M.Lib.I.Sc Admission 2021

Department of Library and Information Science

Dr. Joshi George

Designation : Associate Professor

Qualification : Ph.D

Email-ID : joshigeorge@rajagiri.edu

Dr Joshi George P, Retired UGCLibrarian,St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam has more than 30 years of experience in Library profession. He has 23 years of teaching experience in IGNOU study centres. Completed PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Kerala.Three students got Ph.D. under his guidance also guided more than 20 M.Phil. students. He has Post Graduate Degree in Three disciplines.  He has several publications in Journals and edited books to his credit. He has membership in various Library Associations and a member ofthe selection/assessment committees in MG. University and Central Government Institutions. His research interests include the areas of Information Systems, Online Resources, and Study and documentation of Cultural Heritage.

  • M.Sc. Zoology from M.G. University.
  • M.L.I.Sc. from University of Kerala
  • M.A. Mass Communication and Journalism from Alagappa University
  • PGDCA from Institute of Human Resources Development in Electronics, Kerala
  • Ph.D. In Library and Information Science from University of Kerala
  • Certificate in German Language from University of Kerala
  • Librarian Grade III in Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram UGC Librarian in St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam.
  • Academic Councillor for Library Science Courses of IGNOU from 1997
  • Teacher for B.L.I.Sc. Course inOff campus Study Centre of Mahatma Gandhi University at St. Albert’s College,from 2001 to 2004.
  • Professor in Rajagiri College of Social Sciences from May 2021
  • Research in the area of Information Systems, Online Resources, and Study and  documentation of Cultural Heritage.
  • Completed a Minor Research Project of UGC entitled ‘Design and Development of a Multimedia Library Orientation Kit for College Students’.
  • Since 2004 guiding the M.Phil students of Alagappa University, Annamalai University,BharathidasanUnivesity, MadhuraiKamaraj University, and Vinayaka Mission University. Already more than 20 students submitted theses.
  • Since 2010 guiding the Ph.D. students of Karpagam University, Coimbatore and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Ph.D. awarded to one student from Karpagam University and two students from Bharathiar University.
  • Worked as a consultant for library classification, cataloguing and computerization project of N.S.S. College Library, Chertala and Press Club Library, Ernakulam.

National

  • Published an article titled “Information Infrastructure Available for Ayurvedic Research and Educational Institutions in India: An evaluation” In KELPRO BULLETIN (ISSN 0975-4911) V.6 No.2 Dec. 2002.
  • Published an article titled “Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Ayurveda Information Users” In KELPRO BULLETIN (ISSN 0975-4911) V.11 No.1 June 2007.
  • Published an article titled “Indian National Information System for Ayurveda: Design, Structure and Functions” In KELPRO BULLETIN (ISSN 0975-4911) V.15 No.1 June 2011.
  • Published an article titled “Bibliometric Study of Rattan Literature” In Journal of Advances in Library and Information Science” (ISSN 2277-2219) V.1 No. 2 (2012), pp. 125-129.
  • Published an article titled “Activity index on rattan publications with reference to India” In Journal of Library and Information Science (ISSN 0970-714 X) V.37 No. 2 Dec. 2012 pp. 34-40.
  • Published an article titled “Public Libraries in Ernakulam District of Kerala: An Evaluative Study” In KELPRO BULLETIN (ISSN 0975-4911) V.21, No.1 June 2017, pp. 136-145.

International

  • Published an article titled “Annotated Bibliography on Rattans of the World” In International Journal of Library Automation, Networking and Consortia V.1No. 1 (2012), pp. 17-19.
  • Published an article titled “Analysis of Free Websites Supporting the Learning of Shakespearean Literature” In “International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS)” (ISSN 2277-3533) V.6 Issue 1 (Jan-Feb 2017), pp. 41-50.
  • Published an article titled “The Present Scenario of the Public Libraries in the Thrissur District of Kerala” In “International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS)” (ISSN 2277-3533) V.6 Issue 1 (Jan-Feb 2017), pp. 88-94.
  • Published an article titled “Free Websites Benefitting the Learning and Teaching of 18th Century English Poetry” In “International Journal of Library and Information Science (IJLIS)” (ISSN 2277-3533) V.6 Issue 2 (March-April 2017), pp. 34-41.

