Libraries across the world are undergoing extensive transformational change as a result of the digital disruption. The ways in which people today learn, teach, communicate, interact, acquire and share knowledge have changed due to advancements in the information and communication technologies. Hence, the libraries and librarians must compete for their survival. Libraries have to integrate several technologies in their services in order to attract the users. As the 21st century progresses, librarians are facilitating to connect communities and users with knowledge and knowledge creators. 

With the developments in open learning, digitised learning resources and the use of online and offline web environment, several possibilities emerged to design digital learning strategies to make any instructional context effective to suit the ever changing learning and learner requirements in the global network. 

Keeping the above aspects in mind, Management Libraries Network in association with Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, is organizing an International Conference on “EMERGING TRENDS IN LIBRARIANSHIP: ROLE OF LIBRARIES IN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT” on December 10-12, 2018 at the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli. This conference will provide a platform for LIS professionals, teachers, practitioners, researchers, students and users to understand and also explain any innovation practice used by them in terms of Technology, Services and Resources at their respective workplaces.


  • Discuss, debate and seek alternatives to manage current libraries.
  • Provide a platform for professional discussion among LIS professionals in academics, services and research disciplines.
  • Create an environment for expanding professional network, enriching professional skills and experience sharing.
  • Identify best practices followed by various libraries.
  • Address the problem areas and to lead a way for managing such problems.
  • Recommend Government and other bodies for devising suitable policy measures.​
  • To provide an interdisciplinary platform for the academicians, researchers, managers, industrial participants and management graduates around the world to SHARE their research findings.