BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Pradeepa Wijetunge, currently Librarian, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the Co-ordinator of the Consortium of Sri Lankan Academic Libraries has 32 years of experience in the university library sector. From 2002 to 2008 she also served as the Founder Director of the National Institute of Library and Information Sciences (NILIS), University of Colombo.

Dr. Wijetunge obtained B.A. Special (Honours) degree in Philosophy from the University of Peradeniya, Diploma in Library & Information Science from University of Colombo, Master of Librarianship (in Library Automation) from University College of Wales, Aberystwyth UK, Doctor of Philosophy from University of Colombo,  Master’s in Information Studies (Knowledge Management) from the University of Canberra, Australia and Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies from University of Colombo.

She is a Fellow of the Sri Lanka Library Association and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) of the UK and a member of the Sri Lanka Library Association, University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Association for the Improvement of Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE). She has contributed over 75 publications in LIS education, Knowledge Management, Information Literacy and several other LIS related themes and held the esteemed position of President of the Sri Lanka Library Association and the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka.

Qualifications, Fellowships and Certifications

  • PhD in LIS 2008

    Colombo

  • M.Lib 1991

    Wales, UK

  • MA 2018

    University of Colombo

  • BA (Hons) 1985

    Peradeniya

  • Dip. Lib. & Inf. Sc. 1987

    Colombo

  • Masters in Information Studies in Knowledge Management 2011

    Canberra

  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education SDC 2001

    Colombo

  • SEDA 2001

    UK accreditation as a teacher in Higher Education

  • Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) 2008

    UK

  • Associateship of Sri Lanka Library Association 1994

  • Fellowship of Sri Lanka Library Association 1999

  • Associateship 1999

    The Library Association, UK

Positions

  • Now2015

    Librarian

    Main Library, University of Colombo

  • 20082002

    Director

    National Institute of Library & Information Science, University of Colombo

  • 20152011

    Librarian

    University of Peradeniya

  • Council Member

    Sri Lanka Library Association