Saturday, December 11, 2010


Brief Profile
Dr. Dineshan Koovakkai received his M. A. (Economics) in 1986 and MLISc in 1995 (with First Rank) from University of Calicut. He took his first degree in Library and Information Science (BLISc) from University of Kerala in 1990 with Third Rank. He was awarded Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from University of Calicut in 2004. He has Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA), Diploma in Computer Hardware and Networking (DCHN) and Post Graduate Diploma in English Communication (PGDEC) (with Second Rank). He has also cleared UGC-NET in Library and Information Science. He is a Research Guide in Library and Information Science in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. He is a member of the Board of Studies in Library and Information Science and a member of the Library Advisory Committee of Kannur University. He is a resource person in many institutions. He has published 44 research papers and edited 3 books. He has attended many regional, national and international conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops and presented papers in national and international conferences. He has organized many national level seminars and workshops.

He is presently working as Assistant Librarian in Charge at Calicut University Study Centre, Kozhikode. He can be contacted at

Positions Held Previously:
1. Member, Board of Studies (UG & PG), University of Calicut.
2. Publication Officer, Central University of Kerala.
3. Founder Librarian i/c, Central University of Kerala.
4. Nodal Officer, Higher Education Survey, Central University of Kerala.
5. Co-ordinator, NME-ICT, Central University of Kerala.
6. Director, Calicut University Staff Co-op. Credit Society.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lecture Programme

  • St. Aloysius College, Thrissur             
    Date: 16th February, 2018
    Topic: Online Learning through MOOCs and SWAYAM
  • Kannur University      
    Date: 9th February, 2018
    Topic: Library and Internet Resources
  • SAFI Institute of Advanced Studies, Vazhayoor           
    Date: 20th November, 2017
    Topic: Recreate Yourself with Books (National Library Week Celebration-Invited Talk)
  • SN College, Kollam           
    Date: 22nd March, 2017
    Topic: Academic Writing Skills and Research Publications
  • UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala           
    Date: 14th March, 2017
    Topic: Google Docs Applications in Research
  • MES College, Marampally     
    Date: 20th January, 2017
    Topic: E-Resources
  • State Library Council, Malappuram   
  •  Date: 26th November, 2016
     Topic: Social Media in Library Services
  • College of Engineering, Thalassery   
  •  Date: 19th October, 2016
     Topic: Reference Management using Mendeley

