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Name : S. N. GAWANDE
Designation : University Librarian
Academic Qualification : M.COM. (1990), MLISC (1991)
Acadmic Qualification
M.COM. (1990), MLISC (1991)
Work Experience
28 Years
1. Librarian, K.M.A. College of Education, Akola 01/08/1991 to 31/03/1992.
2. Librarian, G.S. Science, Arts, and Commerce College, Khamgaon Dist Buldhana 01/04/1992 to 01/11/1995.
3. Librarian, Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur. 02/11/1995 to till date.
4. University Librarian, MAFSU, Nagpur. 26/12/2001 to till date.

Training Programmes/Refresher Courses
Attended for acquiring the professional skills.
1. Modernization of Library Procedures….VRCE, Nagpur, 1996
2. Refresher course on communication and computer Technology, 1998
3. Course on WINISIS by NISSAT &Wild Life Institute of India, Dehradun, 2000
4. Refresher Course in LISc., Pune University, Pune, 2002
5. Patent Awareness Programme, NIIPM, Nagpur, 2002
6. IT@AGRILIBNET, ICAR-INFLIBET, Ahmedabad, 2003
7. Training Course on computer Technology, NVC, Nagpur, 2003
8. ERNET Training on LAN WAN Technologies, NAARM, Hyderabad, 2004
9. Training Programme for Administrative Finance and Accounts Personnel, NAARM, 2005

Conference/Symposium/Seminar/ Workshop Attended
1. ILA Regional conference 1995
2. Convention on Academic Libraries in Internet ERA, CLIBER, 1999
3. Work shop on Open Access, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, 2004
4. National Seminar on Quality Assessment &Quality Indicators for LIS Edu. Nagpur University Nagpur, 2006
5. Special Convention of University Librarians of Maharashtra, K K Sanskrit University, Ramtek, 2008
6. Special Convention of University Librarians of Maharashtra, YCMOU, Nashik, 2009
7. Workshop on Digitization of Agricultural Doctoral Dissertation, CCS HAU, HiSAR, 2009
8. National Conference on Knowledge Management in the Globalized Era, AALDI-ICAR, New Delhi 2010

Contribution In Library Development
1. Strengthening of library improvement and Networking Project under ICAR /NATP/ ISD/ O&M
2. Monitoring Cease fund project IASRI/NISAGENET.
3. Krishiprabha: Indian Agricultural Doctoral Dissertation Repository, ICAR
4. CeRA Consortium of Electronic Journals and Resources NAIP/ICAR
5. SAARC Agricultural Information Centre, Compilation of Agri. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Corporate Life
1. Life Member of Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalist of India. (AALDI)
2. Life Member of Indian Library Association.(ILA)
3. Life member of Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres. (IASLIC)
4. Life Member, Nagpur University Teachers Association. (NUTA)

Professional Achievement
      The University library and libraries of constituent colleges of University improve its collection and infrastructure facilities. Since the establishment the university library has made the consistent efforts to excel in library and information services. Computerization of University library was successfully upgraded by migrating from commercial software to Integrated Library Management System Software “KOHA” on cloud computing with the facility of web based online public access catalogue. Implementation of KOHA LMS brings all branch libraries under one umbrella and controlled by central library, libraries are able to share the resources, procured the quality resources, improved the services, developed coordination and library cooperation within jurisdiction to manage library system and services in good manner with uniform regulation for management, organization and services designed and developed with LMS of MAFSU. RFID technology also been implemented for library management, security, services, surveillance System using CCTVs and Wifi connectivity. Reading room facility remains open 24x7 x365days.

      Library offers full text book support to the students in their course programme through various services Entire collection of thesis digitized and uploaded on ICAR repository portal i.e., “KRISHIKOSH”. Consortium for e-Resources in Agriculture facility has been available with MAFSU University Library.

      Library resources provided to faculty, staff and students are integral to the teaching and learning environment at MAFSU. Electronic resources, journal articles and catalogue items are the foundation of an institution of higher education. The University Library provides access to a multiple of resources through services such as CeRA, KRISHIKOSH, Ideal, e-books, e-Journals, OA Journals, Databases , Plagiarism Detection System etc.

      University could gauge remarkable rank among all SAU among the Veterinary Universities in the country. The ICAR thus after satisfying itself granted accreditation to University, Library system and professions plays significant role in these achievements of University.

      However with the genuine efforts and dedication of the library professionals during the years the Users of Library has witnessed considerable consistent improvement in library developments, functioning, infrastructure and services.etc. and developed information literate students who have the skill to success in this university and to become productive citizen of this global community.

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