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  1. ISKO (India Chapter) 2007-09
  2. Research Board of Advisors of American Biographical Institute, North Carolina
  3. British Scholars Association New Delhi.
  4. Association of Government of India Libraries
  5. Medical Librarians Association of India
  6. Madras Library Association
  7. Association of Mathematics Teachers of India
  8. Indian Association of Teachers of Library & Information Science
  9. Society of Information Science
  10. Faculty Association of IIT Madras
  11. Computer Society of India
  12. Database Society of India
  13. Madhya Pradesh Library Association.
  14. Indian Society for Training and Development
  15. Tamilnadu Library Association.
  16. Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science
  17. Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers
  18. Asian Chapter of SLA

Professional Service

  1. Member - National Advisory Committee Of International Conference on Changing Landscape of Access to Knowledge with Emerging Technologies in Libraries during 13-14 May 2011 Organised by Bannari Amman Institute of Technology
  2. Member- Library Sub Committee of Maulana Azad Library, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh w.e.f. 18-10-2010
  3. Member- Organisation Committeeof National Seminar on Re-engineering the Information Profession for the Emerging Knowledge Society" jointly organised by  SLA Asian Chapter Seminar with AKG Engineering College at Ghaziabad on 20 November 2010
  4. Member of the International Programme Committee of ICoASL 2011, the second International Conference of Asian Special Libraries in Tokyo, Japan during 10 –12 February 2011.
  5. Member: Standing Committee of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) for the Term 2009-2013
  6. Member Panel Discussion on Knowledge Conservation and Preservation: Reorientation of LIS Education of National Seminar on Knowledge Conservation and Preservation (NASKCON 2010) organised by DLIS, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh during March 14, 2010
  7. Member: Technical Session VII: Panel Discussion on Managing Knowledge, Technology and Change in Libraries of NACLIN 2009 held at Punjab University, Chandigarh on 25-09-2009
  8. Member: Panel of Session II on Best Practices in Integrating in Teaching and Learning of International Seminar on ICT in Education: Challanges and Innovation organised by NITTTR, Chennai and Colombo Plan Staff College for Technical Education, Metro Manila, Phillippines on 12-03-2009
  9. Member: Library Review Committee of University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka w.e.f. 18-02-2009
  10. Participated in the Stakeholders Meeting on National Mission on Libraries organised by Government of India, Ministry of Culture at IGNCA, New Delhi on 06-02-2009. I also associate with Group III on Modernisation, Digitisation and Networking of Libraries
  11. Eminent Speaker for International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services ETTLIS 2008 held at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University on 19-12-2008.
  12. Member : Panel Discussion on Digital Future Strategies for Developing World Class Libraries of 11th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking (NACLIN 2008) on Digital Future Strategies for Developing World Class Libraries jointly organised by Central Library, Karunya University, Coimbatore and DELNET New Delhi on 07-11-2008
  13. Moderator: Panel Discussion on HRD in LIS on the eve of SALIS 2008 National Conference on Re-Building the Libraries: Learning from the Past to Plan for the Future jointly organised by Mahatma Gandhi Central Library, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore and SALIS Chennai on 09-08-2008
  14. Member: Panel Discussion on Role of Librarian in 21st Century of SIS 2008 held at Indian Institute of Management on 06-11-2008
  15. Member Panel Discussion:I on Emerging Trends in LIS of International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services ETTLIS 2008 held at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University on 19-12-2008. Moderator Prof. P.B. Mangla Professor Emeritus, University of Delhi
  16. Member Panel Discussion :II on Reshaping the Libraries: Challanges, Problems and Solutions of International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services ETTLIS 2008 held at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University on 20-12-2008. Moderator Dr. H.K. Kaul, Director, DELNET
