Pakistan Library Association



   Previous Conference 2013   

Welcome  Note by Conference Secretary ,

 It is my pleasure to welcome the delegate librarians, information professionals , academicians , students and  all other intended participants of the 

 "South Asian Libraries Conference on Journey Through Print to Digital Information & Beyond"

The Key to power, respect and prosperity in the comity of nations is knowledge. And Library &Information Services are the key to gain access to knowledge. Therefore the vital importance of Library & Information Services cannot be overemphasized.Further research in all the fields of Library & Information Science has to be undertaken earnestly, with the objective of original findings in new realms. I appreciate Pakistan Library Association for this initiative to promote research culture & to upgrade the libraries for the provision of state of the art services to the library patrons.

I trust that the Conference will not only provide with a useful forum to the participants to share their expertise for extending collaboration in the field of Library & Information Science but will also be professionally beneficial to them. It will also help to introduce and familiarize the participants with its current work for advanced studies and research.

The Conference is being staged in Lahore which is the educational and cultural hub of Pakistan. I hope the delegates will have a comfortable stay and they will enjoy the traditional hospitality offered by the city.

Pakistan Library Association (Punjab) is thankful to PLA (HQ & FB) , PAKLAG, PLWO,  Department of Library & Information Science of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur  and other sister organization to be supporting partner of this conference. I welcome you all to participate in this mega event. 

Dr. Muhammad Shahid Soroya

Conference Secretary
Chief Librarian , ITU Lahore