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The scope of academic librarianship: An essential facet of higher education

Arcler Education Inc
With the growth of digital technology, the function of the library and librarian in higher education has been greatly extended as a number of issues have arisen. As a result of our technologically driven society, the role of the library and librarian has altered in recent years. This book focuses on academic libraries’ mediating role in supporting teaching, learning, research, and innovation in higher education institutions in terms of collection development, positioning university libraries as research hubs, positioning as a hub for students’ learning and success, technology integration and implementation, fostering diversity and inclusion, open access advocacy, accreditation, and quality assurance, library collaboration and partnership, and organizational development.
Author Bio
Dr Ashish Kumar Srivastava was born in 13 June 1975 and started journey of library science career in 1998 from Budelkhand University, Jhansi. He is top ranker of Jiwaji University M.Lib & I.Sc. batch 2000. After Completion of M.Lib.& I.Sc. He qualified UGC-NET in 2000. He started his career from Central Secretariat, New Delhi. Joind Tata Infotech Noida in 2001. He worked as Lecturer cum Assistant Librarian in Amrapali Institute, Haldwani from 2003 -2004. joined CSJM University Central Library in 2004 and since 2008 he is working as I/c- University Librarian to till date. He qualified M.phil in 2010, MCA in 2012 and Ph.D. in 2016 entitled “Impact of Electronic Media on University Libraries of Uttar Pradesh: A survey.” Number of research papers published in premium journals. He is member of several national and international societies and has delivered many lectures as resource person.Number of books had been written by him in almost every area of library and Information Sciences. He has Developed a unique Lab in Central Library with the application of Assistive Technologies for the differently abled person to access available library resources. Complete automation of Central Library is done under his supervision and the work of digitization is in under progress. He designed library OPAC system and integrated with SOUL20 database and Designed Library Intranet and Internet web site, Blogs and discussion forum for Central Library. Besides of this He had been Members of different core committees i.e Examination committee, Flying squad, IQAC, NAAC, UGC NET, Nodal officer of UGC Grant etc.