BIOGRAPHY

Sakeena Alikhan, currently serves as an Assistant Librarian at the Main Library, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Ms. Alikhan entered the University of Colombo in 2002 as an undergraduate and continued her association with the university by joining as an academic staff member after obtaining First Class Honour in Geography. She was awarded with “Niel Bandaranyake Memorial Prize “for her first degree. Ms. Alikhan obtained her Masters degree in Environmental Science at the Department of Zoology, University of Colombo in 2014. She joined the workforce of Department of Geography, University of Colombo in 2006 as an Assistant Lecturer and continually worked as a visiting lecturer until 2009. Then, she joined as a Computer Instructor at Computer Teaching Unit, University of Colombo from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2016 she worked as a GIS consultant in International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

In April 2017, she joined University of Colombo as an Assistant Librarian. Her research interests are in the areas of digital cultural heritage, digital curation and digital mapping. Currently, she is  pursuing a Masters degree in Library and Information Science, at National Institute of Library & Information Sciences (NILIS).

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • Pursue Masters in Library and Information Science (MLS) 2018 / 2020

    sample position

    NILIS

  • MSc in Environmental Science 2009 / 2012

    Department of Zoology, University of Colombo

  • BA (Hons) in Geography (1st Class) 2002 / 2006

    Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • ER Mapper Professional 2007

    Geo Informatic (Pvt) Ltd

  • Making Teaching Effective (MaTE) 2007

    Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo

  • GIS and Its’ Application 2008

    PGIS, Univerisity of Peradeniya

  • Social science research and comprehensive research development proposal 2012

    National Science Foundation, Colombo

  • Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS 2015

    GIS Solution (pvt) Ltd.

  • Open Source Software for Library Management 2017

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

  • Disaster management 2017

    PGIS, University of Peradeniya

  • Open Source Software for Library Management 2017

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Positions

  • Now2016

    Assistant Librarian

    Main Library, University of Colombo

  • 20162013

    GIS Consultant

    International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES, Colombo)

  • 20132010

    Computer Instructor

    Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

  • 20102009

    Visiting Lecturer

    Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • 20082006

    Assistant Lecturer

    Department of Geography, University of Colombo

  • 2017

    Member

    University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka