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The International Conference theme, “Marching Beyond the Libraries: Leadership, Creativity, and Innovation,” encapsulates the dynamic evolution of libraries as crucial hubs of knowledge in the contemporary global landscape. This thought-provoking theme reflects the imperative for libraries to transcend traditional roles, embrace transformative leadership, foster creativity, and drive innovation in order to remain relevant and impactful in an ever-changing world.

Key Themes:

Leadership: The theme underscores the need for libraries to be led by influential leaders who can navigate complex challenges, inspire teams, and spearhead initiatives that extend beyond the conventional scope. Topics may include discussions on visionary leadership models, strategic planning, and the role of library leaders as change agents in their communities.

Creativity in Information Services: Libraries are no longer confined to being mere repositories of information; they have become dynamic spaces that encourage creativity and intellectual exploration. This theme explores how libraries can cultivate creative environments, promote innovative programming, and engage users in new and exciting ways. Discussions may cover the integration of technology, collaborative spaces, and unique programming to stimulate creativity among library patrons.

Innovation in Library Services: With rapid technological advancements, libraries are challenged to innovate their services to meet the evolving needs of users. The conference theme delves into groundbreaking approaches to library services, including the implementation of emerging technologies, data analytics, and the development of user-centric services that enhance accessibility and inclusivity.

This Conference theme serves as a rallying call for the global library community to reflect on its role in society and chart a course towards a future characterized by visionary leadership, creative exploration, and innovative service delivery. Participants can anticipate engaging discussions, valuable insights, and collaborative opportunities that will shape the future of libraries in the 21st century.

ICMBL Best Paper Award
A Certificate + Cash prize of Rs 10,000 will be awarded to the best paper written and presented at the conference. The winner will receive the award during the valedictory program.

ICMBL Young Librarian Award
A certificate + cash prize of Rs. 10,000 + memento will be given to the awardee. The applicant must not be above 40 years of age. The name of the winner of the ICMBL Young Librarian Award will be declared on 21 st December 2024 during the valedictory ceremony of the conference. The awardee has to receive the prize in person. There is no option of sending the prize through post and no other person can receive the prize on behalf of the awardee.

How to submit papers?

  • The length of the paper should not be more than 5000 words.
  • Papers should contain full name, affiliations along with an email of author(s), abstract, keywords,author biography, and references properly cited in the text of the article as per APA style.
  • The paper should be an unpublished document in any media and of any format. Full papers can be mailed to [email protected]

Paper presenters will receive certificates during the conference.


Dr. Bijaylaxmi Rautaray
Director, Library & Head, Department of Library and Information Science
Central Library, Campus-20,
KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, India

Email: [email protected]

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