Dr. Vishala B.K. is currently working as a Selection Grade Librarian at St. Agnes College (Autonomous) Mangalore, Karnataka.Vishala is the recipient of the State level Best Librarian Award and the prestigious KALA National Award, Conferred by Karnataka State Library Association, Bangalore in the year 2013. She has rich professional experience of more than two decades. She has to her credit many seminars and workshops organized at the national and regional level and the most significant was the 57th Annual Conference of INDIAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ILA), New Delhi in 2012 at St.Agnes College, Mangalore.
Dr. Vishala has contributed more than fifteen articles in reputed national journals, edited books, and national and international conference volumes and has presented papers at various conferences and seminars. She is also one of the editors of the journal published by the Karnataka State College Librarians Association (KSCLA), Bangalore, and an in-house research journal. She was the Secretary of IQAC in her college, for the period 2012-2017. She has delivered a number of lectures as a resource person at national and regional levels. She is a former secretary of Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association in Mangalore and actively associated with the State Library Association and other professional bodies. She is a life member of IASLIC, ILA, DK& KLA, and KSLA. She has successfully completed a minor research project sponsored by U.G.C. Her specific area of expertise lies in Web-designing, developing a blog, e-journal management, and library automation.
Selection Grade Librarian
St. Agnes College (Autonomous)
Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
General Secretary- Association of Mangalore University College Teachers(R)- AMUCT
Joint Secretary: Federation of University and College Teachers Association in
Former Secretary: Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) (2012-2017)
Former Secretary: Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association (Regd.) Udupi ( 2008-09)
Website: www.vishala.net , Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone No.: 0824-4260700 (Residence), 0824-2218414 (Office).09448824505 (Mobile)
Ph.D. in Library and Information Science -from Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri,
Research Guide: Dr.M.K.Bhandi, University Librarian, Mangalore University, Konaje.
Thesis: Use of UGC-Infonet e-journals consortium: Its impact on the academic community and on the university libraries of Karnataka”.
Minor Research Project :
UGC Sponsored Minor Research project on the topic"Awareness and Use of Open Access journals by the Academicians of Autonomous Colleges in Dakshina Kannada.(2010)
M.Com., M.L.I.SC., M.Phil in Library and Information Science.
Ph.D. in Library and Information Science.
M.Com.- from Karnatak University, Dharwad
M.Phil. in Library and Information Science- from Alagappa University, Karaikudi.,
Dissertation "Communication Pattern in the Journal of Current Science (2000-20002): A Content Analysis. Year -2013
More than 20 years of professional experience in managing and administrating the college library.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Web-designing, Creating Blogs, Websites and e-journal management and library automation. Painting, Art and listening to music.
Indian Library Association (ILA)-New Delhi
Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC)
Karnataka State Library Association, (KALA), Bangalore.
Karnataka State College Librarians Association (KSCLA), Bangalore.
Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association (DK&KLA), Mangalore.
Association of Mangalore University College Teachers (AMUCT), Mangalore.
Mangalore University Alumni Association, (MAA),Konaje