  17. Member: Governing Board of DELNET for the biennial term 2008-09 and 2009-2010
  18. Member:E-Library Committee of Dr. H.S. Gaur Univesrsity, Sagar, MP and attended the first meetng held during 11-05-2008-12-05-2008
  19. Member: IATUL-SIG-LOQUM ( w.e.f. 18-01-2008)
  20. Member: National Steering Committee for INDEST-AICTE Consortium,Government of India, MHRD, Department of Higher Education, New Delhi w.e.f. 27-09-2007 for two years
  21. Member:Advisory Committee on "e-Granthalaya" Ministery of Communications and Information Technology, Department of Information Technology, Natioanl Informatics Center, New Delhi w.e.f. 29th Octover, 2007
  22. Moderator: Panel Discussion on Library Users Expectations in ICT Environment on the eve of National Seminar organised by Library, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chennai on 08-09-2007. Other Panel Members: Prof. P.Manohar, Dr. K.Nithyanandam, Dr. J.Abraham
  23. Moderator: Panel Discussion on Guidlines for Formation of Consortium on the eve of Workshop on Formalizing a Consortium of College Libraries, organised by Union Christian College, Aluva August 01, 2007 . Other members Mr. K. Ravindran Asari, Mr. K.P. Sadasivan and Mr. Cherian K. George.
  24. Moderator: Panel Discussion on Institutional Repositories, organised by SALIS and Anna University on the eve of SALIS 2007 National Conference on 11-08-2007
  25. Member: International Program Committee of Second IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM' 07 ) October 28-31, 2007, Lyon, France
  26. Eminent Speaker: EMPI Digital LIbrary National Convention-2007 18th-20th March, 2007
  27. Member: Dr. C.R.Karisiddappa Felicitation Committee, Department of Library and Information Science, Kanatak University, Dharwad ( 12-05-2007)
  28. Member: International Program Committee of First IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2006) 6-8 December 2006, Bangalore, India, IEEE Califonia, p. II
  29. Member: Expert Committee for Retro-Conversion Project of National Library of India ( 21-12-2006)
  30. Member: Organising Committee for One day Seminar on Future Libraries, jointly organised by University Library, Anna University and SALIS on 30-12-2006
  31. Advisor: Organising Committee for the UNESCO supported Workshop on Information Literacy & Competencey Development for LIS Professionals and Special Educators, organised by SALIS and Madras School of Social Work, Chennai during 6th-10th November 2006
  32. Member: 1st International Conference on Digital Information Management(ICDIM) December 06-08-2006, Christ College, Bangalore (http://www.icdim.org/ccommittee.htm )
  33. Member: Panel Discussion of Two Day Workshop on Quality Indicators & Best Pratices for Academic Libraries, organised jointly by NAAC, Bangalore and Karnatak Law Society's Gogte College of Commerce, Belgaum on 26-08-2006. Moderator Prof. C.R. Karisiddappa
  34. Member: Organising Committee, National Seminar on Best Practices in Library and Information Services, Sponsored by NAAC and Organised by Bangalore Univesrity, Bangalore during 09-12 August 2006
  35. Member: Panel Discussion on the eve of National Conference on Information Management in Digital Libraries (NCIMDiL) organised by IIT Kharagpur during August 02-04, 2006
  36. Convenor:SIG Industrial Information of IASLIC( 2006-2007)
  37. Member: Council of IASLIC ( 2006-2007)
  38. Member: OLIC of IIT Madras (2005-)
  39. Member: Governing Board, DELNET, New Delhi (2004-2006), (2006-2008)
  40. Member:Advisory Committee, National Workshop on Building Digital Libraries June17-18, 2005 organised by Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (Deemed Univesrity) NOIDA, (UP)
  41. Member: Panel Debate , Common Gateway & Metsearch Engine for e-Books & e-Journals at the One day Seminar (from e-Journals to e-Books) on Changing Face of Libraries and Access to e-Content organised by Informatics on January 21st 2005
  42. Chairmen: Group on Information Technology of SALIS , April 2004 -
  43. Vice President: The Madras Library Association (2001-2003)
  44. Vice President English Association of K.A. College Kasganj, (1974-75)
  45. Convener Database Society of India, Madras Chapter (1995)
  46. Council Member Indian Library Association (1988-90)
  47. Executive Member Indian Library Association Committee (1986 - 88)
  48. Executive Member Government of India Librarians Association (1984-86)
  49. Executive Member Students Welfare Organization (1974-75)

