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Prof. KP Singh, currently working as  Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science, Director, Gandhi Bhawan and Provost, PG Men's Hostel of University of Delhi. Also holds top professional positions i.e., Founding President, SRFLIS and President. Delhi Library Association. Prior joining DU, Prof. Singh served at DRDO, ICAR, CBI, NIC, CSB & NVS.  He is the first teacher of the department who brought and completed Major Research Projects funded by AR&DB/ DRDO and UGC. Prof. Singh is a prolific author, had authored 12 books, 15 edited books, 110 research journals, 27 conference papers, 25 book chapters, and 30 plus book reviews. Prof. Singh also a best-known teacher activist in the University. He is the first teacher of the department who elected two times consecutively as an Academic Council Member of the University of Delhi. He has also served as coordinator of the department. He also holds the top positions of two professional associations i.e., President, SR Foundation for Library and Information Science, and General Secretary of Delhi Library Association.

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Dr. KP Singh is a distinguished academician, practicing librarian, thinker, philosopher, teacher-activist, researcher, academic administrator, scrupulous manager, and erudite orator.  currently working as  Professor at the Department of Library and Information Science, Director, Gandhi Bhawan and Provost, PG Men's Hostel of University of Delhi. Also holds top professional positions i.e., Founding President, SRFLIS and President. Delhi Library Association President, Delhi Library Association, and Secretary (Media), National Teachers' Democratic Front (NDTF). 


A proud alumnus of DU with a gold medalist Master’s degree in Agriculture from Meerut University.  Also the proud recipient of national fellowships namely ICAR-JRF (Agri.); UGC-JRF/NET (LIS); and DRDO-JRF (LIS).  Did, B.Sc. (Agri) Hons, M.Sc. (Agri), MLIS, M.Phil., PGDCA, and Ph.D. (LIS).  Dr. Singh is the first faculty in Department who brought research projects and successfully completed three Major Research Projects funded by DRDO and UGC as Principal Investigator. Dr. Singh is also the first LIS teacher in the Department who was consecutively elected twice as Academic Council Member (2015-2019) for the highest statutory academic body of Delhi University. 


As a researcher did Ph.D. on ‘Information Seeking Behaviour of Agricultural Scientists working in select ICAR institutions in Delhi and Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana: A study from Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar in 2007. Since then, engaged in guiding research at Ph.D. and M. Phil levels on the areas of Information Seeking Behaviour, Metric Studies, Knowledge Organisation, Citation Studies, ICT Applications in Libraries,  Application of Social Media, Management Libraries and HRD, Electronic Resources and Information Wealth. Successfully supervised 12 doctoral theses, 33 M. Phil dissertations, and 125 MLIS projects.  


The voyage of my research publication was beginning with the joining of the University of Delhi. In 2002 first journal article i.e., ‘Automation in Libraries’ was published in Library Progress (International). Since then, I have authored 12 books, 16 edited books, 109 research journals, 27 conference papers, 25 book chapters, and 20 book reviews. The research has been regularly publishing in National and International scholarly journals like Library Management, Library Review, The Electronic Library, Library Hi. Tech., EMERALD, UK, Extension, and Corrections to the UDC(E&C), London, Library Review, DJLIT, Annals of Information Studies, Library Herald, SRELS Journal of Information Management, Library Philosophy and practices, ISALIC Bulletin, IJKCTD, JLIS, etc. My recent book titled ‘Playing from the Front: A Story of Unfolded Acts of a Library & Information Science Teacher’ is a monogram with the difference, new vista & design of publishing, which unfolds the initiatives & steps taken towards the evolution of library science in the current domain of transformation in the digital age. The forwarded of the book has been written by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Education Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. The book was released by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Shri Hon'ble Union Minister for State Parliamentary Affairs & and Galaxy of Intellectuals and Achievers from varied Fields of excellence in India. 


Since joining the University of Delhi with my best capacities contributing to the corporate affairs for the Department, University, and Profession. Had enormously contributed to the department in teaching, training, research, and development. While serving as Coordinator of the Department, Prof. Singh brought drastic changes in the entire landscape of the department in terms of infrastructure development, renovation of the entire department, creation of seminar hall, and image building. As a key person organized the 72nd Annual Day Function -2018 of the Department, which was graced by the then His Excellency, the Governor of Gujarat, Prof. OP Kohli, and other distinguished dignitaries of the country. For the first time on this occasion, 14 great teachers and old alumni of the department were felicitated by the then His Excellency, Prof. OP Kohli.  I also took a bold and brave decision for the first time in the history of the Department by organized the first Alumni Meet in 2020.   


