2016 PGD, Library Automation and Networking, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
2008 MLISc, Karnataka University, Dharwad
2005 BSc, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, P. C. Jabin Science College, Hubli
States: Karnataka, Telangana
Cities: Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mysore
Languages: English, Kannada, Hindi
Amrutraj hails from Hubli, Karnataka and has more than seven years of professional experience. He has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree (Physics, Mathematics, Statistics) from P. C. Jabin Science College, Hubli followed by MLIS from Karnataka University, Dharwad. He qualified for UGC NET for Lectureship held in December 2012 and earned Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation (PGDLAN – 2016) in first class.
Prior to joining IIHS, he did his internship at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad where he had got exposure to working in an automated library environment including answering complex queries using more than forty business and management databases, and a strong foundation in technical processing of reading materials. Working as a project fellow at the University of Mysore Amrutraj earned an insight into the field of research. He conducted an extensive literature review using LISA and compiled the required information for the research project. Working as an associate at Accenture services Pvt. Ltd., had given an opportunity to work in a corporate environment. This experience helped him manage the information resource centre independently which includes activities such as collection development, circulation, technical processing of reading materials, preparation of information products (new arrivals, article alert etc.), distribution of training materials, certificates and collection of applications for professional certifications. At IIHS his responsibilities are Acquisition, Accessioning, Budget Tracking, Circulation & Helpdesk Management, Systems Development & Maintenance, Content Development, Library Promotion, Reporting, Technical Processing, etc.
His research interests are Bibliometric, use studies, library automation, performance appraisal, OSILS, etc. He has attended many conferences, workshops, and seminars in his areas of interest such as 2nd SoFerence : A National Level Social Conference on Failures, Learning, Case Studies Best Practices, Success Stories in LIS and related Areas, 19 – 20 Oct2013, Bangalore; Two days national level workshop on “Koha: an open source library automation software” at Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum from 2nd & 3rd February 2013; Advanced DSpace Workshop at GIPE, Pune from 25 – 27 Aug 2014; International Conference on Big Data and Knowledge Discovery, 09-11 Mar 2016, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore; Faculty Development Programme on Research Literacy and Trends in Scholarly Communications, 23 – 28 January, 2017, and International Conference on Current Trends in Library and Information Services (ICCTLIS – 2017), 05 – 07 January, Bengaluru.
He is a NCC ‘C’ (B Grade) certificate holder. He has been awarded “Best Performer” for 2012 among peers across Accenture India. He had been editor and contributor of UDC translation work for Kannada language and completed translating Universal Decimal Classification from English to the Kannada language. The translations are available at http://udcc.org/udcsummary/translation.htm.