The second National Conference on “Knowledge Organization in Academic Libraries” (KOAL 2013) was organized in the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi on 27th April 2013. This was attended by more than 180 participants from each part of the country. This was also another grand success for LPA. It was inaugurated by First IPS lady of India Dr Mrs. Kiran Bedi.
To promote and support to the LIS Professionals LPA has announced nine awards in this conference:
Four awards for each category of the librarian namely- school librarian, college librarian, corporate librarian and Public library librarian.
Fifth award for best paper sixth award was for best paper presenter. Seventh and eight award was given to the two participants as a travel grant which included to and fro fare of train or bus.
The ninth award which was constituted by Compact Society for Social welfare in the memory of Late Sh Sukhdev Singh father of Sh Salek Chand, Secretary LPA. It was given to the differently abled LIS Professional of India. It was consisted Rs. 2000/- in cash, Memento, Citation and Shawl LPA also started a lecture series and in this series, the First Annual Lecture was organized on 7th February, 2013 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during Book Fair. The Speaker was Dr. Usha Munshi, chief librarian Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.