As a teacher, I have also played a great role in preparing, organizing, indexing, and publishing the NAAC documentation of the University in 2018. Since 2018, I am contributing my scholarly expertise in the compilation of the annual report of the University. I am also associated with several committees of the University on admissions, appointments, promotions, evaluations, academic affairs, and examinations. Currently,  a member of the University Court of Delhi University. As a Coordinator, Academic and Cultural Affairs, Faculty of Arts, acts as an instrumental in bringing out the first multidisciplinary and multilingual research journal i.e., WE- A Multidisciplinary and Multilingual Peer-Reviewed Research Journal, published by the Faculty of Arts and Creation of the first ‘Hall of Fame- Pride and Pearls of Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi. 


Currently, I am actively engaged as Editor/Joint Editor/ Member, Editorial Board of various National and International Peer-Reviewed Research Journals such as UDCC (Universal Decimal Classification Consortium), UK; Journal of Knowledge Content Development and Technology, South Korea; International Journal of Digital Content Management (UDCM), Iran; The International Journal of Knowledge Processing Studies (UKPS), Iran;  Gyankosh: The Journal of Library and Information Management; Library Herald; Journal of Library and Information Science (LIS); Professional Journal of Library and Information Technology (PJOLAIT); VEETHIKA-An International Interdisciplinary Journal; Indian Journal of Information, Library & Society; WE: A Multidisciplinary and Multilingual Peer-Reviewed Research Journal and Guest Editor for the special issue Agricultural Information Systems and Services in India DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, DRDO and Annual Report, University of Delhi.   


Since joining the profession, I am a life member of all national professional associations such as ILA, DLA, PLA, IASLIC, SIS, SRFLIS, MANLIBNET, IATLIS, DUTA, and NDTF.  As an active professional and teacher activist. I am vigorously engaged with the Delhi Library Association (One of the most vibrant and productive professional associations of the country which was established in 1939). I served as honorary library teacher of the school of Library Science, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, Sr. Vice President of Delhi Library Association. Since 2015 holding the position of General Secretary. I am also the founder President of the SR Foundation of Library and Information Science (SRFLIS) in 2009. In addition, as a teacher activist, I am the Secretary (Media, National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF). 


God is fortunate enough to me as he has given me enormous opportunities to organized various academic and professional activities. As Coordinator of the department organized several lecture series; first magnificent 72nd Annual Day Function-2018. As Course, convener/coordinator organized Refresher and Orientations Courses at Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (CPDHE), the University of Delhi in 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2022. As President of SR Foundation for Library &Information Science (SRFLIS) and General Secretary of Delhi Library Association organized three International Conferences in 2014,2015 & 2019 as an Organizing Secretary.  As a Team Leader of ‘AlumniMeet-2020’ organized the first ‘Alumni Meet-2020’ on 18th January 2020 at the University Conference. This meet was attended by more than 520 old alumni of the department gathered from more than 21 states of the country. The gorgeousness and grandeur of this event was the presence of the first batch 1947-1948 student i.e., Prof. Girja Kumar a living legend of 95 years old and current batch student of 2019-2020. Further,  on the completion of 75 years of the Department as Organizing Secretary organised 11 high level of academic programs under the series as 'Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of Department (1946-2021). On this occasion also published FOUR Magnificent Books. 


For multifaceted personality and extraordinary contributions to library education, research, and service several National and international professional bodies recognized my work with prestigious awards namely SATKAL-Young Librarian Award (2011); DLA-Distinguished Faculty Award (2017); DLA- Professional Excellence Award for Working LIS Leader(2018); SPL-Best Teacher Award (2018); SLA-Best Teacher Award(2019); CGLA-Academic Excellence Award (2019) and SAIARD-Asian Academic Leadership Award (2020).

