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Monday, February 29, 2016

Prof. J. L. Sardana, 1934-2016, Obituary

Prof. J. L. (Joginder Lal) Sardana, 1934-2016
May his soul rest in peace. A great friend, master and  professional.

Condolence messages:
Prof. J. L. SARDANA, former Indian Library Association President and Professor of Department of Library and Information Science, University of Delhi passed away on 25.2.2016. His contribution to the profession will be remembered for a long. Indian Library Association condole the death of Prof. Sardana, May God rest his soul in eternal peace and give courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss. ILA Facebook Page
Shabahat Husain He was a good professional who will be long remembered amongst the librarians and Library Sc teachers and students. May his soul rests in peace.. AMIN
DrAbdul Majid Baba Sad News.RIP.I had opportunity to work with him in ILA.He was matured and seasoned Professional
Prof. Laxman Rao Nagubandi: SAD NEWS
Prof JL SARDANA, former ILA President and Prof of DLIS, Univ of Delhi passed away yesterday. the cremation will take place today on behalf of my self and Telangana Library Association, I condole the death of Prof Sardana, Pray God to rest his soul in peace
Sewa Singh condole his death from my heart... worked with him as Council member...and many more memories remain etched in mind...God bless his departed soul...
It is a great loss to the LIS profession. May his soul rest in peace.I pray God to sustain this shock to give lot of strength to his family.
Shocking news. Professor Sardana was a very good friend and an excellent Professor. His students always spoke very highly of him. His contributions to his students, profession, and the Indian Library Association are matchless and it will be difficult to match them. May God give him peace in Heaven. R. N. Sharma, USA
It is really sad to know about Prof. Sardana's demise.I did attend his cremation ceremony on Feb.27,2016.I had known him almost for 5 decades, firstly, as a student, and, then as a colleague in the DLIS(Delhi University), and, as a professional colleague. He was indeed a noble human being and intelligent professional. May his soul rest in peace.We pray that He may give the bereaved family sufficient courage to face this irreparable loss with courage. Prof.P.B.Mangla

Monday, December 07, 2015

Science says these 2 personality traits predict whether you'll be a successful leader: (i.e., extroversion and conscientiousness), by Shana Lebowitz

"Every organization, from Apple and Google to the US government, demands different skills and personal qualities in its leadership. But research suggests there are two traits that are common to the majority of successful leaders: extroversion and conscientiousness. 
According to a meta-analysis led by Timothy Judge, Ph.D., a professor at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, extroversion is the best predictor of leadership effectiveness (typically measured by assessments from subordinates and supervisors), followed closely by conscientiousness." [More @ businessinsider.com]

Friday, August 08, 2014

Prof A K Dasgupta (1926 - 2014)


Guest post by Mr. Kachiraju Nagaraja Rao
Prof. A K Das Gupta died on 27th July 2014 in Hyderabad.
Mr. Das Gupta a great personality in LIS field in India, a contemporary of Dr. SR Ranganathan, Prof. BS Keshavan, etc. An Octogenarian has worked in National Library, Calcutta, ICL, Insdoc, New Delhi and then migrated to Hyderabad to head the Library of Administrative Staff College of India in 1969. After a long Carrier with ASCI he moved to  Eenadu where he established a newspaper reference library. He was the President of IASLIC, 1999
A great inspiration to younger generation Librarians in India and particularly Hyderabad. He is well read and a scholar in true sense.  The Library fraternity (Academy of Library Science and Documentation), in Hyderabad expressed their deep felt condolences to him on 2nd August 2014.  It is incidental the Librarians lost another stalwart Prof. Neelameghan on the same day.

