Colloquium 3


Documentation Research & Training Centre (DRTC)
Indian Statistical Institute
8th Mile, Mysore Road, RVCE Post
Bangalore, 560 059

Title - Engaging users in Today’s Libraries



 In every era, libraries face a new challenge in how to engage and attract users. The current Information Age has its own distinguishing features and brings with it a new set of problems that libraries seek to solve. The existential crisis that they face is staying relevant in the deluge of information enclosing us.

Our presentation suggests a few ways in which libraries can remain conspicuous among their patrons. Primarily, libraries are “places”, in which the individual and the community can intermingle. They are also centres for lifelong learning and keeping oneself abreast of the last happenings. And finally, the special environment and experience they foster are still unmatched in many ways. We will try to focus on each of the themes.

Topics and speakers: 

Introduction                                                       Nabina Khamaru

Attracting users through Design                        V Bhuvaneshwari

Attracting users through Technology                 Anuj Dev

Attracting users through Extension Services     Ratna Raj

Marketing Information Products                        Prashant Yadav

Case Study: The Helsinki Oodi Library             Harikrishnan J S

Conclusion                                                          Shakeeb Arzoo

Coordinator: Dr. Biswanath Dutta

Date: 12/04/22

Time: 2 pm

Venue: DRTC Class Room (G-16), ISI Bangalore.