Before joining KAUST as Science Subject Specialist Librarian, he worked with American
University of Antigua in West Indies as Associate Director of Library Services (2005-2009) and
with INFLIBNET Centre/UGC, INDIA as Scientific Officer (1998-2005). He was also associated
with Institution of Engineers (India) as its Librarian and with Indian Space Research Organization
(ISRO), as Graduate Trainee (Library Science).
He secured MSc in Information and Library Studies from The
Robert Gordon University, PhD from Bhundelkhand University, MLIS from Annamalai University and BSc from
University of Kerala.
He is the recipient of Salzburg Global Fellowship in Austria, Travel Grant from Austrian
Embassy in Venezuela, Professional Visiting Grant from Bibliothek Information International of
Germany & German Goethe Institute in Mexico, International Federation of Library Associations
IFLA – ALP Travel Grant, International Federation of Library Associations IFLA-OCLC
Fellowship and Two Endowment Prizes for First Ranks in MLISc (1996) and BLISc (1995) from
Annamalai University, India. He was awarded with International Memberships from American
Society for Information Science and Technology (USA) and Special Libraries Association
(USA). He is a Member of Editorial/Reviewer Boards of several International Journals and
Conferences, as well as Doctoral Committee member of several Indian Universities.
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