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Prof. Anil Kumar H

Library and Information Science


Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D.  from M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • M.L.I.Sc.  from Bangalore University (Gold Medalist)
  • B.L.I.Sc.  from Bangalore University (Gold Medalist)

Academic Affiliation

  • Librarian and Head NICMAN, IIM Ahmedabad

Previous work affiliations:

  • Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Ahmedabad
  • The British Library, Trivendrum
  • British Library, Ahmedabad
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Professional Affiliation

Member of:
  • Asia Pacific Business School Librarians Group (APBSLG)
  • Indian Library Association (ILA)
  • Management Library Network (MANLIBNET)
  • Ahmedabad Library Network (ADINET)




Area of Research:

  • Business Information Needs
  • Bibliometrics
  • Knowledge Management
  • Emerging Technologies and Trends

Current Research:

  • Bibliometrics 
  • Business Information Needs




Papers in journals:
  1. Hanumappa, Anilkumar and Patel, Hiral (2019): "Legal issues related to libraries: a study of cases filed in Indian courts", Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, 68 (1/2), pp.76-92.
  2. Hanumappa, Anilkumar and Patel, Hiral (2019): "Awareness of Legal Issues Related to Libraries among Library Professionals of Gujarat", DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology. 39 (3), 89-95.
  3. Hanumappa, Anilkumar, Desai, Asha and Dora, Mallikarjun (2018): Managing e-books in a business school library: case study of Ebrary Academic Complete. Collection and Curation. 37 (1), pp. 18-25
  4. Hanumappa, Anilkumar and Dora, M (2017). An empirical analysis of the research trends in the field of library and information science in India–2004-2015. COLLNET Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management. 11 (2). pp. 361-378.
  5. Hanumappa, Anilkumar, Desai, Asha and Dora, Mallikarjun (2015): A Bibliometrics Profile of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad during 2004-2013. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 35 (1).
  6. Hanumappa, Anilkumar, Dora, M and Navik, Viral (2014): Open source solutions in Indian libraries. Library Hi Tech, 32(3).
  7. Hanumappa, Anilkumar and Dora, M (2013). Evaluating E-resource Collections in a Business School Library: A Comparative Study of Aggregator Packages at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Library, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 18(2), 100-118.
  8. Hanumappa, Anilkumar and Dora, M. (2012). Research productivity in a management institute: an analysis of research performance of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad during 1999 to 2010. DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology, Vol 32 (4), 365-372.
  9. Hanumappa, Anil Kumar and Dora, M (2011). Citation analysis of doctoral dissertations at IIMA: A review of the local use of journals. Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services, 35 (1), 32-39.

  1. Hanumappa, Anilkumar and Kumbar, T.S. (Ed.) (2012). Strategies for Managing Libraries in the Future. Ahmedabad: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
  2. Hanumappa, AnilKumar (2010). Business Information Needs of the Indian Corporate Sector. New Delhi: Allied Publishers, 2010.
  3. Hanumappa, AnilKumar, Ed. (2010).  Preparing New Generation Librarians for Meeting Future Challenges. Ahmedabad, ADINET.
  4. Hanumappa, AnilKumar, Ed. (2006). Technology and Management Trends: Perspectives and opportunities for library professionals, proceedings of the VIII MANLIBNET Convention. New Delhi, Allied Publishers.
  5. Hanumappa, AnilKumar and Murthy, T.A.V (Ed.) (2002). Internet Engineering for Library and Information Centres the conference proceedings of CALIBER 2002 held at Jaipur. Ahmedabad, INFLIBNET (Information and Library Network).
  6. Hanumappa, AnilKumar and Sareen, S.B. (Ed.) (1997). National Directory of Entrepreneur Trainer Motivators and Resource Persons. Ahmedabad, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.
Papers in books:
  1. Hanumappa, AnilKumar (2014): Return on Investment (ROI) from a Business School Library: An Indian Perspective, in Business School Libraries in the 21st Century, edited by Wales, Tim. Surrey: Ashgate, 65-84.
  2. Hanumappa, AnilKumar and Dora, Mallikarjun (2012). Exploring author networks: a bibliometric and social network analysis of MANLIBNET conferences, in Creating wisdom and knowledge through shared learning: role of librarians and information managers, edited by Pervez, Akhtar et al. Conference papers of MANLIBNET 2012. New Delhi: MANLIBNET.
  3. Hanumappa, Anil Kumar (2011). Vikram Sarabhai Library: Connecting to the Information World, in Nurturing Institutional Excellence: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. Edited by V.S. Chand and T.V. Rao. New Delhi: MacMillan Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  4. Hanumappa, Anil Kumar (2011). Return on Investment (ROI) from libraries in Towards Building a knowledge Society: Library as catalyst for knowledge discovery and management edited by Arora, Jagdish, et al. Proceedings of VIII International CALIBER. Ahmedabad: INFLIBNET.
  5. Hanumappa, Anil Kumar and Shastri, Monita (2006). Trends in Library Security: A study of existing technologies in Technology and Management Trends: Perspectives and opportunities for library professionals, proceedings of the VIII MANLIBNET Convention. New Delhi: Allied Publishers, 2006.
  6. Hanumappa, Anil Kumar (2005). Management of Libraries in the Knowledge Era: Beyond Frontiers of traditional librarianship: A case of Library Resource Center in Library Management: Trends and Opportunities. Edited by: Dr. Roshan Lal Raina, Dr. Dinesh K Gupta and Dr. Ramesh C. Gaur. New Delhi, Excel Books.



  1. Hanumappa, Anilkumar and Dixit, M. R. (2011). Ratna Sagar Pvt. Ltd. IIMA Case study - BP0383. 16p.
  2. Hanumappa, Anilkumar and Dixit, M. R. (2011). Tata McGraw Hill Education Pvt. Ltd.  IIMA Case study - BP0382. 9p.


In addition to these books and he has papers in national and international conferences to his credit.
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Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors

Best Librarian by Taylor and Francis for Professional Excellence in Library Services at the T&F India Books RoadShow 2015 on Partnering with Librarians: fostering community and discovery in digital age on June 26, 2015 in Ahmedabad.


AIMS International Outstanding Librarian Award 2012 by AIMS (Association of Indian Management Scholars) at IIM Bangalore.


Conferred the Asian Professional Award by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Asian Chapter in June 2011 at the SLA Annual Conference at Philadelphia, USA.


Conferred Best Librarian Award 2007 by Management Library Network (MANLIBNET), India.

2001 Invited by the Department of State, USA in the prestigious International Visitor Programme 2001
1990 Central College Gold Medal for securing highest marks in MLISc
1989 Central College Gold Medal for securing the highest marks in BLISc
1986 Dr. V.A. Ram Endowment Scholarship (1986) for being the second best Merit student of BSc (Physics, Electronics, Maths)




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