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Girija Srinivasan

Mrs. Girija Srinivasan (12th Dec 1949) was a Library & Information Scientist at the Raman Research Institute Library and she retired as Assistant Librarian.

Early Years and Education

Girija was born on 12th December 1949 to R. Subramanian and P.G. Krishnambal in a village in Palghat, Kerala. She completed her B.Sc. in 1971 from Mount Carmel College and B.Ed. in 1973 from MES College, Bangalore.

Career

Girija joined RRI in June 1973 as a library staff member. She did not have any professional qualification in library science when she joined RRI. She learnt some aspects of Librarianship on job. Soon after joining RRI, she did an evening certificate course conducted by the Karnataka Library Association. Further she acquired BLIS (Bachelor of Library Science) & MLIS degrees from IGNOU an open university. She retired on the 31st December 2009 after 36 years of service.

Professional Contribution

Girija has worked in all the sections of the library. For a few years after joining RRI, she took care of both books acquisition and Serials control. Subsequently she was made in charge of the books section. During the period 1994 – 1996 she was entrusted with the job of In-charge Librarian. From 1997 she was in charge of information services until her retirement in December 2009. Girija contributed in re-classification and cataloguing of the book section during 1980s soon after Library getting shifted to a separate Library building. She was responsible for testing and customising the library automation software LIBSYS during 1993 and also planned and organized the retrospective conversion of the entire catalogue records into LIBSYS during the next few years. She was in charge of maintaining the RRI publications database and in bringing out the Memoirs of the RRI (44 volumes covering the years 1949 – 1998) on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of RRI. She played a leading role in planning and developing the RRI Digital Repository during 2005-2006.

Hobby

Reading, listening to music are the hobbies of Girija

Born 12th Dec 1949
Palghat, Kerala, India
Field: Library & Information Science
Institutions Raman Research Institute, Bangalore
Alma mater Mount Carmel College, Bangalore

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