Dr Madhuri Tikam Director (Ag.), Knowledge Resource Centre, HSNC University, Mumbai is an eminent academic and library professional working actively in the field since the last 26 years. Dr. Tikam is merit holder at her graduate and post graduate studies. She completed her graduation from University of Mumbai in 1993 and her post-graduation in Library and Information Science from SNDT Women’s University in 1995. She completed her Ph.D. from SNDT Women’s University in the year 2008 in Library and Information Science. She began her career with a multinational information services company as an “Information Scientist”. In 1997, she joined H R College of Commerce & Economics as Chief Librarian. Her keen interest is automation, advancement of library system and encouraging library patrons to avail maximum benefit of library collection and services.
Passionate and dedicated to research and library development, she has led many research and library advancement projects. She is a Ph D Guide and Guest Lecturer at University of Mumbai. She is also on Research and advisory committees of various universities and colleges like University of Mumbai, SNDT Women’s University, YCMOU, I. Y, College, etc. and a member of Open Consultancy for Indian Researchers. She has offered information literacy programmes and NAAC consultancy to more than 100 institutions. She continuously guides the working librarians about computerization and promotion of library activities. She has offered consultancy and training programs to various organisations. She has also been a linrary audit committee of many colleges.
She is continuously engaged in research and publications. She is on editorial boards of many international and national journals. She authored a book - “Measuring Value of Academic Library” and has three minor research projects and 40+ international and national level publications to her credit. She has delivered many lectures on international, national and local level. She is a strong support to the College authorities in the expansion of college activities. She played a major role in achieving various awards and recognitions for H R College like the University of Mumbai’s ‘Best College Award’, Higher Education Forum's (HEF) ‘Innovation Award’, UGC’s ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ (CPE), and NAAC Accreditations
She has received various recognitions such as the ‘Best Teacher Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching & Education (Library Education)’ from Higher Education Forum (HEF), Nomination from SAARC Documentation Centre, Scholarship from American Library Association (ALA), Innovative Idea Presentation Award from VESASC & Vijnana Bharati, etc. She has been invited to many countries like USA, Maldives, and Dubai to study and share ideas about best practices in library system.
All in all, Dr Madhuri is a dynamic individual with a passion of delivering value. She is known in the field of Education and Library Science as an analytical thinker with strategic planning, problem-solving and team building skills and for her continuous and active participation in the development of the profession.