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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tributes to Professor P. N. (Prithvi Nath) Kaula, 1924-2009

(Prof. P. N. Kaula receiving 2004 Padma Shree Award from President Prof. APJ Kalam). Photo courtesy Kaula Endowment

ITBHU's The Chronicle states:

"With deep regret we announce the demise of Prof. P. N. Kaula. He was a distinguished Librarian of our country and abroad. He classified and standardized Library and Information system...
Among his achievements:

>>Former Professor & Head, dept. of Library & Information Science, Banaras Hindu University, India
>>Author bibliography for document list educator journalist,
>>Library and Information Science Specialist
>>Emeritus Professor (UGC)
>>2004 Padma Shree Award Winner by Govt. of India."

Much more in Librametric Mapping of the 'Libraries, Archives & Information ...; and here: Library of Congress

A note from the family reads:
"With deep sorrow and grief we inform about the sad demise of our beloved
Padmashree Prof. P N Kaula, one of the greatest intellectual of the world in
library and information sciences who left this world on August 30, 2009 at his
residence at Lucknow. Born at Banamohalla Srinagar and educated in J&K
State, Delhi, Chennai, and Banaras, he was the brighest student of Dr
Ranganathan, the father of library sciences in India.May God bestow peace upon
the departed soul.Sh M L Peshin and Smt Uma Peshin, Brother-in-Law &
Sister09419205774, 2594146

  • Aligarh Muslim University - Mera Chaman - Sad demise of Padmashri ...
  • [LIS-Forum] Tribute to Prof. Kaula
  • Info courtesy: Dr. R. N Sharma

    Tuesday, October 06, 2009

    Knowledge Worth Sharing from a Solo Librarian: Helen Tannenbaum

    Knowledge Sharing is...

    Joseph Addison said: "When knowledge, instead of being bound up in books, and kept in libraries and retirements, is thus obtruded upon the publick; when it is canvassed in every assembly, and exposed upon every table, I cannot forbear reflecting upon that passage in the proverbs, 'Wisdom crieth without, she uttereth her voice in the streets.'" More quotes from the blog: Library & Information Science Quotations.

    Then, here is the wisdom, share it, and be empowered:
    Helen Tannenbaum, editor of Flying Solo, the newsletter of the SOLO Librarians Division of the Special Libraries Association, compiled this top ten list from posts on the dsol-sla electronic discussion list. I think it's great for any librarian!

    10. Never lose your enthusiasm over purchasing a book truck.
    9. Keep track of the things you do, the questions you are asked, etc.
    8. Promote yourself and your services--don't be afraid to blow your own horn.
    7. Don't be shy about asking the Solos list a question--that's why we're here.
    6. Make nice with the following staff: IT people, office management, supplies purchaser, HR, your boss's assistant, mailroom and receptionist (i.e., Everyone).

    Continue reading the complete list posted on the blog by Judith A. Siess:


    On the same shelf:
  • The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian's Weblog
  • One Person Library - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • One Person Library - Citizendia
  • The Evolving Role of the Solo Librarian
  • Saturday, October 03, 2009

    Deep Thoughts - Gandhi on Prayer, Humility and Heart Softeners

    “Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

    Mahatma Gandhi (Indian Philosopher, internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest, 1869-1948) ~~source: ThinkExist.com Quotations

    Info courtesy: Begum Ibrahim @ Facebook
    Picture courtesy: Mike Ghouse @ Facebook

    On the same shelf:
    Gandhi on humility, by vinod @ Youtube, courtesy:
    Heart Softeners - Understanding Islam Community

    U.N. releases Mahatma stamp