  • DLIS, University of Calicut          
    Date: 31st August, 2016
    Topic: Competitive Examinations and Job Opportunities in LIS
  • MES College, Marampally    
    Date: 21st March, 2016
    Topic: E-Resources Management
  • Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University    
    Date: 16th March, 2016
    Topic: Information Technology Application in Research
  • St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangalore     
    Date: 11th February, 2016
    Topic: Career Portals and Uploading Resume 
  • College of Engineering Vadakara      
    Date: 9th February, 2016
    Topic: Content Management (Weebly)
  • UGC-HRDC, Kannur University (Orientation Programme)      
    Date: 23rd January, 2016
    Topic: Library Today and Tomorrow
  • UGC-HRDC, Kannur University (Refresher Course)       
    Date: 9th December, 2015
    Topic: Online Sources
  • DLIS, University of Calicut          
    Date: 19th November, 2015
    Topic: Trends in LIS
  • Holycross Institute of Management and Technology, Kozhikode          
    Date: 20th October, 2015
    Topic: Sources of Information
  • UGC-HRDC, University of Calicut          
    Date: 12th October, 2015
    Topic: Library 3.0
  • UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala (Orientation Programme)           
    Date: 12th September, 2015
    Topic: Online Sources
  • UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala          
    Date: 19th August, 2015
    Topic: Open Access Resources
  • Carmel College, Mala           
    Date: 11th August, 2015
    Topic: KOHA Open Source ILS
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kasaragod           
    Date: 20th May, 2015
    Topic: Cloud Computing and Cloud Libraries
  • Laxmibai Bhaurao Patil Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Solapur (Maharashtra)           
    Date: 11th April, 2015
    Topic: MOOCs
  • College of Engineering, Trikaripur             
    Date: 5th March, 2015
    Topic: Cloud Computing and Cloud Libraries
  • St. Aloysius College, Thrissur             
    Date: 27th February, 2015
    Topic: Open Source and Open Access Initiatives
  • UGC-ASC, University of Calicut             
    Date: 19th February, 2015
    Topic: Mechanics of Scholarly Writing
  • University of Calicut       
    Date: 30th January, 2015
    Topic: Knowledge Management in the Cloud Environment
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kozhikode        
    Date: 29th January, 2015
    Topic: New Media - New Vistas of Reading
  • UGC-ASC, Kannur University       
    Date: 8th December, 2014
    Topic: Library Science: Principles and Importance
  • MD College, Pazhanji       
    Date: 15th November, 2014
    Topic: Preparation of Scholarly Articles and Publication
  • CMS College, Kottayam       
    Date: 30th September, 2014
    Topic: Research Methodology in Social Sciences
  • UGC-ASC, University of Kerala (Short Term Programme for Research Guides)        
    Date: 29th August, 2014
    Topic: Google Docs Applications in Research
  • UGC-ASC, University of Kerala   (Orientation Programme)       
    Date: 7th July, 2014
    Topic: Google Docs Applications
  • UGC-ASC, University of Kerala  (Refresher Course)        
    Date: 12th May, 2014
    Topic: Google Docs
  • UGC-ASC, University of Kerala          
    Date: 28th March, 2014
    Topic: Google Docs Applications in Research
  •  University of Kerala            
    Date: 27th March, 2014
    Topic: KOHA Open Source LMS
  • DLIS, University of Calicut            
    Date: 5th March, 2014
    Topic: Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science
  • UGC-ASC, Goa University, Goa            
    Date: 28th January, 2014
    Topic: Cloud Computing Applications in Academic Research
  • UGC-ASC, University of Calicut            
    Date: 6th January, 2014
    Topic: Mechanics of Scholarly Writing
  • Thanbeehul Islam Central School, Kasaragod            
    Date: 11th December, 2013

    Topic: Language and Reading (Inaugural Address)
  • People Institute of Management Studies, Kasaragod            
    Date: 10th December, 2013

    Topic: Digital Libraries (Inaugural Address)
  • Government Higher Secondary School, Kannur            
    Date: 7th December, 2013

    Topic: Role of Librarians in Rural Libraries 
     (Organized by District Library Council, Kannur) 
  • UGC-ASC, University of Calicut            
    Date: 2nd November, 2013
    Topic: Online Information Retrieval
  •  Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod            
    Date: 30th October, 2013
    Topic: In-Text Citation and Referencing Pattern (APA)
  • Government College of Engineering, Kannur            
    Date: 2nd & 3rd September, 2013
    Topic: Library and You: An Orientation to the New Entrants
  • CPCRI, Kasaragod            
    Date: 30th August, 2013
    Topic: KOHA LMS (Acquisition Management)
  • UGC-ASC, Goa University, Goa            
    Date: 27th August, 2013
    Topic: Mechanics of Academic Writing 
  • St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangalore           
    Date: 12th August, 2013
    Topic: Preparation of Scholarly Articles
  • GMRS, Kasaragod            
    Date: 21st June, 2013
    Topic: Library and Reading
  • UGC-ASC, University of Kerala             
    Date: 17th May, 2013
    Topic: Cloud Computing Applications

  • College of Engineering, Thalassery  
         Date: 8th March, 2013
         Topic: Searching and Researching on the World Wide Web
  •  UGC-ASC, University of Kerala   
         Date: 26th May, 2012
         Topic: Digitization of Information Resources

  • Narayan Zantye College of Commerce, Goa 
         Date: 28th March, 2012
         Topic: E-content Development & Management for Commerce and Economics    Teachers
  • Chinmaya Institute of Technology, Kannur  
        Date: 24th March, 2012
       Topic: KOHA Open Source Software
  • Goa University, Goa  
          Date: 6th March, 2012
         Topic: Web 2.0 tools applicable in libraries
  • Majlis Arts and Science College, Puramannur
         Date: 26th December, 2011.
         Topic: E-learning
  • Nehru Arts and Science College, Kanhangad
          Date: 24th August, 2011.

