Library & Information Science





The Department of Library and Information Science was started in the year 1974 with one year B.L.I.Sc programme. One year M.L.I.Sc programme was started in 1985 and two year integrated M.L.I.Sc programme was started in 1996. The founders of the department, who got superannuated, were Sri. N. Sripathi Naidu, Prof. N. Guruswamy Naidu, and Prof. T. Rajagopal. At present, there are three competent faculty members in the department to teach the specializations of the course and the modern trends in information technology. All are well qualified and actively engaged in research. Around 60 papers were published in national and international conference proceedings and journals by the faculty members in the last five years. The faculty also acted as Resource persons in Academic Staff Colleges, workshops, Distance education and Training programmes. The semester system was introduced in 2002-03 and CBCS was introduced from 2006-07. Regarding research, 20 Ph.Ds and 14 M.Phils were awarded in the department and around 30 scholars are doing research under the supervision of various faculty members. The research is in progress on the thrust areas like, User studies, Bibliometric studies, Information seeking behaviour, Computer networking, and Marketing of Library services. A system is provided to each faculty member, with internet connectivity. The department actively participated in the programmes like Janmabhoomi, clean and green, clean and tidy, Exhibition and Open House and community services, organized by the university. Many of the alumni are well placed in different positions in various public, academic, and special libraries, and institutions and organizations. To meet the demands of the society and to cope up with the latest trends in the field, the department is taking all care by updating the syllabus, and also by conducting study tour internship with the collaboration of various types of libraries in and around Tirupati. To make the students well equipped to cope up with the changing information environment, the department needs to be strengthened in terms of infrastructure and equipment.

Courses offered :
• M.L.I.Sc.
• M.Phil.
• Ph.D.

Department Administrative Staff
Photo & DesignationNameQualification
Photo of Dr.I.Chandraiah
HOD
Dr.I.ChandraiahM.A.,M.L.I.Sc.,M.C.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.
Photo of Dr.K.Padmini
Chairman, BOS
Dr.K.PadminiM.A.,M.L.I.Sc.,Ph.D.




Publications

• National

• Prof. I. Chandraiah “Strategic Positioning of the library resources on the basis of user Segmentation from effective utilization” Innovation-Driven Librarianship:

• Prof. I. Chandraiah Expectations of librarians , and Library Users. SRM University, Chennai, ISBN 978-81- 8465-212-, July, 2010.

• Prof. I. Chandraiah “Problems in Digitization and Preservation of Manuscripts – A Study”, in Library & Information Science in the digital Era. Indian Library Association, New Delhi, Jan. 2010.

• Prof. I. Chandraiah “Preservation and Management of Digitized Manuscripts” at National Conference on Emerging Trends in User Expectations for Next Generation Libraries (40th APLA), Dravidian University, Kuppam (P.Nos. 439-445) Feb.,24-26, 2012.

• Prof. I. Chandraiah “Dynamics of Information use pattern in the electronic Era by the academics of R S Vidyapeetha – Study”. In Trends and Development in Library and information science. Zenith publications. New Delhi. December, 2012.

• Prof. I. Chandraiah “Digitization of oriental information sources: A study with special reference to Manuscripts”. In Developing skills for Knowledge resource centers Management. PG and Research Department of Library & Information Science, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu .Feb, 2013.

• Prof. I. Chandraiah “Competencies in Sanskrit Academics In Use of E-resources in towards building a Knowledge Society: Library as Catalyst for knowledge discovery and management.

• Prof. I. ChandraiahInternational CALIBER 2011 (Univ. of Goa) INFLIBNET, Ahmedabad, 2011, P.Nos.528-540.

• Prof. I. Chandraiah “Digitization of oriental information sources: A study with special reference to Manuscripts”. In Developing skills for Knowledge resource centers Management. PG and Research Department of Library & Information Science, Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu .Feb, 2013.

• International

• Prof. I. Chandraiah “Dynamics of Information use pattern in the electronic Era by the academics of RS Vidyapeetha – Study”. In trends and Development in Library and information science. South Asian regional co operation subm
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