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Introduction

Tribhuvan University Library Science Students’ Alumni Association (TULSSAA)

Library education within Nepal prior to 1995 A.D. was merely a daydream. It was “the dream comes true” for library students when Tribhuvan University set up the Central Department of Library and Information Science in 1995AD. At Kirtipur, University Campus Department offered the Bachelor of Library and Information Science program, a one-year academic course in the same-year. The first batch of Bachelor of Library Science (BLibSc) passed out in 1996 AD.

It took two years for them to feel the necessity to unite among themselves. By the time two more subsequent batches of such degree holders had come out. Well, in 1999, the first batch graduates took the initiative and established Tribhuvan University Library Science Students’ Alumni Association. Even since the alumni association is acronymic ally known as TULSSAA. It is registered with the Kathmandu CDO office as non-governmental, non-partisan and non-for profit organization.

Mahesh Khanal

TULSSAA President

 

Objectives

The alumni association, like any other associations, has various long-term as well as short term goals to materialize its objectives.

Long term Goals

  1.   Unify and organize all the Library Science graduates of TU Central Department of Library and Information Science.
  2.   To coordinate with and assist in the professional careers of TULSSAA members.
  3.   To establish and foster friendly and harmonious relationship with any other related or necessary person and organizations.
  4.   To set up and foster good relationship among TULSSAA members.
  5.   To work effectively and efficiently as a leading library professional association at local, national, and international levels.
  6.   To organize various professional, semi-professional workshops, seminars, discussion groups, etc. in order to provide public forums for professional advancement in Nepal.
  7.   To conduct trainings for skilled and semi skilled manpower development in the nation.
  8.   To contribute towards study, teaching and research in the field of Library and information profession.

Short-term Goals

TULSSAA Executive Committee may set up varying time bound ad hoc goals. Those goals will terminate upon their accomplishment.

Organizational Structure

  1.       TULSSAA Executive Committee
  2.       TULSSAA General Assembly

Executive Committee

TULSSAA Executive Committee may comprise of 11 elected members at the most. The members are elected by the General Assembly for work tenure of two years.

Membership

TULSSAA considers its members to be not only the reason behind the existence of the alumni but also the very backbone of the alumni association.

Membership eligibility

Completion of (any one):

  1.   Bachelor of Library and information Science or
  2.   Master of Library and Information Science; exclusively from Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Library and Information Science to be a valid TULSSAA member. Such BLibSc and MLibSc may obtain the membership of the alumni by registering formally with the alumni association.

Membership Types

  •         Annual Members
  •         Life members
  •         Honorary members

Honorary membership is at the discretion of the Executive Committee. Humbly members are encouraged to obtain life membership.

Publications

TULSSAA has been publishing TULSSAA Journal: a journal of Library and Information Science since 2000AD. It is the only one standard professional journal of Library and Information Science published from Nepal so far. TULSSAA journal provides authoritative coverage of current research and developments in the field of library and librarianship throughout Nepal and abroad. It is published annually.

Awards

TULSSAA confers awards on the toppers of TU Central Department of Library and Information Science academic programs.

TULSSAA Gold Medal 

TULSSAA awards a Gold Medal and the certificate of Merit to the toper of Bachelor of Library and Information Science from TU, the Central Department of Library and Information Science.

TULSSAA awards a Gold Medal and the certificate of Merit to the toper of Master of Library and Information Science from TU, the Central Department of Library and Information Science. Besides TULSSAA honors and delicates professional, senior most professionals and outstanding talents who have toiled and massively contributed towards the professional advancement in Nepal. It welcomes new enrolled students for the Library and Information Science course at TUCDLIS.

Training

TULSSAA conducts level III LIS training for the semi-skilled manpower development. The training program is affiliated with the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) Nepal.

TULSSAA’s journey from past to present

TULSSAA has completed 20 years of establishment in 2019. During the journey TULSSAA has faced various ups and downs. Sometimes it seems very active and sometimes it is passive. However it has played a significant role in uniting LIS professionals in Nepal. It performs recommendable work by creating good relationships between TULSSAA members by uniting them through various notable programs. Until the date it has more than hundred members of TULSSAA as LIS professionals. It also performs various jobs to create friendly and harmonious relations with other organizations and persons related to the LIS profession. In all new enrollment of the academic year it welcomes new students of TU, Library and Information Science. It continuously provides gold medals to topper of Master’s in Library and Information Science from TU, Central Department of Library and Information Science. TULSSAA is organizing time to time workshops, seminars, discussion groups, etc. in order to provide public forums for professional advancement in Nepal. It organizes various programs  like picnics, tours, get-togethers, rendezvous, etc. to unite all the members and  provides an opportunity to mix up with each other and share their views, news etc.

TULSSAA is actively participating and working from the beginning for the success of Library Day in Nepal.

Previously TULSSAA Journal has played a great role, when there was rarely publication about Library literature in Nepal. As we earlier mentioned that it is the only one standard professional journal of Library and Information Science published from Nepal so far. It has tried to fill some bricks in library literature in Nepal. However it was discontinued for some couple of years and good news is that in 2019, Vol. 11, No. 1, Issue No. 14 is published. TULSSAA has worked to fulfill the lack of Semi-professional manpower. Till date TULSSAA has conducted Level III LIS training for 15 batches and more than 350 participants have benefited from it. Along with this TULSSAA is conducting short term training for professionals too.

Source: TULSSAA Brochure,

Contact

Tribhuvan University Library Science Students’ Alumni Association (TULSSAA):

 Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Ph. No.:- 9841533151

e-mail :- tulssaa1@gmail.com

Website:- tulssaa.org.np