         Topic: Library Networking Services
(Sponsored by Higher Education Council, Government of Kerala)
  • University of Kerala, Trivandrum
        Date: 21st May, 2011

        Topic: RSS Feeds
  • Navaneetham Auditorium, Kannur

         Date: 27th March, 2011

        Topic: Rural Libraries and the Youth

(Sponsored by the District Library Council, Kannur)

  • S N College, Kannur
         Date: 21st January, 2011.

        Topic: General Informatics
(Sponsored by Higher Education Council, Government of Kerala)

  • Goa University, Goa
        Date: 17th December, 2010

       Topic: RSS Feeds

  • St. Pius X College, Rajapuram
        Date:10th December, 2010
        Topic: General Informatics
(Higher Education Council Sponsored Three Day College Level Training Programme)

  • Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, Kerala
          Date: 4th and 5th October 2010

         Topic: Cataloguing Practice-Periodical Publication

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Ph.D. (Lib. & Inf. Science)
NET (Lib. & Inf. Science)
P.G.D.E.C. (Eng. Com.) I CLASS, II RANK
M.A. (Economics)



1. Workshop on Technical Writing
(Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Kerala) 9-11 April, 1997
2. 15th IATLIS National Seminar,
Mysore (Attended and presented a paper) 27-29 November, 1997
3. UGC/ Infonet Training on Access to Chemical Abstract, (CUSAT) 2nd April 2004
4. KLA National Seminar, Trivandrum
(Attended and presented a paper) 5-7 May 2005
5. IASLIC National Conference, IIT Madras, Chennai
(Attended and presented a paper) 26-29 December 2005
6. Organising Secretary, KLA National Library Week Seminar,
Calicut University 16th November 2005
7. Participating Co-ordinator, CPD Programme for Librarians,
University of Calicut 2006
8. Participated and taken classes in the KLA-UNESCO Workshop on
Information Literacy 27th January 2007
9. Organized workshop on KOHA Library Management Software 12th July 2008
10. Attended workshop on Information Literacy (Curriculum Design) 16th August 2008
11. Participated in the one week training programme on
Application of ICTs in Libraries (CUSAT) 15-20 June, 2009
12. Six Sigma Approach to Information Resource Management, Government First Grade College, Kaup, Uduppi (Attended and presented a paper) 30-31 October 2009
13. UGC-Sponsored two days National Conference on Empowering Library Professionals in Managing Digital Resources and Providing Extension Activities, St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Bendore, Mangalore (Attended and presented a paper), 18-19 January 2010
14. Organized a three-day workshop on KOHA Library Management Software on 7th, 8th and 9th April, 2010 at Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod (Acted as Co-ordinator).
15. Participated in the National Level Workshop on Creating Digital Libraries using DSpace and Library Automation Using KOHA Open Source Software at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune from 9th to 13th August 2010.
16. 8th International CALIBER 2011 on the topic Towards Building up of a Knowledge Society: Library as a Catalyst for Knowledge Discovery and Management, Goa University, Goa (Attended and presented a paper), 2-4 March 2011
17. Acted as Co-ordinator of the National Seminar on Library 2.0 and Information Management, University of Calicut, 27-28 May, 2011.
18. Acted as Co-ordinator of the National Workshop on Academic Writing, Central University of Kerala, 23-25 January, 2012.
19. 57th All India Conference of Indian Library Association on the topic Knowledge Society: Innovations in Librarianship (ILAKSIL 2012), St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangalore (Attended and presented a paper), 23-25 February 2012
20. Participated in the Workshop on E-Learning with Moodle at SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore on 4th and 5th May, 2012.
21. International Conference on Knowledge Management and Organization in the Digital Era, Sidhaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, 17-19 January, 2013. (Participated and presented paper).


