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Library dean

Ravindra Nath Sharma, American library dean.


Sharma, Ravindra Nath Came to the United States, 1968.


Bachelor in History with honors, University Delhi, India, 1963. Master of Arts in History, University Delhi, India, 1966. Master of Library Science, North Texas State University, 1970.

Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Library. Studies and Higher Education, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1982.


Reporter, sports correspondent The Canadian Indian Times, Toronto, Ontario, 1967-1968. Staff library, library assistant public services North Texas State University, Denton, 1968-1970. Assistant professor library science, assistant library College of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas, 1970-1971.

Reformed library Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1971-1981. Library management intern State University of New York, Buffalo, 1978-1979. Head library Pennsylvania State University, Monaca, 1981-1985.

Associate professor, assistant director public services and collection development University Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1985-1989. Director university libraries, associate professor history University Evansville, Indiana, 1989-1994. Director World Institute Library.

& Information Science, 1994-1995. Director University libraries West Virginia State College, 1996—2006. Dean, University libraries Monmouth University, since 2006.

Teacher world history, Indian history, world cultures, Library. Science and Asian history at various institutions, 1975-2004. Research panelist faculty development board University Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1988-1989.

Consultant National Endowment of the Humanities, since 1983. Member advisory committee on remodeling and new construction Forrest R. Polk Library., University Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1985-1989, North Center Association Self-Study Steering Committee, 1985-1987. Member reformed and resource committee Center New York Library.

Resource Council, 1977-1978, New York Conference for Asian Studies, 1974-1975. Presented numerous papers on library and information science, since 1976. Member American Libraries delegate to visit Northern Ireland, 1997.

Delegate Indiana Governor's Conference on Library and Information Science, Indianapolis, 1990. Member advisory board Third World Libraries, 1993-1996.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Library. Times International, since 1984. Contributing editor: International Library.

      , 1984—2010. United States representative, correspondent Indian Library. Journal, 1976-1984.

      Associate editor International Leads, 1996-2000. Author 11 books. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

      Appearance tv, radio programs.


Member American Library Association (chair, Humphrey/Online Computer Library Center/Forest Press award committee, since 2010, area chairperson for South Asia International Relations Round Table 1983-1988, chair American/S. Asian Libraries Conference, New Delhi, India 1992, chair county resource panel India/international library education committee 1989-1998, chair Near East and South Asia committee/international relations committee 1996-1998, Humphry Online Computer Library Center Forest Press award for Contributions to International Librarianship 1997 ), Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association (member international relations committee 1998-2002, 2006-2010, chair 2008-2010, academic and accreditation committee member 2005-2008, named Academic Research Librn. of Year, 2005, chair, Asian,African and Middle Eastern Section(AAMES)/Association of College and Research Libraries 2003-2004), Asian/Pacific American Library. Association (treasurer, member executive committee 1982-1984, chair finance committee 1989-1990, chair program committee 1990-1991, vice president 1992-1993, president 1993-1994), Indiana Cooperative Library. Services Authority (board directors 1989-1993), Association College and Research Libraries (research committee 1989-1993), Wisconsin Association Academy Libraries (conference planning committee 1985-1986, chairman local arrangement committee 1985-1986).


  • Other Interests