International Conference on Reshaping Libraries: Emerging Global Technologies and Trends
ICRL 2018



Conference Theme

The conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the framework of Reshaping Libraries: Emerging Global Technologies and Trend Some of the important areas, which conference intends to engage itself with are listed below:


Re-shaping Libraries


  • Reinventing Libraries
  • Digitality, Maker Space and Learning in Libraries
  • New Innovations and Trends in Libraries
  • Refurbishment of Libraries
  • User Engagement Strategies/Redesigning & Revamping Libraries
  • Futuristic Design of Libraries

  • Cooperation and Networking for Building Collections and Connections

  • New Library Cooperation: Case Studies
  • Collaborative Digitization and Sharing
  • New Resource Sharing Models
  • Consortium Building and Case Studies
  • Exploring the Web for Quality Content

  • Digital Innovations and Technologies in Libraries

  • New Global Technologies for Libraries
  • New Social Media Applications in Libraries
  • Mobile-based Applications in Libraries: Case Studies
  • Digital Futures: Strategies for Developing World Class Libraries

  • Managing Knowledge and Change in Libraries

  • Indigenous Knowledge Creation, Content Development and Digital Libraries
  • Copyright and Open Access Publishing, Self Archiving, and Open Access Policy
  • Electronic Publications, Pricing Models and Digital Archiving
  • National and International Cooperation and Collaboration in Knowledge Access and Management

  • Global Trends in Managing Human Resource in Libraries

  • New Skills for LIS Professionals
  • Leadership


  • Library User Engagement Strategies

  • User Needs and Expectations
  • Personalised Services to Library Users
  • Advanced Service Models for Library Users

  • Paper Submission Guidelines

    We invite submissions of:

  • Future oriented thought-pieces arising out of current research
  • Original Research papers presenting theoretical solutions, but with a clear illustration on how these solutions can be applied
  • Position papers presenting opinions on some aspect of practice, or describing work that is still in progress, but sufficiently mature to warrant attention
  • Posters outlining experiences and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or opportunities
  • Best practices


  • Original papers on the above sub-themes or related themes are invited from professionals. The papers should be based on research surveys, case studies or action plans. Surveys on Internet use/E-Journals Usage in libraries will not be accepted.

    Guidelines for Paper Submission
  • Papers should not normally exceed 5000 words or 16 double-spaced pages, besides tables, diagrams, etc.
  • Each paper should contain an abstract, upto ten keywords, body of the paper, conclusion and references.
  • The abstract should state in about 150 words the sum and substance of the paper.
  • The conclusion should include the recommendations made in the paper.
  • The keywords which describe the main issues discussed should be given in alphabetical order.
  • The paper should contain the author’s name, designation, organisation, address, telephone, fax, and E-mail address.
  • All references should be presented according to the Chaicago Manual of Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org /tool s_citationguide.html)
  • Papers should be typed in 8.5”x11” page size, 1.25” margins, 12 point Times Roman and double spaced.
  • Papers be typed in MS Word format.
  • Every paper has to be accompanied by a copyright declaration form according to the format available on the conference website www.delnet.nic.in/ICRL 2018
  • At least one of the authors listed in the paper must register for ICRL 2018 within one week after the paper has been accepted for presentation in ICRL 2018.


  • The completed paper should be sent electronically to [email protected] and a copy to [email protected]
    Also send the copyright declaration at the following address:

    Dr. H. K. Kaul
    Director & Chairman, ICRL 2018
    DELNET - Developing Library Network
    JNU Campus, Nelson Mandela Road,
    Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070.
    E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
    Phone: 011-26741111; Mob.: 09891016667



    Dates to Remembers

    Last Date for Submission of Full paper December 31, 2017
    Intimation for acceptance of paper January 15, 2018
    Early Bird Registration December 31, 2017
    Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings,only if Registered on or beforeJanuary 20, 2018