Call For Papers

  • Objectives of the Conference
    The major objectives of the conference are given below:
    • To provide a platform for LIS professionals to share their experience in providing user-centric resources and services in their respective libraries through paper presentations and discussions.
    • To discuss on planning and designing of user-centric systems and services in various types of libraries to meet the future requirement of users.
    • To expose LIS Professionals, researchers and students to various technologies being used to deliver the effective library services to the users.
    • To deliberate and exchange ideas on the latest trends and challenges in implementation of technologies in libraries.

  • Main Theme
    User-Centric Library Systems and Services: Trends and Challenges

  • Sub Themes

    Library Users and their Needs
    • User groups and their information needs, demands, expectations and preferences
    • Information seeking behavior of users
    • User studies
    • User education, information literacy and user training
    • Users' experience/perception on accessing digital resources
    • Role of libraries in promoting reading habit among users

    User-Centric Library Design
    • User-centric library and information systems
    • Library space needs
    • Library infrastructure
    • User-centric design of library space
    • Space for collaboration, networking and research
    • Qualities of good library space
    • Impact of technology on library design
    • Norms and standards for library

    User-Centric Library Resources & Information Services
    • Transformation in library collection
    • Relevance of print resources in the digital era
    • Implementation of emerging technologies and NEP -2020
    • Digital library services
    • Innovative library services –Implementation of ICT and Mobile Apps, Social Networks, Blogs, Web 2.0 to 4.0, etc.
    • Research/project support and service initiatives
    • Discovery service and remote access facilities
    • Services for visually impaired
    • Focusing on user-centric services in LIS curriculum
    • Best practices in libraries

    Skills and Competencies among LIS Professionals
    • Future-ready library professionals
    • Professional competencies
    • Continuing education programmes for LIS professionals
    • Embedded librarianship
    • Soft skills
    • Design thinking in librarianship
    • Mastering information skills

    Note: The conference sub-themes are not limited to the above topics only; any topic related to User-Centric Library Systems and Services in any domain is welcome for submission.

  • Call for Papers
    Papers on the theme and sub-themes enumerated above based on research or practical experience in the field may be submitted for presentation at the conference. The contributors can include any other topic falling under the broad gamut of the main theme of the conference. Case studies will also be accepted.

  • Submission of Papers
    • Authors can submit their full papers through an e-mail attachment to
    • The paper should not exceed 3000 words and it should contain an abstract of 100-200 words.
    • The main title should be followed by name, affiliation and address of the author(s) with e-mail.
    • The paper should be in MS-word format, font: Times New Roman, size: 12, space 1.5 lines, paper size: A4, keyword: 2-5 words, paper length: 3-8 pages.
    • All references should be presented according to the APA Style
    • The paper should be sent along with the declaration letter stating that the work is the original and not presented/published anywhere else.
    • Papers approved by the conference review committee will be accepted for the oral presentation
    • Accepted papers which are presented in the conference, will be published after the event as proceedings in e-book format with ISBN.

  • Proceedings
    Post the 5th NACML-2023, Organizing committee is proposing to bring out proceedings in e-book format with ISBN which will include only the selected papers presented in the conference after plagiarism check using Turnitin similarity index software.