Mr. Parekh Pragneshkumar Himatlal

Assistant Librarian

Pursuing PhD in Security Studies, M. Phil in Police Administration, MA in Police Administration, M.Com, B.Com

Research Area: Information Literacy, ICT Application in Library, Library Human Resource Management

About Mr. Parekh Pragneshkumar

Mr. Pragneshkumar Parekh has joined as Assistant Librarian at Raksha Shakti University in November 15, 2011. Before joining Raksha Shakti University, he had served two prestigious institutions, IIM Ahmedabad and INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad for about five years. He has done his M.Phil. in Library and Information Science from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar and pursuing doctoral programme from Department of Library & Information Science, Gujarat University.

At Raksha Shakti University, he is looking after overall functions of University Library. He is also involved in the publication activities of the University, which includes International Journal (IRJPS), RSU Magazine ‘Kavach’, RSU Newsletter, RSU Calendar, RSU Course Brochure/Booklet etc. He is founding Member of Editorial Board of RSU Magazine ‘Kavach’. Mr. Parekh has introduced Full Paper on “Information Literacy” at Post Graduate Level Programme under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at Raksha Shakti University. He has also performed various administrative duties in Establishment, Examination, Recruitment process and Extension activities of the University. He has been part of various Committees and Cells of the University as a member.

Mr. Parekh has experience in providing training to library professionals for automation and other technology implementation in the library. Apart from conventional library functions, he was involved in variety of innovative work like web site designing of IIMA Library, Online Database Management, training and troubleshooting for electronic resources, Updating and maintaining website for National Conference organised by IIMA. His area of interests are Information Literacy, Open Source Implementation in Library and Human Resource Management.

He has been associated as Visiting Faculty at Department of Library and Information Science, Gujarat University from Academic Year 2011-12. He has also rendered service as a Resource Person in Library domain at Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) – Sardar Patel University, HRDC – Gujarat University, Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Govt. of Gujarat and Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Higher Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat.

Designation Assistant Librarian
Office Phone +91 79 68126817 (D),  +91 79 68126800 (Ext. 825)
Cabin No RSU Library, Near Hostel Cluster
Email library@rsu.ac.in, pragnesh.rsu@gmail.com

8+ Years in University Library as Assistant University Librarian

12+ Years’ overall experience in Library & Information Science

Indian Library Association (Life Membership)

Gujarat Granthalay Seva Sangh (Life Membership)

Specialization Area Information Literacy, ICT in Library, Open Source implementation in Library
Subject Taught UG  
Subject Taught PG Information Literacy, ICT in MA/MSc (FP), ICT related subjects in MLibSc

