Priti Jain, University of Botswana

CURRICULUM VITAE

 1.0. PERSONAL PARTICULARS

 1.1 Full Name: Priti Jain (Prof)

 1.2 Marital Status: Married

 1.3 Professional qualifications obtained:

  2004: D Lit. et Phil. (Doctor of Literature and Philosophy) in Information Science, University of

           South Africa (UNISA), South Africa

 1997: MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Studies) University of Botswana, Botswana.

 1977: LL. B. (Professional), Meerut University, India, 

 1976: LL.B. (Academic), Meerut University, India

 1974: B.A. (Hons), Meerut University, India, Honours Subject: Political Science

  1.4 Positions held at other universities/Institutions:

 1.  Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Library & Information Studies, University of Botswana 

 2. Librarian, University of Botswana Library from December 09, 2002 – July 2008;

 3. Part-Time Lecturer: Department of Library & Information Studies,      University of Botswana from September 04, 2002 –June 2008;

 4. Librarian, Botswana College of Agriculture Library, Botswana from September 04, 1998 -   September 03, 2002.

 

2.0. RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

 2.1 Book Chapters

 1. Priti Jain (2012). An Empirical Study of Knowledge Management in University Libraries in SADC Countries, New Research on Knowledge Management Applications and Lesson Learned, Huei-Tse Hou (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0073-7, InTech,  Available from: http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/an-empirical-study-of-knowledge-management-in-university-libraries-in-sadc-countries

 2. Jain, Priti (2008), Indigenous Knowledge Systems, in Africa in Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives. Third World Information Services Limited, Ibadan: Nigeria. ISBN: 978-978-084-723-4, Pp. 300-331.

 3. Jain, Priti (2008), Bibliographic and Library Networks in Africa, in Africa in Information and Knowledge Management in the Digital Age: Concepts, Technologies and African Perspectives. Third World Information Services Limited, Ibadan: Nigeria. ISBN: 978-978-084-723-4, Pp. 229-250.

 4. Jain, Priti (2008), “Knowledge Management for Environmental Sustainability in Africa”. IFLA Publications 134, Libraries and Information Services: Towards the attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals. IFLA, Hague, Netherlands. ISBN: 978-3-598-22040-1, pp. 177-200.

2.2  Refereed Journals Articles:

 1. Jain, Priti (2012), “Promoting open access to research in Academic libraries: Development and Initiatives”. Library Philosophy and Practice, May 2012 Issue, ISSN 1522-0222, Available at: http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/jain.pdf

 2. Jain, Priti & Reason B. Nfila (2011), “Open Access to research in academic institutions: African perspectives”. Library and Information Science Critique: Journal of the Sciences of Information Recorded in Documents.  Vol. 4, No.1. pp. 31-48. Available at: http://eprints.rclis.org/bitstream/10760/16040/6/cb.vol4.no1.pdf

 3. Jain, Priti & Nfila,  R.B. (2011), Developing strategic partnerships for national development: a case of Botswana. Library Review, Vol. 60, No. 5. pp. 370-382. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0024-2535&volume=60&issue=5

 4. Jain, Priti (2011). Personal Knowledge Management: the Foundation of Organisational Knowledge Management. SA Jnl Libs & Info Sci, Vol. 77, No. 1, pp. 1-14.

 5. Jain, Priti (2011), New Trends and Future Applications/Directions of Institutional Repositories in Academic Institutions, Library Review, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 125-141. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0024-2535&volume=60&issue=2

 6. Jain, Priti (2009), The Role of Information Professionals In Reducing the Effects of Global Warming through Knowledge Management, The Manager, Issue No.9,  pp. 210-222. Available at: http://www.manager.unibuc.ro/images/928.pdf

 7. Jain, Priti (2009), Knowledge Management for 21st Century Information Professionals. Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 10, No. 2, Available at: http://www.tlainc.com/articl193.htm

 8. Jain, Priti (2009), Knowledge Management in E-Government,Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 10, No. 4, Available at: http://www.tlainc.com/articl203.htm

