Research and Publications




Dr. Rani Syamalamba,  Librarian.
                                                  M.A (Pub.Admin), M.A(Politics), M.Li.Sc, S.L.E.T, Ph.D.                                     
Joined in 1994 in the Dept of Library and Information Science
Completed Ph.D in 1999.

Minor Research Projects
1. Completed 1st UGC Minor Research Project in 2010 September entitled “Design and Development of Information Literacy Programmes for Undergraduate Students”.
2. Completed 2nd UGC Minor Research Project in 2016 entitled “Designing and developing Directory of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education”. (www.stellavirlib.org)  FULL PROJECT

Publications in National and International journals and magazines

1. Article named “Implementation of Barcode Technology for library Operations: The Experience of Maris Stella
    (Autonomous) College, Vijayawada, published in ILA Bulletin, Vol – XLI, No-4. Oct-Dec 2005.
2. An article named ‘Library Consortia: An Overview” published in monthly magazine ‘Grandhalaya       
     Sarvaswamu’. Vol.No.66, No.7, Oct 2005.
3. Another article ‘Growth and development of Higher Education: The role of Missionaries’ was published in a
     book named “Dr. P.S.G. Kumar Festschrift Library and Information Profession in India”, Vol.1, Part-I, 2005.
4. Article “The role of Academic Libraries in the growth & development of Higher Education” published in ‘
    Edutrack’ Vol – 5; No. 12, Aug 2006.
5. Article named “Need for TQM in Academic Libraries: A case study of Maris Stella College, Vijayawada, AP”
     was published in ‘Journal of Library and Information Science” Vol.31, No.2, Dec 2006. ISSN 0970-714X
6. Article published in an International Journal “Library and Philosophy” Dec 2008 entitled “Minority Degree
    College Libraries in Andhra Pradesh: A Study with special reference to NAAC Standards”. ISSN No.1522-0222
    Library and Phylosopy
7. Article published in “Journal of Library and Information Science’ December 2008, entitled “Use of college
     libraries by teachers: The case of Andhra Pradesh. Vol.33.No.1&2. Pg.73-84. ISSN 0970-714 X
8. Article named “Library use pattern of undergraduate students in Minority Degree Colleges in Andhra Pradesh”       is published in “DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology” Vol.29, No.5 September 2009
     pg.50-59, ISSN .0974-0643    DESIDOC
9. An article “Manuscript Collection in Indian Public Libraries” was published in a book entitled “Manuscript and
    Manuscriptology in India” edited by Subodh Gopal Nandini and Projit Kumar Palit and published by Kaveri
    books , New Delhi, 2010, pgs.277-293
10. An article entitled “Information Literacy programmes for undergraduate students” is published in an
      International Journal “International Journal of Digital Libraries” Vol. No.1, Issue No.1, 2011.
      International Journal of Digital Library Services
11. An article “Open Educational Resources (OER) for Science and Technology” was published in “Grandyalaya
      Sarvaswamu” April 2014. Pg.17-20. ISSN:0972-8140  Grandhlaya sarvaswamu
12. An article “Impact of world wide web on Academic Libraries and Librarians’ was published in the book “New 
       Dimensions in Web based library and Information Services” edited by Dr.G.Saroja and Prof. V. Chandra 
       Shekhar Rao, published by pearl books, New Dehi. Pg.192-198. 2013 ISBN: 978-93-81575-75-8.

13. An article entitled ' Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Maris Stella
     Library:A study' published in an International Journal ' International Journal of Digital Library Services ' Vol.4,
      Issue.3, July-Sep, 2014. ISSN: 2250-1142 (online), ISSN: 2439-302X (print). International Journal of          Digital     Library Services

14.  An article titled “Digital Literacy initiatives: A study” was published in Journal of Library and Information
      Technology. Vol.11. No.2 July 2015. pg.22-31. ISSN – 0975-6183.
       Journal of library and Information Technology
15. An article “Massive Open Online Courses” was published in “Grandyalaya Sarvaswamu” Vol.76 Issue. 08,
      Nov 2015. Pg.20. ISSN:0972-8140. Grandhalaya Sarvaswamu 2015
16. A chapter on “Total Quality Management (TQM) in Academic Libraries: A case Study of Maris Stella Library,
      Vijayawada” was published in a book ‘Contemporary and Innovative Tech. for Libraries in Elec. Environment.
      Published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, Pg.173-179, 2016. ISBN-978-3-659-93633-3.

17. An article "Directories and subject gateways" published in Grandhalaya sarvaswamu, February 
       2016,Grandhalaya sarvaswamu 2016
18. A book entitled “Design and Development of Information Literacy Progrmmes” was published by the
      International publishers Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany with ISSN No. 978-3-330-02440-3. 2017.
        book link
19. An article “Re orientation of library services in electronic era was published in a book entitled “Managing
       libraries in Electronic era published by Intellectual foundation(India), 2016. ISBN 978-93-81818-38-1
       pg.53-64.

20. An article 'Design and Developing Directory of Open Educational Resources (OER) published in PEARL
      Journal of Library and Information Science, Vol.11, Issue.4, 2017 ISSN:0973-7081(print), 0975-6922(online).         PEARL Journal

As a resource person

1. On the eve of 45th Library Week Celebrations Dr. Syamalamba, Librarian, has delivered a Guest Lecture on
     “Utilization of e- Resources with special reference to n-list programme with power point presentation in the
     seminar hall of JKC college, Guntur Dist on 15th November 2012.
2. Attended as resource person for the seminar on “Quality culture through IQAC in Higher Education
     Institutions”  and deliver lecture on best practices in Library and Information Sciences. on 11th Sep 2014 at
     KVSR. Siddartha College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vijayawada.
3. Attended as a resource person on librarian's day 12th AUGUST 2015 and gave a lecture on present day
     trends  in Library and Information Science at Sarvottama Library, Vijayawada.
4. Attended as a resource person at Siddartha mahila Kalasla on 23rd Dec 2015 and deliver a live demo on open
     educational resources and virtual libraries and MOOC courses.
5. Attended as a Resource person and delivered resourceful talk on automation and Open Educational
    Resources to APSWREI (A.P Social Welfare Educational Institutions) librarians on 30.07.2016 at Hotel
     Ilapuram, Vijayawada.
6. Attended as a Resource person at KKR & KSR Institute of Technology & Sciences, Guntur for an
     awareness program on : Open Educational Resources and MOOC courses” for faculty and “Library as
     knowledge Resource Centre” for students on 25 th Oct 2016.
7. Attended as a Resource person at ANR college of Gudivada on the eve of 49th National Educational week
     and  delivered a lecture on “Open Educational Resources and MOOC on 18th Nov 2016.
8. Attended as a resource person for capacity building programme for librarians at Navodaya leadership Institute,
    an autonomous Organisation under Ministry of HRD, Govt of India Guntur and conducted two sessions for 36
     librarians of southern region, India on 30th Jan 2017.
9. Attended as a resource person for capacity building programme for librarians at Navodaya leadership Institute,
     an autonomous Organisation under Ministry of HRD, Govt of India Guntur and conducted two sessions for 36
     librarians of southern region, India on 21st Feb 2017.
10.    Attended as a resource person for UGC sponsored National work on “Utilization of resources and      
       networking of libraries held at DRW College, Gudur on 30 & 31st October 2017.
11.  Attended as a resource person for the national library week celebrations at SDMS Mahila Kalasala ,  
       Vijayawada on 18th Nov, 2017.
12. Attended as a resource person to provide orientation on OER and MOOC on the eve of National Library 
      week celebrations at PB Siddartha college of Arts and Science, Vijayawada on 20th Nov, 2017.