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Rashmi T Kumbar Profile

Assistant Professor

School of Library and Information Science


  • PhD (Library & Info Science).

Areas of Interests/Specialization

  • Information Literacy, Library & Information Management, Information Resources & Services, Research Methodology in Library & Information Science, Knowledge Management, School Librarianship, Children's Literature, Life Skills and Communication.


  • Head, School of Engineering and Applied Science Library, Ahmedabad University May 2015 -January 2017
  • Teacher-Librarian, Adani Vidya Mandir, Makarba, Ahmedabad September 2009 - April 2015
  • Librarian, Zydus School for Excellence, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad June 2002 - Aug 2009

Awards & Honours

  • SATKAL School Librarian Award 2013 - Satinder Kaur Ramdev Memorial Trust for Advancement of Librarianship.
  • ILA-A.G. Motiwale Award-2008 for Best Paper entitled "Accelerating school library performance roll of some major enhancers", presented at ILA-TISS International Conference on "Knowledge For All: Role of Libraries and Information Centers" held at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, November 12-15, 2008.
  • Lead Learner Award for Excellent Teacher at Zydus School for Excellence, Ahmedabad. (September 2004)
  • Geeta Desai Memorial Gold Medal for Best Student of the Year by CEPT, Ahmedabad. (February 2002)
  • Gold Medal for having secured First Rank in Masters in Library and Information Science Course at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. (December 2001)

Best Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Kumbar, R. T. (2013, August). Essential competencies of Indian school librarians in the digital age: a study. In the conference proceedings of 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly held at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, SG.
  • Kumbar, R. T. (2006, August). Application of Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence theory for effective use of library resources by K-2 Students: an experimented model in Conference Proceedings of Schools/Resource Centres Division 72nd General Conference & Council, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Seoul, South Korea (
  • Kumbar, R. T. (2012). Exploring the potential of a school library: a case study of Adani Vidya Mandir. Information Age, 6(2), 42.
  • Kumbar, R. T. (2013). Reading programs in school libraries: an innovative approach. Indian Journal of Library & Information Technology, 3(1), 15.
  • Kumbar, R. T. (2014). User Oriented Services in Academic Libraries: Need for a Paradigm Shift. Journal of Indian Library Association, 50(4), 10. (

Reccent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books

  • Kumbar, R. (2017) School Libraries in Global Library and Information Science, IFLA Series 2nd Ed, Ed. by Abdullahi, Ismail International Federation of Library Association Publication 174 DE GRUYTER SAUR ISBN 978-3-11-041312-0
  • Kumbar, R. (2017) Developing Reading as a Virtue in Indian School Libraries: A Case Study of Zydus School for Excellence. In Role of School Libraries in Quality Education: A Selective Reading. New Delhi, NCERT ISBN 978-93-5007-858-7
  • Kumbar, R. (2018) Collaborative Learning: A Tool to Enhance School Library Programmes in Empowering School Education: Role of Innovative Library Programmes, ADINET, Ahmedabad ISBN 81-88174-11-14.

International Collaboation/Consultancy

  • Not Available

Patents (If any)

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