Name of Institution Name of Course Number of Years
IGNOU BLISc 12 Years
SDE, University of Calicut BLISc 12 Years

Dept. of Library and
Information Science,
University of Calicut BLISc 1 Year
MLISc 1 Year

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


1. Jalaja, V., & Dineshan Koovakkai. (1997). Career awareness service in libraries: A proposal. Kelpro Bulletin, 1 (1),16-19.

2. Jalaja, V., & Dineshan Koovakkai. (1997). Library and information science education through distance mode: Problems and prospects in India. In A.A.N. Raju, N.Laxman Rao, & S. Sudarshan Rao (Eds.), Fifty years of library and information science education in India: Seminar papers (pp. 24-129). Hyderabard: Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science.

3. Jalaja, V., & Dineshan Koovakkai. (1998). Marketing of career information: A source of revenue to libraries. In T.A.V. Murthy, N. Datta, & R.P. Kumar (Eds.), Sustainable library and information services: Seminar papers (pp. 481-485). Delhi: Indian Library Association.

4. Jalaja, V., & Dineshan Koovakkai. (1999). Library and information profession in the cyber age. Kelpro Bulletin, 3 (2), 123-126.

5. Jalaja, V., & Dineshan Koovakkai. (1999). Library services to career seekers in the electronic era. In J.L. Sardana (Ed.). Libraries and information service in the electronic information era: Seminar papers (pp. 488-492), Delhi: Indian Library Association.

6. Dineshan, K. (2000). Digital yugathil librarianmarute tutarvidyabhyasathinte prasakthi (Malayalam). National Library Week Kelpro Souvenir, 14-16.

7. Jalaja, V., & Dineshan Koovakkai. (2000). Document searching through OPAC. University News, 38 (50), 14-19.

8. Jalaja, V., & Dineshan Koovakkai. (2000). Librarianship in the modern age : Is librarian’s identity at stake ? In M. D. Baby, R. Raghunathan, & Stanley James Pradeepam (Eds.). Changing trends in library and information science: Seminar volume (pp. 31-37), New Delhi: Ess Ess.

9. Dineshan, K., & Parameswaran, M. (2001). New challenges of cataloguing. In G. Devarajan (Ed.). New challenges in librarianship (pp. 109-115), New Delhi: Ess Ess.

10. Dineshan Koovakkai, & Jalaja, V. (2003). Re-engineering human resource in libraries for handling electronic information. In Pandey S.K. Sharma (Ed.). Electronic information environment and library services: A contemporary paradigm: Seminar papers (pp.779-784), Delhi: Indian Library Association.

11. Jalaja, V., & Dineshan Koovakkai. (2004). The problem of digital divide among the academic community. University News, 42 (3), 8-9.

12. Dineshan, K., & Parameswaran, M. (2004). Job market for LIS graduates in Kerala. In C.P. Vashishth and M.P. Satija (Eds.). Library and information profession in India: P.S.G. Kumar festschrift (pp. 160-165), Delhi: B.R. Publishing.

13. Jalaja, V., Veeran, M.C.K., & Dineshan Koovakkai. (Eds.). (2004). Organisation, processing and use of information in the digital era: Prof. M. Parameswaran Festschrift. New Delhi: Ess Ess.

14. Dineshan Koovakkai, & Jalaja, V. (2004). Application of IT in university libraries in Kerala: A user point of view. In V. Jalaja , M. C. K Veeran, & Dineshan Koovakkai (Eds.). Organisation, processing and use of information in the digital era: Prof. M. Parameswaran Festschrift (pp. 59-65), New Delhi: Ess Ess.

