The Research Foundation was established to undertake the following core activities for the growth & development of the LIS profession:

To promote research and development activities in the Library and Information Science;

To launch/sponsor/publish and distribute research and scholarly library literature;

To organize seminars, workshops, competitions, training programmes and lectures in LIS;

To award scholarships to deserving and meritorious students and researchers;

To undertake consultancy and research project in the domain of LIS;

To undertake, encourage, promote and sponsor any and all such activities, which sustain and promote the LIS in India and

To collaborate with similar organizations in the field to achieve its mission and executive its functions.