Book Chapters/Conference Proeedings

  • Published an article titled “Digital archival of rattan information” In Conference Proceedings of the “International Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics 10-13 July, 2012” published by Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.
  • Published an article titled “Library Computerization in Kerala: The State of the Art” in the book titled Progress in Information Technology Ed by Dr. G. Devarajan. EssEssPublictions, New Delhi, 1996.
  • Published an article titled “Library Orientation and User Education Programmes in College Libraries: A Manual” in the book titled “Library and Web Tools for E-Learning and Teaching” Ed by Dr. A.T. Fancis and Dr. Susan Mathew K. Authors Press, New Delhi, 2014.
  • “Seminar on effective work culture” Organized by Albertian Centre for Human Resource Development and Research, St. Albert’s College Ernakulam on 29th February 2020.
  • Two day National seminar on “Gandhian Principles and Vision” Organized by St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam in association with BPCL Kochi Refinery on 24th& 25th October2019.
  • EBSCO Confluence event held at Hotel Marriott, Cochin focussed on “Premier Academic Research Solutions for the 21st Century” on 12th November, 2018.
  • Regional Workshop on “DELNET Discovery Services, Open Source Software, Emerging Technologies in Knowledge Management, Academic Integrity and Plagiarism & Communication Skills for LIS Professionals” organised by DELNET-Developing Library Network, New Delhi in collaboration with Kerala University of Fisheries & Ocean Studies, Kochi held at KUFOS, Kochi on August 2, 2017.
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Aquatic Toxicology” organized by St. Albert’s College held on 9th March 2016.
  • UGC Sponsored National Workshop on “Management of E-Resources: Tools and Techniques” organised by the College Library and Dept. of Malayalam, St. Michael’s College, Cherthala on October 8 & 9, 2015.
  • National Seminar on “Teaching Role of Librarians” organized by the College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University in collaboration with the Academic Library Association (ALA) and Kerala Library Association (KLA) during 21-22 August 2015. Served as Resources Personand also presented a paper with title “Teaching Role of Librarians in Arts and Sciences Colleges”
  • Two day National Workshop on “Mudiyettu – Study and Performance” organized by the Department of Malayalam, St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam on 30th& 31st July 2015.
  • UGC Sponsored National Workshop on “Building and Designing of Digital Libraries Using DSpace Open Source Software” organized by The Cochin College Library in Association with KLA Ernakulam Region on 24th& 25th October 2014.
  • National Seminar on “Technology Management in Libraries” organized by the College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University in collaboration with the Academic Library Association (ALA) and Kerala Library Association (KLA) and co-sponsored by KSCSTE during 29-30 August 2014. Served as a Resources Person and also presented a paper with title “Evaluation of Free Websites Useful for History Students of Arts & Science Colleges in Kerala” and also chaired a session in the seminar.
  • Workshop on “Developing Digital Library Using DSpace” jointly organized by KLA, Enakulam Region and KUFOS on 19th January 2013 at KUFOS, Kochi.
  • Two day seminar on “Bridging the Digital Divide in India: Development of Information Technology and Role of Libraries” held at Newman College, Thodupuzha on November 29 & 30, 2012.
  • Two days Face-to-Face-Training Programme under National Disaster Management Authority- Indira Gandhi National Open University Project on “Capacity Building in Disaster Management for Government Officials and Representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies at District Level” held at St. Albert’s College, Etnakulam on 11th& 12th October 2012.
  • National Seminar on “Library and Web tools for E-Learning and Technology” organized by the College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University in association with the Kerala Library Association (KLA) on 25th June 2012. Served as a Resources Person and presented a paper.
  • UGC-Sponsored Refresher Course in Library Science conducted by the UGC – Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom from 16/05/2012 to 05/06/2012.
  • User Awareness Programme of N-List organised by Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Kottayam in Collaboration with INFLIBNET Centre (UGC) Ahmedabad on 20th January 2012 at School of Environmental Sciences, Piyadarshini Hills, Kottayam.
  • UGC-Sponsored Refresher Course in Library Science conducted by the UGC – Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom from 04/05/2011 to 25/05/2011.
  • UGC-Sponsored Orientation Programme (IT-Oriented) conducted by the UGC – Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom from 03/03/2011 to 30/03/2011.
  • Workshop on “Formalizing a Consortium of College Libraries” organized by the Union Christian College, Aluva in association with the United Board for Christian Higher Education In Asia, New York, from August 30 to September 1, 2007.
  • One day workshop on “Building Institutional Repositories using DSpace” held at Union Christian College, Aluva, organized by KLA (Ernakulam Region) on 24th June, 2006.
  • UGC-Infonet Orientation Programme on Access to E-Journals in the Mahatma Gandhi University Library held on 27th April 2004.
  • Served as a resource person in the state level workshop for School Librarians, held at Chavara Cultural Centre, Ernakulam on November 26 to 27, 2004.
  • National Workshop/Seminar on “Data Mining” held at the Cochin University of Science and Tehnology on 11 – 12 Deember 2003.
  • Orientation Programme for Academic Counsellors of Bachelor of Library Science organised by the Regional Centre, Cochin on 21st Feb. 1998.
  • Convened a UGC sponsored two days National Workshop on “Design and development of online digital libraries in Academic Libraries Using DSpace software on 28-29 January 2016.
  • Organized a National webinar on E-Resources for Teaching , Learning, and Research on 21 August 2020.
  • Life Member in Kerala Library Association (KLA)
  • Life Member in Kerala Library Professionals Organization (KELPRO)
  • Life Member in Academic Library Association (ALA).
  • Chairman of the Assessment Committee for considering the assessment promotion of Technical Personnel under the functional group Library/ Information/ Documentation, Category-III of CMFRI.
  • Member of the Selection Committee for the post of semi professional Assistant of Indira Gandhi National Open University, Regional centre, Kochi.
  • Member of the M.G. University panel of experts of the Screening Committee to assess PBAS of UGC Librarians of the colleges.
  • Member of the M.G. University panel of experts of the Staff Selection Committee for the post of UGC Librarians of the colleges.
  • Was a member of Academic council, Extended Executive Committee, Library Committee, IQAC, DQAC, Equal Opportunity Cell, Quiz Club, Indoor Sports Club, Table Tennis Club, and Mind Sports Club in St. Albert’s College, Ernakulam.