LIS Academy:

The acronym LIS Academy stands for “Library & Information Science Academy”. Like-minded library professionals established LIS Academy as a professional, Charitable Trust to work for the development of the Profession and to assist Libraries with the state-of-art technology and to honour the professionals with awards and recognition. The primary focus was to provide need-based service to the profession and to work for the advancement of Library and Information Science (LIS). The current focus of LIS Academy is to reach the unreached LIS professionals with rural settings to minimise the digital divide. It also aims at the working for the Public Libraries, the segment which almost remains as an area of neglect.

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi:

Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is one of the largest Technological Universities in India with 20 years of Tradition of excellence in Engineering & Technical Education, Research and Innovations. It came into existence in the year 1998 to cater the needs of Indian industries for trained technical human resources with practical experience and sound theoretical knowledge. The university has 218 affiliated colleges, one constituent college and 17 Autonomous colleges with undergraduate courses in 35 disciplines, PG program in 94 disciplines and Ph.D & (Engg.) with research programs in 592 departments. More than 4,00,000 Engineering Students are studying in various institutes affiliated to the University.

Department of Public Libraries, Govt. of Karnataka:

The Government of Karnataka has established the Department of Public Libraries in the year —— in order to inculcate interest in education, communication and development of reading habit among the General Public in the state. It has a network of about Seven thousand libraries have been functioning all over the State. The Department of Public Libraries in the state of Karnataka has been one of the best in the entire country in its network as well as services

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