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Dr Anand M Dodamani

Assistant Librarian , Mumbai campus

Sir Dorabji Tata Memorial Library , Centre for Library and Information Management

M.L.I.Sc. (Karnataka University), UGC-NET
Ph.D. in Library and Information Science (Karnatak University)

At present, Anand Dodamani holds the post of Assistant Librarian (Senior Scale) in TISS, Mumbai Campus. Also, he has been a regular faculty in the Centre for Library and Information Management Studies.

Anand has a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He is a seasoned professional with 14 years of experience in practice and teaching. Prior to joining TISS, Anand has worked with the Govt. First Grade College, Gudageri, Karnataka; Hashu Advani College of Special Education, Mumbai; Pillai's College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Navi Mumbai and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, in various capacities.

Anand has a number of publications to his credit in national and international journals. Also, he has completed two research projects funded by TISS, Mumbai and the ICSSR, New Delhi respectively.

Awards and Fellowships:

Anand has received the '2012 Emerald South Asia LIS Research Fund Award (Highly Commended). Also, he is the recipient of the 'ICSSR-NRCT Bilateral (Exchange of Scholars) Programme Fellowship 2017 and has visited various University and Public libraries in Thailand as a part of the fellowship.

Anand is passionate about teaching, inspiring the students to achieve highest level of academic excellence.

Research Interests:

1. Library Services for the People with Disabilities.

2. Image Building Activities for Academic Libraries.

Recent Publications:

Dodamani, Anand (2018). Library Services for the People with Visual Impairment in Higher Education: A Review of Literature. Library Progress (International) 38 (01) (Accepted to appear).

Dodamani, Anand (2018). Inclusive Libraries: An Expansive Vision for University Libraries in India. In Keshav et al. (Ed.), Librarianship in Next Generation Libraries. Tumkur University, Tumakuru, Karnataka.

Dodamani, Anand ; Chakaravorty, Jayanti; Patowary, Sewali (2017). Creation of Library Website Using Dupal Content Management System: An Experience of TISS, Guwahati Campus. In Narendra Lahkar (Ed.), Comparative Librarianship, Gauhati University, Gauhati.

Dodamani, Anand & Gedam, Sneha. (2017). Users' Awareness of Sugamya Pustakalaya: An Online Library for the Visually Challenged in India. Library Progress (International), 37 (02)

Dodamani, Anand , & Brahma, Tularam. (2016). Users' Perceptions of Library Services in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai: A Survey. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 36(6).

Dodamani, Anand. (2016). Seven Simple Steps to Improve User Satisfaction in Library. In M. Angadi, ed. TISS-BOSLA National Conference on Future Librarianship: Innovation for Excellence. Mumbai: Imperial Publications, pp. 312–315.

Dodamani, Anand & Shivarama, J. (2016). Operational Challenges in Academic Libraries and Their Possible Solutions. In R. Mendhe (Ed.), ISCOM. NMIMS, Mumbai.







Completed :

Provision of Assistive Technology to Support Visually Challenged Students in Library and Information Centres: A Survey of University Libraries in India. (Sponsored by Research and Development Cell, TISS).



Use of Assistive Technology in Public Libraries: Developing an Implementable Model for Inclusive Public Library System in India and Thailand (Sponsored by NRCT-ICSSR, 2017)




Utilisation of UGC- HEPSN Scheme by Universities in Maharashtra: A Survey. (Funding Agency: UGC).



1. LIS-01 : Knowledge Society (02 Credits)

2. LIS-06 : Management of Library and Information Centres (02 Credits)

Email: anand.dodamani[at]tiss[dot]edu