Keynote Speakers

Dr. H. Anil kumar

Chief Librarian, IIM, Ahmadabad

Dr. H. Anil Kumar has a doctoral degree in Library and Information Science from the M.S. University of Baroda, India and the Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science from Bangalore University. He secured gold medals in both Master’s and Bachelor’s programmes of Library and Information Science. With more than two decades of professional experience at renowned academic institutions like National Law School of India University, British Library and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Nirma University, etc.

He was invited under the prestigious International Visitor Programme of the Department of State, United States of America in June 2001. He is the recipient of Outstanding Librarian Award 2012 by AIMS (Association of Indian Management Scholars), Asian Professional Award (2011) by Special Libraries Association (SLA), USA and Best Librarian Award (2008) by Management and Libraries Network (MANLIBNET), India. He is a member on the Editorial Board of Vikalpa (a journal of IIMA), Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Journal of Library Management and Member of Editorial Board of the International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology.

Dr. Anil Kumar conducts a very successful training programme for publishers titled as “Managing for the future” at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad since 2011 and is a faculty in MDPs like Innovating for Excellence at IIMA. 

He is currently the President of Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET) India and founding member of the International Centre for Technology and Entrepreneurship (

He has five books and eight papers to his credit. He has been invited to present papers in national and international conferences. His areas of professional interest are: Emerging Technology and Management Trends in Librarianship ging Technology and Management Trends in Librarianship.

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Dr. Mayank Trivedi

University Librarian, M.S. University, Baroda
Dr. Mayank Trivedi, University Librarian & Senate Member at  Smt. Hansa Mehta Library, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.He has been instrumental in developing Open Knowledge Gateway(OKG), IR @ MSU and  the web portal of Bhaikaka Library,Vallabh Vidyanagar. Prior to the present assignment, Dr Trivedi was University Librarian & Publication Officer at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar. Dr Trivedi has been actively involved in establishing a new Medical Library from grass root level at CU Shah Medical College as per MCI norms. Dr Trivedi got nurtured at Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Govt Dental College & Hospital and M P Shah Medical College, Jamnagar. He has started his career from Cadila Labs Ltd. As an Information Scientist.
Dr. Trivedi has  attended more than 20 National/ International Conferences. Dr. Trivedi has more than 20 research articles on his credit that were published in learned research journals. He has authored Two books. Dr. Trivedi has organized several workshops, user awareness and one IRTPLA Training Programme for SOUL 2.0 with the help from INFLIBNET. He has also organized 15th NACLIN successfully. Dr. Trivedi is a visiting faculty at various Universities of Gujarat State. He is associated with PAC Committee at BAOU, Ahmedabad for BLIS and MLIS courses. He has delivered talk as resource person for several training programmes, orientation programmes, refresher courses and workshops. Five research scholars are persuing Ph.D. under his guidance at various Universities of India.  His work has been published by Sardar Patel University in a book form (2010). His current research interests includes Digital Libraries, Open Sources, Web-based Learning and Education, Health Informatics, Web 2.0, Knowledge Management, Virtual Library etc. his current research interests includes Digital Libraries, Open Sources, Web-based Learning and Education, Health Informatics, Web 2.0, Knowledge Management, Virtual Library etc.

Dr. T. S. Kumbar

Chief Librarian, IIT, Gandhinagar.
Dr. T S Kumbar is currently working with IIT, Gandhinagar, before joining IIT he was at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, ( DA-IICT), Gandhinagar as Senior Deputy Librarian of its Resource Centre ( Library).
He holds a Ph D in Library and Information Science from Gulbarga University, Gulbarga and got gold medal for best Ph.D work. He has worked in different libraries in the country starting from American Centre Library at Chennai (Internee).
He has also briefly worked with Doordarshan ( TV) Library at Chennai and Gulbarga University  before moving to Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai  where he worked for little over one decade.
Dr. Kumbar was with INFLIBNET for more than five years before joining DA-IICT. During his working with INFLIBNET, he was instrumental in initiating, SOUL Software, E-resources Consortium, Retrospective conversion of five university catalogues, document Delivery Services involving six universities.
Dr. Kumbar has published over 26 research papers and is associated with a few universities for academic and research work. He is a recipient of “Young Librarian” award from SATKAL Trust Chandigarh.
He is also recipient of following Fellowships:
·         American Library Association/USIA Fellowship 1995-96
·         Fulbright Fellowship   2001-2002
·         Canadian Studies Faculty Research Fellow 2006

He is a member of National Steering Committee, INDEST Consortium, MHRD, Govt. Of India.