Conference Chair/Director

  1. Chaired Technical Session II on Digital Preservation of Knowledge Resources of National Seminar on Knowledge Conservation and Preservation (NASKCON 2010) organised by DLIS, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh during March 13, 2010
  2. Chaired Technical Session II on Networking Knowledge of NACLIN 2009 held at Punjab University, Chandigarh on 24-09-2009
  3. Chaired Technical Session on Knowledge Management of of Two Day National Conference on Future Scenario of Knowledge Resource Technology in the Digital Technology organised by Sethu Institute of Technology, Kairapatti on 07-02-2009
  4. Director International Conference on Knowledge Networking in ICT Era on 23-01-2009 to 24-01-2009 ointly organised by Central Library of B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College and SALIS
  5. Chaired Technical Session IV on Digital Library and Electronic Security System, Technical Session VII on Social Networks, Technical Session VIII on Modern Management Techniques and IPR of International Conference on Knowledge Networking in ICT Era on 24-01-2009 jointly organised by Central Library of B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College and SALIS
  6. Chaired Technical Session-I of International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services ETTLIS 2008 held at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University on 18-12-2008. Speakers: Dr. H.K.Kaul and Ulla Ritta Lahtinen
  7. Chaired Technical Session V on Content Management of 11th National Convention on Knowledge, Library and Information Networking (NACLIN 2008) on Digital Future Strategies for Developing World Class Libraries jointly organised by Central Library, Karunya University, Coimbatore and DELNET New Delhi on 07-11-2008
  8. Director: SALIS 2008 National Conference on Re-Building the Libraries: Learning from the Past to Plan for the Future jointly organised by Mahatma Gandhi Central Library, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore and SALIS Chennai on 08-08-2008 to 09-08-2008
  9. Chaired Technical Session II: Knowledge Delivery and Access Mechanisms of National Convention on Library and Information Networking (NACLIN 2007) held at India International Center, New Delhi during November 20-23, 2007
  10. Chaired the Presentation on Customer Satisfaction in a Library and Information Center by Prof. Dong-Geun OH, Department of Library and Information Science, Kei-Myung University, South Korea on 14-08-2007
  11. Director: SALIS 2007 National Conference on Future Technologies for Empowering LIS Professionals: Chalenges and Opportunities, jointly organised by Anna University and SALIS during 10-08-2007 to 11-08-2008
  12. Workshop Director, INDEST-AICTE Consortium National Workshop on Management of E-Resources for Excellence, jointly organised by Central LIbrary, IIT Madras and INDEST during 16th to 18th July 2007
  13. Workshop Director, National Workshop on LIS Teacher and the Digital Future, organised by Central Library, IIT Madras and IATLIS during January 17-19, 2007
  14. Director of SALIS 2006 National Conference on Initiatives in Libraries and Information Cernters in the Digital Era jointly organised by Karunya Deemed University, Coimbator and SALIS during 08-10 June 2006
  15. Organising Secretary XXV All India Conference of IASLIC hosted by t IIT Madras During 26th-29th December 2005
  16. Workshop Director, National Workshop on Building Digital Libraries: Using DSpace organised by the Central Library of IIT Madras & SALIS, Chennai on 16-17th December 2004.
  17. Symposium Co-ordinator: National Symposium on Capacity Building in Technical Libraries in the Present Digital Era, Nov 5-6,2004, organised by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai.
  18. Organising Secretary SIS 2004 22nd Annual Convention and Conference during 21st-23rd January 2004.
  19. Organizing Secretary National Convention on Library and Information Networking 22-25 December, 2000
  20. Organising Secretary National Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology( READIT 2001) 18-19 September 2001
  21. Chaired Technical Session of UNESO supported Sensitisation Workshop on Information Literacy organised by Delhi College of Engineering and SALIS Delhi NCR Chapter on 23-12-2006.
  22. Chaired Technical Session III: ICT Implementation in Libraries of NACLIN 2006 Organised by DELNET and University of Jammu, Jammu on 29-09-2006
  23. Chaired the Panel Discussion held on the eve of Two days Regional Seminar on E-Resources:Effective Utilisation in Academic and Special Libraries on 09-09-2006 organised by KLN College of Engineering, Pottapalayam, Madurai and SALIS, Madurai Chapter
  24. Chaired the SIG Meeting on Computer Application of XXV All India Conference of IASLIC on 26th December 2005 held at IIT Madras.
  25. Resource sharing and networking of Second ASSIST Annual Seminar on Resource Sharing and Networking of Engineering Libraries , Organized by Asian Society for Social Services Information Science and Technology (ASSIST) and Visveswaraiah Technological University Belgaum, Bangalore December 29-31-2002
  26. Delivered keynote address on e-journals to the participants of EXIGENCE - one day seminar on digital libraries jointly or Session on pricing models at Sharing of e-journals through consortia in indian libraries - a round table. Sponsored by Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Raman research institute and Informatics India Ltd. on 28th November 2002.
  27. Technical Session on Quality and Marketing Paradigms of 3rd Annual National Convention on Business Librarianship & Information Services from Independence to Interdependence, March 12-14, 2001 Lucknow, IIM on 13-03-2001.
  28. Session-II: Patenting Process. Seminar on Patent Information organized by Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) Bangalore and IC&SR of IIT Madras on 21-07-2000
  29. Technical Session No. 5 on Internet, Intranet, and CD-ROM resources of 44th All India Library Conference held at Hyderabad, organized by Indian Library Association on 27-02-1999

