Dr. Sampath Kumar
Chief Librarian
 
 
 
 
Educational Qualification  
  • PhD in Library & Information Science, Bharathiar University, India
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil in Library & Information Science), Annamalai University, India
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc), Annamalai University, India
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGDCA), Bharathidasan University, India
  • Master of Arts (MA in Journalism and Mass Communication), Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc., in Physics), University of Madras, India.
 
 
 
Professional Career  
  • Working as Deputy Chief Librarian at RAK Medical & Health Sciences University since February 2012.
  • Worked as Senior Librarian at RAK Medical & Health Sciences University from November 2006 to January 2012.
  • Worked as Library In charge, at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Deemed University, Chennai, India for 2 years.
  • Worked as Librarian at Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India for 4 years.
  • Worked as Library Assistant and In-charge in Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, SACON, (An autonomous body of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India), Coimbatore, India for 8 years.
  • Worked as Assistant Librarian in PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore, India for 2 years.
 
 
 
Achievements/ Research Interests/ Publications /Awards   Achievements:
  • Excellence Award in recognition of exemplary contribution in Library and Information Science during International conference on "Emerging Technologies and Future Libraries: Issues and Challenges" - held in Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India on January 30-31, 2015.
  • Independently established and organized four different libraries relating to Medical, Journalism, Ornithology and Natural History.
  • Successfully Co-ordinated All the CAA inspection for the library of RAK Medical & Health Sciences University.
  • Coordinating "Emirates National Catalog of Libraries (ENCL)" project of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development on behalf of RAK MHSU.
  • Active Member of the UAE Medical Librarian's Group.
  • Member of the organizing committee for the "International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Future of Libraries: Issues and Challenges", to be held from Jan 30-31, 2015 in Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India.
  • Co-ordinated Medical Council of India Inspection for library standards at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre.
Publications:
  • Sampathkumar and P. Nageswara Rao “Management of Academic Libraries in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) in the light of Five Laws of Library Science” Research Articles published in proceedings of International Conference on emerging technologies and future of libraries: issues and challenges, held at Gulbarga University, India, 2015.
  • Sampathkumar and B. Balraj “Management of Electronic Resources and Promotional Activities adopted by RAK MHSU University Library” published in E-Proceeding of International Conference on Emerging Technologies and future of Libraries: Issues and Challenges, held at Gulbarga University, India, 2015.
  • Sampathkumar, "Relevance of Five Laws of Library Science in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Era: A survey of Academic Libraries in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah (UAE)" presented in the International Conference on Scholarly Communication and Knowledge Management in Higher Educational Institutions (ICSKH 2014) conducted by the Central Library, KL University, India, 2014.
  • Mohammed Shafi, B. Balraj & Sampathkumar, “Cloud Computing Solutions: Library Perspectives” presented in the International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management conducted by BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus, UAE, 2012.
  • Sampathkumar, Syed Abdal Ahmed Khan & B.Balraj, “Library Resource Development and Dissemination of Information@RAK MHSU University Library: Best Practices” presented in 3rd KSCLA National Conference on Empowering Libraries for Life Long Learning Skills: Excellence, Creativity and Challenges conducted by Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering, Gulbarga, India, 2012.
  • Sampathkumar, Chapter titled "Dynamism of Five Laws of Library Science in pursuance of Research in Academic Library's" published in the book "Developments in Social Sciences" by AADI Publications, 2011, ISBN: 9789380902685.
  • Dr. Suresh Jange, Dr. Mallikarjun Angadi & Sampathkumar, "Virtual Learning Resource Centers and E-Services for Building Knowledge Society in India" presented in International Conference on Knowledge Management & Resource Sharing conducted by the Waljat College of Applied Sciences (BIT International Centre), Muscat, Oman, 2011.
  • Johnson & Sampathkumar, "Present status of Library Management in India" presented in KLA Seminar, 1997.
  • Johnson & Sampathkumar, “Impact of Library Network in the Acquisition Policies of Libraries” presented in seminar on Library Automation and Networking conducted by District Central Library, Coimbatore, India, 1995.
 
 
 
Conferences/Workshops  
  • Attended "First Forum on Digital Publishing in the Arab World" conducted by M/s. Techknowledge at Zayed University, Dubai on 6th Oct 2015.
  • Attended “Gale Symposium: Middle East” a two day event hosted by Gale at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre on 27th & 28th October 2015.
  • Attended and presented the paper at “International Conference on emerging technologies and future of libraries: issues and challenges” held at Gulbarga University, Karnataka, India on 30-31 Jan' 2015.
  • Professional Development Workshop “Creating Information Literacy Tutorials in iBooks” conducted by Information Literacy Network (ILN) of the Gulf Region at UAE University, Al Ain held on 24th February 2014.
  • E-Textbooks adoption and integration in Education a vital source seminar for librarians conducted by McGraw Hill, Wiley in associated with M/s. Panworld, LLC, Dubai held on 6th Oct 2013.
  • International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus, UAE, Dec- 2012.
  • 3rd KSCLA National Conference on Empowering Libraries for Life Long Learning Skills: Excellence, Creativity and Challenges at Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering, Gulbarga, Karnataka, India, Aug- 2012.
  • International Conference on Knowledge Management & Resource Sharing at Waljat College of Applied Sciences (BIT International Centre), Muscat, Oman, Dec-2011.
  • Information Literacy Assessment and Competency Standards workshop at Dubai Women’s College, Dubai, UAE, Oct- 2010.
  • Information Seeking in a Second Language Workshop conducted by Higher College of Technology at Michigan State University, Dubai, UAE, Oct-2009.
  • Information Literacy Network of the Gulf Region Workshop at American University of Sharjah, UAE, Nov-2008.
  • Promoting Library Collaboration Workshop conducted by CAA in American University of Sharjah, UAE, March-2008.
  • The Indian Association of Special Library and Information Centre (IASLIC) Conference at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India, 1997.
  • Conference on IT Professional for Information Retrieval organized by INSDOC, India, 1996.
  • SAARC Training Course at Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC), New Delhi in the automation of Libraries during 15-23 October 1996.
  • Seminar on Library Automation and Networking conducted by District Central Library, Coimbatore, India 1995.
  • Seminar on Acquisition problem and automation of libraries conducted by SACON, Coimbatore, India, 1992.