Job Profile

  1. Director, Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi (7th April 2022-)

  2. President, Delhi Library Association (1st April 2022-)

  3. Treasurer, Governing body, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi (20th May 2022-)

  4. Provost, PG Men’s Hostel of Delhi University (22nd Feb, 2022-)

  5. Professor at University of Delhi (since 2015 onward)

  6. Worked as Associate Professor, DLIS, University of Delhi (2012-2015)

  7. Worked as Reader, DLIS, University of Delhi (2009-2012)

  8. Worked as Assistant Professor, DLIS, University of Delhi (2004-2009)

  9. Worked as Lecturer, DLIS, University of Delhi (2001-2004)

  10. Worked as Head Library Services (Senior Technical Officer), ICAR-CSIR, Karnal (1998-2001)

  11. Also worked on different Positions at DRDO, NIC, NVS, CBI & CSB.


Awards/ Fellowships Detail

  1. Anecdote Indian Librarian Pride Award (ILPA) 2022

  2. SAIARD- Asian Academic Excellence Award-2020

  3.  SLA-Best Teacher Award-2019

  4. CGLA-Outstanding Academic Leadership Award-2019

  5. SPL-Best Teacher Award-2018

  6. DLA-Professional Excellence Award for Working LIS Leader-2018

  7.  DLA-Distinguished Faculty Award-2017

  8. SATKAL-Young National Librarian Award-2011

  9. DRDO-JRF (Library and Information Science)-1999

  10. UGC-JRF/NET (Library and Information Science)-1997

  11.  ICAR-JRF (Agricultural Sciences)-1994

  12. Gold Medal Award for securing first position in M.Sc. (Agriculture)-1993.


Office Bearers Detail

  1. Treasurer, Governing Body, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi (20th May 2022-)

  2. Director, Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi (7th April 2022-)

  3. President, Delhi Library Association (1st April 2022-)

  4. Provost, PG Men’s Hostel of Delhi University (22nd Feb, 2022-)

  5. Founding President- SR Foundation for Library and Information Science (2009-2022)

  6. General Secretary- Delhi Library Association (2015-31st March 2022)

  7. Secretary (Media)-National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF) (2020-2022)

  8. Program-in-Charge- 0075 (P), IGNOU Study Centre, Delhi Library Association (2020-)

  9. Coordinator-Department of Library and Information Science, DU (2017-2019)

  10. Coordinator- Academic & Cultural Affairs, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi (Feb 2019- Sept 2021)

  11. Coordinator- MLIS, M. Phil & PhD, DUET (2018,2019, 2020 & 2021)

  12. Coordinator- BLIS Internship Programme (2017-2010, 2017-2018)

  13. Nodal Officer- NAAC & IQAC, Department of Library & Information Science (2017-2019)

  14. Nodal Officer- M. Phil and Ph D (LIS) Examinations Dept. of Library & Info. Science (2017-2019)

  15. Superintendent of Exams- SOL, University of Delhi (2004-2005 and 2018-2019)

  16. Deputy Superintendent of Exams- DLIS, University of Delhi (2006-2010, 2017-2019)

  17.  DULSA- Teacher In-charge, DLIS, University of Delhi (2006, 2008, 2013 and 2016)

  18. Treasurer- Delhi Library Association (2013-2015)

  19. Sr. Vice President- Delhi Library Association (2010-2012)

  20. Secretary- Delhi Library Association (2005-2010)

  21. Executive Member- Delhi Library Association (Since 2003-till date)


 Members in High Powered Committees, Detail

  1. Member, Board of School of the Assam University (Swami Vivekanand School of Library Science, 13th June 2022-)

  2. Member, Review & Revised the Curriculum of Orientation Course in Health Science Librarianship, National Medical Library (2022-)

  3. Member, Committee for the Selection and Felicitation of ‘Unsung Heroes’ DU (10th June, 2022-) 

  4. Member, Advisory Committee for Extension and Filed Outreach Program, DTU (2022-) 

  5. Member, SC/ST Committee for examining shortfall in the enrolment of SC/ST students in DU (2022-)

  6. EC Nominee by the VC of DU as Member, Governing Council, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (2022-)

  7. Member, Value Added Course for DU Implementation of NEP 2020 (2022-)

  8. Member, Advisory Committee for Extension and Outreach Program, DTU (2022-)

  9. EC Nominee by the VC of DU as Member, Governing Body, CIE Hostel (2022-)

  10. Member, Thematic Committee on ‘Invitation and Brochure’ of DU-CCC (2022-2023)

  11. Member, Thematic Committee on ‘Logistic and Coordination’ of DU-CCC (2022-2023)

  12. Member, Thematic Committee on ‘Infrastructure and Green Initiative’ of DU-CCC (2022-2023)

  13. Member, Centenary Celebration Committee University of Delhi (2021-2022) 

  14. Organizing Secretary ‘Platinum Jubilee Celebrations’ of the Department (2021)

  15. Vice-Chancellor’s Nominee for the Promotions of Professors & Associate Professors (2021-)

  16. UGC/Ministry of Education, Nominee as Member of GB, INFLIBNET Centre (2021-2023)

  17. INFLIBNET GB Nominee as Member of ‘Negotiation Committee’ e-Shodh Sindhu (2021-)

  18. Member ‘Third Party Review Committee’ of CSIR-NKRC (2021-)

  19. EC Nominee by the VC of DU as Member, GB, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi (2021-)

  20. VC Nominee as a Member of ‘Interim Committee on Healthcare (ICH) for the Management of WUS Health Centre’ University of Delhi (2021-)

