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 MILAN Annual Newsletter 2016  
Panel Discussion on “Net Neutrality vs Free Basic
‘Internet is not something which can be owned by someone. As such, the facility should be free, with no discrimination whatsoever said N.V. Sathyanarayana (Satya), Chairman & Managing Director, Informatics India Ltd., during the panel discussion on “Net Neutrality vs Free Basics” held on February 1, 2016 at SDMIMD, Mysuru organized by Mysore University Information and Library Science Alumni Network (MILAN) in association with Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD).

Satyanarayana cautioned about the perils of Fare Basics which aims at providing a selected websites and internet services for free and hoped that the government takes steps to provide free Internet. Further, he said that India is still a land of low-mobile-internet penetration in comparison with other countries. There is a huge demand for free Internet in the country. He hoped that the governments would come up with strategies to counter Free Basics. Pointing the disadvantages and drawbacks of Free Basics, he said there is a fear that there will be a monopoly over the Internet leading to manipulation of public service. Read More>

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Inauguration of Workshop on Presenting Yourself
‘Your progress is our Concern and Focus’ thus said the alumnus and Professor of the Department Dr. Shalini R. Urs while presenting the objective of initiating ‘Workshop on Presenting Yourself’ series by Mysore University Information and Library Science Alumni Association (MILAN) and Mysore University Library and Information Science Students Association (MULISSA) on Friday, February 26, 2016, held at Department of Library and Information Science (MyDLIS), University of Mysore, Mysuru. Read More>
How to prepare a resume
The workshop series was launched with a talk on ‘How to prepare Resume” by Ms. Sone Selvavinayagam. The resource person Ms. Sone started on the topic ‘How to create a good resume’. The nuances of writing a good resume were discussed in detail. There were many queries from the audience as they needed clarifications for their doubts about writing the resume. As the student audience were in the final semester of the post graduate programme, this workshop provided them a valuable exposure to resume writing. Ms. Sone pointed out some of the limitations in the resumes already submitted by them. The discussion on improvising was made in comparison with the model resume.
How to prepare for an interview
The session on "How to prepare for an interview?" by Mr. Deepak Chandrashekar, Placement Officer, SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru, was scheduled on Friday, March 4, 2016 at MyDLIS, Manasagangothri, University of Mysore, Mysuru. The session emphasized the importance of preparation and covered the various aspects of preparation for the interview. The topics that were touched upon in the session were Subject Knowledge, Current Affairs, Communication Skills, Resume, Grooming, handling anxiety, first impression, and, how to conduct oneself during the interview. The interactive session helped the students to clarify doubts and to had additional information.
Book Donation Campaign Program
1494 Books received as donation by Ramakrishna Vidhyashala School, Mysurur and Ms. Parul Shah, Director, Deccan Herald and Prajavani, Bengaluru, was distributed to Adharsha Vidyalaya: Government Higher Primary School (Jockey Quarters); Arivu: the open school (Arivy Education & Cultural Trust), Cauvery First Grade College (Kuvemunagar); Anantha Research Foundation; SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD); and, Kautilya First Grade College (Vijayanagar). The books are segregated and distributed to enhance the collection of the libraries.
Executive Committee Meetings during 2015-16
  • Joint Meeting of EC 2014-15 and EC 2015-17 held on Sunday, July 14, 2015 at International School for Information Management (ISiM), Manasagangotri, Mysuru.
  • EC Meeting held on Monday, February 1, 2016, SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru.
  • Emergency EC Meeting held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysuru.
  • EC Meeting held on Friday, August 19, 2016. Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysuru.
Welcome note...
Dear MILANers,

The EC team 2016-18 have pleasure in presenting the MILAN Annual Newsletter 2016. Also, happy to inform that our Network is registered under Karnataka Societies Registration Act 1960 with the Registration number 230/16-17 on August 31, 2016.
Librarians Day Wishes
On the occasion of Birthday Celebration of Dr. S. R. Ranganathan, the Father of Library Science in India, we wish Happy Librarians Day to all the MILANers.
Upcoming events
Seminar on ‘Libraries: Go Digital’
MILAN: Meet and Greet
ReBlook: The Lectures on PunerMILAN of Ranganathan
Library Adoption Program
Executive Committee 2015-18

Office Bearers of MILAN

Dr. P.Y. Rajendra Kumar
President – MILAN
Former Director General, National Library of India

Dr. M. Chandrashekara
Vice President – MILAN
Chairman & Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore

Dr. Sunil M.V.
Secretary – MILAN

Sri. Muruli N.
Joint Secretary – MILAN
Tata Consultancy Services

Sri. K.L. Basappa
Treasurer – MILAN
Librarian, SJCE

Executive Committee Members

Dr. N. Chowdappa
Chief Librarian
BMS College of Engineering

Dr. N.S. Harinarayana
Associate Professor
Department of Library and Information Science University of Mysore

Dr. Lalitha Ashwath
Department of Library and Information Science
Bangalore University

Sri. Manju Naika
Assistant Librarian
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay)

Dr. C.P. Ramashesh
University Librarian
Mysore University Library

Sri. N.V. Sathyanarayana
Chairman & Managing Director
Informatics India Ltd

Dr. Shalini R. Urs
Executive Director and Professor
International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore

Sri. M.L. Umesh
Guest Faculty
Department of Library and Information Science

Sri.Sunil Kumar
Guest Faculty
Department of Library and Information Science

Contact Address
Mysore University Information and Library Science Alumni Network (MILAN)
Department of Library and Information Science (MyDLIS), University of Mysore
Manasagangotri, Mysuru - 570005
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