Conference Chairpersons

S.Manikandan
Mr.Manikandan
S.Manikandan, working as Librarian and Information Asst. in Anna Centenary Library, Chennai. He has the experience of 13 years in the field of LIS. He has presented more than 15 papers in the national Seminars and Conferences. He has organized three workshops. From 2005 to 2010, he acted as a NCC Officer in the rank of Lieutenant and underwent 3 months basic military training at NCC OTA, Nagpur.

Dr.P.Panneerselvam
Dr.Panneerselvam
Dr.P.Panneerselvam, present Chairman of SALIS Chennai chapter. Currntly he is working as Librarian at B. S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai. He has completed PhD in Library & Information Science at University of Madras. He has over 15 years work experience, published seven journal articles and presented over 25 papers in National and International Conferences. He has been awared ‘Best Young Librarian’ for the year 2007, presented during a National Conference at Anna University, Chennai. He has organized seminars, workshops, conference, International conference (first International conference by SALIS) on emerging topics of LIS during various periods. He is a member of various professional bodies and member of organizing committee in many conferences/seminars. He has also served as secretary for SALIS Chennai chapter

Dr. S.Kamatchi
Dr. S. Kamatchi
Presently Librarian and Information Officer in Anna Centenary Library, Kotturpuram, Chennai. She has 12 years of experience as a Librarian. Her areas of specialization are Research Methodology, Information Literacy, Content management. She has published ten articles in various national and international journals. She has presented more than 25 papers in various conference and seminars. She is an active member of SALIS and presently secretary of SALIS Chennai chapter.

T.Stephen
T. Stephen
He is Member of IAPCHE (International Association for Promoting Christian Higher Education) and life member of SALIS. He served as the Secretary of SALIS Coimbatore Chapter.
He is now Serving as a member in COLLEGE GOVERNING COUNCIL ( for five periods), COORDINATOR, CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL MEDIA (UNIT OF VIS COM DEPT, )COIMBATORE.

He has organized many programmes such as Workshop on preparation for UGC/SLET EXAM at Bishop Appasamy College for 2 days, State level workshop on ACCREDIATION and CERTIFICATION by SALIS on 10th Oct 2003, Awareness program on UGC INFONET and INFLIBNET FOR TEACHERS at Bishop Appasamy College on 31st Jul 2004 and National level two days seminar on MEDIA AND LIBRARIES at Bishop Appasamy College on 7th& 8th Oct 2005.He is the HOST COMMITTEE member (travel co-ordinator)and participated in the REGIONAL CONFERENCEIAPCHE ASIA / OCEANIA at Chennai from 13th – 17th Jan 2005.He is the Technical consultant for LIPSINET (LIBRARY SOFTWARE) and also LOGIC LAUNCH LIBRARY SOFTWARE.

He documented several important events such as OPERATION VIJAY (Kargil war) – documentation on Kargil war which was submitted to the HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA.
The other documentation work are on Education, Social welfare, Children and women, The last 200 days of MAHATMA GANDHI, Operation cocoon and Tsunami. He has organized many innovative programmes such as Outreach libraries (for the benefit of rural students) and also training programme on greenstone digital library software.

His current responsibilities are Framing the syllabus for PG department of library science, Chairman, Board of studies for library science and Member and curriculum development council in his college.
He served as NAAC COMMITTEE at BISHOP APPASAMY COLLEGE. He also served as a Member of organizing committee for few SALIS National conferences. He has attended many national and international conferences and other programmes. He has been awarded Autolib-Tamilnadu “Best Young Librarian Award” for the year 2005. He has visited many countries including MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, ENGLAND,COST A RICA, and NICARAGUA

r. K. Vinitha
Dr. K.Vinitha

Presently she is working as Librarian at St. Mary;s College, Tuticorin. Prior to this, she worked at NEC, Kovilpatti and other few institutions. She has completed B.Sc. B.L.I.Sc, M.L.I.Sc, M.Phil, M.B.A and Ph.D.
She has published more than 10 papers in journals and 58 papers in national and international conferences.
She has organized many programes, delivered more than 15 lectures and attended more than 25 conferences and seminars. She also served as Event manager for may programmes. She is the Editor for a peer reviewed International Journal of Library and Information science”(IJIS) CESER Publications (ISSN 0975 – 7546) and also EAB member of SALIS Journal of Information Management and Technology and served as the Assistant Editor of “SALIS Journal of Library and Information science.
She is the life member of SALIS, ISTE, MALA, LISP and IALA. She served as the Secretary for the SALIS Tirnvelveli chapter.
She is the research guide in a few universities and guiding many students for their Ph.D
She has received the AutoLib-Tamilnadu Young Librarian Award for the Year 2006.
Her research areas include Digital Libraries, Knowledge Management, Bibilometrics, Scientometric and Webometrics.

Dr. R.Balasubaramani
Dr. R.Balasubaramani
Dr. R Balasubramani, is currently working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli has been associated with more than 7 years in this field. He has served as Deputy Librarian in Kumaraguru College of Technology and Librarian, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering Bangalore. He has published 42 research articles in national and international refereed journals. He also presented and published more than 75 research papers in the national and International Conferences. He got 60 Citations and 5 H Index through Google Citation. He has delivered more than 45 special lectures in various forums. He has guided 10 Ph.D scholars, and 26 M. Phil scholars, presently he is guiding 06 Ph.D scholars. He is a reviewer and editorial board member for many national and international peer reviewed journals. He has prepared 3 MLIS Course materials for Bharathidasan University and Manonmaniun Sundaranar University. He is a recipient of the SALIS Best Paper Award in 2013 at Chennai. He is a Convener, Subject Expert for various Doctoral Committees and acted as External Examiners for many Ph.D. and M. Phil., Public viva- voce. He also visited to Sri Lanka.

