Dr Mahabaleshwara Rao

Associate Professor

Department of Library & Information Sciences

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Mahabaleshwara Rao is Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science.

    He:

    • Guides the research students.
    • Looks after library administration and organisation.
    • Manages subscriptions of journals, online journals, online databases and other e-resources.
    • Assists students, faculty members and research scholars in identifying potential information sources.
    • Regularly updates information sources to identify materials to meet user needs and enrich the library's collections.
    • Prepares statistical reports of library operations and use.
    • Continuously develops a strong knowledge of the library collection and materials, its strengths and weaknesses and how to find items using the best access methods assigned areas.
    • Regularly updates and develops library site and ERMSS software.
    • Coordinates Inter library loan with DELNET and other libraries.
    • Identifies and explores useful online databases for health sciences community.
    • Assists the researchers to search for scientific information.

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Information Sources and Services MSL 603 Semester - I
Information and Communication Technology in LICs MSL 605 Semester - I
Management of Library and Information Centres MSL 602 Semester - II
Literature Search and Field Work MSL 610 Semester - II
Electronic Information Resources and Information Literacy MSL 703 Semester - III
Information and Communication Technology Applications in LICs [Practical] MSL 706 Semester - III

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Library and Information Science Mangalore University 2011

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Library and Information Science Associate Professor 2014 – present
Department of Library and Information Science Assistant Professor-Senior Scale 2011 - 2014
Department of Library and Information Science Senior Librarian 2006 - 2011
Department of Library and Information Science Librarian 2000 - 2006

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Health Sciences Librarianship, Information Services, Web Resources, User Study, Library Automation, Digital Library, Information Literacy.

Area of Expertise

Web Resources.

Area of Research

Web Resources - Perception and Utilisation, Digital Libraries, IT Application in Libraries, User Study - Information Resources and Services.

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association, Mangalore.
  • Life member of Karnataka Health Sciences Library Association, Bangalore.
  • Life member of Indian Library Association.
  • Life member of Society for the Advancement of Library and Information Science (SALIS), Chennai.

User Awareness on Single Window Search Tool Provided by KMC Health Sciences Library, MAHE, Manipal: A Study.

Dr Mahabaleshwara Rao Dr. Shivananda Bhat Swapna

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) 2019 September; 2729

Awareness, Perception and Use of Social, Networking Sites among Library Professionals and Semi-Professionals: A Case Study.

Dr Mahabaleshwara Rao Dr. Shivananda Bhat Pooja

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) 2019 September; 2844

Use of KMC Health Sciences Library Portal by Postgraduate Students and Faculty Members of Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, MAHE, Manipal, India.

Dr Mahabaleshwara Rao Dr. Shivananda Bhat Sunil Shetty

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) 2018 November; 1864

Relationship between Online Journal Usage and their Citations in the Academic Publications: A Case Study.

Dr Mahabaleshwara Rao Shivananda Bhat Jessy A.

DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology 2018 Sept;38(5):312-319

Perception of Semi-Professionals in using ICT in Manipal Academy of Higher Education Libraries.

Dr Mahabaleshwara Rao Dr. Shivananda Bhat Ashish Rao K.

DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology 2018 Sept;38(5):369-374