P.K. Jain to Enter SLA Hall of Fame

Founded in 1999, the SLA Asian Chapter quickly took root and became the association’s fastest-growing chapter in just 10 years. Much of the credit for that growth belongs to Praveen Kumar (P.K.) Jain, whose professional career has been similarly productive.

On June 13, at the SLA 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore, P.K. will be inducted into SLA’s Hall of Fame, becoming the first librarian from India to join this select circle of librarians and information professionals.

Membership in the SLA Hall of Fame is accorded to SLA members to recognize their distinguished service and contributions to the association and/or an SLA chapter or division. It is reserved for SLA members in good standing who are at or near the end of their active professional career.

P.K., who holds doctoral and master’s degrees in library and information science (in addition to master’s degrees in economics and sociology), has worked in the library field for 33 years, the last 30 at the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi. He is a frequent presenter and speaker at library conferences in India and throughout Asia and has helped organize many conferences as well. He has also contributed several papers to information science journals and edited books on topics such as emerging trends in information metrics and transforming libraries into social spaces.

Since joining SLA in 2000, P.K. has dedicated considerable time and energy to growing and leading the Asian Chapter, most notably as a board member and president. He has also been active in SLA’s Business & Finance Division and Science-Technology Division, both of which have honored him for his contributions and achievements.

At the SLA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, P.K. was named a Fellow of SLA in recognition of his service to the association and the library profession. He received an SLA Presidential Citation in 2009, the Professional Award (sponsored by Springer) in 2008, and the Diversity Leadership Development Program Award in 2004.

12 responses to “P.K. Jain to Enter SLA Hall of Fame”

  1. Congratulations to Dr. P.K. Jain. He is rightly behind actively spreading objectives and vision of Special Library Association in Asian Region. Rightly Deserved Personality for the Award. Congrats once again.

  2. Dr. Sandeep Pathak says:

    Congratulations Dr Jain.

  3. D.D.Kandpal says:

    Congratulation in advance to Dr. P.K.Jain, Librarian, IEG, India on becoming the first librarian from India to join On June 13, at the SLA 2018 Annual Conference in Baltimore.

  4. S.L.Sangam says:

    Dear Dr.Jain,
    Congratulations for the SLA Fellow award.This is all your hard work and dedication to the profession.
    Kind regards,
    Prof.S.L.Sangam

  5. Ekta Jain says:

    Congratulation to Dr. Jain.
    We proud to be an Indian

  6. Dr. Nirmal Kumar Khatri, Ex-Associate Scientist, ISI, Delhi Center Library,New Delhi-110016, India. says:

    Heartiest congratulations to Dear Dr.P.K. Jain. Hard worker.Keep it up. May all your coming days filled with many more awards and rewards of joy and fulfillment.

  7. DR. AKASH SINGH says:

    Many Congratulations to Dr. P K Jain Sir

  8. Jay Bhatt says:

    Congratulations to you, Dr. Jain on your being inducted to the SLA Hall of Fame on June 13th this year. Very well deserved! Your dedication and hard work is simply phenomenal and I am very very that it will be recognized internationally soon.

  9. Jay Bhatt says:

    Very very happy..

  10. Apurba Kanjilal says:

    Congratutlation Sir for the Committment, and contributing to SLA representing, Asia and India. With Love.
    Apurba Kanjilal
    ISRO SDSC SHAR,Sriharikota, India

  11. suchetan says:

    Congrats Jain Sir. You truly deserve for this award. We all proud of you.

  12. Dr. Sada Bihari Sahu says:

    Hearty Congratulations Dr. P.K.Jain for the achievement. Well deserved.

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