Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Library and Information Science
Dr. Lalitha K. Sami
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research Library and Information Science
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
E-mail: lalita_sami@rediffmail.com
Tel No.: +91 8472-263280 (O)
+91 8472-263205/06 (Fax)
Residence
House No.2-907/27A/1A K.M. Katke Building
Adarsh Nagar
Gulbarga - 585 102 Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 324648 (R)
+91 9845644627 (Cell)
Date of Birth:
Academic Qualifications: M.A., M.Lib.Sc., Ph.D., Ph.D.

MA (South Indian Studies)

University of Mysore, Mansagangothri, Mysore

1975
Ph D (South Indian Studies)

University of Mysore, Mansagangothri, Mysore

1981

M.Lib.Sc. University of Mysore, Mansagangothri, Mysore 1985
Ph.D. (Lib.Sc.) University of Mysore, Mansagangothri, Mysore 2006
Computer Course in Data Processing Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, Indian Society for Technical Education, Government of India 1987
Areas of Specialization

Information and Services; User Studies; Information Analysis, Consolidation and Dissemination

Teaching Experience
1. Worked as Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1985 - 1997
2. Working as Reader, Department of Library and Information Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1997 - to date
Research Guidance

● Doctor of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Suresh Jange

Use of the Internet as an Information Sources by Engineering Faculty and Research Scholars and Its Impact on Libraries of Regional Engineering Colleges of India: A Study Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

2004
2. M.T. Kattimani Information Sciences of University Libraries : A Comparative Study of UK and India 2008

Master of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Jadhav Udhav Somale

GULNET: Gulbarga University Libraries Network: Proposal. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

1996
2. Mehatab Dakulge

Information Services in the Special Libraries of Karnataka State. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

1998
3. Kattimani Manik T.

Information Services of the University Libraries of North East England: A Study. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

1999
Books Published :
1. Indian Women in Development Perspectives : Edited by Dr. Shahide and or Lalitha K. Sami, New Delhi : Anmol Publishers, 2007.
Research Publications
1.

Lalitha K Sami. Scatter and Seepage of Literature in Psychology. Library Herald, 24(3-4): 1986,pp186-195

2.

Khaiser Begum and Lalitha K Sami. Trends in Indian Agricultural Research: An Analytical Study. Annals of Library Science and Documentation, 33(4): 1986,pp163-171

3.

Khaiser Begum and Lalitha K Sami. Research Collaboration in Agriculture Sciences. Internaional Library Review, 20: 1988,pp57-63

4.

Lalitha K Sami. Online Information Services in Special Libraries in India. National Seminar on Modernization of Information Services. UGC University of Mysore, Mysore, 30 March 1990

5.

Laitha K Sami. Comparative Librarianship. CLIS Observer, 8(3-4): 1991, pp3-6

6.

Laitha K Sami and Lagare M T. CD-ROM Database at Gulbarga University. Proceedings of National CD-ROm/Online Users Group Meet, NISSAT-DSIR, New Delhi, 15 July 1993

7.

Lalitha K Sami. Public Library as a Media Center. IN; The Future of Karnataka Public Library System. Seminar Volume, Karnatak University, Dharwad, 1995, pp16-19

8.

Lalitha K Sami. Indian CD-ROM Trick. Information Management and Technology, 29(2):1996, 55p

9.

Lalitha K Sami and Lagare MT. Physical Sciences on CD-ROM. Vignana Deepti. Conference Proceedings of First Technical Conference on Contributions of Industries and Science towards Economic Development of India in the next Millennium, CPI, Bangalore,1999,pp20-25

10.

Lalitha K Sami and Lagare MT. CD-ROM Databases in a University Library Environment: A Case Study. IN: Library and Information Studies in Retrospect and Prospect: Essays in honour of Prof D R Kalia. Edited by J L Sardana. New Delhi, Concept, 2000,pp690-696

11.

Lalitha K Sami and Sahida. Role of Universities in Digitizing the Rural Communities. IN: Proceedings of the First International Convention in mapping Technology on Libraries and People Organized by INFLIBNET Center and Nirma Education and Research Foundation, Ahmedabad, February 13-15 2003

12.

Lalitha K Sami. Health Information Services in Rural Areas through Information Communication technologies. Kaveri,11(1): January 2003, pp33-37

13.

Suresh Jange and Lalitha K Sami. Management of Internet Services in a University Environment. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 38(1):  2004,pp349-359

14.

Suresh Jange and Lalitha K Sami. Web Content of Library Portals in Karnataka: Role of Librarians in the Internet World. IN:  Proceedings of the Fourth International Convention on Dynamic Interoperable Web Based Information Systems. February 2-4, 2006 Organized by Gulbarga University and INFLIBNET Center at Gulbarga, pp676-681

15.

Suresh Jange and Lalitha K Sami. Internet as an Information Source v/s Level of Satisfaction: Users Learning Style, Perceptions, Emotions and Regression Model at National Institutes of Technology in India. IN: Proceedings of Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice, 3-6 April 2006 Organized by Division of Information Studies, School of Communication and Information, Nanyang technological University, Singapore, pp394-400

16.

Suresh Jange and Lalitha K Sami. Internet Setup in an Academic and Research Environ: A Model. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 43(1):  2006, pp63-72

17.

Lalitha K Sami and Rabia Iffat. Electronic Resources and Public Resources. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 43(1):  2006, pp171-176

18.

Lalitha K Sami and Pangannaya N B. Technostress: A Literature Survey on the Effect of Information Technology on Library Users. Library Review, 55(7): 2006, pp429-439

Research Projects :

On going

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Role of Universities in Digitizing Rural Areas along with Sahida UGC, New Delhi July 17, 2006 Rs. 8.5 Lakhs
Membership of Professional Organizations
1.

Life Member of Indian Library Association (ILA), New Delhi

2.

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

3.

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

4.

Life Member of Karnataka Library Association (KALA), Bangalore

5.

Life Member of Society for Information Science (SIS), New Delhi

6.

Elected Member of Council of Indian Association of Teachers in Library and Information Science (IATLIS) for 2000-2002; 2002-2004

National Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Attended
1.

National Seminar on Modernization of Information Services. UGC. University of Mysore, March 1990

2.

National Seminar on Computerization and Automation of Libraries and Information Centers. INFLIBNET, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, 16 June 1992

3.

National Seminar on Application of Information Technologies in India: Status, Strategies, Opportunities and Problems. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, 8-9th January 1998

4.

First Technical Conference on Contributions of Industries and Science Towards Economic Development of India in the net Millennium. Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore, May 1999

5.

UGC National Workshop on Human Rights Education. Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, 15-21 December, 1999

6.

Workshop on Experts on Writing of Self Instructional Materials. Karnataka State Open University, Mysore, 12 August 2000

7.

Fourth International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries 2001. University of Mysore - Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, 10 - 12 December 2001

8.

Fourth International Convention on Dynamic Interoperable Web Based Information Systems. CALIBER 2006. Gulbarga University - INFLIBNET, Gulbarga, 2 - 4 February 2006

9.

National Seminar on Role of Women in Nation Building: A Multidimensional Perspective. Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad and St. Ann's College for Women, Hyderabad at Hyderabad, 16-17 June 2006

Other Co-curricular Activities
1. Prepared the Self-Instructional Course Material (English Version) for BLISc Course offered by Karnataka State Open University, Mysore. a) Fundamental Categories.