Program Committee Member

  1. Convener:University of Madrsa-Scrutinizing Committee o5-12-2009
  2. Member: Sub Committee for matters relating to Library of University of Kerala, Trivandrum. Attended the first meeting on 03--0-2009. Dr. G.Devarajan, Mr. C.Bhaskaran memebrs of Syndicate also attended. A report was prepared and submitted.
  3. Member: National Advisory Committee of International CALIBER-09 jointly organised by INFLIBNET and Ponddicherry University during February 25th to 27th 2009 at Puduchrry
  4. Member: National Advisory Committee of Convention on Knowledge Resources in India with special reference to Jammu and Kashmir State, 17-19 March 2009 organised by Allama Iqbal Library, University of Kashmir
  5. Member: National Advisory Committee of International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services ETTLIS 2008, organised by Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University, Delhi College of Engineering and SALIS NCR Chapter during 18-12-2008 to 20-12-2008
  6. Member:National Advisory Committee of National Convention and Conference of SIS on Role of the Librarian in 21st Century during 05-06 December, 2008 at IIM Indore
  7. Member: National Advisory Board of the National Conference on Digitization and Digital Preservation (NCDDP 2008) scheduled to be organised by DESIDOCduring December 2008
  8. Member: International Advisory Committee of 6th International CALIBER 2008 held at University of Allahabad during February 28-29, 2008
  9. Member: National Advisory Board, Natioanl Workshop on Building Digital Libraries using GSDL and DSpace jointly organised by SALIS, Delhi-NCR Chapter, New Delhi and Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur during March 14-15, 2008
  10. Member: National Programme Committee for International Conference of Asian Special Libraries on "Shaping the Future of Special Libraries: Beyond Boundaries" (ICoASL 2008) to be organized by SLA Asian Chapter in New Delhi during 26-28 November 2008
  11. Member: National Advisory Committee of Tenth National Convention on Knowledge, library and Information Networking (NACLIN2007) held at Indian International Center, New Delhi during November 20-23, 2007
  12. Member:National Advisory Committee of LIBER 2007, First National Level Conference on Future Concept of Library and Information SErvices: Changes, Challanges and Role of Library Professionals , organised by Eleanor Harwood Library Rev.Jacob Memorial Christian College, Santhipuram, Ambilikkai, TN during 5-6 October 2007
  13. Advisor: Organising Committee of Workshop on Information Literacy Competency Development for Library and Information Science Professionals and Special Educators (Southern States) organised by SALIS and Madras School of Social Work, Chennai during 6th to 10th November, 2006
  14. Member: National Advisory Committee, NACLIN 2006 organised by DELNET and University of Jammu, Jammu during 27-09-2006 to 30-09-2006
  15. Member, National Organizing Committee of IIML-MANLIBNET 3rd Annual National Convention on Business Librarianship & Information Services From Independence To Interdependence, March 12-14, 2001
  16. Member, Organising Committee, Conference on Advances in Information Access and Science Communication organized by M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation during 16-17 September 2000
  17. Member, National Review Committee for Indian Digital Library in Engineering Science and Technology( INDEST ) Consortium, Government. of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary and Higher Education, New Delhi December 2002.
  18. Member, Organizing Committee of MALA Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. 29-30 January 2003, Chennai
  19. Member, National Organizing Committee of SIS - 2003 21st Annual Convention & Conference, 9th-11th April 2003, held at IIT Roorkee.
  20. Member, National Advisory Committee, National Seminar on New Public Library in the Information Age organized by foundation for information and communication and Connemra Public Library, Chennai, scheduled during 12 13 June 2003
  21. Member, Local Organising Committee of Seminar on Migrartion to e-World: Challenges and Opportunities for Library Professionals organised by University Library, Anna University during s8-9, Decemeber 2005
  22. Member International Felicitation committee for Prof. H.R. Chopra Feschrift October 2003
  23. Member Local Organizing Committee of XX National Conference of the Indian Association ofTeachers of Library and Information Science from 21st to 23rd November 2003.

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