Welcome to Haryana Library Association - 30th National Conference : Some Glimpses

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Latest Updates and Events

ILA in association with HLA and Association of Indian Law Libraries announces 5th webinar on 16th May 2020, 4.00 PM. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83455460552 Webinar ID: 834 5546 0552...
Papers are invited for 30th National Conference of Haryana Library Association on 26-27 February 2020. The last date of submission of paper has been extended up to 25th January, 2020. Kindly submit the paper on the topic given and requested to participate in this mega event....
To Celebrate the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan as Librarians’ Day A National conference on “Digital Revolution and Challenges for Libraries” (29th HLA National Conference) Is organized by National Institute of Technology Library Kurukshetra 136119 On August 12-13, 2017 In collaboration with Haryana Library Association (HLA)...
Library Legislation in Haryana...
Haryana Library Association Act...

Haryana Library Association (HLA) is one of the largest and the most renowned professional association in the field of Library and Information Science in Hayana. . Its roots can be traced back in the year 1966. This year Mr. M. L. Bhagi, State Librarian, Haryana was elected as the first President of the Association.The Association conducted a 6 month certificate course in the library science from 1972-77. It arranged book exhibitions as well. Mr. K. S. Dala took over as President in 1976. The entire constitution of the Association was reframed, and the Association remained concern with improvement of library services, library profession and Library Science teaching in the State of Haryana. The first Haryana Library conference held at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. The Association consists more than 320 members and increasing . 


The main objectives of the association are:

  • To improve the service in public, government and institutional libraries in the Haryana state;
  • To improve working conditions and welfare of personnel engaged in libraries of the state.
  • To promoting library movement in Haryana;
  • To promote and improve library science training in Haryana and also to organize seminars, conference etc. to generate library consciousness in Haryana.

The Association was registered in the year 1978. It started publishing a bi-annual Newsletter since 1980. The Association submitted a Draft Model to the government for enactment of Library Legislation in the state of Haryana during 1988 that led to framing of the Public Library Act in the State.

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