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Library Professionals Association (LPA) is committed to play an important role in the promotion of librarianship, networking and supporting Libraries and Library professionals as a profession vital to an informed and knowledgeable society, harnessing research skills of the library professionals and advocacy to promote the interests of the LIS community.

The main objective of LPA is development of strong linkages among Libraries in the Country through discussion, sharing and exchange of ideas and thus providing a common forum to the professionals interested or engaged in librarianship and information services by holding national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, training programmes, library development programmes and publishing Newsletters, Journals, Investigative reports and Books etc.


  • Responding to our clients’ needs, adding qualitative and quantitative value to information services and products
  • Innovation and Continuous Learning
  • Embracing innovative solutions for the enhancement of services and intellectual advancement within the profession
  • Results and Accountability
    Delivering measurable results in the information economy and our organizations. The Association and its members are expected to operate with the highest level of ethics and honesty
  • Collaboration and Partnering
    Providing opportunities to meet, communicate, collaborate, and partner within the information industry and the business community.



Library Professionals Association transforms lives of Library and Information Science Professionals by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong LIS communities.


Our vision is a vibrant, informed, cohesive, and empowered LIS society.



  • To herald the library movement in a country to spread knowledge and information and ultimately contribute to human resource development;
  • Providing manpower/expertise support for development of libraries including digital, electronic and photo libraries;
  • To make the people library conscious so that they demand the right of access to library services; mobilize social pressure for the healthy development of library services;
  • To strive for the evolution of an integrated national library and information system (including digital libraries) based on national policy; bring to the attention of the authorities the deficiencies, defects, etc., in the existing library infrastructure;
  • To provide a common forum for library professionals for exchange of information, ideas; experiences and expertise;
  • To work for the betterment of salaries, grades, service conditions. Status, etc. of library professionals;
  • To hold the image of the library profession high in society; promote cooperation among libraries and library professionals;
  • To share resources and avoid duplication of efforts;
  • To contribute towards manpower development for library and information work; which includes education and training, research, incentives, awards and rewards, etc.
  • To support for the National Knowledge Commission objectives and it’s activities in relation to libraries.


Leadership Strengthening the roles of the library professionals as information leaders in LIS organizations and LIS communities, including shaping of the emerging information policy of the nation.


  • Improvement of library services;
  • Promotion of cooperation among libraries and library professionals;
  • Development of library science education and training and accreditation of library schools towards maintaining proper standards of education;
  • Promotion of research and scientometric / bibliometric studies;
  • Publication of serial and other publications for dissemination of information;
  • Providing a common forum by organizing conferences, seminars and meetings;
  • To encourage and promote the systematic acquisition, organization and dissemination of knowledge;
  • To improve the quality of library and information services and dissemination work;
  • To serve as a field of active contact for libraries, information bureaus, documentation centres, etc;
  • To improve the technical efficiency of workers in special libraries, information centres, etc., and look after their professional welfare;
  • To take such action as may be incidental and conducive to the attainment of the objects of the Association.
  • To promote open source software for library management – automation, creation of institutional repositories, digital libraries, etc.


The names, addresses and designation of the present office bearers of the Governing body to which the management of the society is entrusted as required under section: 2 of the Societies Registration Act of 1860, as applicable to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, are as follows:

SR No. NameDesignation
1Dr R N MalviyaPresident
2Mr. Salek Chand Secretary
3Anand A JhaTreasurer
4Dr. M. NatarajanEx. President
5Dr. K. P. SinghMember
6Dr. Satya Prakash Member
7Dr. S. B. KulshresthaMember
8Dr. Ram ChanderMember
9Ms. Raj RaniMember
10Mr. Kishor Kumar JhaMember


SR No. NameDesignation
1Prof. (Dr.) R K ChadhaFormar Additional Secretary, Parliament of India, Lok Sabha, New Delhi
2Dr. R. K. Sharma Librarian, UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, New Delhi
3Mr. Kumar SanjayDirector (Library), NITI Aayog, New Delhi
4Dr. Rajiv VijAssociate Director, Defence Scientific Information and Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), Delhi
5Prof. (Dr.) Manoj K. SinhaProfessor & Head of the Department,DLISc, Assam University, Silchar, Assam
6Dr. KeshavaProfessor, Director, PMEB, Dept of Studies & Research in LIS, Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka
7Dr. Hirak Kanti ChakrabortyProfessor, HOD, Deptt. of Lib. and Inf. Sc., Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi
8Dr. Mayank TrivediUniversity Librarian & Senate Member, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
9Dr. Atul BhattAssociate Professor, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
10Dr. B. RaviUniversity librarian, University of Hyderabad, Telangana
11Dr. Jivesh BansalLibrarian, A. C. Joshi Library, Punjab University, Sector 14
Chandigarh, U.T.
12Dr. Rajesh SinghDeputy Librarian, DULS, University of Delhi
13Dr. ShriramDeputy Librarian, TIET - Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Prem Nagar, Patiala
14Dr. O. P. VermaLibrarian, C C R H, Ministry of Ayush, Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi
15Prof. Somen ChakrabortyDirector, SDPA, New Delhi, Visiting Professor ILI, New Delhi.
16Mr. DharamvirPresident, Association of Media Library & Archives (AMLA)
17Dr. D. D. LalHead of the NBRC Library, National Brain Research Centre (Deemed University), Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Manesar, Gurgram
18Dr. Shivarama Rao KCentral University, Tejaswini Hills Campus Library, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, Kerala
19Dr. Meghna VyasHead, Navrachana University , Vadodara, Gujarat
20Dr. U. ParamanathanChief Librarian, Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous), Mallasamudram, Namakkal, Tamilnadu
21Mr. Prashant R. PhadteLibrarian, Krishnadas Shama Goa State Central Library
Directorate of Art & Culture Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji
22Dr. Dipankar Mukherjee Visiting Professor, Delhi Technical University, Delhi
23Dr. Brijesh Kumar,Professor – Head (IBM), Dept. Of CSE, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies,
24Dr. Dharmendra Kumar MehtaAssociate Professor,(Reader) Vikram University, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh


SR No. NameEmailRegion
1Dr K K Choudhary[email protected]Bihar
2Mrs Lalita Dheer[email protected]Chandigarh
3Dr Anil Jharotia[email protected]Delhi
4Dr Shishir Mandalia[email protected]Gujarat
5Dr Parveen Kumar[email protected]Haryana
6Prof. B T Sampath[email protected]Karnataka
7Dr Shivarama Rao K [email protected]Kerala
8Dr Sadhana Singh[email protected]Madhya Pradesh
9Mr Nitin Joshi[email protected]Maharashtra
10Dr D K Shrivastava[email protected]Rajasthan
11Dr M Gomathi[email protected]Tamil Nadu
12Dr B Ravi[email protected]Telangana
13Dr Anil Dhiman[email protected]Uttarakhand
14Dr Kusumlata Malik[email protected]Uttar Pradesh (W)
15Dr H K Chakraborty[email protected]Uttar Pradesh (E)
16Dr Atin Nandi [email protected]West Bengal


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