Mr. Saman Girakaduwa

Mr. Saman Girakaduwa

Senior Assistant Librarian Grade II

Qualifications: BA (Hons.) in LISC (Uni. of Kelaniya), MSSc. (Uni. of Kelaniya)

Profile:

Sman Girakaduwa received a Master of Social Sciences (MSSc.) degree from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in 2017. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in Library and Information Science from the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in 2011. Currently, he is serving as a Senior Assistant Librarian (Grade II) in the Library, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Sri Lanka. He is also working as a visiting lecturer for the HDLIS in ICT at the SLLA as well as a resource person, Consultant for library Automation and digitization programs for various government and private institutions in Sri Lanka. His current research interests are in the fields of Library Automation & Digitization (Koha & Dspace), ICT – Information Communication Technology for libraries, User Education, E-resources etc. He has worked at Sri Lanka Air Force as a librarian in 2012-2014 and University of Kelaniya as a Demonstrator in 2014. He has been working as a Senior Asst. Librarian at the UVPA since 2014 to present.

Research Interests:

Library Automation & Digitization (Koha & Dspace), ICT – Information Communication Technology for libraries, User Education, E-resources, Web Designing & Development

Publications:

  • “Periodical Usage of the Library Users in University of the Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA)” paper presented at the 3rd National Library Research Symposium – 2019 organized by Research Division, National Library and Documentation Services Board, Colombo, 31st October 2019.
  • “Internet resources usage and its impact for academic performance of undergraduates: A case study of Faculty of Visual Arts” Paper published in the Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences (ISSN 2518-2498) Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan, August 22-24, 2019.*
  • “Usage of electronic resources and services by the library users in University of the Visual and Performing Arts (UVPA), Sri Lanka” Full Paper published in the PEOPLE : International Journal of Social Sciences. 5(2). GRDS Publishing, India. 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.20319/pijss.2019.52.3443
  • Usage of electronic resources and services by the library users in University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Sri Lanka” paper presented at 2nd Singapore – International Conference on Research in Social Science & Humanities (ICRSSH), Singapore, 12-13 March 2019.
  • “Problems faced in the installation of KOHA Open Source Software for Library Automation” paper presented at National Library Research Symposium – 2018 organized by Research Division, National Library and Documentation Service Board, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 23rd October 2018.
  • “Problems faced in the installation and the use of Open Source Software for Library Automation” Dissertation submitted to the part fulfillment of the Master of Social Sciences Degree Examination, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, June 2017.
  • “A Brief Explanation of Historical Concept of Library Classification” (in Sinhala), Journal of “Santhathi”, published by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2014.
  • “Use of open source software at library automation in Sri Lanka”, Journal of “Samaja Vimarshana”, Published by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2014.
  • “An annotation into the Encyclopedia of Sinhalese” (in Sinhala), Journal of ”Sarasavi Lekha”, published by the SIDA/SAREC Research Library, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2014.
  • “A study on the Issues related to improper use of Knowledge Organization Library Standards in University Libraries in Sri Lanka”, 15th Annual Research Symposium, organized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, 2014.
  • “A Brief review of the reference sources” Kritavedi Festschrift for Senior Professor Piyadasa Ranasinghe, Published by Foundation of Senior Professor Piyadasa Ranasinghe, Ragama, 2014.
  • “A study on the Issues related information marketing of special libraries in Sri Lanka”, ULA Academic Sessions – 2014, organized by the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, University of Ruhuna, Matara, 2014.
  • Research Abstract about the “A study on the use of Library Automation Software in University Libraries in Sri Lanka”, 3rd Annual Research Symposium, organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, (2012).
  • “A study on the use of Library Automation Software in University Libraries in Sri Lanka”, Dissertation submitted to the part fulfillment of the BA (Special) Degree program, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2011.

Editorial Works

  • Editor of ”Sarasavi Lekha” Magazine, Published by the SIDA/SAREC Research Library, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, (2014).

Awards:

  • Justice of Peace (Whole Island) Since 2013.

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