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Dr. Samar Iqbal Bakhshi

Assistant Librarian

Dr Samar Iqbal Bakhshi is an Assistant Librarian at National Law University Delhi, India. Her experience is diverse with exposure to both research and academic environments. Her previous employment includes the prestigious central government establishments, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Dr Bakhshi qualified UGC-JRF and secured her doctoral degree from Dept. of Library and Information Science, AMU, India, in Management of Multimedia Resources. Her deep love for academics is evident in her outstanding achievements at AMU: She was awarded the University Gold Medal and Hari Krishan Ahluwalia Gold Medal for securing the first position in MLISc. Her scientific temperament found expression in securing her Bachelor of Science (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry) from DDU, Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh, India, and completed courses in Computer Application and IPR & Information Technology in Internet Age. Even while employed, she has constantly upgraded her knowledge and skills by attending numerous short term as well as online courses, from different universities and institutions.

In her current assignment at NLUD, she is working as team member in Management of Library Resources and Services in Automated Environment using LIBSYS-7 with RFID system at NLUD library. She has been part of the team in integration of e-books in library automation software, implementation of Remote Access Services, development of Digital Access Portal, implementation of RFID system, development and updation of the Library Website, e-Current Awareness Service among other assignments. She has vast experience in subscription and access management of legal and scientific research and scholarship in print as well as online format which is her forte since in the previous workplaces too. She contributed towards Library management and services in automated environment, and online literature search to create a strong support system to aid research and scholarly communication.

As an avid researcher, Dr Bakhshi has published twenty two research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and edited a book on Bridging Educational Divides. Her passion include digitization and management of multimedia and heritage resources, library automation and institutional repository softwares, MOOCs and OERs. Her current areas of interest are efficiency enhancement via ICT application in library for innovative services, open legal scholarship, scholarly communication and provision of discovery/federated search. She is life member of library associations: ILA, AMLA and IASLIC.


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