Dr(Mrs). K. Chandrasekar

 
Snr. Asst .Librarian Gr. I / periodicals

Contributions

  • Research

    Fields of interest

    Health informatics, Library user studies, Information needs and information seeking behaviour, School libraries, Conservation and preservation

    On-going research

    • Information system for recording and reporting of communicable diseases in Sri Lanka
    • Completeness and timeliness of notifiable infectious disease reporting in Jaffna District

    Teaching

    • Visiting Lecturer for the Postgraduate Diploma in LIS course of the University of Jaffna (since 2005)
    • Visiting Lecturer for the Diploma in Library & Information Science course of the Sri Lanka Library Association (since 2003)
    • Visiting Lecturer for the Diploma in Library and Information Studies course of the Jaffna National College of Education, Sri Lanka (2003-2008)
    • Visiting Lecturer for the Foundation course in Library and Information Science course of the Extra-mural Studies Unit, UJ, Sri Lanka (2003-2004)

     Scholarships

    • Commonwealth Split-site Doctoral Scholarship tenable in the United Kingdom was awarded in 2006 and currently reading for a Ph.D in Library and Information Science.
    • Indo-Sri Lanka Cultural Exchange Programme Scholarship to pursue M.Sc.(LIS) degree at the University of Madras, Chennai, South India in 2000.

     Publications

    Research publications

    • Chandrasekar, K. (2012). A computerized alert system for notification of communicable diseases (Abs.). Abstract book of the 44th APACPH Conference, Colombo, 13-18 October 2012, pp. 202-203. Colombo: Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo.
    • Chandrasekar, K. and Murugathas, K. (2012). An assessment of user satisfaction on library services: a case study of undergraduate biology students at the University of Jaffna. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 16(1): 34-45. [Available at: www.sljol.info/index.php/JULA/article/view/5196 ].
    • Chandrasekar, K. (2011). Use of information communication technology in communicable disease surveillance. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical informatics, 2(2): 41-52. [Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljbmi.v2i2.3541 ].
    • Chandrasekar, K. and Bath, Peter A. (2010). Use of epidemiological publications among health professionals (Abs.). Proceedings of the Sri Lanka Library Association Golden Jubilee International Conference, Colombo, 6-8 October 2010, pp. 21-22. Colombo: Sri Lanka Library Association.
    • Arasaratnam, V. and Chandrasekar, K. (2010). Kinetic studies on malt amylases and proteases of a local variety of rice. International Journal of Pure and Applied Science, 3(1): 08-19.
    • Chandrasekar, K. and Arasaratnam, V. (2010). Simultaneous extraction of rice malt amylases and proteases. International Journal of Biological Science, 2(3): 66-77.
    • Chandrasekar, K. and Visakaruban, M. (2005). Public libraries of Jaffna District: Problems and Constraints towards development (Abs.). Sri Lanka Library Review (New Series), 19: 84.
    • Chandrasekar, K., Arasaratnam, V. and Balasubramaniam, K. (2000). Changes in macromolecules of rice during malting (Abs.). Proceedings of the 8th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, 8(1): 09.
    • Chandrasekar, K., Arasaratnam, V. and Balasubramaniam, K. (2000). Extraction and kinetic studies of the protease from malted rice (Abs.). Proceedings of the 8th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, 8(1): 17.
    • Chandrasekar, K., Arasaratnam, V. and Balasubramaniam, K. (1999). Malting of rice and studies on its amylase (Abs.). Proceedings of the 7th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, pp. 38.

    Other selected publications

    • சந்திரசேகர் , கல்பனா ( 2012). புதிய கல்வி மறுசீரமைப்பின் அடிப்படையிலான மாணவர்  ஆளுமைவிருத்தியும் , வலுவூட்டல் 8 கோட்பாடும். பிரயோக விஞ்ஞான சுடர், சுடர் 5(இதழ் 1), ப. 2-10 .
    • Chandrasekar, K. (2012). Traditional libraries to digital libraries: changing role of librarians. JSA Newsletter, vol. 19 (1), pp. 2-3.
    • சந்திரசேகர் , கல்பனா ( 2011). மாணவர்களின் அறிவு விருத்தியில் பாடசாலை நூலகங்களின் பங்களிப்பு. ஐ n: யூனியனில் ஓர் ஆலம்பசீலன்: உயர் திரு.சுப்பிரமணியம் புண்ணியசீலன் அவர்களது பணிநயப்பு விழா சிறப்புமலர். தெல்லிப்பளை: தெஃயூனியன் கல்லூரி விழாக்குழு. ப. 69-72.
    • சந்திரசேகர் , கல்பனா ( 2008). நூலகமும் கற்றலுக்கான வளநிலையங்களாக (டுடுசுஊ) பாடசாலை நூலகங்களும் , அவற்றின் வளர்ச்சியில் ஆசிரிய நூலகரின் பங்களிப்பும். முகிழ்ப்பு , இதழ் 2: 40-44.
    • Chandrasekar, K. (2005). Importance of computer applications in libraries. In: Kamalanathan, T. (ed.), Papers on library and information science. Jaffna: Jaffna National College of Education. pp. 07-16.
    • சந்திரசேகர் , கல்பனா ( 2003). நூலக ஆவணங்களை பேணுதலும் பாதுகாத்தலும். சங்குநாதம் , யாழ்ப்பாணம் , 13-19 ஓக்டோபர் 2003, 20-26 ஓக்டோபர் 2003 ரூ 27 ஓக்டோபர் – 02 நவம்பர் 2003.