 9. Jain, Priti (2007), An Empirical Study of Knowledge Management in Academic Libraries in East and Southern Africa, Library Review. Vol. 56, No.5, pp. 377-392. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/0024-2535.htm

 10. Jain, Priti (2006), Empowering Africa's development using ICT in a knowledge management approach, The Electronic Library. Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 51 – 67. Available at: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/02640470610649245

 11. Jain, Priti (2005), Strategic Human Resource Development in Public Libraries in Botswana, Library Management. Vol. 26, No. 6/7, pp. 336-350. Available at: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01435120410609752

 12. ain, Priti (2005), A Comparative Analysis of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM): Issues in an organisational context, Library Review. Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 166-179. Available at: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/00242530510588926

 13. Jain, Priti (2002), IT Industry in Botswana: Challenges and Opportunities, Malaysian Journal of Library & Information Science. 7 (1), pp. 77-85.

 14. Jain, Priti. & Mutula, S.M. (2001), Diffusing Information Technology in Botswana: a framework for vision 2016, Information Development, Vol. 17, No. 4, December, 2001, pp. 234-240. Available at:   http://idv.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/17/4/234

 15. Thapisa, A.P.N. & Jain, Priti (2000), Bio-Factor analysis of Library Productivity, Library Management, 21 (2) 2000, pp. 86-93. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&contentId=858953

 16. Jain, Priti (1999), On-the-job training: a key to human resource development, Library Management, 20 (5) 1999, pp. 283-294. Available at: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01435129910276271

 17. Jain, Priti (1998), Perceptions on empowerment and productivity in academic and public libraries in Botswana, Library Management, 19 (1) 1998, pp. 49-58. Available at: www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01435129810198639

 

 2.3 Non- Refereed Journals Article:

 1. Jain, Priti & Mutula, S.M. (2008), Libraries as learning organisations: implications for knowledge management,  Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 25, No. 8, pp. 10-14. Available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewPDF.jsp?contentType=Article&Filename=html/Output/Published/EmeraldFullTextArticle/Pdf/2390250803.pdf

 2. Jain, Priti (2004), Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: Brief Review, LIS Departmental Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 13-14.

 

2.4  Published Conferences Proceedings Articles:

 1. Jain, P. (2012). “Knowledge Management Portals as gateways to organisational knowledge resources: A case of SADC University knowledge portals”, a paper to be presented at the 6th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific (KMAP 2010) 11-12 October 2012, University of Shanghai, Shanghai, China, Strategizing our Global Learning and Innovation.

 2. Jain, Priti (2012). “A Knowledge Portal as a spur to creativity and innovation”, a paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM), 4-6 September 2012, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

 3. Jain, Priti (2012). “Knowledge Management and Open Access Publishing: A Case of Africa”, a paper presented at the International Conference on Trends in Knowledge and Information Dynamics 10-13 July, 2012, in Bangalore, India. ISBN 978-93-5067-881-7, pp. 553-570.

 4. Jain, Priti (2011). “Taxonomy in Knowledge Management”, a paper presented at the 10th Annual Information and Knowledge Management Conference, 22-23 June 2011, in Johannesburg, South Africa. ISBN 978-0-620-50485-0, pp. 93-104.

 5. Jain, Priti & Nfila, R.B. (2010). “Role of Libraries in National Development: Developing Working Partnership between Libraries, Government of Botswana and stakeholders”, a paper presented at the SCECSAL - 19, 6 – 9 December 2010, in Gaborone. ISBN: 97899912-485-4-3, pp. 112-123.

 6. Jain, P. (2010). “Perceptions on Harmonisation of Personal & Organisational Knowledge: An Empirical Study of Faculty of Humanities at the University of Botswana”, a paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific (KMAP 2010) 16-18 September 2010, Xi’an, in China. ISBN: 978-962-367-707-3.

 7. Jain, P. (2009). “Competitive Intelligence and Competitive Advantage in Library in Library and Information Science Education”, a paper presented at the First DLIS Biennial International Conference. 14-16 October 2009, University of Botswana Library Auditorium, Gaborone. ISBN: 978 99912-485-0-9, pp. 140-147.