15. Dineshan Koovakkai (2005, January 15). Library science: Vijnanathinte vitharana sakha (Malayalam). Mathrubhoomi Thozhil Vartha Harisree, 3.

16. Dineshan Koovakkai, & Jalaja, V. (2005). Satisfaction of the career seekers in the resources and services of libraries in Kerala. ILA Bulletin, 41 (1), 26-30.

17. Dineshan Koovakkai. (2005). Information requirements of career seekers and information resources and services in libraries. In G. Devarajan (Ed.). Applied research in library and information science (pp.140-165), New Delhi: Ess Ess.

18. Dineshan Koovakkai. (2005, October 30).Vayana vendathavumbol (Malayalam). Varadya Madhyamam, 3.

19. Dineshan Koovakkai, & Jalaja, V. (2005). Restructuring of LIS curricula in the context of changing library ambience. In LIS profession in India vision 2010. IASLIC: Kolkata, 211-214.

20. Dineshan Koovakkai, & Jalaja, V. (2006). Quality of LIS education through distance mode: Pattern for assessment and improvement. In N. Laxman Rao, & S. Sudarshan Rao (Eds.). Quality education in library and information science: Seminar papers and proceedings (pp. 281-286), Hyderabad: IATLIS.

21. Dineshan Koovakkai. (2006). Academic status of librarians in the universities in Kerala: an analytical study. In G. Devarajan (Ed.). Library and information studies in the digital age: Professor K. A. Isaac commemorative volume. New Delhi: Ess Ess, 137-144.

22. Dineshan Koovakkai and Jalaja, V. (2006). Gender difference and levels of requirement for information resources and services of the career seekers in Kerala. Library Herald, 44 (1), 24-32.

23. Dineshan Koovakkai (2006). Availability of career related information resources and services in different types of libraries in Kerala: a user oriented study. IASLIC Bulletin, 51 (2), 38-47.

24. Dineshan Koovakkai and Jalaja, V. (2006). Information requirements of career seekers: an analysis of the levels of requirement on the basis of qualifications. Annals of Library and Information Studies, 53 (3),158-164.
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25. Dineshan Koovakkai and Hanna Noor, K. V. (2006). Electronic information use among the faculty. Library Herald, 44 (4), 313-320.

26. Dineshan Koovakkai and Harifa Menakath (2007). EDUSAT as a source of information for the academic pursuit of teachers. University News, 45 (10), 13-15.

27. Dineshan Koovakkai and Vineetha Davies, V. (2007). Learners’ perception of the distance mode of education in library and information science. ILA Bulletin, 43 (3), 13-17.

28. Dineshan Koovakkai (2008). Measuring user satisfaction in academic libraries. SRELS Journal of Information Management, 45 (3), 349-354.

29. Dineshan Koovakkai; Jalaja, V. and Sindhu, P. V. (2008). Information marketing: a study of its possibilities among the research scholars in Kerala. KELPRO Bulletin, 12 (1), 83-87.

30. Dineshan Koovakkai and Thensi, P. (2008). Library related information on the university sites: a study of the websites of universities in two south Indian states. IASLIC Bulletin, 53 (2), 114-118.

31. Dineshan Koovakkai. (2010). Library outreach through RSS feeds. In Khaisar Muneebulla Khan, V. Gopakumar and B. K. Vishala (Eds.). Empowering library professionals in managing digital resources: UGC sponsored national level conference proceedings. Mangalore: Library and Information Centre, St. Agnes College, 407-413.

32. Dineshan Koovakkai and Priya V. T. (2010). Women's magazines as a source of information for household decision making: a study among the employed women in Kerala. KELPRO Bulletin, 14 (1), 48-53.

33. Dineshan Koovakkai and Said Muhammed, P. (2010). Internet abuse among the adolescents: a study on the locale factor. Webology, 7 (1) Available at

34. Dineshan Koovakkai. (2010). Online social networks and their impact on information communication. In S. Humayoon Kabir and K. G. Sudhier (Eds.). Confetti of thoughts on library and information studies: essays in honour of Prof. (Dr.) C. V. Rajan Pillai. New Delhi: Authors Press, 385-396.

