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Dinesh K Gupta holds Doctoral Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is Associate Professor at the Department of Library & Information Sc., He is Director (Faculty Affairs) and In-charge, Central Library of the VMOU, Kota He has been the Council Member of the Indian Library Association (ILA) for two terms, 1998-2000 and 2000-2002 and Council Member of the Indian Association of Special Libraries and Information Centers (IASLIC) for the two years term for 2002 and 2003. Before joining as Member of Standing Committee of IFLA Education & Training Section, 2011-2015, He has served as Member of the Standing Committee of IFLA Management and Marketing Section for the second terms 2003-2007 and 2007-2011. Presently, he is the Chair of the Jury of ‘IFLA International Marketing Award’ after serving as Jury Member from 2003-2008. He is also a Member of the Selection Committee of South Asia LIS Award. He has authored more than 40 papers/ reviews published in peer review journals and conference proceedings, edited volumes, both at national and international level. Some of his publications have appeared in: Information Outlook (SLA, USA), New Review of Life Long Learning (Graham Taylor, UK), Library Administration (Howarth, USA, now Taylor & Francis), Science & Technology Libraries (Taylor & Francis), Information Service and Use (AOI Press), IFLA Journal (Sage, UK), Marketing of Library Services (Info Today, USA), SRELS Journal of Information Studies (Sarda Ranganathan Endowment, Bangalore), Annals of Library Science (NISCAIR, New Delhi), IASLIC Bulletin (Kolkata), Herald of Library Science, University News (AIU, New Delhi), etc. He has also contributed a paper in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, 3rd ed, of Taylor & Francis in 2009. He has edited four books including IFLA books “Marketing Library and Information Services: International Perspectives” (Co-editors: Christie Koontz, USA, Angels Massisimo, Spain and Rejean Savard, Canada), K. G. Saur, Munich, 2006; and ‘Marketing Libraries in a Web 2.0 world’, De Gruyter Saur, Berlin/Munich, 2011. His new co-edited work ‘Marketing Library and Information Services II: A Global Outlook’ will be published in 2013 in the IFLA ‘Green-back series’. Apart from professional writings, he also founded his University’s Newsletter MEERA ( and edited first six issues of the newsletter. Interviews with the IFLA President, Vice-Chancellors of IGNOU, VMOU, RTU, UOK, and some other dignitaries, were published in the newsletter. He writes on a blog ‘Marketing-Mantra-for-Librarians’ at which is being viewed from more than 100 countries. He has attended many important international conferences of the organizations such as IFLA, FID, Asian Association of Open Universities, Global Knowledge Partnership Regional Meet, World Library Summit, SLA Asian Chapter, etc. in India and abroad. He has completed a (joint) project on ‘Database of LIS Marketing Literature in India’ sponsored by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 2006 and UGC sponsored Major Research Project ‘An Investigation into Education, Training and Research in Library Management in Indian Universities’. He has guides four doctoral students for Ph.D. degree and supervised four M.Phil Students. He has been facilitated with awards like Satkal Young Librarian Award-2003, Best Librarian Award of Rajasthan Patrika-2006, Ranganathan-Kaula Award-2010 and Master Motilal Sanghi Best Librarian for 2011.