Lbn Rajashekhar Devarai
Thane East, Thane, MH, India
A Senior Librarian with post graduation in Sociology and Library and Information Science and 27 years experiences in organizations like : KV, ICAR, NIFT, ACI and Asian School of Business Management.
Library Management, Fashion Resource Centres, Academic Libraries, Business Libraries, Research Lib.
Designations held : Head Librarian, Chief Librarian, Head Resource Centre, Assistant Librarian
Head, Resource Centre
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Navi Mumbai (Ministry of Textiles, Government of India)
October 2012 - November 2013
Played the Role of Head Resource Centre (library, materials and audio visuals) with skills of professionalism and leadership. Streamlined standards, practices, activities and services. Introduced modern e-book readers in Resource Centre (kindles and iPads).
Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
November 2009 - October 2012
First Chief Librarian of the Institute. Leaded Chanakya Central Library - Asian School of Business Management Bhubaneswar and Streamlined its systems and procedures. Provided professional leadership in maximizing the services of the Library.
Asian School Of Business Management
November 2009 - October 2012
Took over charge of Chanakya Central Library as first Chief Librarian. Streamlined its Services and Activities. Initiated Information Service through blogging. Shouldered additional responsibility of Circulation of institute journal, "ASBM Journal of Management" as Circulation Manager.
Librarian and Documentationalist
Akruti Citygold Institute, Mumbai
October 2006 - August 2009
Initiated, nurtured and developed Knowledge Resource Centre of Akruti Citygold Institute, Mumbai.
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad (Ministry of Textiles, Government of India).
January 1995 - January 2005
Distinction of being the first Head Librarian of Resource Centre of NIFT Hyderabad. Concept to Commissioning of Library / Resource Centre of the Institute and manage it efficiently and professionally.
Directorate of Oilseeds Research, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
January 1987 - January 1995
Assistant Librarian. Involved in Classification, Cataloguing, Documentation and Collection Development. Additional Assignments : Proof Correction and Editorial Assistance.
Kendriya Vidyalaya No.II, Uppal, Hyderabad, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
January 1983 - January 1987
First and founding Librarian. Organized the Library and its services from concept to commissioning. Worked as Head of Library and provided services to students, teachers.
Qualifications & Certifications
Master of Library and Information Science
Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalai University, Annamala Nagar, Tamilnadu, India
Urban and Regional Planning
School of Planning, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad
Master of Arts (Sociology)
Department of Studies in Sociology, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, Karnataka
Library and Information Science
Department of Library and Information Science, Karnataka University, Dharwad, Karnataka
Bachellor of Arts (Major : Sociology ; Minor : Psychology and Kannada
Karnataka Arts College, Dharwad (under Karnataka University, Dharwad).
Government High School Hudgi
Government High School Mudbi
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