  • Resource Person

    • Resource personnel for the Workshop on Enhancement of Education via School Library Learning Resource Centre in Northern Province organized by the National Institute of Library and Information Sciences (NILIS) and Ministry of Education, held on 28-30 December 2012.
    • Resource personnel for the Workshop on Information literacy for Teacher librarians, organized by the Provincial Department of Education (NP), held on 19 October 2012.
    • Resource personnel for the Workshop on Research methodology, organized by the Jaffna Science Association (Section C) held on 19-23 December 2011.
    • Resource personnel for the Residential workshop on KOHA – Library automation software, organized by the Jaffna Science Association (Section B) in collaboration with the Provincial Department of Education (Northern Province) at the Computer Unit (UJ) held on 19-20 November 2011.
    • Resource personnel for the Residential workshop on E-Library for teachers of library information science (Training of trainers), organized by the Provincial Department of Education, Northern Province, held on 14-15 May 2011.
    • Resource personnel for the Residential workshop on E-Library for teachers of library information science (Training of trainers), organized by the Provincial Department of Education, Northern Province, held on 29-31 October 2010.
    • Resource personnel for the Residential workshop on E-Library for teachers of library information science (Training of trainers), organized by the Provincial Department of Education, Northern Province, held on 03, 04, 10-11 July 2010.
    • Resource personnel for the Seminar for Teacher librarians in Jaffna zone, organized by the Zonal Department of Education (Jaffna zone), held on 26-27 March 2004.
    • Resource personnel for the Residential training programme for Teacher librarians, organized by the Provincial Department of Education, North-East Province, held on 10-14 June 2003 at the library auditorium, University of Jaffna.
    • Resource personnel for the training programme for Public librarians in North-East Province,   organized by the NLDSB & Management Development Training Department (NEP), held on 18-21 October 2002 at the Jaffna Public Library

    Participation

    • Participated in the preparatory workshop on New trend of School Library Learning Resource Centre (SLLRC) organized by the Provincial Department of Education, Northern Province, held at the Jaffna Public Library, Jaffna on 26-27 November 2012.
    • Participated in the 44th Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference organized by the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, held at the BMICH, Colombo on 15-17 October 2012.
    • Participated in the workshop on Problem based learning organized by the Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, held at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna on 21-22 September 2012.
    • Participated in the Jaffna University International Research Conference – 2012 (JUICE-2012) organized by the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, held at the University of Jaffna on 20-21 July 2012.
    • Participated in the National Conference on Library & Information Science 2012 (NACLIS) organized by the Sri Lanka Library Association, Sri Lanka, held at Colombo on 21June 2012.
    • Participated in the Golden Jubilee International conference organized by the Sri Lanka Library Association, Sri Lanka, held at Colombo on 6-8 October 2010.
    • Participated in the workshop on Writing and Publishing Quality Academic papers organized by the National Institute of Library and Information Sciences, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, held at the University of Colombo on 21-23 March 2006.
    • Participated in the workshop on Health and Safety in laboratories conducted under the Science & Technology Personnel Development Project and organized by the Open University of Sri Lanka, held at the University of Jaffna on 29-30 December 2003.

    • Associate member of the Charted Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), UK from March 2009 to March 2010.
    • Member of the University Library Association, Sri Lanka since December 2003.
    • Life member of the Sri Lanka Library Association, Sri Lanka since August 2002.
    • Life member of the Jaffna Science Association (Applied Science Section), Sri Lanka since 1998.

  • Office : 0094212227425

    Mail :    Main Library, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

    e-Mail :  kchandrasekar68@gmail.comkchandrasekar@univ.jfn.ac.lk