Academic & Professional Details

Prijith Jacob Thomas 
Near Technical High School
Ithithanam P.O.
Kottayam (Dist)
Kerala  686535
Phone: 91-4812726376
Mobile 91-9847746863
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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 50.1. March 2014. p17-29

Library skills:

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

Digital Library Software Greenstone

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
Conducting Exhibitions of Learning Materials from Various Vendors.
Interpersonal Skills.
Analytical, Logistic & Creative Skills.

Project work done

Professional Level:

Headed team for automation of MACFAST Library and Information Centre
Headed team of MACFAST library website
Headed team of MACFAST Online Library
Development team of Online version of Journal of Science, Technology and Management website
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 2007 and Open Office Tools
Badgemaker  Identity Card Creating  software
Operating System– Windows7,WindowsVista, Windows 9x, 2000Professional, XP, Linux, Ubundu

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
Religion                   :  Roman Catholic  Syrian Christian
Place of birth           :  Changanacherry, Kerala
Citizenship              :  Indian

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


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