 8. Jain, P. (2009). “Knowledge Management for Community Development”, a paper presented at the Botswana Library Association 2nd National Conference, 30 July-1st August 2009, at University of Botswana Library Auditorium, Gaborone. ISBN: 978 99912-0-906-7, pp. 42-47.

 9. Jain, P. (2008). “Knowledge Management for Environmental Sustainability in Africa”, a paper presented at the SCECSAL - 18, 15 - 19 July 2008, in Lusaka, Zambia. ISBN: 978-9982-9908-06, pp. 461-491.

 10. Jain, P. (2008). “Library as a Learning Organisation: Future of academic libraries”, a paper presented at the Botswana Library Association 1st National Conference, 26 – June 2008, at the University of Botswana Library Auditorium, Gaborone. ISBN: 99912-573-7-3, pp. 28-42.

 11. Jain, P. & Bentley, G. (2008). “Institutional Repositories as a Benchmark for Digital Scholarship”, a paper presented at the Botswana Library Association 1st National Conference, 26 – 28 June 2008, at University of Botswana Library Auditorium, Gaborone. ISBN: 99912-573-7-3, pp. 116-130.

 12.  Moahi, K.H. & Jain, P. (2007). “A study of the use of electronic journals by University of Botswana Academic staff”, a paper presented in Conference on UB and Digital Scholarship (DS) 5-6 December 2007, in University of Botswana, Gaborone, 5-6 December, 2007. Available at:  http://www.cs.ub.bw/conferences/ds2008/DS-Moahi-jain2008.pdf

 13.  Jain, Priti & Nfila, R.B. (2006). “Information Management or Knowledge Management: Practices or Initiatives in Academic Libraries in Africa”, a paper presented at the SCECSAL - 17, 10 - 14 July 2006, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. ISBN: 9987-9086-16, pp. 178-197.

 14.  Jain, Priti (2004). "ICT as a catalyst in empowering Africa's Development through Knowledge Management (KM), a paper presented at the SCECSAL - 16, 5-9 July, 2004, in Kampala, Uganda. ISBN: 9970-879-00-6, pp. 106-115.

 15.  Jain, Priti (1998). "On-the-job Training: A tool to professionalism and productivity", a paper presented at the SCECSAL - 13 conference, 27 - 31 July, 1998, in Nairobi, Kenya, ISBN: 9966-9638-0-4, pp. 211-221.

 

2.5 Unpublished Conference/Workshop Papers Presentation

 1. Jain, P. (2012). "Knowledge Management in Academic Libraries: A Southern African Perspective" on 3rd August, 2012 at Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.  

 2. Nfila, R.B & Jain, Priti (2011). “Managing indigenous knowledge and indigenous knowledge systems in Botswana using information and communication technology”. A Paper presented at the 1st International Annual Conference of the  Faculty of Communication and Information Science at the National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 23rd -24th August 2011.

 3. Jain, P. & Oladiran, M.T. (2010). “The Role of Institutional Repository in Digital Scholarly Communications”,  a paper presented at African Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference on 25-27 May,  2009 at University of Botswana Library Auditorium, Gaborone.

 4. Jain, P. (2009). “Knowledge Management in the Public Sector: A Case of E-Government in Developing Countries”, a paper presented at the Moi University 2nd Annual International Conference of Information Science, Eldoret, held on 6-8 July, 2009.

 5.  Jain, P. & Bentley, G,  Oladiran, M.T. (2009). “The Role of Institutional Repository in Digital Scholarly Communications”,  a paper presented at African Digital Scholarship & Curation Conference on 12-14 May,  2009 at CSIR Conference Center, Pretoria, South Africa.

 6. Jain, P. (2008). “Managing Public Sector: A Case of Knowledge Management”, a paper presented at Emerald Seminar and Networking Event on 11 November 2008 at Gaborone Sun Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana.

 7. Jain, P. & Fidzani, B. (2008), Impact of Information Skills: Faculty of Science Students’ Perspective at the University of Botswana, a research paper, an unpublished research paper.

