Dr. C.C. Jayasundara as the Librarian

Dr. C.C. Jayasundara was assigned as the new Librarian of the University of Kelaniya.

Dr. C.C. Jayasundara obtained his bachelor’s degree with a first class honours from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka in 1997, MSc in Information Management from the University of Sheffield, UK in 2003 and Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in Information Science from the University of South Africa in 2010.

He has gained experience as a Deputy University Librarian of the University of Colombo and a University Librarian of the Fiji National University and as a Librarian of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University. From 2007 to 2012, he worked as the Sri Lanka Country Coordinator of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) in UK. He has been functioning as a research article reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals published in USA, South Africa, Venezuela, India and Sri Lanka. In 2006, he worked as a consultant to the Maldives Law Library, at the request of the Maldivian government, and also Project Leader of the SLIDA/SAREC library support programme in Sri Lanka.

He has also functioned as co-chairs of different international conferences including 6th International Conference on Academic Librarianship held in 2010, 7th International Conference on Contribution of the Academic Librarians towards a knowledge Society held in 2011, local organising committee co-chairship for the 3rd International Conference on Holistic Medicine, organized by University of Ballarat, Queensland University of technology and University of Colombo in 2012. He was the Country Coordinator of Fiji for the Electronic Information for Libraries(EIFL) based in Europe until 2017 and was also certified as a member of Australian Library & Information Association.

He also acted as a visiting lecturer and an examiner of the MPhil and PhD programmes of the University of Colombo and as a visiting lecturer at Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration. He has authored few books and has provided many research articles and write-ups for numerous scholarly publications.

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