Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation
Ministry of Culture, Government of India
  Director General  
Dr. Arun Kumar Chakraborty, Ph.D. (LIS)
  Director General  

  • 26+ years in LIS profession, Librarian, Bose Institute Library) as an academic position since 2000.
  • Pioneer in implementation of Open Source / Free Software for library automation/ digitization in scientific library and also Library Networking.
  • Since 2008 Core committee member of National Knowledge Resource Centre of CSIR-DST, nominated by the Secretary, DST, GOI for planning and implementation for DST Libraries e-resources collection development, consortia licensing and services including e-resources access etc.
  • Worked as (i). Documentation Officer (1989-1992) in WII, MoEF, GOI. Dehradun, (iii). Scientist (Librarian) (1992-1994) in CEE, Ahmedabad (iii). FITT, IIT Delhi (1994-2000).
  • Organised training programmes/ seminars/workshops 50+ on Open Source Software and training programmes for faculty / scholars and also for capacity building of LIS professionals.
  • Published 55+ research papers in National/International Journals and edited books. Ph.D. Guide, Ph.D.-M.Phil.: Adjudicator; Examiner--MLISc/M.Phil etc. Guest faculty for M.Phil/MLISc./BLISc/PGDLAN courses —in different Universities. Delivered 100+ lectures in UGC Refresher Courses/ keynote addresses; Referee of more than 55+ conference/workshop papers etc. Editor of many Conference proceedings/ Seminar volumes. Members of Editorial Board of IASLIC publications (Journal/ Seminar volume etc) and also other peer review journals of LIS.
  • Fulbright Scholar (2005-2006) – visited NIH Bethesda, Maryland: USA; DRL Virginia Tech, University of California: USA and also delivered several lectures on contemporary topics during this period.
  • “ILA-Kaula Best Librarian Award-2012” from Indian Library Association (ILA), Delhi.