Bharat Book Bureau (3B) is a proud sponsor for the International Travel Grant for management librarians and Best Paper Award at Manlibnet conference held every year. The 2012 best paper award was shared between Mr. R. Venkata Kesavan DGM and Head (Times Archives and Knowledge Centre) and Mr. Mallikarjun Dora, IIM Ahmedabad.
A corpus amount of Rs.8,00,000 (USD $16,000 approx) was contributed by M/S Bharat Book Bureau as corpus fund from which annual interest of Rs. 65,000 ( USD $1,200 approx ) would go towards the International Travel Grant for one librarian and Rs.10,000 (USD $200 approx) would go towards the Best Paper Award. This initiative is undertaken for the purpose of increasing the exposure and enhancing the profession of management librarianship with an aim to promote the best library practices.
The librarian, whose paper is accepted by the International Conference Organizers and who receive an invitation to attend the workshop / seminar will be provided with the travel grant. A committee consisting of the President and General Secretary of MANLIBNET and the Director of Bharat Book Bureau (3B) will select the awardees for the international travel grant every year. Only the MANLIBNET members are eligible for the grant.
The primary objective of MANLIBNET is to provide a common forum to the professionals; and to develop understanding and co-operation particularly among management and business libraries and the librarians. It Promotes outstanding library practices by identifying the Best Librarian from information professionals’ community and recognizes the best academic work on an annual basis. Currently MANLIBNET’s president is Mr. Anil Kumar, Librarian – IIM Ahemdabad and secretary is Dr. Akhtar Parvez, Librarian – IIM Indore. http://www.manlibnet.in
About Bharat Book Bureau (3B)
Bharat Book Bureau (3B) was established in 1989 by Mr. M.K.Chettiar, Gold Medalist in Bachelor of Library Science and Rank holder in Master degree from DRTC (ISI). 3B is the leading market research information aggregator doing business globally. 3B provides market reports, industry analysis, company profiles, country information, online databases to corporates, consulting firms, academic institutions, Government, banking and financial institutions etc. Bharat Book Bureau is the channel partner for online databases from Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Datamonitor, FT.com, MINTEL, BMI (Business Monitor International), CARE, Lexisnexis, wolterkluwer – tax, wetfeet, vault, Euromoney, Institutional investor, Enerdata, etc.