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Datta, A. & Chaudhuri, S. (2019). Resetting the Roles of Librarians for the Futuristic Sustainable Libraries in India. In P.K. Jain, D. C. Kar & P. Babbar (Eds.), Libraries and Librarianship in Digital Plus Era (pp. 73-82). New Delhi, India: Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.

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The study tried to investigate the awareness and understanding of sustainability by the academic library administrators in Kolkata, India. For that, the study followed descriptive research design using survey method. A study population of sixteen library administrators across five universities of Kolkata participated in this study. A structured questionnaire was designed as a survey instrument consisting of mainly five sections; viz. 1. Awareness on overall Sustainability and its library related issues. 2. Information sources available on Sustainability and its library related issues. 3. Perception on ideal activities of a Sustainable Library. 4. Perceptions on potential impediments for transforming into a sustainable library. 5. Perceptions on the Ideal outcomes of a Sustainable library. Finally the responses were tabulated for analysis, results were discussed and conclusions were drawn.



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