Professor P. B. Mangla - Famous Librarians and Library Science Teachers Biography Series
Famous Librarians and Library Science Teachers Biography Series of Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog presents the biography of Professor P. B. Mangla, a living legend in the field of Library and Information Science in India. The article is in around 6000 words and can be considered as his authoritative biography The highlight of this article is a one hour interview of Prof. Mangla which is embedded in the blog article itself. Seeing Prof. Mangla speaking in the interview is like listening to the history of Library and Information Science in India, including his experience with Dr. S.R. Ranganation, B.S. Kesavan, Mortimer Taube, and Dr. Carl M. White, and his experiences at the Columbia University, New York, association with IFLA, association with University of Delhi, etc.
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Professor P.B. Mangla had his higher education at three prestigious Universities, viz. Panjab University (Chandigarh), University of Delhi and Columbia University, New York (USA). He obtained his Master’s degree in History from Panjab University, and, degrees in Library & Information Science from the University of Delhi and then Columbia University, New York. At the University of Delhi, he was a student of Dr. S.R. Ranganathan, father of library science and library movement in India. While at Columbia University he had the opportunity to study and do research under the guidance of well- known scholars of the world. He was a Rockefeller Foundation Scholar for his studies at Columbia University during the 1960s. ... ... ... (Read complete article on the link provided above)
Contents of Biography:
Question 1. Sir, please tell us about your early life and education. Was it smooth or did you faced some challenges in your early life and education? How and when you decided to go into the Library and Information Science profession?
Question 2. Mangla Sir, How and when you decided to go in the library and information science profession.
Question 3.: Mangla Sir, can you please tell us a little about your experiences in the University of Delhi. We know that the Department of Library and Information Science at present is considered to be among the finest imparting LIS education in India.
Question 4: Sir, Kindly tell us How was the Department of Library and Information Science before you joined and what steps you had taken to improve the quality of education and bring it at par with the international standards.
Question 5: Mangla Sir, we are extremely interested in knowing your experiences at the University of Columbia, the Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship and your works there. You had the rare honour of the vice-president of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) during 1985 to 1991. Please tell us something about your association with IFLA also.
Question 6: Mangla Sir, please tell us you experience with library and information science luminaries such as Dr. S.R. Ranganathan, B.S. Kesavan, Mortimer Taube, and Dr. Carl M. White.
Question 7: Mangla Sir, your life and contributions to librarianship in India is considered as exceptional and as a role model for library professionals in the country. Please provide us some tips to become a better library professional library professional.
Question 8: Sir how do you see the future of libraries and librarianship in our country. What are your opinions about the present status of library and information science education and practice of librarianship in India?
Read now complete article which includes the recording of the interview: https://librarianshipstudies.blogspot.com/2016/04/p-b-mangla-famous-librarians-library-science-teachers.html