Administrative Staff Profile

RABARI, Lagdhir Dr
Ph.D., M.A., M.L.I.Sc., P.G.D.C.A, L.L.B., N.E.T.
Section Head, Assistant Librarian


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Administrative or Others Experience
  • 19 Years
Job Profile
  • Planning, Organisation, Coordination and monitoring day to day Library activities   
Conference / Seminar / Workshop Participation
Paper Presentation 
  • 3rd Global Conference on Emerging Trends in Business Librarianship, jointly organized by IIM, Ahmedabad Indian School of Business (IBS) during November 21-22, 2017 at IIM Ahmedabad. – Invited Speaker
  • National Conference on Relevance of Ranganathan Philosophy in Digital India, held on 12-13, August 2017, organized by B. R. Ambedkar University, Lucknow and SPL, Uttar Pradesh. – Invited Speaker.
  • Sixth International Library and Information Professionals Summit on Dynamics of Library for Excellence in Electronic Revolution held during 6-8 April 2017, jointly organize by The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, and SLP, New Delhi. With SLA, Asian Chapter. 
  • Library and Information Professionals Summit at National Law University Delhi, Delhi on 23-24 January 2015 on IPR challenges for new age libraries.
  • Gujarat Granthalay Seva Sangh conference from 9-11 January 2015 at Himatnagar, Gujarat. 
  • Successfully Organised “Training Programme on Law Librarianship, 12-15 November 2018 at GNLU, Gandhinagar.
  • Attended conference as an invited speaker “International Conference on Digital Transformation: Preservation, Policy & Privacy” (ICDT-2018), November 29 -December 01 2018 at NLU, Delhi.
  • Chaired two sessions (31st July and 7th August, 2018) in 6th Refresher Course "Academic Librarianship in New Millennium" at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • One day Seminar on Digital Licensing: smart future for smart libraries, jointly organized by NLU Delhi,  IASLIC and SLP, on 9th August 2017 at NLU, Delhi.- Invited Speaker.
  • ADINET Librarians' day seminar "Libraries and Education - Vision 2020, on 23rd August 2014, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • National seminar on Development of Digital Libraries in IPR regime, 8 – 9 June 2013, Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.
  • Resource person on “Practical introduction to online research tools: in research methodology workshop on legal and interdisciplinary research on 7th November, 2017 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar.
Participation (Without Paper Presentation)
  • Annual Entrepreneurship Fest- EMPRESARIO Start-up Summit 2018 during 10-11 March, 2018, held at EDI, Ahmedabad. 
  • Emerging Trends in Business Librarianship (ETBL-2016), 2-4 December 2015 at IIM, Ahmedabad.
  • International conference on Access to legal Information and Research in Digital Age, 29 February to 2 March 2012 at National Law University, Delhi
  • Conference on strategies for managing libraries in the future, December 7-9, 2011 at IIM Ahmedabad 
  • Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2011 on January 22-23, 2011 at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA), Ahmedabad
  • Attended international conference on “Themes of higher education: prospects of Gujarat on November 25-26, 2010 at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Raisan Village, Gandhinagar
  • CALIBER 2008 “From Automation to Transformation” at the University of Allahabad, Allahabad during 28th to 29th February and 1st March 2008. 
  • CALIBER 2007 “Information and Knowledge Management in Networked World” at Punjab University, Chandigarh during February 8-10 2007
  • CALIBER 2005 “Multilingual Computing and Information Management in Networked Digital Environment" at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi during February 2-4, 2005.
  • EBSCO one day programe on “Focused on discovery services, eBooks, Altmetrics and Research Databases” on 19th September 2014 at Ahmedabad. 
  • “KOHA implementation in libraries- the IIMA experience and beyond” at IIM, Ahmedabad on 1st July 2014. 
  • Workshop on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives, 4-5 March 2016 at National Law School of India University, Bangalore 
  • Workshop on Library automation on 19-20th July 2012 at INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad.
  • Workshop on Managing Intellectual Property: Concept to Commercialization, 9 April 2012 organized by Scriboard and GNLU at GNLU campus, Koba, Gandhinagar. 
  • Workshop on Website designing and hosting held at INFLIBNET Centre, Ahmedabad from 16th – 20th June 2003
Training Programmes
  • Judiciary Courts & Court procedure & handling Litigation training program at Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administrative (SPIPA), 24-26 July 2018.
  • Advance training program on “Bibliometrics and Research Output Analysis”, 13-17 June 2016 at INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar.
  • Three days training programme on “Bibliometrics and Research Output Analysis” at INFLIBNET centre, Gandhinagar from 30th July to 1st August 2014. 
  • Libsys library automation training programme at Libsys Training centre, Mumbai from 3-14th September 2012
  • Professional development and training program at Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 12th to 23rd December 2005. 
  • Basics of Networking, UGC-Infonet and its Management, 13th to 18th October, 2003, conducted by ERNET India, New Delhi
  • Designing and Implementing local area networks organized by Information and library  Network center (INFLIBNET) and NIRMA University, Ahmedabad (Pre-convention tutorial in International CALIBER 2003)
  • Library Automation, 14th to 18th February, 2000, conducted by Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC), New Delhi
  • Computer Application to Library, 7th to 31st December, 1999, conducted by Ahmedabad Library Network (ADINET), Ahmedabad.
Area of Research / Interest
Areas of General Interest
  • Library Consortia, IPR policies and Libraries, Digital Resources Licensing .
Current Research Interest
  • Law libraries: collections, users and services current trends .
Journal Articles
  • અન્ના શતાબ્દી ગ્રંથાલય: આધુનિક ગ્રંથાલય નો એક ઉત્તમ નમુનો, Towards Excellence 10 (2), 2018. Published by Academic Staff Colleges, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.   
  • Analysing Cyber Laws in India: precaution is better than prevention, Indian Bar Review 45 (3), 207-228.
  • Indian Legal Education: going to the MOOC way. Published in Towards Excellence, Vol. 9 (3), 2017, Published by Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • Top ten USA and Indian Law School Libraries: a comparative study, Journal of Indian Library Association 52 (1&2). 2016
  • National Law University Library Consortium: better to late than never, SRELS Journal of Information Management, 53 (5), 2016.
  • સંશોધન આઉટપુટ નું બિબ્લિઓમેટ્રિકસ વિશ્લેષણ: એક રેન્કિગ પેરામીટર, published in Towards Excellence, Vol. 8 (3), 2016 Published by Academic Staff Colleges, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad  
  • કૉપીરાઈટ અને ંથપાલ : સમયાઓ અને સમાધાનો, published in Towards Excellence, Vol. 8 (1), 2016 Published by Academic Staff Colleges, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad  
  • Library as a learning space: by legislations or by librarians, published in International Journal of Information Sources and Service, Vol. 3 (1), January-February 2016.
  • Implementing RFID and EM hybrid Technology at Gujarat National Law University: a review of first two years, published in International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology. Vol. 5 (3), July-September 2015. 
  • Library Catalogue to Discovery Services: innovation in information retrieval technology, published in International Journal of Information Sources and Service, Vol. 2 (2), March-April 2015.
  • “Young Law Librarian Award” conferred by Indian Association of Law Libraries at NLU, Delhi on 1st December 2018.
Personal / Family Details
  • Charming family of Itisha, Vishwa, Shripal kids and spouse Nita Rabari