Cricket

Title ISSN/ISBN No. Publisher Volume Year Type(Book Chapter, International Conference, International Journal, National Conference)
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): An Innovative Automated Library and Security System ISSN-0974-035X UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University Vol.3 Issue 1. pp. 79-91 2011 Towards Excellence: A Journal of Higher Education
Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Era ISBN- 8190017381 Gujarat Granthalaya Seva Sangh Not Applicable 2011 27th Gujarat State Library Conference organised by Gujarat Granthalaya Seva Sangh and Bhavnagar District Higher Secondary School Librarians Association – Palitana (Gujarat) on 21-23 January, 2011
Best practices and practical techniques used by librarians for cultivating reading habit among school students of Sabarmati area ISBN- 8190017381 Gujarat Granthalaya Seva Sangh Not Applicable 2011 27th Gujarat State Library Conference organised by Gujarat Granthalaya Seva Sangh and Bhavnagar District Higher Secondary School Librarians Association – Palitana (Gujarat) on 21-23 January, 2011
Changing Role of School Librarian in Present Scenario ISBN No. 900173-6-5 Gujarat Granthalaya Seva Sangh Not Applicable 2009 2nd National Library Conference organised by Gujarat Granthalaya Sewa Sangh at Junagadh during December 26-28, 2009
Maximum Utilization of Resources of the College Library in the Information and Technology Era ISBN No. 900173-6-5 Gujarat Granthalaya Seva Sangh Not Applicable 2009 2nd National Library Conference organised by Gujarat Granthalaya Sewa Sangh at Junagadh during December 26-28, 2009
Planning for Digital Preservation of Special Collections in Gujarat University Library ISBN – 9788190207980 International CALIBER 2009 organised by INFLIBNET Centre Not Applicable 2009 7th INTERNATIONAL CALIBER-2009 25-27 February 2009, Pondicherry University, Puduchery
Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials: A Challenge for Libraries N.A. Shri R.K.Parikh Arts And Science College, Petlad Not Applicable 2009 UGC Sponsored state level seminar on “Intellectual Property Right” organised by Shri R.K.Parikh Arts And Science College, Petlad (January 10, 2009)
Qualification Specialization University Passing Year % Class
SSC N.A. GSEB 1995 66.71 % First Class
HSC Commerce GSEB 1997 67.83 % First Class
B.Com. Advanced Accountancy Guj. Uni. 2000 59.25 % Second Class
M.Com. Accountancy Guj. Uni. 2002 55.00 % Second Class
DLP Labour Laws Guj. Uni. 2005 53.33 % Second class
B.L.I.Sc. Library & Information Science Guj. Uni. 2006 61.75 % First Class
M.L.I.Sc. Library & Information Science Guj. Uni. 2007 68.75 % First Class
M.Phil. (Lib. Sci.) Library & Information Science S. P. Uni. 2008 65.60 % First Class
Diploma in Management Management IGNOU 2007 59.42 % Second Class
PG Diploma in HRM Management IGNOU 2007 63.87 % First Class
PG Diploma in Management Management IGNOU 2009 57.00 % Second Class
           
Activity Type (National Workshop, STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP) Activity Title Place Date Faculty Role
6thNational jointly organised by Gujarat Granthalay Seva Sangh, Gujarat University Library, Department of Library & Information Science, Gujarat University during 23-25 January, 2020 Invited as a Resource Person Ahmedabad 24 January, 2020 Co-chair for technical session
Refresher Course in Library & Information Science organised by UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 31/07/2018   Delivered talk on Information Literacy”
Faculty Development Programme organised by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG), Ahmedabad. Invited as a Resource Person Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG), Ahmedabad. 21/06/2017 Delivered talk on Information Literacy”
Short Term Course on Latest Trends in Library and Information Services organised by UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University Ahmedabad   Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. 30/09/2016   Delivered talk on Information Literacy”
Refresher Course in Library & Information Science organised by UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 11/12/2014 Delivered talk on Content Management System – Joomla, Drupal & WordPress”
Refresher Course in Library & Information Science organised by UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 11/12/2014 Delivered talk on Learning Management System – Moodle & Google Sites
Orientation Programme organised by UGC-HRDC (Previously Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC (Previously Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. 04/07/2012 Delivered talk on “Information Literacy for Higher Education”
Orientation Programme organised by UGC-HRDC (Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat.   Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC (Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. 04/07/2012 Delivered talk on “Academic Research and Publication”
State Level Training program on “Technology Implementation in Libraries in New Era” organised by Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Ahmedabad. Invited as a Resource Person Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Ahmedabad. 04/06/2014 Delivered Lecture on “Web 2.0 Tools and Technologies in Libraries”
State Level Training program on “Technology Implementation in Libraries in New Era” organised by Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (04/06/2014; State Level) Invited as a Resource Person Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Ahmedabad. 04/06/2014 Delivered Lecture on “Content Management Systems: An Overview”
Orientation Programme organised by UGC-HRDC (Previously Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC (Previously Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. 07/06/2012 Delivered talk on “Information Literacy for Higher Education”
Orientation Programme organised by UGC-HRDC (Previously Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC (Previously Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. 07/06/2012 Delivered talk on “E-learning for Higher Education”
Orientation Programme organised by UGC-HRDC (Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat.   Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC (Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. 17/05/2012 Delivered talk on “Academic Research and Publication”
Orientation Programme organised by UGC-HRDC (Previously Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. Invited as a Resource Person UGC-HRDC (Previously Academic Staff College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Gujarat. 17/05/2012 Delivered talk on “Information Literacy for Higher Education”