  • Articles in  mainstreamweekly.net + Letter in mainstreamweekly.net
  • One extract:"The proudest moment of my professional life was his appreciation of the Eenadu library organised by me."
  • His Letters to the Editor @ A K Dasgupta | Economic and Political Weekly
  • One extract: "The five articles by EW/EPW veterans (EPW, 10 and 17 January 2009) paying tributes to Sachin Chaudhuri, its founding father, helped me to refresh my memory about the unique economic journal. Incidentally, I am an avid reader of the journal since I joined the library profession in 1955 without a break."
  • His published works:
    • Where To Go From Here - A Guide To Educational & Career Opportunities, by K J Rao and A K Dasgupta, Educational & Career Information,  687 pp. : 2001, Reviews here and here. -- info courtesy  Manjula
    • For more see Web Catalog: here and here  :

A.K. Dasgupta A 203 San Remo Apartments Masab Tank, Hyderabad 500 028 Phone: 66664498 (R) E-mail: arunkantid@yahoo.co.in

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prof. Arashanipalai Neelameghan (1927-2014)

►►Prof. A. Neelameghan (1927-2014) -- He was a great teacher of teachers in the field of library science. My sincere prayers for him, with deepest gratitude for all the nice and kind inspirations that he offered to everyone. A senior colleague and a great contributor in the school of Dr. S R Ranganathan...

Arashanipalai Neelameghan , formerly Head, Section on Institution Building and Networking, UNESCO/PGI, Regional Advisor for Asia-Pacific, UNESCO//PGI. Undertook Technical Assistance missions to developing countries in Asia, Arab League States, Africa,  Latin America and the Caribbean sponsored by UNESCO/PGI, UNDP, IDRC, etc. These missions included  formulation of national  information policies, development of information institutions, organizing and teaching in national and regional training workshops in information studies. Established a regional post-graduate programme for training science information specialists in South Asia at the University of Philippines in Manila, the School of Information Studies for Africa at the University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a similar programme for Latin America at the University of Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela, and a national training programme for China in Beijing. Initiated the regional information network ASTINFO for Asia.  Retired from UN civil service in 1986.

(courtesy: image seshu onter)

Following graduate and post-graduate studies in Madras, India, studied documentation and information in science in USA on Rockefeller Foundation and Fulbright scholarships. Worked in various special technical information centres in India before joining the Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, established by Dr. S.R.Ranganathan in 1962, retired as Professor and Head, in 1984.Currently associated with the Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (1963-) and the Ranganathan Centre for Information Studies (1993-), both not-for-profit national charitable trusts  promoting research, lectures, and publications in information studies. [source: inst.at]


Save the Time of the Godly: Information Mediators Role in Promoting Spiritual & Religious Accommodation

by Dr. Mohamed Taher.
This is dedicated to Professor Emeritus A. Neelameghan, a mentor of my mentors, and whose single outstanding contribution to the Multifaith world in an electronic document, OM Information Service (OMIS), overshadows all that is cataloged in the present article.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lessons from my Marathon by Tim Schindel

Info courtesy: Kevin Rogers.

'Lessons from my Marathon' @ Leading Influence, Updates and News on Leading Influence 
Several years ago, my best friend turned to me and said.... 'I'm fat! You're fat! We should do something about that.'  Then he proposed a competition. He would find some other 'fattys' and challenge us all to a weight loss competition. We each put in $100 and the first one to lose 10% of their body weight, would take the prize.  There were 7 of us that each put our money in.  I didn't win the pool, but I won something better.  After years of being a 'desk potato', I discovered that I really enjoyed running.  I started with walking and decided that I could burn more calories quicker if I began to run.  Like Forest Gump, I've been running ever since.  I've run 5 half marathons (21.1kms) and decided after the last one that I wanted more of a challenge.  My only option was to run a full marathon.  I signed up for the training program and began my marathon journey in January... in the dark... and in the rain!  Over the past few months, I increased my distances, strength and general health. On May 4, I ran my first marathon.
Here are some highlights.

1) Sharing the journey makes it easier.
2) I get by with a little help from my friends!
3) Encouragement is powerful! 
4) Listen to the Music! 
5) Share the love... continue reading

Saturday, March 15, 2014

TEACHABLE MOMENT shared a joke list of '37 Slogans for College Majors if They Were Actually Honest'


"So. This joke list is going around Facebook at the moment, and it’s called, “37 Slogans for College Majors if They Were Actually Honest.” Definite potential for humor there, and since I teach college, I had to click on the link and read them... continue reading:


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