It gives me immense pleasure to announce the launch of Forum for Business Librarians on the eve of Golden Jubilee celebrations of IIM BANGALORE. There are many conglomerates of library professionals in India, but unlike others, this forum is intended to be driven by passionate professionals who wish to share their ideas on an open forum for professional development and represent the needs of our users.
After several rounds of discussions with senior colleagues and friends in the fraternity, it is observed that the competencies associated with Business librarianship are distinct given the vast knowledge resources pertaining to Business and Management education.
The main objective of this group is to provide a platform for Business School Librarians to exchange ideas, practices and problems associated with Business Librarianship. To know more about its activities and membership, please browse this site.
Forum for Business School Librarians will be inaugurated 11th August 2023 in a meeting which will be available via Zoom for discussions by library professionals all over India. The main objective of this discussion is to shape the governance, activities, events and resources for the library professionals working in business schools.
Librarians working in Business Schools across India can become a member of this group. Initially the core group membership will be limited to 12. A committee comprising Senior Librarians will evaluate the profile of library and the brief bio of the Librarian. As a protocol, members will meet once a year to share best practices, and the latest developments in the field of business librarianship and discuss topics of mutual interest.
Through this group we will:
Craft guides and tutorials on various research topics on Business and Management
Develop a comprehensive directory of business information resources on Indian companies and Industries.
Discuss and evaluate technologies for their implementation in libraries.
Exchange best practices on collection development, technical services, copyright assistance, business information literature and services for faculty and students.