Dr. (Ms.) C.N.K. Alahakoon

Deputy Librarian,
Cataloguing Division,
Main Library


+94 81 2392495 / PABX : 2495

Cataloguing Division
Main Library
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Educational /professional Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (LIS), NILIS, University of Colombo.
  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences (MLS). University of Colombo.
  • B.A. ( Hons), University of Peradeniya.

Positions held (Selected)

  • Vice-President - University Librarians Association - 2017-2018
  • Convener – 9th International Conference of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka 2017-2018
  • Vice-President - University Librarians Association - 2016-2017
  • Convener - Research by Fellow 2017-2018, Sri Lanka Library Association
  • Convener - Research by Fellow 2016-2017, Sri Lanka Library Association
  • In-charge of Public Relations & Training- University Librarians Association-2009
  • Senior Assistant Librarian - Reference Services, Main Library
  • Acting Head - Reader Services Division, Periodicals Division
  • Assistant Librarian - Reader Services, Cataloguing Division

Membership & Awards (Selected)

  • University Librarians Association
  • Sri Lanka Library Association
  • Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RAS SL)

Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects)

  • Conservation & Preservation
  • User Surveys
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Measurement development and validation

Research Publications (Selected)

  • “An application of Information Seeking Anxiety Scale to a University Library: A case study at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka”. POEPLES: International Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, 2222-2243
  • “Electronic Information Resources (EIR) usage of Dental Undergraduates in Sri Lanka”. Proceedings of the International conference on Knowledge Resources and Library Technologies (ICKRELT) 2017. Held on 24-25th February, 2017 Organised by Department of Library and Information Science, Bharathidasan University, 452-459p.
  • “Levels of Efficacy factors in the usage of Electronic Information Resources among Social Sciences and Humanities Undergraduates in Four Universities in Sri Lanka: An approach based on Frequency of library use”. Proceedings of the 15th Open University Research Sessions- OURS 2017. Held on 16 – 17th November, Open University, Nawala, 2017, 343-347p.
  • “Information resource usage related issues among undergraduates of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya” Proceedings of the International Conference on the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ICHSS) 2017 (Diamond Jubilee Celebrations (1942-2017), held on 28-29 July 2017, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. P. Wijethunge, C. N. K. Alahakoon
  • “Impact of computer self-efficacy and computer anxiety: A practical indicator of Dental students’ computer competency in Sri Lanka”. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka Vol. 19, Issue 2 (April), 2016, 51-66.