT:

Abstract of the paper can be submitted through email only at (Submissions of Abstract is closed)

Submission of FULL PAPER

Full Papers can be submitted through the Online Full Paper Submission form only. (Submission of Full Paper is closed)

Publication Opportunity

All submitted papers will go through a double-blind review process. The selected papers will be published in print format in an edited book with an ISBN. The top shortlisted papers may be published in the Journal of Library Management, a refereed journal of MANLIBNET.

Core Themes

Empowering Libraries, Connecting Communities: Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship


Empowering Academic & Public Libraries

  • Modernizing Library Technology
  • Providing Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Building Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Increasing Public Access and Outreach
  • Collection Development and Diversifications
  • Developing Community Driven Programs and Services
  • Advocating for Libraries
  • Supporting Digital Literacy and Information Literacy
  • Sustainability and Future Planning for Libraries
  • Information Technology and the Restructuring
  • The Future of Library Materials
  • Startup Ecosystem and Role of Libraries

Connecting Communities

  • Social Media Integration
  • Collaborative Programming
  • Technology Hubs
  • Community Partnerships
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Outreach Initiatives
  • Cultural and Diversity Initiatives
  • Metrics & User Studies
  • Libraries and Public Education

Innovation in Libraries

  • Innovation in Learning Environment
  • Innovative Information Services
  • Technology Integration
  • Digital Transformation
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Space Redesign
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Sustainability
  • User-Centered Design
  • Inclusivity and Diversity
  • Future-Proofing
  • Innovation through Research

Collaboration in Libraries

  • Resource Sharing
  • Joint Collection Development
  • Cooperative Reference and Information Services
  • Shared Technology and Digital Resources
  • Consortia Purchasing and Licensing Agreements
  • Staff Development and Training Collaborations
  • Joint Marketing and Outreach Initiatives
  • Community Partnerships and Engagement
  • Cooperative National and International Information Networks

Entrepreneurship in Libraries

  • Library as Incubators
  • Entrepreneurial Training and Education Programs
  • Mentorship and Networking Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
  • Access to Technology
  • Resources and Funding for Entrepreneurs
  • Business Planning and Support Services
  • Co-working Spaces and Maker Spaces
  • Innovation and Ideation Workshops and Events
  • Community Outreach and Partnerships with Local Businesses
  • Professional Communication
  • Intellectual Property and Patent Resources for Entrepreneurs
  • Market Research and Business Intelligence Resources

Digital Technology and Trends in Libraries

  • Digital Content Creation, Preservation, and Delivery
  • New Learning and Web Technology
  • Data Science, Open Source, Open Data and Open Science
  • Mobile, Web and Semantic Technology Application
  • in Libraries
  • Metaverse in Library
  • Analytics /Big Data Opportunities for Library Professionals
  • E-Learning – Altmetrics, User Case Studies in Digital Age
  • Digital Library Standards and Policy
  • Sustainable Digital Library Model
  • Innovative Library Services
  • Digital Repositories: Development, Preservation, and Challenges
  • Internationalization of the Academic Library
Author Guidelines for Paper Submission:

All the authors are required to adhere to the following conference guidelines:

  1. An abstract of approximately 500 words must be submitted on or before the abstract submission deadline.
  2. The author(s) should send the full paper only after the abstract has been approved.
  3. The paper is approximately 5000 words long with single spacing in Times New Roman 12 font size.
  4. The paper should highlight the current trends/issues.
  5. The paper should be submitted in Word format only.
  6. The first page should contain title, author(s) name(s), contact details of all authors, an abstract of 500 words, and keywords.
  7. The second page should have the paper’s title followed by the text.
  8. Pictures, tables, charts, and diagrams should be in black and white.
  9. The APA style of writing should be followed throughout the text and in references.
  10. Correspondence will be made only with the principal author.
  11. Paper presenters will receive certificates at the conference after paper presentation by at least one of the authors and registration by all authors, if certificates for all authors are required.
  12. Accepted full papers must be submitted with the registration fee in order to be considered for publication in the conference proceedings.
Submission of ABSTRACT:

Abstract of the paper can be submitted through email only at (Submissions of Abstract is closed)

Submission of FULL PAPER

Full Papers can be submitted through the Online Full Paper Submission form only. (Submission of Full Paper is closed)

Note: All the papers submitted for the conference will go through a blind review process, both by the editors and reviewers. Based on the recommendations from reviewers, the authors will be appropriately communicated with about the paper.

Conference Dates October 5-7, 2023
Registration Deadline September 30, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline (extended) June 20, 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline (extended) July 10, 2023
Paper Acceptance Confirmation  July 31, 2023

The registration fees will be charged as per the category opted.

