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BENGAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION AT A GLANCE

Bengal Library Association formerly known as All Bengal Library Association was established in 1925 under the president ship of Poet Rabindranath Tagore and the first secretary of the Association was Mr. Sushilkumar Ghosh.

 

Activities

The major activities of the Association are :
Propagating the importance of library and information services for individuals and for the society and developing awareness for the library and information services
Suggesting measures for improvement and expansion of library services for all categories of libraries in the state
Organizing movement for improvement of the service conditions and proper pay and status of the library workers
Organizing conference and seminars for apprising people of various aspects of the library movement and library services
Organizing training courses, refresher courses, workshops etc. and publishing books, periodicals, reports etc pertaining to library science and library services.
   

Organizational Structure

The three-tier organizational structure of the Bengal Library Association is as follows :
1. General Body
 
.1.1 All Members
2. The Council
 
2.1 Office Bearers
2.2 Executive Committee
2.3 Secretaries of the districts
2.4 Elected as Council Members
3. Executive Committee
 
3.1 Office Bearers
  One President
  Five Vice President
  One General Secretary
  One Joint Secretary
  One Assistant Secretary
  One Treasure
  One Editor
3.2 Executive Committee Member elected from Council Members
   

Membership

Anybody interested in the library movement may become a member of the Association. There are five categories of the members of the Association i.e.
Patron
Honorary Member
Donor Member
Life Member
Personal Member and
Institutional Member
 

Library 

The Association has a library of its own with a collection of more than 5 thousand books on library and information science and reference tools. The Library is open to all members and students.
 

Publications

The Association publishes a monthly journal in Bengali with English Abstract named 'Granthagar'. Besides this Association also regularly publishes books on Library and Information Science and library services in English and Bengali.
 

Training Programme

 

(a)
Certificate Course in Library Science since 1937
(b)
Special Course on Computer Application in Library Services
(c)
Refresher course for working librarians.
 
   
   
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