Greetings from Kalyana Karnataka Librarian’s Association.
Library Associations, especially in Kalyana (Hyderabad) Karnataka region, has been playing a significant role in the promotion of librarianship as a profession vital to an informed and enlightened society since the 1980s. The stalwarts of the Library profession mainly Prof. S.R. Gunjal, the founding member of Gulbarga Division Librarians’ Association and other professionals who have extensively contributed for its growth are Late Sri S.A. Kalyani, Sri Jagannath Hatti, Late Sri Dottergoan, Sri S.R. Bomma, Sri Khyalappa, Smt. Anusuyya Shinde, Dr. Ganapathi Shinde, Dr. Mallikarjun Vaddenkeri, and others. They have strived hard to evolve the `Gulbarga Division Librarians Association’ as a prominent library association of this Kalyan Karnataka region, formulating guidelines, policies, and responsibility for the overall visibility of the library profession.
Later `Gulbarga Division Librarians Association’ has become Gulbarga Division College Librarians Association (GDCLA) and now renamed to `Hyderabad Karnataka Librarians Association’ [Reg. No. 565/2011-12] on 13th October 2016 and due to the renaming of Hyderabad Karnataka as Kalyana Karnataka by Government of Karnataka, now our association is known as “Kalyana Karnataka Librarian’s Association.” This Kalyana Karnataka region has received the special status under Article 371(J) of the Indian Constitution covering six districts – Bellary, Bidar, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Koppal, Raichur and Yadgir.
The mission of Kalyana Karnataka Librarian’s Association is (a) to enhance the image of Librarianship (b) to develop, maintain and promote guidelines for library activities and innovative services and (c) protect the interest of library community serving in different sectors like Schools, Colleges, Universities, Public Libraries (including Gram Panchayat), Corporate sectors and research institutes of Kalyana Karnataka region. With the active support of the Library community and well-wishers, this association unleashes the power of the Library community. It uses its resources quite effectively to work together, productively, for the advancement of the Library profession as a viable discipline on par excellence.
Dr. Suresh Jange