Shalini B G

Senior Associate – Library | shalinibg at iihs dot ac dot in


2015    MLIS University of Mysore Mysuru, Karnataka, India
2013    BA, History Government First Grade College, University of Mysore Hirisave, Karnataka, India



Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru
Languages: English, Kannada, Hindi

Shalini B G works as a Senior Associate at IIHS and has over eight years of experience. As part of the Library team, she is responsible for overseeing the databases and cartographic material sections, meticulously handling tasks such as subscribing, accessioning, cataloging, and facilitating user access. Additionally, she plays a key role in supporting reference and information services, aiding users in locating and accessing both print and electronic resources within the IIHS Library. Her diverse responsibilities extend to collection development, monitoring IIHS Faculty research, academic and practice publications, and maintaining updates on the IIHS Google Scholar profile and the Knowledge Gateway.


She holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Mysore, with professional interests centered around library management, collection development in the digital environment, and electronic library resources and services. She is well-versed in the Koha Library Management System for library operations, and proficient in repository systems like Greenstone and DSpace. Shalini has honed her expertise in library classification schemes, including the Dewey Decimal Classification, and cataloging standards such as Machine Readable Cataloging and Resource Description and Access (RDA).


Beyond her professional pursuits, Shalini’s exclusive hobbies encompass reading novels and writing.

Journal Articles

  • Balaji, P. B., Vinay, M. S., Anitha, K. V., Khan, M. R., Edwin, E., & Shalini, B. G. (2021). A review of integrated library systems and web-scale discovery services in India. Library Hi Tech News, 38(7), 14-18.
  • Balaji, P. B., Vinay, M. S., Shalini, B. G., & Raju, J. S. M. (2019). Web 2.0 use in academic libraries of top ranked Asian universities. The Electronic Library, 37(3), 528-549.
  • Balaji, B. P., Vinay, M. S., Shalini, B. G., & Raju, J. S. M. (2018). An integrative review of Web 3.0 in academic libraries. Library Hi Tech News, 35(4), 13-17.


Other Writing

  • Vinay, M.S., & Shalini B. G. (2018). Open access journals in Agriculture: An exploration. In B. T. S. Kumar, Keshava, R. A. Govanakoppa, A. R. Kumar., & T. A. Mohan. (Eds.), Librarianship in Next Generation Libraries (pp. 149 –152). Tumakuru, Karnataka: Tumkur University.
  • Attended National Conference on the Role of LIS Professionals in the Changing Academic Paradigm, organised by Presidency University, February 17-18, 2017, Bangalore.
  • Attended 15th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, organized by International School of Information Management, University of Mysore, December 9–11 December 2013, Bangalore.