Mr. B.N.G.S. Premarathne

Senior Assistant Librarian
Acquisitions Division
University of Peradeniya

Contacts

sunilp@pdn.ac.lk
sp12386@gmail.com
Office: 0812392494
Mobile: 0777476675

Acquisitions Division
Main Library
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Educational /professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Special Degree in Geography (Second Class Upper Division)-1996, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka.
  • Masters Degree in Arts (Geography) - 2000 University of Peradeniya/Sri Lanka.
  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Science -2009 University of Colombo/Sri Lanka.
  • Diploma in e-government – Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, 2011

Positions held (Selected)

  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Peradeniya, 1998.
  • Assistant Librarian, National Library of Sri Lanka, 1998-2004.
  • Acting Librarian, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo / Peradeniya Branch.
  • Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Peradeniya, 2004 to date

Membership & Awards (Selected)

  • Member of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka (EXCO Member - 2010 -2011).
  • Genral Secretary, the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka(EXCO Member- 2012-2013)
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Library Association.
  • Member of the Alumni Association University of Peradeniya
  • Lecturer, Sri Lanka Library Association

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects)

  • Library Management

Research Publications (Selected)

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Proceedings

  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S (2014). Abuse of library materials in the main library at university of Peradeniya Sri Lanka: an overview of the library staff. Paper presented at the International Conference on Library and Information and Society (ICOLIS), Malaysia. LIS Monograph Series No: 02, pp.429-438.
  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S (2014). Formulation of a training policy for the Library Assistants in Sri Lankan University libraries:A case study of the University of Peradeniya library network, Journal of University Librarians Association, Vol.18 (1), pp.19-38.
  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S (2015). User delinquency in Main library University of Peradeniya, Sri lanka : Perceptions of the students, Sri Lanka Library Review, Vol.29 (Special Issue), pp.05-16.
  • Wijetunge, p. and Premarathne, B.N.G.S (2014). Peer Assisted Research Culture of the Undergraduate Students: a case study at University of Peradeniya, Paper presented at the National Conference on Library & Information Science (NACLIS) Colombo, pp.30.
  • Wijetunga, P. and Premararthne, B.N.G.S. (2015) Prior experiences of library usage of the new entrants: with special reference to bachelor of Arts undergraduates, University of Peradeniya, International Conference on Library and Information Sciences (ICLIS) 2015 Organized by the Sri Lanka Library Association 17-18 September 2015. http://www.slla.org.lk/index.php/component/content/article/2-uncategorised/205-papers-presented-in-iclis-2015,pp.94-99.

Abstracts for conferences

  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S. (2011). Training needs of the University library Assistants: Perspective of the Librarians, paper presented at the Peradeniya University Research Session- PURSE, Vol.16, pp.204.
  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S. (2014, July). Abuse of library materials in main library University of Peradeniya, Sri lanka: Perceptions of the final year students. Paper presented at the International Research Session in University of Peradeniya (I-PURSE), Vol. 18, pp.676.
  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S (2014). Development of a training policy for the Library Assistants of the University of Peradeniya Library Network. paper presented at the Peradeniya University Research Session- (I-PURSE ), Vol.18, pp.670.
  • Premarathne, B.N.G.S (2015). Usage of electronic information resources during preparation of final year dissertations by undergraduates of the Faculty of Arts University of Peradeniya: A case study. International Research Session in University of Peradeniya (I-PURSE) - 2015.

Presentations

  • Training needs of the Library Assistants: Perspective of the Librarians (PURSE 2011) Survey on training needs of the Library Assistants of the University of Peradeniya Library Network: Developing a training policy.( RG/2012/59/L)