Mrs. Kamani Dambawinna

Senior Assistant Librarian,
Medical Library,
University of Peradeniya

+94 81 2396241, +94 81 2392155

Medical Library
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Educational /professional Qualifications

  • Bsc. Hons; Special degree in Botany with Chemistry ; Second Class; 1992; University of peradeniya / Sri Lanka
  • Master in Library and Information Science; 2001 ;Faculty of Graduate studies; University of Colombo / Sri Lanka
  • ASLLA- Chartered Librarian since 2011
  • Completed 11 modules of Masters Degree in Computer Science (2004) with 5 As, 5Bs, 1C+ PGIS : University of Peradeniya/ Sri Lanka

Positions held (Selected)

  • Certified science, mathematics teacher – Kandulugamuwa school, negampaha, Anuradapura. 1984 – 1985
  • Part time science teacher – Lakpahana Adventist school Mailapitiya, Srilanka 1987 – 1989
  • Certified English Teacher – K/ Wattegama Balika Vidyalaya, Srilanka 1991
  • Demostrator - Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of peradeniya, Srilanka - 1992
  • Assistant Librarian – Main library, Science library, Engineering library, Agriculture library - 1993 – 1998
  • Academic sub warden - Hindagala Hall, University of Peradeniya - 1994-1995.
  • Senior Assistant Librarian 2001 - 2013 in Engineering Library & AHS Library.
  • Senior Assistant Librarian 2014 - 2017 in Agriculture Library.
  • Covering up duties of Senior Assistant Librarian / PGIA - 2014- 2015.
  • Senior Assistant Librarian grade 1 / Acquisition Division / Main Library. 2018 -2021 July
  • Present Position; Senior Assistant Librarian grade 1, Medical Library, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2021 July up to date

Membership & Awards (Selected)

  • University of peradeniya – Alumni Association.
  • ASLLA - Associate member of the Sri lanka Library association.
  • University of Peradeniya Faculty of Science Alumni Association.
  • Sri Lanka Veterans’ Association
  • Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.(RASSL)
  • Old Girls' Association of Mahamaya Girls' School- Kandy
  • Alumni Association of Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects)

  • Information Seeking
  • Overdue and non -return
  • Job Satisfaction

Research Publications (Selected)

  • Libraries are centers of excellence- Library Practices in Japanese Libraries with special reference to the library of University of Niigata, Japan.

    Sri Lanka Library Review: Journal of the Sri Lanka Library Association. 26, 2012. pp. 22-29

  • Management Style and Job Satisfaction of Library Staff of University of Niigata, Japan.
    Abstract- Proceedings of the SLSAJ Annual Conference held on 23rd Dec 2012 in Tokyo Japan.pp.46
    Full paper – Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ (Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan), 12, 2012, pp.100-108

  • Advanced Training in library practices at Niigata University Library. (Short Communication).
    Lib-Letter, University of Niigata.Japan N0.30,2012.pp.7

  • Information Seeking Behavior of Final Year Nursing Students; A Survey at University of Peradeniya
    Proceedings of the 09th National Conference on Library and Information Science, Colombo: Sri Lanka Library Association, 2012. pp. 44-61.
    Paper presented on 21st June 2012 at Renuka Hotel, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka at 09th NACLIS conference.

  • Effective approaches of delivering Inter library loans: a case study
    Proceedings of the N ILIS Symposium 2012, Colombo: National Institute of Library and Information Science, 2012 pp. 211-223
    Paper presented on 23rd November 2012 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 07 at NILIS Symposium 2012. Same paper was presented on the title; “Effective approaches of delivering Inter library loans: a case study at Niigata University Japan” on 29th November 2012 before the delegates of Niigata University, Japan at the Main Hall of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Citation Analysis of Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).
    Proceedings of the 6th Annual Research Conference of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka,Colombo: Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.2013. pp. 95.
    Paper presented on 29th March 2013 at “Mahaweli Kendraya”, Colombo 07 at 6th Annual Research Conference the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka
    Full paper -Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (New series), Vol. 59, Part 1, 2014. (pp 35-48)

  • Information Seeking and Information Use for Research Paradigm. A Survey of Undergraduate Students
    Prodeedings of the 10th National Conference on Library and Information Science, Colombo: Sri Lanka Library Association, 2013. pp.15.