35. Dineshan Koovakkai. (2011). Diagnosing plague: tools and techniques for detecting plagiarism. In Towards building a knowledge society: library as catalyst for knowledge discovery and management: proceedings of the 8th International CALIBER 2011. Ahmedabad: INFLIBNET Centre, 360-366.
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36. Dineshan Koovakkai and Vasudevan, T. M. (Ed.). (2011). Library 2.0 and information management: essays in honour of Dr. Jalaja V. New Delhi: Atlantic.

37. Dineshan Koovakkai (2011). RSS feeds as web 2.0 tool for career awareness service in libraries. In Dineshan Koovakkai and T. M.Vasudevan (Eds.). Library 2.0 and information management: essays in honour of Dr. Jalaja V. New Delhi: Atlantic, 76-81.

38. Dineshan Koovakkai (2012).E-learning 2.0 and promotion of reading: an evaluation of the library community in Edublogs. In B. Ramesha (Ed.). Knowledge society: innovations in librarianship. Mangalore:Indian Library Association, 293-297.

39.  Dineshan Koovakkai (2012). Developing six sigma culture among information professionals. In Raj Shekhar D. Kumbar and S. S. Kumbar (Eds.). Six sigma: An approach to IRM. Kanpur: Alka Prakashan, 168-174.

40.  Dineshan Koovakkai (2013). Content delivery and outreach using Moodle Learning Management System. In H. P. Shekar et al. (Eds.). Knowledge management and organisation in the digital era: international conference papers. Bangalore: KSCLA, 488-493.

41. Dineshan Koovakkai. (2013). Cloud libraries: opportunities and challenges. University News, 51 (21), 22-24.

42.  Dineshan Koovakkai. (2014). Cloud computing applications in academic research. Educational Extracts, 2 (1), 87-91.

43.  Dineshan Koovakkai (2014). Virtualization of libraries and information asymmetry. In Kaisar Muneebulla Khan, T. Y. Mallaiah & Vishala B. K. (Eds.). Democratization of information using ICT: Role of libraries for social enlightenment. Mangalore: Department of Library and Information Science, Mangalore University, 12-17.

44. Dineshan Koovakkai (2014). Mankattayilninnu meghapaliyilekku (Malayalam) = from clay to cloud. De-novo: CUKerala Magazine, 187-188.

 45. Dineshan Koovakkai. (2014, August 10). Chila vayana chinthakal (Malayalam). Janmabhumi Varadyam, 3.

46. Dineshan Koovakkai (2014). Cloud library: A new reading horizon for the digital natives. In P.S. Kattimani & Suresh Jange (Eds.). Integrating ICT in academic libraries: Making a difference in knowledge age. New Delhi: Neoti Book Agency, 263-266.

47. Dineshan Koovakkai. (2015). Bookless libraries and cloud librarianship. In G. Devarajan, K. C. Abdul Majeed, Dineshan Koovakkai, P. K. Suresh Kumar, & S. Beena (Eds.), Blended libraries and information centres: A blueprint for the development of information profession in India: Essays in honour of Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar (pp. 38-45). Trivandrum: Southern Bookstar.

48. Devarajan, G.,  Abdul Majeed, K. C., Dineshan Koovakkai, Suresh Kumar, P. K., & Beena, S. (Eds.). (2015). Blended libraries and information centres: A blueprint for the development of information profession in India: Essays in honour of Dr. K. P. Vijayakumar. Trivandrum: Southern Bookstar.

49. Dineshan Koovakkai and Greety Toms (2018). Academic use of social networking services : a study among the college teachers in Kerala. In S. Ravi and S. Dhanavandan (Eds.). Innovative librarianship : challenges and opportunities (pp. 326-333). Thiruvarur : Central University of Tamil Nadu.