Dr. H.S. Waydande is working in the Central Library, IIT Bombay since last 29 years in various capacity. Currently he is head of the Book Acquisition and Library Maintenance. He has worked more than 12 years as Head, Circulation Section and users services of Central Library, IIT Bombay. His major contribution in Circulation Section was computerisation, barcoding of Library collection and users identity card, giving systematic Orientation Programme for UG, PG and Staff, generation of revenue on membership to Corporate, Alumini members, Educational Institutions. As incharge of the Library Maintenance, he looks after all aspects of maintenance of Central Library building. Since last two years he was working as Head of Book Acquisition. In a short period of two years. Dr. Waydande has streamlined the process of collection building in a highly systematic way.

Educational Qualifications

M.A Economics, M.Lib.Sci. (Bombay University), Ph.D in Library and Information Science (Univesity of Pune) on “Behaviour Pattern of Users in Academic and Research Libraries: with reference to Central Library, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Professional Contributions

Dr. Waydande has several research articles that were published in learned research Journals and chapters in books and conference proceedings. He has presented his research articles in several National Conference and also has attended National and International Conferences.

Research Interests

His current research interest includes user behaviour, digital libraries, knowledge management, collection development and book acquisiion procedures, computer-user interfaces and library management. He is also recognized as guide for M.Phil and Ph.D Courses.

International Awards

Dr. H.S. Waydande was awarded International Award (3rd Prize) for his poster presentation entitled “User Interface Towards Digital libraries:practical of Central Library IIT Bombay”at International Conference on Digital libraries held at TERI New Delhi on 24th-27th Feb.2004. This conf. was inaugurated by President of India. All over world 25 countries ,750 participents attended this conf.

Professional and Academic Activities

Dr. Waydande is involved in teaching in Bombay University for B.Lib and Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University for B.Lib Sci., M.Lib. Sc. and P.G.Level. He is resource person to many Academic and R&D organizations. Dr. Waydande is involved with the following associations in various capacities:

Member. Academic Council, Yashwantrao Chavan, Maharashtra Open University
Library Committee Member, Institute of Science , Mumbai(Govt. of Maharashtra)
Member, Recruitment and Career Development Scheme (IIT Bombay)
Member, Academic Committee, Campus School I.I.T. Bombay
Executive Member, Technology Offier’s Association, IIT Bombay.
Secretary, IIT Bombay Cultural Association.
Memebr, Sc/ST Cell IIT Bombay
Liaison Officer, IIT Bombay