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Biography

Mr. Pragneshkumar Parekh is presently working as University Assistant Librarian at Raksha Shakti University since November, 2011. Before joining Raksha Shakti University, he had served two prestigious institutions of India namely, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and INFLIBNET Centre (IUC of UGC-MHRD) for about five years. He has done his M.Phil. in Library and Information Science from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar and pursuing doctoral programme from Department of Library & Information Science, Gujarat University.

At Raksha Shakti University, he is looking after overall functions of University Library. He is also involved in the publication activities of the University, which includes International Journal (IRJPS), RSU Magazine ‘Kavach’ and RSU Newsletter. He is founding Member of Editorial Board of RSU Magazine ‘Kavach’. Mr. Parekh has introduced Full Paper on “Information Literacy” at Post Graduate Level Programme under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at Raksha Shakti University. He has also performed various administrative duties in Establishment, Examination, Recruitment process and Extension activities of the University. He has been part of various Committees and Cells of the University as a member.

Mr. Parekh has experience in providing training to library professionals for automation and other technology implementation in the library. Apart from conventional library functions, he was associated in variety of innovative work like web site designing of IIMA Library, Online Database Management, training and troubleshooting for electronic resources, Updating and maintaining website for NICMAN and National Conference organised by IIMA.

He has been associated as Visiting Faculty at Department of Library and Information Science, Gujarat University from Academic Year 2011-12. He has also rendered service as a Resource Person in Library domain at Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) – Sardar Patel University, HRDC – Gujarat University, Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Govt. of Gujarat and Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Higher Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat.

His area of interests are Information Literacy, Open Source Implementation in Library and Library Human Resource Management.