JK Vijayakumar

FORCE11 Member since February 7, 2017

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I am with KAUST Library since 2009 as its founding team member, and have contributed to its growth in many leadership roles as Senior Subject Specialist, Research and Reference Manager, Collections and Information Service Manager, and now holding additional responsibility to lead the Library team as its Interim Library Director. In supporting KAUST mission on excellence in scientific research, I was instrumental in leading science collection building, establishing many services like open access, research repository, instructions, faculty liaison, reference guides, document delivery, technical services and eresource management. I have also greatly contributed to develop strategic plans, policies and systems around the process and collections, in addition to manage the Library collections budget. Prior to KAUST, I was Associate Library Director at American University of Antigua in West Indies and Scientist at Information and Library Network Center in India. To my credit, I have PhD and 2 Masters in Library field and published extensively in reputed journals and conferences. I am also contributing to the profession as a member of IFLA standing committee and Editor for few prestigious journals.