MLAI 2014

National Convention of Medical Library Association of India
MANAGING MEDICAL LIBRARIES IN THE CHANGING INFORMATION SOCIETY
December 15-17, 2014
Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur (Rajasthan)- 313001, India
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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee of MLAI-14, I have great pleasure in inviting you to the convention of Medical Library Association of India, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

The theme to be discussed in MLAI-14 convention is “Managing Medical Libraries in the Changing Information Society”.

Udaipur was founded in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the final capital of the erstwhile Mewar kingdom, located in the fertile circular valley-"Girwa" to the southwest of Nagda, on the Banas River, the first capital of the Mewar kingdom. This area already had a thriving trading town of "Ayad" which had served as capital of Mewar for over 200 years and 17 rulers of Mewar had ruled from Ayad town of Girwa Valley (10-12th centuries, Ruler #18-34), still earlier (4+1) Rawals ruled from Nagda; so the “Girwa” (& adjoining) valley was already well-known to Chittaud rulers who moved to it whenever the vulnerable table land (Mesa)Chittaudgadh was threatened with enemy attacks. Maharana Udai Singh II, in the wake of 16th century emergence of artillery warfare decided to move his capital to a more secure location, importance of which he had realized during his exile at Kumbhalgadh. Ayad was flood-prone, hence he chose the ridge east of Pichola Lake to start his new capital city, where he came upon a hermit while hunting in the foothills of the Aravalli Range. The hermit blessed the king and asked him to build a palace on the spot, assuring him it would be well protected. Udai Singh II consequently established a residence on the site. In November 1567, the Mughal emperor Akbar attacked & laid siege of the venerated fort of Chittor, which was reduced to one of the 84 forts of Mewar.

As the Mughal empire weakened, the Sisodia ranas, and later maharanas (also called the Guhilots or Suryavansh), who had always tried to oppose Mughal dominance, reasserted their independence and recaptured most of Mewar except for Chittor. Udaipur remained the capital of the state, which became a princely state of British India in 1818. Being a mountainous region and unsuitable for heavily armoured Mughal horses, Udaipur remained safe from Mughal influence in spite of much pressure. The rajvansh of Udaipur was one of the oldest dynasties of the world. Maharana Mahendra Singh Mewar (the Royal Family of Udaipur), is the current symbolic ruler of the city.

 

Dr. Raj Kumar

Secretary

Medical Library Association of India


Correspondence Address

Dr. Raj Kumar

University Librarian

A.C. Joshi Library, Panjab University,

Chandigarh – 160014 (India)

Fax: 0172-2548159

Mobile: +91-9417461789

Phone: 0172-2534551

E-mail: rajkumar196@yahoo.co.in

 

Local Organizing Secretary

Mr. P.R. Meena

Former Librarian, Central Library

Rabindranath Tagore Medical College

Hospital Rd, Madhuban, Udaipur (Rajasthan) – 313001 (India)

Mobile No. 08058844008

prmeena08@gmail.com

09928941219

milibajpai@gmail.com

 

Convention Director

Dr. R.P. Kumar

(Formerly, Chief Librarian, AIIMS, New Delhi)

Karger India

Plot No. 17, Yusuf Sarai Market,

B.L. Glass Building, 2nd Floor, #201

Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016 (India)

Phone: +91-11-4602 9633,

Fax: +91-11-46029634

Mobile: +91-9891052128

E-mail: karger.kumar@gmail.com

 

Theme of the Convention

“Managing Medical Libraries in the Changing Information Society ”

 

Sub Themes:

Collection Development

E-resources

Open Access Resources

Training for future

Status of Health Science Libraries

Role of Associations

Internet Based Resources

Publishers/Librarians Relation

Technology Based Medical Library Services

User’s survey/Case studies

Evidence Based Health Care

Varia

 

Tentative Programme

 

15 December, 2014

Registration                                                  9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Inaugural Ceremony                         11.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

High Tea                                                      11.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon

Scientific Session-I                                       12.00 noon to 1.30 p.m.

Lunch                                                           1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Scientific Session-II                          2.00 p.m. to 3.15 p.m.

Tea                                                              3.15 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Scientific Session-III                         3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

 

16 December, 2014

Scientific Session-IV                                    10.00 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.

Tea                                                              11.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Scientific Session-V                                       11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Lunch                                                           1.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Scientific Session-VI                                    2.00 p.m. to 3.15 p.m.

Tea                                                              3.15 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Scientific Session-VII                                   3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

 

17 December, 2014

Scientific Session-VIII                                  10.00 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.

Tea                                                              11.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Swaranjyoti Lecture                                     11.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon

Valedictory Function                                    12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m.

