The LIS Academy (Library & Information Science Academy) is a professional Charitable Trust established to work for the development of the profession and to assist libraries with the state-of-the-art technology (http://www.lisacademy.org). The Academy’s primary focus is to provide need-based service to the different types of libraries in the country and to work for the advancement of the Library and Information Science (LIS) profession at large. The LIS Academy having a tagline “Learn Inspire Serve”, aims to become the best, active and dynamic professional body by supporting the professionals with the essential knowledge, skills, and values of librarianship using innovative and cutting-edge technology. The mission of the LIS Academy is to spread multi-dimensional utility and overall growth of the profession of librarianship through education, research, publications, training programs, consultation, and collaboration.
University of Hyderabad (UoH)
The University of Hyderabad (UoH), one of the major institutions of higher education in India is largely devoted to postgraduate studies and is widely known for its excellence in research and for its distinguished faculty. Established in 1974, emerging as a leading centre of teaching and research. With 46 different Departments and Centres organized in 12 Schools of study, the University has over 442 faculty and over 5200 students giving them the required guidance in academics and research. The faculty have been associated with several important national and international bodies, held Professorships of distinction, both in India and abroad, and participated in the global educational arena. Furthermore, they have been funded quite handsomely receiving grants from national and international funding agencies like UGC, MHRD, DBT, DST, EU, DoE, IUSSTF and so on. The University offers close to 150 different programmes of study ranging from doctoral studies to Masters level degrees, as well as a range of post graduate diplomas and short term courses by Distance mode. The University has built up a reputation for providing high quality academic training, and has been recognized through a number of awards: PURSE, given by the Prime Minister of India, a grading of A, which is the highest by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). International measures of research excellence also show the preeminence of UoH – the University is counted among the top 100 in Asia in many of its academic areas of study. Recently the UOH has been conferred with the Prestigious Institution of Eminence (IoE) status by the Government of India.
The Indira Gandhi memorial library (IGML)
Indira Gandhi Memorial Library: It is a central facility supporting the teaching and research activities of the University by providing to print/online information resources and other research tools. The Library was established in the year 1975 and then named after Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1989. It is one of the best modern university library in terms of infrastructure, human resources and services. It is the first fully-automated University Library in India (1995), started PGDLAN Course in 1998 and successfully continuing till date, serving as a centre for NBHM Southern Region, established competency in digital libraries/digitization activities, member of UGC-Inflibnet – e-shodhsindu, shoudganga, OCLC, etc.
Telangana Library Association
The Telangana Library Association was established on 9th August 2014 on the Librarians’ Day and got registered as a Society with the Telangana State. The mission of the Association is “Library Service for All.” The objectives of the TSLA include: Promote Library movement and development of all types of libraries, especially Public Libraries in the state of Telangana. Capacity building and skill
enhancement of LIS professionals by organizing knowledge enhancement and skill development programs.