Prof. Bikika Laloo

Library & Information Science department

Designation: Professor

Qualifications:

  • M.L.I.Sc. (North Eastern Hill University, NEHU)
  • Ph.D. (Gauhati University, GU)
  • M.A. (English) (Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU)

Experience

Experience: 22 (Twenty two) years in teaching

PhDs Awarded/Supervised:

  • PhDs AWARDED : 5 (Five)
  • PhDs SUPERVISING : 5 (Five)

PHDS AWARDED UNDER MY SUPERVISION

  • Miss Pansngiat Passah, 2015, “Participation of Library Professionals in Professional Development Activities from 2000-2010: A Comparative Study of the University and IIT Libraries in India” 
  • Mr. Rokester Kharbihkhiew 2017, “Information Seeking Behaviour of University Faculty : A Comparative Study of NEHU and Gauhati University.” 
  • Mr. Khrawbok Nongrang 2017, “Research Output of Faculty Members of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU): A Bibliometric Study of Periodical Literature (2000-2010)”
  • Mrs. Nirmali Chakraborty, 2018 “Application of Knowledge Management Tools: A Case Study of Select Organizations,” 
  • Mr. Mebandabha Rabon, 2019, “Awareness about Cyber Crimes through Social Networking Sites: A Comparative Study of Master Degree Students of North Eastern Hill University and Assam University” 

Recent Administrative responsibilities undertaken: 

  • In-Charge of Department in the Head’s absence (2007-2010 and 2010-2013)
  • Head of Department, 2013-2016 
  • Head of Department, 2019 – 
  • Convener MLISC and PhD Admissions Committee, 2018 

Academic affiliations:

  • Life member Indian Library Association (ILA),
  • Life member Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS)
  • Life member Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centres (IASLIC)
  • Life member All India Poetess Conference
  • Associate life member Poetry Society of India.
  • Member North Eastern Hill University Teachers’ Association(NEHUTA),
  • Member Meghalaya Tribal Teachers Association (METTA)
  • Member Weeding Committee- NEHU Central Library
  • Member Disciplinary Committee, DLIS, NEHU.

Publications

BOOKS AUTHORED –

  1. "Information Needs, Information Seeking Behaviour and Users," (2002) New Delhi, Ess Ess Publications,
  2. "Essays on Library and Information Science Education" (2012) New Delhi Ess Ess Publications,

BOOKS EDITED

  • “Personality Development in the Library Profession,” (2010) Proceedings of the National Conference on Personality Development in the Library Profession, Shillong, Printed by Calron Impressions
  • “We’ve Come A Long Way,” (2010), Silver Jubilee Souvenir of the Department of Library and Information Science, NEHU, Shillong, Printed by Calron Impressions, Nongthymmai, Shillong

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (More than 20 articles published till date) 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS (NATIONAL) 
2012-2013

  • Laloo, B. and Thabah, M., (2013) “Personal Book Collection of Politicians and Bureaucrats in Shillong, India: A Survey,” IASLIC Bulletin, 58 (4), ISSN 0018-8441

2014-2015

  • Laloo, B. and Passah, P. (2014) “Managing and Documenting Indigenous Traditional Knowledge of North-East India: A Proposal,” In Proceedings of the International Seminar on Application of Communication and Information Technology in Library (SACITIL) organized by Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata
  • Laloo,B. and Kharmyndai, L. (2015) “Adaptive Facilities for Supporting Differently–Abled Persons in the Library Environment: A Case Study of Libraries in Shillong, Meghalaya, India,” SRELS Journal of Information Management, 52: 31–35

RECENT PUBLICATIONS IN JOURNALS (INTERNATIONAL)

2012-2013

  • Nongrang, K. & Laloo, B. (2013) “Bibliometric Study of Research Output of Botany Faculties to Manage Journal Collection in NEHU Library,” International Journal of Library and Information Studies, Vol.3 (2), ISSN: 2231-4911
  • Laloo, B. and Buhril, J.L. (2013) “Information Needs and Information Seeking Behavior of Teachers of Special Education in Shillong, India” Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP).
  • Laloo, B. (2013) “Quality of Students Admitted to Library Schools: A Study of Meghalaya, India” West East Journal of Social Sciences , Vol 2, No 3, pp.31-36, ISSN 2168-7315
  • Chakraborty, N. and Laloo, B.(2013)” Knowledge Management through Academic Portal: A Case Study of Bodhidroom E-learning Portal,” (2013), World Digital Libraries, Volume 6, Issue 2 v •