Category Registration Fee
Indian Delegate (Academic Institutions) Rs.2500
International Delegate (Academic Institutions) $ 150
MANLIBNET Member (Academic Institutions) Rs.2000
Research Scholars/Retired Professional (Academic Institutions) Rs.1800

Representatives of commercial organizations can participate as conference sponsors only.

    1. Registration will be confirmed only if the form is duly filled out and payment is received in full.
    2. The registration fee does not include accommodation charges.
    3. The registration fee includes a conference kit, conference proceedings, tea, and lunch.
    4. For online registration, please visit: Register Now
    5. Registration Form in PDF
  1. Currently all accommodation is booked at IMT Ghaziabad campus on first cum first basis. Your are advise not to pay accommodation fees 
  2. Participants are advised to book nearby hotels directly. (List of near by Hotels)
Bank Account Details for Online Transfer
Bank Name Bank of Baroda
Account Number 06230100003820
Branch  Hi Tech City, Hyderabad
MICR No. 110012021
SWIFT CODE (for international remittance) BARBINBBOND

Payments may be made by Cheque/DD in favour of Management Libraries Network or using the above mentioned-online transfer details:

Note: Participants shall send their DD/Cheque/UTR No. and Bank Name for proper tracking of their payment confirmation via email to

The Cheque/demand draft may be drawn in favour of Management Libraries Network and sent to Dr. Akhtar Hussain, Librarian, Institute of Management Technology, Raj Nagar, Hapur Road, Ghaziabad-201001, Uttar Pradesh, India.

MANLIBNET Best Librarian Award 2023

MANLIBNET Best Librarian Award 2023 will be awarded to the winner chosen by the MANLIBNET Award Committee. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-, a memento, and a certificate.

MANLIBNET Innovative Librarian Award 2023

MANLIBNET Innovative Librarian Award 2023 will be awarded to the winner chosen by the MANLIBNET Award Committee. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-, a memento, and a certificate.

MANLIBNET- Best Paper Award

MANLIBNET- Best Paper Award (certificate + cash prize) will be awarded to the best paper written and presented at the conference. The winner will receive the award during the valedictory program. The award is sponsored by 3B (Bharat Book Bureau).

MANLIBNET International Travel Grant

MANLIBNET travel grant of a maximum up to Rs.65,000/- instituted by Bharat Book Bureau is given to eligible members for presenting their papers at International Conference. Please follow the link for more details.

