•      15-18 February 2011  
To commemorate the auspicious occasion of Eid-Milad-an-Nabi (Sallallaho Aalihi Wassallam),whole structure of Allama Iqbal Library was decorated with beautiful rope light illuminations from 15-18 February, 2011.
  •  28th March 2011 
The book entitled “Rasul Mir: Nadir Sukhan Goe” by Dr Nazir Azaad was released in a function organized by the Allama Iqbal Library in collaboration with Adbi Markaz at Ibn Khaldun Auditorium. The book is literary review of famed Kashmiri poet Rasul Mir.  The book release function was distinct in the way that some speakers delivered lectures from USA through video conferencing.The function was chaired by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Riyaz Punjabi and during his speech appealed to the budding writers to “devise a proper theory and philosophy of literary criticism for Kashmiri literature.”Similar views were echoed by Prof Rahman Rahi, who presided over the function.Muneeb-ur-Rehman, a Kashmiri poet from Virginia said the book was “extremely well organized and presented a thesis on poetry of Rasul Mir.”Muzaffar Aazim, another senior Kashmiri poet, from USA said: “In this book the writer has opposed some established writers on the same topic. The beauty with good writers is that they can differ and dissent and agree to disagree”.Librarian, Allama Iqbal Library, Riyaz Rufai, journalist Dr Sujaaat Bukhari  and Aziz Hajni of Adbi Markaz also spoke on the occasion 

  • 23rd April 2011 [World Book & Copyright Day]
World Book & Copyright Day was celebrated by the Allama Iqbal Library on 23rd April, 2011.  Highlights of the Day:-
  • Special Lecture on “The book tomorrow: future of written word” by Dr. Ravinder Kumar Chadha,Joint secretary, Parliament of India, Lok Sabha Secretariat,
  • Exhibition of Rare books and posters,
  • Prize distribution (Frequent user of the library & Best poster presenters) ,
  • Screening of Educational films,
  • Presentation by Elsevier,USA on SCOPUS (Bibliographic database).
  • 19th May, 2011


Book Release and Panel Discussion on Freeze Frame: Glimpses from Kashmir (an anthology of essays) by Syeda Afshana, Senior Assistant Professor, MERC. Prof. (Dr.) Riyaz Punjabi was Chief Guest and Prof. Agha Ashraf Ali acted as Guest of Honour. The book was reviewed by Prof. Neerja Mattoo. The Panelist included Mr. Muhammad Sayeed Malik senior journalist of state.


  • 4thJune 2011

Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir inaugurated the much awaited “Remote Access Facility” for online access of huge collection of e-resources subscribed by Allama Iqbal Library. The Library provides online access to over 15,000 scholarly e-journals, through individual and packaged subscriptions, to both current and in many cases back years. Besides, Library provides access to more than 3 Lakh eBooks covering different subject disciplines from the world renowned eBook portals like Questia and ebrary. The facility will enable the registered faculty members/ scholars/students to access the online resources of the Library from any part of the world at any time. The facility will also link the students of North and South campuses to the Library and will thus fulfill a long pending demand of the students.

  • 14thJune 2011


A talk by Prof. Roger Bilham, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, USA.  On “THE NEXT GREAT POTENTIAL EARTHQUAKE IN KASHMIR” was organized by International Resource Cell, Allama Iqbal Library at Ibn Khaldun Auditorium University of Kashmir. Prof. Bilham is He is a well known earthquake scientist. In his lecture he dwelt in detail about the prospects of future earthquakes in Kashmir what he describes “Kashmir Valley Mega earthquakes”. Prof. Bilham in his presentation also spoke about the damaging moderate earthquakes that have struck the Kashmir Valley in recent centuries. Given the massive scale of faults in this part of the world, and the enormous forces, earthquakes in the range of magnitude 8.5, maybe even greater, will inevitably strike the valley was the main thrust of his findings.
  • 6-8 June  2011

Reyaz Rufai, Librarian Allama Iqbal Library participated in the “UNESCO World Forum on Culture and the Cultural Industries” the future of the written word which took place at the Italy from 6-8 June, 2011. Mr. Rufai also participated in the Workshop 3 on “Author’s Rights in the Digital Era : Preserving digital memory”. The other panelists in the workshop included:-                         


  • Ms María Jimena Duzán Semana Magazine (Colombia), Moderator 
  • Mr Abdelaziz Abid, UNESCO / Universidad Complutenses de Madrid (Tunisia), Rapporteur
  • Mr Joseph Branin, KAUST – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
  • Ms Antonia Ida Fontana, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (Italy)
  • Ms Kristine Hanna, Internet Archive (USA)
  • Mr Seamus Ross, iSchool, Université de Toronto (Canada)
  • Ms Elizabeth Shaffer, British Columbia University (Canada)
  • 20th June 2011
An ambitious project entitled “Digitization of old and rare copyright free books available in Jammu and Kashmir” has been started by the Allama Iqbal Library. The Project has been sanctioned by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & Information technology, Government of India in the year 2011. So far, thousand of rare and out-of-copyright books have been digitized by the Allama Iqbal Library.


  • 10-13, October, 2011

         IASLIC 28th  National Conference On Library Vision 2020 from 10-13 October, 2011

The Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir in collaboration with Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC) organised the IASLIC 28th National Conference during 10-13 October 2011. Keeping in view the latest trends and development in the field of library and Information science. In the coming years Libraries will be a leading hub in the global information network, advancing knowledge through diverse collections, expertise and partnerships, for the benefit of the economy and society and the enrichment of cultural life. IASLIC with a strong linkage with Libraries and Library Information Professionals is providing a common platform to discuss at length issues relating to Libraries in 21st Century. The conference opened new vistas for the development of Librarianship not only in Jammu and Kashmir state but in whole country.

  •      11th November, 2011   
     Exhibition on works of Maulana Abul Kalam was organised by the Allama Iqbal Library to Commemorate his birth anniversary on November 11th now observed as “National Education Day”

  •      28-29 November 2011 
      International Resource Cell, Allama Iqbal Library in Partnership with British Council New Delhi Organised Climate Change: Understand Lead Innovate Research A Multifaceted event which comprised of Environmental Film Making Workshop, cartoon exhibition, discussion, film festival and on spot cartoon competition for students. 


  •      15 December 2011

      The book entitled “Srinagar-My City, My Dreamland” written by columnist and writer Zahid G Muhammad  was released and reviewed on Thursday at the Ibn-Khaldun Auditorium, Allama Iqbal Library.