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. The primary focus of the Academy is to provide need-based service to the different types of Libraries in the country and to work for the advancement of 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 and by adopting best and fair practices and innovative ideas. The mission of the LIS Academy is to spread multi-dimensional utility and overall growth of profession of Librarianship, through education, literature, research, publications, outsource, training programs, consultation and collaboration.
The LIS Academy has organized several programmes since its inception (2013). Two National conferences one in Bangalore in collaboration with Department of Public Libraries and the other one with VTU Belgaum were organized. The Academy has also collaborated with JNTU Ananthapuram and AICTE New delhi in organizing the 2nd Tech VCs’ Conclave on 13-14 February 2020.
Following are some of the proposed activities of the Academy.
• LIS Finishing school
• Research Support Services
• Technology Support Services
• Academic Support Services
• Consultancy Services
• Publication Programmes
• LISA Conferences
• Preparation of National Directory of LIS professionals in India
• LIS Wikipedia