Chief Patron

Chief Advisor


Organizing Secretary

Conference Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Appasaheb B Naikal, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode
  • Dr. Antony Jose, Librarian, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
  • Mr. Anup Sharma, Librarian, International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi
  • Dr. Arvind Sharma, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Udaipur
  • Dr. Ashok Kumar Upadhyay, Librarian & Head, Dept. of Lib. & Inf. Sc. Mangalayatan University, Aligarh
  • Dr. Banka Bihari Chand, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Admedabad
  • Dr. Bijaylaxmin Routaray, Director-Library, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar
  • Mr. B P Prakash, Director – HDFC Library, Ashoka University, Sonipat
  • Mr. Dharmendra Sachan, General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India, Mumbai
  • Mr. Dharam Vir, Former Chief Librarian, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Dr. Debal C Kar, University Librarian, Galgotia University, Delhi
  • Dr. Giridhar M Kunkur, Librarian, LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur
  • Dr. Habibur Rahman Khan, Deputy Librarian, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Mr. Jitender Sharma, Sr. Librarian, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida
  • Mr. Jay Bhatt, Liaison Librarian for Engineering- Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Jaideep Sharma, Professor, Library & Information Science, IGNOU, New Delhi
  • Dr. K Rama Patnaik, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore
  • Dr. Kishor Satpathy, Chief Librarian, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
  • Prof. K P Singh, Professor, Department of LIS, University of Delhi
  • Dr. Lata Suresh, Librarian, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Gurugram
  • Dr. Maneesh Kumar Bajpai, Library In-Charge, National Law University, Lucknow
  • Dr. Mohd Asif Khan, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kashipur
  • Dr. M F Kumbar, Librarian, S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
  • Mr. M K Chettiar, CEO, Bharat Book Bureau
  • Mr. M K Singh, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow
  • Mr. M M L Goyal, Former Librarian, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
  • Dr. Monawwer Eqbal, Deputy Librarian, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Dr. Mustahsan Usmani Raja, University Librarian, Integral University, Lucknow.
  • Dr. N Laxman Rao, Former Professor, Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Dr. Nabi Hasan, Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
  • Dr. Nihar K Patra, Librarian, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Berhampur, Odhisa
  • Dr. Nishat Fatima Zaidi, University Librarian, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Dr. Nitin Kude, University Librarian, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
  • Dr. P K Jain, Librarian, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi
  • Dr. P M Gupta, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bodh Gaya
  • Dr. P N Bajpai, Librarian, JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad
  • Dr. R Venkata Kesavan, GM & Head, Times Archives & Knowledge Centre, Mumbai
  • Dr. Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Manager-Library, NHPC Ltd., Faridabad
  • Dr. Ramveer Tanwar, University Librarian, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun
  • Dr. P R Goswami, Former Director (Library), IGNCA, New Delhi
  • Dr. R K Sharma, Director General, Delhi Public Library
  • Prof. Rakesh Kumar Bhatt, Head, Dept. Library & Information Science, Delhi University, Delhi
  • Dr. Ramesh C Gaur, Director, NSD & Dean, IGNCA, New Delhi
  • Dr. Rishi Tiwari, Librarian, MNIT, Jaipur
  • Dr. Rumma Sharma, Former Deputy Director-Library, AIMA, New Delhi
  • Dr. Sanjay Kataria, University Librarian, Bennett University, Greater Noida
  • Dr. Shantanu Ganguly, Director and Professor (Business Communication), NIMS University, Jaipur
  • Dr. Shailesh Kumar Lohiya, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Jammu
  • Dr. Shams Khan, Deputy Librarian, Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  • Dr. Sudeep Sharma, Head Librarian, National Institute of Design, Bhopal
  • Mr. Shiv Shankar Jha, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sirmaur
  • Dr. Shiv Shankar Srivastava, Librarian, AKG Engineering College, Ghaziabad
  • Dr. Shri Ram, Librarian, Sikkim University, Sikkim
  • Dr. Sufian Ahmad, Deputy Librarian, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Dr. Tariq Ashraf, Former University Librarian, Jamia Millia Islamia and Editor, New Delhi
  • Dr. Vikram Kumar Sharma, University Librarian, Central University of Himachal, Himachal
MANLIBNET Office Bearers
  • President I Dr. M G Sreekumar, Director (Libraries), Jio University, Navi Mumbai
  • Vice President I Dr. Chandrakant Swain, Librarian, IIM Raipur
  • General Secretary I Dr. Akhtar Parvez, University Librarian, MANUU, Hyderabad
  • Secretary I Dr. Akhtar Hussain, Deputy Chief Librarian, IMT Ghaziabad
  • Secretary I Dr. Rajesh Kumar, University Librarian, MRIIRS
  • Treasurer I Dr. Meeta Rathod V, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Sarvajanik University, Surat
MANLIBNET Executive Council Members
  • Dr. Dhavalben Darshankumar Bhatt, Chief Librarian & Dean (FLS), Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat
  • Dr. Elavazhagan. K, Librarian & Chief Knowledge Officer, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Tiruchirappalli
  • Dr. Imran Khan, Librarian, Zakir Husain Delhi College (University of Delhi), New Delhi
  • Dr. Jayanta Kumar Tripathy, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi
  • Ms. Jyoti Bhatt, Former Assistant Librarian, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat
  • Md. Khalid Nadeem Khan, Assistant Librarian, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Prof (Dr.) Mrs. Meenal Oak, Librarian & Coordinator IGNOU SC, MES Institute of Management & Career Courses, Pune and Associate Editor, JLM
  • Dr. Meghana Sanjeeva, Librarian, Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Chembur, Mumbai
  • Dr. Narayan Chandra Ghosh, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta
  • Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Director, NRC, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi
  • Dr. S. M. Abbas, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Dr. Sudhir Kumar Jena, Librarian, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong
  • Dr. Tariq Ashraf, University Librarian, Jamia Millia Islamia and Editor, JLM, New Delhi

Established in 1980, the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMTG) is India’s premier AACSB-accredited management school with a distinct focus on grooming leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility. An autonomous, not–for–profit institute, offering highly sought after postgraduate programmes over the past four decades, IMTG currently offers six AICTE-approved programmes – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) regular, PGDM Executive, PGDM Part Time, PGDM (Banking & Financial Services), PGDM Dual Country Programme (DCP) and Fellow Program in Management(FPM). IMT Ghaziabad has been set up under the aegis of Lajpat Rai Educational Society (LES), a society duly registered under the Societies Act 1860, Government of India. Today, it is the proud alma mater of more than 1000 C–suite executives and thousands of professionals serving in leadership positions in the best-known organizations in India and worldwide.

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MANLIBNET was registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, in the year 2000 with the broad objectives of providing a common forum to library professionals and developing understanding and cooperation between libraries and librarians for effective collaboration and resource sharing. The Management Libraries Network was established in 1998 at the first convention jointly organised by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Ahmedabad Management Association. To facilitate experience sharing and a professional network, MANLIBNET organises annual conferences in collaboration with leading academic institutions situated in various locations. The leading institutions that have collaborated with MANLIBNET to organize the annual conferences are IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore, IIM Trichy, XLRI Jamshedpur, TAPMI Manipal, NIFM Faridabad, ICSSR Mumbai, University of Delhi (South Campus), EDI Ahmedabad, Nirma University Ahmedabad, ICSSR New Delhi, SSIM Secunderabad; IIHMR Jaipur, and Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida, Parul University, Gujarat, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar.

