The Association of
Media Libraries and Archives (AMLA), as a professional forum, was originally conceptualized
by the Indian media library and information professionals, during the IFLA International
Newspaper Conference 2010, which was hosted by the Indira Gandhi National Centre
for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. AMLA formed to create links between libraries and
information professional working in newspapers, print and electronic media. AMLA is dedicated for regular exchange of professional
ideas and knowledge sharing through conferences, seminars, workshops, training programmes
and publications etc., by catering to the development needs of professionals working
in various Media Libraries and Archives in India, which is the first such initiative,
in the mass media industry in the Country.
AMLA is a registered body under Societies Act 1860. Registration
No.S/1123/SDM/NW/2012 dated 4th July, 2012.
Launch of AMLA and first inaugural
lecture on 'Future
Media Libraries' held at IGNCA, New Delhi in 2011, followed by
1st National Conference of AMLA on 'Managing Indian Media Libraries and Archives'
held at JNU, New Delhi.