Academic & Professional Details

Prijith Jacob Thomas 
Kattuparambil
Near Technical High School
Kutirapady
Ithithanam P.O.
Changanacherry
Kottayam (Dist)
Kerala  686535
Phone: 91-4812726376
Mobile 91-9847746863
Email: prijith707@gmail.com
prijithjacobthomas@yahoo.co.in
Blog :http://prijith.blogspot.com

Academic Qualifications:

Master of Library and information Science (M. L. I. Sc): Department of Library and Information Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam  (Result – 643/900 (71.44%) First Class, Second Rank in the University

UGC NET Lectureship June 2012.

Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B. L. I. Sc): Department of Library and Information Science, St Berchmans’ College*, Changanacherry  (Result-    694/1000 (69.4%) First class, first rank in college.)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BSc Chemistry): Department of Chemistry, St Berchmans’ College*, Changanacherry

* St Berchmans’ College is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University and is the College  with Potential  for     Excellence of UGC and is accredited with A+ status by NAAC of UGC.

Professional experience:

Cheif Librarian Fathima Mata National College Kollam from 28th November 2013

Cheif Library and Information officer Mar Athanasios College For Advanced Studies Tiruvalla (MACFAST) from 01 st  August 2007- 27th November 2013
Incharge of Printing and publication of Journal of Science Technology and Management

Librarian St Berchmans’ Higher Secondary School Library** Changanacherry from  1st  April 2005  – 31st July 2007

Trainee Librarian- St Berchmans’ College Library from January 15-March 31.

Classified, Catalogued, Shelved and arranged the Library of Ullahannan Mappila Oriental Research Center St Berchmans’ College, Changanacherry.

* Initiated and completed Library Automation process of MACFAST Library.

**St Berchmans’ Higher Secondary School Changanacherry, Kottayam selected as the best school library in the state       during the academic year 2005- 2006 by Kerala Government when I was the Librarian.

Membership in Professional Bodies 

Life Member Indian Library Association ( ILA ) Membership No . SL-12010.

Workshops’ Attended

National workshop on ‘Koha Integrated Library Software’ jointly conducted by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam , on 6-8th of July 2011

Workshop on Intellectual Property Right conducted by Pushapagiri Instittute and Kerala State Council for  Science Technology and Environment, on 17th of December 2011

National workshop on ‘Koha Integrated Library Software’ jointly conducted by NRCFOSS and Union Christian Aluva, Kerala, India on 22-23rd of  May 2009

National seminar on ‘Current trends in Chemoinformatics’ organized by Department of chemistry, St. Berchmans’ College Changanacherry Kerala, India Sep 22nd -23rd 2006

Publications :

Application of Social CRM towards Information Services of Academic Libraries in India a MASTER approach ” Prijith Jacob Thomas and Haresh Babu. IASLIC Bulletin 59.1. March 2014. p17-29

“Use of Koha in India: Problems and Prospects”  Haresh Babu and Prijith Jacob Thomas . IASLIC Bulletin 62.4. December 2017. p243-249

Koha Free Technical Support : 

St Berchmans’ Higher Secondary School Changanacherry, Kottayam

Coastal Public Library, Vaady , Kollam

Don Bosco College Library , Kottiyam Kollam 

Quillon Law Library , Kollam

Library skills:

Library automation packages, Software for University Libraries (SOUL), Koha and CDS/ISIS (Computerized Documentation System Integrated Set of Information System)

Libsoft Library Management Software
Dspace Digital Library Software
Greenstone Digital Library Software

Classification according to Dewey Decimal Classification, Universal Decimal Classification and Colon Classification.

Cataloguing according to Anglo- American Cataloguing Rules Second edition (AACR-II) and Classified Catalogue Code (CCC) Fifth Edition.

Core Competencies 

Library Administration
Effective Staff Coordination
Effective Communication Skills
Interpersonal Skills.
Analytical, Logistic & Creative Skills.
Open Source Software

Project work done

Professional Level:

Implemented of Koha Library Management Software FMNC Kollam

Developed and maintaining FMNC Scientia et Sapientia the research database of FMNC Kollam

Headed team for automation of MACFAST Library and Information Centre
Headed team of MACFAST library website   www.library.macfast.org
Headed team of MACFAST Online Library   www.onlinelibrary.macfast.org
Development team of Online version of Journal of Science, Technology and Management website   www.journal.macfast.org
Technical Organization of St. Berchmans Higher Secondary School Library.

Educational Level

M.L.I.Sc dissertation “Comparative study of Organisation of Chemistry in Dewey Decimal Classification 22nd edition and Colon Classification 7th edition”
B.L.I.Sc Project Computer Documentation using CDS/ISIS software of books..

Computer knowledge:
Library Automation Package SOUL (Software for University Libraries)  installation and Networking
Koha Library Automation Software
Library Manager Library Automation Software
Dspace Digital Library Software
Greenstone Digital Library Software
Library Automation Software- CDS/ISIS
Word processing software-Microsoft Office 2013 and Open Office Tools
Badgemaker  Identity Card Creating  software
Operating System– Windows 10, Windows7,WindowsVista, Windows 9x, 2000Professional, XP, Linux, Ubundu 16.05

Additional Responsibly Held at FMNC

Convenor NAAC reaccreditation for the Criterion IV  ( Physical Infrastructure and Learning Resources ) during 2017-2018

Staff member College Film Club 2017-18

Member college website development team from 2015 onward

College Academic Council Member from 2014

IQAC Member from 2014

College Council Member from December 2013

Awards 
Second Rank in MLISc Examination October 2006, Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam.
St Berchmans Colleges* General Proficiency Award for BLISc course for 2005

* St Berchmans’ College is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University and is the College with Potential for   Excellence of UGC and is accredited with A+ status by NAAC of UGC.

Personal details:

Date of birth             :  15 –05-1983
Name of Father        :  K. J. Thomas
Name of Mother      :  Achamma Thomas
Name of Spouse      : Treesa Varghese
Name of Kids          : Isabella Mary Jacob and Evelyn Treesa Jacob
Religion                   :  Roman Catholic  Syrian Christian
Place of birth           :  Changanacherry, Kerala
Citizenship              :  Indian

Reference:

Dr. K.P.Somanathan Nair
Professor and Head of the Department
Department of Library and Information Science
Mahatma Gandhi University
Priyadarshini Hills
Kottayam
Kerala
Phone             :91-481 2435396
Mobile           : 91-9447868556

 

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