Lunch                                                           1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Site Seeing (On Payment Basis)                    2.00 p.m. onwards

  

TIME SCHEDULE OF PAPER

October 25, 2014                    Call for Paper

November 20, 2014                 Submission of Abstracts of the paper

November 25, 2014                 Intimation of the Acceptance of the Paper

November 30, 2014                 Submission of full text of papers

November 15, 2014                 Registration & Payment (early birds)

December 15, 2014                 Payment (last)

December 15-17, 2013           Conference Dates

The time schedule should be strictly adhered.

Please send your abstract & full text paper to the Convention Director MLAI on e-mail: karger.kumar@gmail.com, Mobile: +91-9891052128.

POSTER SESSION

It has been decided to have poster session. Participants, who are interested to present their views and ideas through posters, may contact Organizing Secretary for further details.

GM KUMAR BEST PAPER AWARD

The Award will be given to original, best written and well presented paper related to theme of the Convention. This award is instituted by Dr. R.P. Kumar, Former Secretary MLAI, in the memory of his father Late Sh. G.M. Kumar.

MLAI-SJ Kulkarni Award 2014

Nominations are invited for MLAI-SJ Kulkarni Award 2014 for Best Librarian in the prescribed proforma enclosed to reach on the mentioned below address before 25th November, 2014 in a sealed envelope superscribed “ MLAI-SJ Kulkarni Award 2014” by registered post only. The award instituted by S.J. Kulkarni, Ex-President, MLAI is confined to BEST Medical Library Professional in India Only. The award will be presented at the MLAI-14.

EXHIBITION

An exhibition of products related to library and Information will be held in conjunction with MLAI-14. The exhibition will be held on 15-17 December, 2014. The Exhibition facilities are built to meet International Standards.

RECEPTION AND REGISTRATION

Participants will be received at the Airport, Railway Station and Inter-State Bus Stand Udaipur as far as possible, provided intimation is received in advance.

 

REGISTRATIN FEES

19th November, 2014                                       After 20th Nov.2014

and SPOT                    Accommodation

Members Rs. 3,000/-                                       Rs. 3,500/-                   Rs. 1,500/-

Non-Members Rs. 3,500/-                               Rs. 3,500/-                   Rs. 1,500/-

Accompanying person (per head) Rs. 1,500/- Rs. 1,500/-                   Rs. 1,500/-

Foreigners $ 100/-                                            $ 100/-                         $ 100/-

 

Kindly send your registration Fees/Accommodation charges by draft/cheque in favour of Organizing Secretary, payable at Chandigarh on the address given below:

Dr. Harjit Singh

Dr. Tulsi Das Library

PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh-160012

E-mail: pgilibrary@gmail.com, Phone: 0172-2755757(O),09814232995

 

Patron

Principal

Rabindranath Tagore Medical College

Hospital Rd, Madhuban, Udaipur (Rajasthan) – 313001 (India)

 

Local Organizing Secretary

Mr. P.R. Meena

Librarian, Dr. Robert Heilig Library

SMS Medical College, Opp. SMS Hospital

J.L.N. Marg, Jaipur – 302004 (India)

Mobile 08058844008

Email:- prmeena08@gmail.com

         milibajpai@gmail.com

09928941219

NOTE: For All Types of Correspondence and Information, Contact above address

 

Former Librarian, Central Library

Rabindranath Tagore Medical College

Hospital Rd, Madhuban, Udaipur (Rajasthan) – 313001 (India)

 

The Host

Rabindranath Tagore Medical College

Hospital Rd, Madhuban, Udaipur (Rajasthan) – 313001 (India)

Mobile No.: +91-8058844008, +91-9928941219

Phone: 0141 -2518510, 2619761, E-mail: prmeena08@gmail.com

 

 PL. NOTE: WOOLEN CLOTHES ARE ESSENTIAL Due to COLD Weather

 Transport:

By Air

The city has domestic airport, which is a service by majority of airlines. Regular flights connect the city with key Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai and so on.

By Train

The nearest railway station is located in Udaipur City. Rail network connects Udaipur with Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Chittaurgarh and other major Indian Cities.

Following is the list of all the trains running between Delhi to Udaipur Railway Stations:

Train

Train Name

Origin

Departure

Destination

Arrival

12963

Mewar Express

H Nizamuddin

19:00

Udaipur City

07:20

12981

Chetak Exp

Delhi S Rohilla

19:40

Udaipur City

07:50

By Road

The city is conveniently connected with important destinations of Rajasthan and neighboring states like: Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra by extensive road network. Besides, the government run RST (Rajasthan State Transport),  buses can also be a help for commuting in and out of the city.

Distance to Udaipur

•From Jodhpur - 266 KM

•From Delhi - 663 KM

•From Jaisalmer - 574 KM

•From Gurgaon - 633 KM

•From Jaipur - 405 KM

 

Places of interest

City Palace Complex

Bagore Ki Haveli

Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake

Ambrai Ghat

Monsoon Palace

Udaipur Ropeway