U.G.M.C. Manori Samarakoon


Senior Assistant Librarian
Main Library
+94112857786        Ext:2205
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manori@bpu.ac.lk, manori454@yahoo.com
 

Academic Qualification 

  • B. A. (Hons) in Library & Information Science, (Kelaniya)
  • MSc in University of Kelaniya
  • Diploma in English (SLIDA)

Academic Experience

  • Acting LibrarianBuddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka (2015 – 2016, 2018- hither to)
  • Senior Assistant Librarian, Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka (2016- hither to)
  • Assistant Librarian, Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka (2011 - 2016)
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer , Department of Library & Information Science,
  • University of Kelaniya (2009 – 2010).
  • Assistant Librarian, Colombo International School, Gregory's Road, Colombo 07 (2009).
  • Visiting Lecturer, Diploma in Library & Information Science, University of Kelaniya (2009-2014)

Research interests

  • School Librarianship, Professional Education

International/ National Seminar Presentations

Research Presentations – International

  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2017, “A Study on Information Literacy (IL) Skills of Undergraduates: with special reference to Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka”, 2nd International Conference on Library and Information Management, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2016, “A Study on the Factors for Motivation of University Librarians of Sri Lanka in Continuing their Professional Education”, 1st  International Conference on Library and Information Management, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2010, “School Librarians: Present Status , Issues and Challenges”, 12th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Research Presentations – National

  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2013, “A study for Internet Usage for University Student Education”, 6th Research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2013, “Impact of Social Media on Propagation of Buddhism”, 6th Research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka. (Joint Authorship)
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2012, “Information Needs, Seeking Behaviour and Issues of the Users: with special reference to Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka”, 2nd LIS Research Symposium, Library and Information Science Alumni Association, University of Kelaniya.
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2012, “The Internet usage of University Students for Academic purposes: with special reference to Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka”, 13th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2012, “A study on the Users Perception of the Quality of the Library Service, 1st National Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2012, “InforSysAnandaCoomaraswamy: A web based Bibliographical Information System for Publication and related works of Dr.AnandaCoomaraswamy (2012), Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference,  Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya. (Joint Authorship).
  • සමරකෝන්, යූ.ජී.එම්.සී. එම්., 2012, තොරතුරු මූලාශ්‍රයක් අගයන්නේ කෙසේ ද? 80 වන මාසික සැසිය, අධ්‍යයන කාර්යමණ්ඩල වෘත්තීය සංවර්ධන වැඩමුළුව, ශ්‍රී ලංකා බෞද්ධ හා පාලි විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය.
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2011, “User satisfaction of Library Service Quality amongst students and staff of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka”, 12th Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2010, “Development Information Needs and Issues of Estate Workers in Sri Lanka”, Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2010, “Role of the School Librarians with special reference to Kurunegala District”, Annual Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2010, “Availability of Library Facilities living in Residential halls Female Undergraduates with special reference to University of Kelaniya, 1st LIS Research Symposium, Library and Information Science Alumni Association, University of Kelaniya.
  • Samarakoon, U.G.M.C.M., 2008, “Social Status of Present School Librarianship”, LIS Research Symposium, Library and Information Science Alumni Association, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
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