  21. VC Nominee as Member of ‘Book Purchase and Policy Procedure Committee’, Delhi University Library System, (2021-)

  22. CSIR-NIScPR Nominee as ‘External Expert’ of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) for PhD admission (2021-)

  23. VC Nominee as a Member of Departmental Research Committee, Department of English of DU (2021-)

  24. VC Nominee as a Member of Examination Disciplinary Committee (EDC) of DU (2021-)

  25. VC Nominee as a Member of Editorial Board for 98th Annual Report of DU (2020-2021)

  26. VC Nominee as a Member of Editorial Board for 97th Annual Report of DU (2019-2020)

  27. VC Nominee as a Member of Editorial Board for 96th Annual Report of DU (2018-2019)

  28. Elected Member (Two times), Academic Council, University of Delhi (2015-2019)

  29. Member, High Powered Committee- Implementation and Functional Aspects of UGC Gazette of Service Conditions for Teachers (2018-2019)

  30. Member, Library Advisory Committee- Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (2018-2021)

  31. Expert Member- Bureau of Indian Standards (2014-), (LIS Standard) Govt. of India

  32.  Member- University Court, University of Delhi (2013-2015)

  33. Member- Admission Committee, Faculty of Law (2015-2017)

  34. Member- Admission Committee, Faculty of Ayurveda and Unani (2017-2019)

  35. Member-Standing Committee, Academic Affairs, University of Delhi (2015-2019)

  36. Member-Undergraduate Admission Committee, University of Delhi (2015-2109)

  37. University Observer- For appointment of Teachers of affiliated Colleges of University of Delhi

  38. Observer- UGC-NET/AIEEE/JEE/AIPMT, Central Board of Secondary Education, Govt. of India

  39.  Expert Member- LIS of CSTT), Govt. of India (Library and Information Science) (2006-2014)

  40. Expert Member - Advisory Board in Universal Decimal Classification Consortia. London, UK

  41. Convener- Annual Report 2017, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi (2017-2019)

 
Professional Associations (As Member) 

  1. Life Member, Indian Library Association (ILA)

  2. Life Member, Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers (IASLIC)

  3. Life Member, Indian Association of Teachers in Library and Information Science (IATLIS)

  4.  Life Member, Association of Government of India Libraries (AGLIS)

  5. Life Member, Delhi Library Association (DLA)

  6. Life Member, Society for Information Science (SIS)

  7.  Life Member, Punjab Library Association (PLA)

  8. Founder and Life Member, SR Foundation for Library and Information Science (2009-)

  9. Member, Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA)

  10. Executive Member, National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF)


Association with Scholarly Research Journals Details

  1. Chief Editor, VEETHIKA-An International Interdisciplinary Journal, India (2018-)

  2. Editor, WE-A Multidisciplinary and Multilingual Peer-Reviewed Research Journal, India (2021-)

  3. Joint Editor, Library Herald, India (2014-)

  4. Joint Editor, WE- A Multidisciplinary & Multilingual Peer Reviewed Research Journal, India (2020-2021)

  5. Guest Editor- Special issue on ‘Library Services to People with Disabilities’. Indian Journal of Information Library and Society (IJLIS)- A Peer- Reviewed Journal. Vol. 34 (2-4)2021. ISSN-0971-4286.

  6. Guest Editor- Agricultural Information Systems and Services in India. Special issue of DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology (DJLIT). Vol 32 (1) 2012).

  7. Member, International Journal of Digital Content Management (IJDCM), Iran (2020-)

  8. Member, International Journal of Knowledge Processing Studies (IJKPS), Iran (2020-)

  9. Member, Professional Journal of Library, and Information Technology (PJOLAIT), India (2019-)

  10. Member, Indian Journal of Information, Library & Society (IJILS), India (2019-)

  11. Member, Gyankosh: The Journal of Library and Information Management, India (2018-)

  12. Member, International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology (IJKCTD), South Korea (2014-)

  13. Member, Journal of Advancements of Library Science, India (2015-2019)

  14. Member, UDC Editorial Team & Advisory Board, London, UK (2013-2021)

  15. Member, Journal of Library and Information Science, India (2004-)

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