Besides holding annual conferences, Librarian Development Programmes (LDPs) are a significant and regular feature of MANLIBNET activities geared towards the professional and educational enhancement of LIS professionals. In memory of the founder president of MANLIBENT, Shri Ashok Jambhekar, the Ashok Jambheker Memorial Lecture was started in 2007, and since then MANLIBNET has been organising the same on a regular basis. MANLIBNET also organises seminars, webinars, panel discussions, etc. in collaboration with various academic institutions.

MANLIBNET promotes outstanding library practises by identifying the Best Librarian from the community of information professionals and recognising their academic and professional work annually. The MANLIBNET Best Paper Award is to incentivize library professionals who contribute research papers to MANLIBNET annual conferences.

To promote research in LIS, MANLIBNET-Bharat Book Bureau International Travel Grant Award is given to MANLIBNET members for presenting an original and unpublished paper at an international library conference held outside India.

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MANLIBNET invites sponsors to join the Conference on the theme ‘Empowering Libraries, Connecting Communities: Innovation, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship’ to be held from October 5-7, 2023 at IMT Ghaziabad.

The sponsors will have an opportunity to showcase their products and connect with key decision-makers from the library and information field.

Sponsorship Categories
Platinum Sponsorship Gold Sponsorship
(Maximum Two) (Maximum Four)
Silver Sponsorship Bronze Sponsorship
(Maximum Four) (Maximum Six)
Exhibitor Stall Advertisement
(Maximum Ten) (in Conference Souvenir)
For more sponsorship information, please call or write to the Organizing Secretary.

About Ghaziabad (Delhi-NCR)

One of the largest cities in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Ghaziabad is also known as the most well-planned and well-developed city. All the industrialization that Ghaziabad has seen over the past decade has made the city one of the most sought-after cities in the state and in Northern India. Ghaziabad is the first city on the route to Uttar Pradesh from New Delhi and is called the “Gateway of UP”.  Situated close to the country’s capital, Ghaziabad is a modern and very urbanized city in Uttar Pradesh. Ghaziabad is a planned city where various industries, like glassware, pottery, paint, and steel, have been established. As the city has grown, it has become a hub for various malls and entertainment activities, attracting many people from neighbouring states and cities.

Being a neighbour to the National Capital and the metro city of Noida along with being a part of the NCR, Ghaziabad is well connected regarding air, rail and road. Being well connected on all the sides by New Delhi, Noida, Hapur, Modinagar, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Saharanpur and Haridwar, Ghaziabad gets strategical importance when it comes to location keeping in mind the proximity towards all the nearby places.

Tourist Places in Delhi

Over the years, Delhi has seen many architectural wonders, such as the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Isa Khan’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Lutyens Delhi, India Gate, and many others. Exploring, and discovering all of these tourist attractions makes Delhi a very amazing tourist attraction to explore. Delhi has many temples, such as Hanuman Mandir, Akshardham, Sri Jagannath Temple, and many others. All of these and many others are elegant structures of spiritual phenomena. For anyone having a spiritual inclination, Delhi serves its purpose. Apart from that, Delhi is one of the best shopping destinations in the country, a fact confirmed by the thousands of tourists and locals thronging the popular shopping hotspots of the National Capital.

Reaching IMT Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad is adjacent to India’s capital city, Delhi. Delhi is well-connected to all major cities across the globe. The IMT Ghaziabad campus is at a distance of 90 minutes from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Ghaziabad is also well connected by railways, roadways, and the metro.

The nearest metro station is Shaheed Sthal, called “New Bus Adda.” It is on the Red Line and is approximately 4 km from IMT Ghaziabad. The nearest interchange is at Kashmere Gate, which intersects with the Yellow and Violet Lines.


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Dr. Akhtar Parvez

University Librarian, MANUU, Hyderabad

Poonam Garg

Dr. M G Sreekumar

Director (Libraries), Jio University, Navi Mumbai

Poonam Garg

Dr. Nabi Hasan

Head Librarian, IIT, Delhi

Poonam Garg

Dr. Shantanu Ganguly

Director and Professor (Business Communication)
NIMS University, Jaipur
Poonam Garg

Prof. Ramesh C Gaur

Director, NSD
Professor & HoD Kalanidhi, IGNCA

Richa Saxena

Prof. Richa Saxena

IMT Ghaziabad

Richa Saxena

Prof. Shailja Agarwal

IMT Ghaziabad

Richa Saxena

Prof. Vinayak Ram Tripathi

IMT Ghaziabad

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