 

 2.5 Thesis and Dissertation:

 1. Jain, P. (2004). "The Role of Performance Appraisal in Strategic Human Resource      Management in Public Libraries in Botswana", Promoter: Dr F. Terblanche. Ph.D Thesis, University of South Africa, pp. 288.

 2. Jain, P. (1997). "Perceived barriers to productivity in academic and public libraries in Botswana." Supervisor: Prof. A. P. N. Thapisa, M.L.I.S Dissertation, University of Botswana, pp. 135.                              

 

3.0 Professional Service

 1. Editorial board, Botswana Library Association (March 2006 - May 2007).

 2. Chief Editor of Botswana Library Association from (June 2007 – 2010). Designed and updated the BLA website and issued 2 newsletters.

 3. Editorial Advisory Board, “Library Review: (May 2004 – to date).

 4. Chief Editor Botswana Library Association 1st National Conference Proceedings, held on 26-28 June, 2008. Compiled, edited and proof read the conference proceedings. ISBN: 978 99912-0-906-7.

 5. Editorial Board, INFOTRENDS: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, ISSN: 0356-4316 (May   2009 - to date).

 6. Editorial Board, Library & Information Science Critique: Journal of the Sciences of Information Recorded in Documents  (October 2011 – to date). Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/criticabibliotecologica/lis.critique.editorial.board

 7. Editorial Advisory & Review Board, Journal of Knowledge Management Practice,ISSN 1705-9232 (2012-)

 8. Chief Editor Botswana Library Association 2nd National Conference Proceedings   held on 30 July-1st August, 2009.  Compiled, edited and proof read the conference proceedings. ISBN: 99912-57-3-7-3.

 9. Internal Examiner; Master’s Thesis entitled, “An Evaluation of Lesotho National Library Services” at the Dept. of Library & Information Studies (May 2007).

 10. Served on the “Program Committee” of Botswana Library Association 1st National Conference Proceedings held on 26-28 June, 2008. Prepared, designed and disseminated the conference program.

 11.  Supervisor Master’s Thesis entitled, “Evaluation of Agricultural Information Service (AIS) in providing services to farmers in Maseru District; Lesotho” (June 2008).

 12. Internal Examiner; Master’s Thesis entitled, “The Development of library collections in Malawi: A case study of Chancellor College Library” at the Dept. of Library & Information Studies (July 2009).

 13.  Served as the Chair on “Program Committee” of Botswana Library Association 2nd National Conference held on 30 July-1st August, 2009. Prepared, designed and disseminated the conference program.

 14.  Seminar Presentation at Botswana Examinations Council, titled, “Knowledge management and its application: How it can impact the Botswana Examinations Council” on 7th October, 2009.

 15.  Served as the Chair on “Program Committee” of SCECSAL 2010 Conference held on 6-9 December 2010, University of Botswana.  Prepared, designed and disseminated the conference program.

 16.  Chief Editor, XIX SCECSAL Conference Proceedings, held Botswana Library Association 1st National Conference Proceedings held on 6 -9 December 2010, University of Botswana.  Compiled, edited and proof read the conference proceedings. ISBN: 97899912-845-4-3

 17. Guest editor(s): Priti Jain and R.B. Nfila, Library Review, Special issue: SCECSAL XIX, 2010, Vol. 60, No. 5, 2011 (comprising 6 best paper from SCECSAL 2010 Conference held on 6-9 December 2010, University of Botswana). Available at:http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0024-2535&volume=60&issue=5&PHPSESSID=s3d501psc57mbgsen63e9uid46

 18. Editor, International Journal of Library Science, ISSN: 0975-7546, Available at: http://www.ceserp.com/cp-jour/index.php?journal=ijls&page=pages&op=view&path%5B%5D=eb-ijls

 (March 2012 – to date).

 

4.0. Current Research Interest: Knowledge Management, Digital Scholarship, Open Access and Institutional Repositories.   

 Contact Details:

 Email: jainp@mopipi.ub.bw 

Or 

 Pritijainmail@gmail.com

Website:  www.jainp.webs.com

 Telephone: (+267) 355-5086 (w)

  Fax:      (+267) 391-8598 (w)