2014-2015

  • Laloo, B. and Kharbihkhiew, R. (2014) “Use of Search Engines by the Students of National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya: A Study,” International Journal of Librarianship and Administration (IJLA), 5: 113-123
  • Passah, P. & Laloo, B. (2015) “Growing Needs of Users : Do Library Professionals Really Care?” International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies (E-Journal),Vol 3, No. 9, pp. 281-288

2016-2017

  • Nongrang, K. and Laloo, B. (2016) “Bibliometric study of biochemistry literature in North Eastern Hill University during 2000 to 2010,” COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management , Published online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09737766.2016.1213964, 197-207
  • Laloo, B. and Sumnyan, C. (2017) “Collection development in Tawang Monastery Libraries,” Collection Building, Volume 36 Issue 2, , ISSN: 0160-4953, pp. 77 – 88

2018-2019

  • Lyttan, B. & Laloo, B (2019) “Equitable access to information in libraries: A predicament for transgender people,” Journal of Access Services, https://doi.org/10.1080/15367967.2019.1671850

RECENT PUBLICATIONS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS|

  • .Laloo, B. (2016) “Place of ICT in Library and Information Science Education,” In ICT in Education,” Vol. 1, Brinda Bazeley Kharbihkhiew (Ed.), Guwahati, EBH Publishers, ISBN 9789380261911, pp. 86-91
  • Laloo, B. (2016) “Skills for Library Professionals in the Digital Era,” In “Digital Library: Issues, Challenges & Opportunities,” by Gitika Das (Ed.), Visakhapatnam, Global Publishing House, ISBN 978-93-81563-78, pp. 16-19.
  • Hangsing, J. & Laloo, B (2017) “Preserving Agricultural Indigenous Knowledge of the Kukis in Senapati District of Manipur: A Model Proposal,” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Library and Information Services in Knowledge Society, organised by the Department of Library and Information Science, Aizawl, Mizoram, Rath, P., et. al (Eds.), New Delhi, Excel India Publishers, ISBN – 978-93-85777-81-3, pp. 347-356
  • Lytan,B. & Laloo, B.(2017), “ Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of the Rainbow Community- A case study of transgender individuals in Shillong,” In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Transforming Library, organized by the Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar, Assam and the Gauhati University, Assam, Singh, S.K. et. al. (Eds.), Guwahati, MRB Publishers, ISBN- 978-93-83403-04-2, pp.360-373
  • Hangsing, J. & Laloo, B (2017) Application of ICT in preservation of indigenous knowledge: A Study of select libraries in Shillong,” In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Transforming Library, organized by the Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar, Assam and the Gauhati University, Assam, Singh, S.K. et. al. (Eds.), Guwahati, MRB Publishers, ISBN- 978-93-83403-04-2, pp. 65-71
  • Laloo, B (2017) “Inclusion of Internship in Library and Information Science Curriculum :A Model Proposal,” In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Transforming Library, organized by the Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar, Assam and the Gauhati University, Assam, Singh, S.K. et. al. (Eds.), Guwahati, MRB Publishers, ISBN- 978-93-83403-04-2, pp.353-359
  • Lytan,B. & Laloo, B (2017) “Information Seeking Behaviour of Transgender Individuals: Are academic libraries in Shillong Ready to serve?” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Library Beyond Borders: Innovative Trends, Issues and Challenges in Knowledge Dissemination, organized by the Department of Library Services, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, ISBN-978-93-81992-38-8, pp.445-450

