EmploymentInterestResearchEducationTraining 04-01-1995 To Present: Working as the Librarian, the Principal Administrative Officer of the Central Library of IIT Madras -a major academic & research library of India

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for overall management, direction, administration, policy formulation, budgeting, programs development, coordination of all phases of day-to-day operations, overseeing the functions of all Divisions and Sections, personnel recruitment, training, supervising, evaluating the services of 73 library staff members for effective and efficient functioning of the Central Library systems, procedures and services as per ISO 9001 standards being ISO 9001 accredited first library of India, extensive interaction with all departments, research centers, laboratories, sections, administrative officers on Campus.
  2. Provide creative leadership, vision, and direction in the fulfilment of library mission as per the quality policy of IIT Madras, represent the library in all professional activities locally, regionally and nationally and also integrating advances in information technology with library services in support of academic programs & mission of IIT Madras.
  3. Develop, implement and manage balanced collection building, library policies, resources generation, optimum utilization and prioritization of allocated fiscal resources and also promote collaborative efforts to support the curriculum, instructions, consultancy, continuing engineering education and research.
  4. Direct, coordinate and contribute to library planning for future needs to meet changes in electronic environment for providing responsive, dynamic and quality client services.
  5. Serve ex officio as a member of the Senate, Member Secretary, Library Advisory Committee, Secretary, Editorial Board, Journal of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and member of various other Institute Committees and Taskforces
  6. Develop a strong users staff interface and network based information resources meeting information needs of over 5000 library patrons of the Institute for achieving excellence in academic programmes, research, consultancy, continuing engineering education.
  7. Provide support services for over 300 industrial associates with the help of specialized collection, value added services, facilities.

21-12-1990 To 03-01-1995 : Deputy Librarian, Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi-110016

Key Responsibilities: Headed Computer Application and Serials Divisions. Edited data sheets for the books database, assigned keywords using LCSH coordinated the library computerization, assisted the librarian in the selection and installation of hardware, worked with software team, conducted CD-ROM literature search for faculty and students, provided guidance & conducted library instruction sessions in the use of printed/electronic information materials for library patrons, shifted the entire serials collection to new library building, maintained the subscription of 1300 current journals, created database of current journals, streamlined the serials procurement procedures and documentation, initiated to improve access to the serials resources.

01-02-1982 TO 20-12-1990 : Assistant Librarian, Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi-110016

Key Responsibilities: Headed Circulation, Books Acquisition and Reader's Services Divisions. codified the entire members records for computerization, identified the requirements of circulation division for computerization, initiated special drive for recovering the outstanding books, strengthened inter library loan cooperation with local libraries, developed special collection in Book Bank, provided guidance and instructions in the use of printed resources, assisted the Librarian in the organization of workshop on resources sharing, compiled 50 bibliographies on demand, improved vendors relations, utilized allocated book budget for balance collection building, assisted the Librarian in the organization of books exhibition.

30-08-1980 To 31-01-1982 : Senior Assistant Librarian, Geological Survey of India (Western Region) Jaipur.

Key Responsibilities: Technical Processing and Procurement of Current Journals, Catalogued publications on geology and allied subjects using UDC, prepared annotated bibliography of US GS papers, organized 3000 technical reports, provided general reference desk service, handled subscription of 200 current journals, assisted Geologists in conducting literature searches using printed collection, supervised the library in absence of librarian, compiled library statistics.

03-05-1979 TO 29-08-1980 : Library Assistant Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi 110016

Key Responsibilities: Provided reference service to faculty, staff and students, classified and catalogued books, reports and other trade literature using International Trade Classification Scheme and AACR, handled GATT, IMF, WTO documents, attended circulation desk, assisted the librarian in the compilation of annotated bibliography on reference sources on trade literature.