Dr. B. Jeyapragash
Dr. Jeyaprakash
He is presently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Library and Information Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli He has completed B.Sc Library and Information Science and MLIS from Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli. He has cleared his UGC-NET exam in December 1996 and completed his M. Phil in Library and Information Science from Annamalai University and Ph.D from Bharathidasan University. He has over all 18 years of professional experience.
He guided 14 M.Phil scholars and published more than 30 papers in National and International conferences. He published 22 research articles in International and National journals. He also delivered more than 35 special lectures in different institutions. He is also an Associate Editor and Peer Reviewer for few journals. His area of specializations is Library Automation and Networking, Open Source Software, Institutional Repository and Digital library.

S. Radhakrishnan
Radhakrishnan1
Presently working as Technical Officer C in the Technical Information Resource Centre (TIRC) of Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, Kerala coming under Defence Research and Development Organization, Government of India. Had a long tenure of 30 years of experience in this special library and involved in ICT enabled information services Obtained M.LI.Sc and Post Graduate Diploma in Communication and Journalism (PGDCJ) from University of Kerala.. Attended many training programmes conducted by SALIS, DRTC, DESIDOC, NISCAIR etc. Life member of Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS) Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC) and Kerala Library Association (KLA). Presently SALIS-Governing Council Member & Special Invitee of KLA-Ernakulam Regional Committee. Presented 14 technical papers in various conferences and seminars.

Dr. T.R.Sridevi

Dr. T.R. Sridevi
Dr. T.R.Sridevi is having around 16 years of experience as a librarian. Currently she is working with R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore since 8 Months. Previously she was Associated with M S Ramaiah school of advanced studies for 14 years, where she used her Skill Sets in Designing and Set up a Library from Scratch. She has Designed and Developed Digital Library using Green Stone and Installation of DSpace. She has also served as an Editorial Member of Newsletter and Technical Journal between 2001- 2004 and Internal Auditor Member for ISO. Prior to this she has been trained at ICAST – National Aerospace Laboratory and IISC – Digital Library – Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She has presented many Number of Papers in Nat and Int Conference and has her Publications in Journals. Her Book Chapter titled Implementation of E-Learning in Higher Educational Institute was released at 38th ISTE Annual Convention and IFEES International Conference to be held Dec 19-21, 2008 at KIIT University, Orissa. She is a Life Member of SALIS and ILA. She is a member in Editorial Board in International Journal (LIS), and has be awarded the ISCA – FM-345). She has been taken 5s Award for three quarter for presenting library in a systematic organized manner with up to Date Information in Year 2001-2003, N P K Memorial Best Paper Award for LIS Professionals for 2nd Best Paper for Current Trends in E-learning Practices in Engineering Colleges in Bangalore and Challenges at KCT, Coimbatore Received on 8th August ‘2008. Presently she is Guiding Research Students (LIS), under VTU, Karnataka.

O. Seshaiah
Seshu

Presently he is working as a Librarian at PBR Visvodaya Institute of Technology and Science, Kavali since 1998. Membership Details. He has completed M.A., M.L.I.Sc., M. Phil and qualified for SLET in 1998.
He is a Life member in Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science. (SALIS) and also Governing Council member. He has published 20 papers in journals and conferences and attended more than 15 Training programmes, Workshops, Seminars etc.
He has introduced many innovative services in his Library.

Dr. A. Fazlur Rahman
Dr.Rahman
Dr. A. Fazlur Rahman received his PhD degree in the year 2013. He has more than 18 years of experience in academic and special libraries. He has published 21 papers in international and national journals and conference proceedings. He is the receipeint of the Tamil Nadu Best Young Librarian Award from the Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science. He has been invited as an expert by the Avinashilingam University in the implementation of RFID at the University Library. He has conducted national conference, regional workshop, National level Book Fairs and many training programe for Public Librarians. He has created knowledge portal, e-learning platform and other digital library services for the benefit of the students and faculty. He is an associate editor for the national journal of Information Management and Technology published by SALIS. He is a member in American Library Association and Special Libray Association of USA.

Mr. M. Leeladharan
Mr.Leeladharan
Mr. M. Leeladharan has nearly 17 years of work experience in the field of LIS. He has presented and published several articles in Conferences and Journals. He has offered free consultancy in establishing a Library for SOS Children’s Village, Puducherry (an independent, non-governmental, social development organization) and offered consultancy in automating Library of Sabari College of Education, Puducherry. He is a recipient of Best teacher award for the year 2010 awarded by Pondicherry University based on the students feedback.

Mr. A. Sankaran
A.sankaran
Presently working as Deputy Chief Librarian, THE HINDU group of publications, Chennai, India. He has 30 years of experience in LIS field which includes 25 years in THE HINDU. Started his career as an apprentice in Annamalai University Library, he served as Librarian in private Pharmacy, Management and Engineering colleges before moving to THE HINDU. He was also an intern of United States Information Service (USIS) Library, Chennai.
He has attended several international and national conferences, seminars and workshops. He was a former Vice-President of SALIS.

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