Papers presented in Conferences/Seminars

RECENT CONFERENCES ATTENDED IN INDIA

2012-2013

  • 1. Presented a paper titled “Use of ICT in Library and Information Science Education” at the “International Conference on ICT Culture in Education”, New Delhi during September, 2012 organized by the Educational Technology and Management Academy (ETMA) 
  • 2014-2015
  • Presented a paper : “Students’ Perception of the Information Literacy of their Teachers: A Study of NEHU Teachers,” with Deity Kharakor, at the International Conference on Quality of Higher Education, organized by the Department of Education, NEHU, Shillong, 18-19 March, 2015
  • Presented a paper : “Role of Employing Institutions in Facilitating Professional Development Activities” International Conference on “Information Literacy in the Knowledge Society,” 6th-8th March, 2014, organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, NEHU, Shillong,

2016-2017

  • Presented one paper at the International Conference on Library and Information Services in Knowledge Society, organized by the Department of Library and Information Science Aizawl, Mizoram
  • Presented three papers at the 1st International Conference on Transforming Library, organized by the Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar, Assam and the Gauhati University, Assam
  • Presented one paper and chaired one session at the International Conference on Library Beyond Borders : Innovative Trends, Issues and Challenges in Knowledge Dissemination, organized by the Department of Library Services, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

2018-19

  • Invited peaker at the International Seminar on Digital Humanities and Digital Societies in the Contemporary World (DHDS 2018), 18th – 19th January, 2018 organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Calcutta 
  • Invited speaker at the Promotion of Library Automation and Networking in North-Eastern Region (PLANNER) Convention organized by the INFLIBNET Centre in Tripura University, 15th -17th November, 2018 
  • Attended the Two Day International Conference on “Bridging the Digital Divide — Role of Libraries and Information Centers with Special Reference to the North Eastern Region” 5th- 6th of Sept., 2018 held in Shillong College, and presented a paper with Jangkhohao Hangsing titled ‘Issues in researching on Indigenous Knowledge’
  • Attended the ‘International Conference on Future of Libraries’ organized by the IIM Bangalore and ISI Kolkata in IIM Bangalore in February of 2019 and presented a paper with Deity Kharakor on ‘Role of Libraries in Imparting Health Literacy in Rural Areas: A Study of Rtiang Village in Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.’

RECENT CONFERENCES ATTENDED ABROAD

  • Presented a paper titled “Quality of Students Admitted to Library Schools: A Study of Meghalaya, India,” 2013, at the Antalya Eurasian Academic Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 12-15 January, 2014, organized by The West East Institute
  • Presented a paper titled “An Information Gateway to North East India’s Hidden Travel Potential,” and chaired one session, at the 2nd International Conference on Library & Information Science, Athens, Greece, July , 2015, organized by the Athens Institute for Education and Research, 
  • Presented a paper titled ‘It works! Whatsapp as a Supplementary Teaching Tool in Higher Education : A Study of Library and Information Science Education in Meghalaya, India.’ at the 36th International Academic Conference, May 2018, in London, United Kingdom, organized by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences. 

Collaboration/Consultancy:

  • Librarian, Nongthymmai Presbyterian Church Library, (2012-)-involved in various aspects of the library since 2011, from book selection and processing to furnishing the library itself. Performing library duties such as circulation of sources and developing the library further.
  • Organised a one day awareness programme on Health Literacy in Rtiang village, Umsning, Ri Bhoi District, in August, 2018, along with Miss Deity Kharakor, Research Scholar and Dr. Mebarisha Wolflang, (of Robert Hospital, Children’s Hospital and NIT Shillong). Distributed questionnaires and pamphlets, had group discussion with villagers and lecture by Dr. Mebarisha Wolflang.
  • Member Programme Advisory Board of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, (IGNCA), North Eastern Region, Guwahati, 15th February, 2019

Any other :

  • Best Paper Award - Received from the Library and Information Science Society for Asia and the Pacific (LISSASPAC) for the paper titled “Information Seeking Behaviour of Transgender Individuals: Are academic libraries in Shillong Ready to serve?” (Brandon Lytan. & Bikika Laloo,) at the International Conference on Library Beyond Borders: Innovative Trends, Issues and Challenges in Knowledge Dissemination, organized by the Department of Library Services, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 18-19 August, 2017.
  • Apart from my teaching responsibilities, I have also been actively involved in the profession through my participation in curriculum development, and counseling and placement of students. I have contributed as resource person (within and outside NEHU) and as organizer and co-organizer of various programmes such as conferences, seminars and workshops.