My Professional Adventures – Part II

Dear All who are following my blog and previous post “My Professional Adventures” at

I, Dr (Ms) Achala Munigal with ILA Life membership number SL-5415 submitted nomination papers along with Curriculum vitae of 10 lines as desired; for post of Council Member-South for ILA election for the term 2019-2022.

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Please find my Curriculum-vitae given below as desired in 10 sentences:

I am Dr (Ms) Achala Munigal, Asst. Prof. (LIS)/Asst. Librarian working in UCS, Osmania University (OU) with 20+ years experience. Education qualifications include BLISc, MLISc, MA (Philo.), PhD (LIS) from OU. Got JRF/NET-LIS (1996). Completed UGC-MRP in 2012. Completed MOOC on Copyright from Harvard & Coursera; Basics of APA Style etc.; & now preparing Citation Styles MOOC. PhD Supervisor for 5 Scholars. Course-writer for few units for BRAOU. Co-Director for 2 ICSSR-SRC courses. Resource person – College of Air Warfare (CAW), UGC-HRDC (earlier ASC) of OU, JNTU (H), MAANU in Hyd & Gujarat University (GU); ICSSR-SRC; DLISc of OU, KU, BRAOU & GU. Authored 1 & edited 1 international book; 3 chapters; 5 journal & 11 conference proceedings articles. Best article IASLIC-2016. Convener for various Seminars/Conferences/Workshops. I volunteer on  LIS related projects.


In addition to the above – I am also Life member of various Library Associations like ILA, IASLIC, MANLIBNET, SALIS, BOSLA, APLA, ALSD, TSLA etc. I am also on ICSSR-SRC Web Team member 2017, Member Committee on Digitization Section of the ICSSR-SRC 2018, Member Open Access India’s Working Group, South Zone Convenor Open Access India, ADINET Consultant Advisor 2016-, Altmetrics Ambassador 2015-, DOAJ Associate Editor Volunteer 2015–2016, International Librarians Network (ILN) Country Coordinator Dec 2013-2014. I was awarded a Roll of Honour – Contribution Award for making much appreciated ‘above and beyond’ efforts towards sustained process development, business growth and for sharing knowledge and expertise with team members from the Deloitte leadership while at Deloitte. Visited countries including Australia, Kenya, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Tanzania, Singapore, & Bahrain. I am an avid networker and connect with people on various social media.  I am passionate about giving back to the community and volunteer on many LIS related projects.


If I am elected as Council Member – South, I will support ILA Council by working as team member towards development of profession and issues faced by professionals. Work towards increasing members from South & updating member database. Monitor social media if given responsibility. I will also be the voice & conscience – if need be.


I have sent my nomination form to Dr. Sarabjeet Singh Pawar, Election Officer, ILA – 2019-2022  via email to with CC to on Dec 27, 2018, 2:11 AM.

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I have sent my nomination Dr. Sarabjeet Singh Pawar, Election Officer, ILA – 2019-2022  to address House No. 461, Phase—6, Mohali-160055,Chandigarh as mentioned on their website via India Post on 22 Dec 2018. Proof given below.




I am hoping the Election Officer Dr. Sarabjeet Singh Pawar for 2019-2022  will respond via email and post that he has received my nomination papers within time and will not repeat the injustice what Prof K. G. Vaidya The Election Officer for 2016-2019 had done! I have recorded my experiences with proof at “My Professional Adventures” at

Kindly also read my views “LIS Associations Elections – Demand by Members!”at

You can get in touch with me at

One Response to “My Professional Adventures – Part II”

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