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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. Further, he has been working as 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 15 years of experience in practice and teaching. Prior to joining TISS, Anand has worked with the Department of Collegiate Education, 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. In addition, he has completed two research projects funded by TISS, Mumbai and the ICSSR, New Delhi respectively.

Awards and Fellowships:

Anand has received the prestigious '2012 Emerald South Asia LIS Research Fund Award (Highly Commended) for his research project, Provision of Assistive Technology to Support Visually Challenged Students in Library and Information Centres: A Survey of University Libraries in India".

He is also 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 an elected Council Member of the prestigious Indian Library Association (ILA), New Delhi for the period 2019-2022.

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. Implementation of Assistive Technology in Libraries

3. Green Library Initiatives

4. Image Building Activities for Academic Libraries.

Recent Publications:

Dodamani, Anand & Dodamani, Sukanya (2019). Provision of Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairment in University Libraries in India. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 39 (3), pp. 104-108.

Dodamani, Anand (2019) (Co-author). Rejuvenating Public Libraries through Digital Information Literacy. In Jange, Suresh et al. (Ed). Festschrift in honour of Prof. Muttayya Koganuramath on Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for LIS Education and Practice. New Delhi: Shree Publishers and Distributors, pp. 125-133.

Dodamani, Anand (2019) (Co-author). Innovative Technology Services in Mizoram University Library: A Study. In Gunjal, Bhojaraju et al (Ed.), Next Generation Libraries: Emerging Technologies, Community Engagement and Future Librarianship. New Delhi: Ess Ess Publications, pp. 118-130.

Dodamani, Anand (2019). Perception of People with Visual Impairment about University Libraries in India: A Survey. In Halder, Sukanta et al. (Ed). Proceedings of the National Seminar on Special Needs Towards Inclusive Library Services in India. Kolkata: National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities.

Dodamani, Anand (2019) (Co-author). Emerging Trends and Technologies in Central University Libraries of North East India: An Analytical Study. In Angadi, Mallikarjun et al (Ed). Digital Technologies and Transformation in Academic Libraries. Suratkal: Central Library, NITK, pp. 201-212.

Dodamani, Anand; Dhanya, R. (2019). Importance of Stock Verification in Libraries: An Overview. In Rajeshwari, H; Raghavendra, R.H.; Unnisa, Asaraf (Ed.), Sustainable Development and Knowledge Management In Higher Education (pp. 129–130). Shiralakopp, Karnataka.

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

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 (2018) (Co-author). Research Productivity of the Institutions of Higher Education in Telangana State: A Scientometric Study. In Bandi, A.N et. al (Ed), Proceedings of the TISS-BOSLA National Conference on Modern Librarianship: Opportunities and Challenges. Mumbai: Nav Vishnu Publications, pp. 522-540.

Dodamani, Anand ; Chakaravorty, Jayanti; Patowary, Sewali (2017). Creation of Library Website Using Drupal 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 the Library. In M. Angadi, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 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)


Classroom Teaching :

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

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


Field-Work Guidance:

1. Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS (8 Credits))

2. Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Library and Information Management (PGDLIM (08 Credits))



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