Professional Staff

Dr. Mahesh Yaranal

Librarian (I/C)

Mahesh Yaranal has been working with NLSIU since 1997 and is presently serving as Librarian In Charge. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Karnatak University in 1996 and completed his PhD in Library Sciences from Bangalore University in 2018.

His responsibilities include the overall administration of the library, and handling of journals and databases. He has also been the coordinator for library workshops and orientation programmes.

He is presently working toward the Library’s Strategic Plan 2021 to conceive more academic programmes in information sciences. His major contribution at NLSIU includes Digital Access to NLSIU Scholarship (DANS), an institutional repository developed using DSPACE. He was the core member of the library ICT implementation programmes such as (i) NLS_LIS (an in-house developed library management system) in the year 2000, and (ii) Koha open access catalog since 2018 which serves not only as a library catalogue but also as a discovery platform.

His doctoral thesis revolves around the digitization of rare and classic resources and his research contributions include articles in national and international journals, editing of volumes/book chapters, etc. He was awarded the UGC Junior Research Fellowship in 2012.

Some of his publications are available at Google Scholar.

Madhu K S

Assistant Librarian

Madhu K S has been working with NLSIU since 2001. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Mysore in 2000 and completed his M.Phil in Library and Information Science from Alagappa University in 2011. He has over 20 years of work experience in Library and Information Science Practice and Research.

Prior to working at NLSIU, he was a Resource Person for the Library Automation Project at Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore, and a Library Trainee at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. He also cleared his Karnataka State Eligibility Test in 2015.

At the NLSIU library, he is in charge of acquisition, cataloguing, and maintenance of theses & dissertations, and also handles assistive technology for the visually impaired. Other responsibilities include online and offline referral services, updating reading materials on LMS, maintaining question papers/answer keys, library orientation for new users, and management of information resources.

Besides working as the Assistant Librarian, he is also a member of the Sexual Harassment Committee of NLSIU and Admissions office staff for NLSIU 3 years LLB (Hons.) programme.

With a few published papers to his credit, his interest areas in research are: Use of social media in libraries, digital library and user’s study.

Some of his publications are available at Google Scholar.

Ramesh Kumar M

Assistant Librarian

Ramesh Kumar M graduated with a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Bangalore University in 1990 and has been working with NLSIU since 1998.

Prior to working at NLSIU, he worked with the British Council Library and the Krishnadevaraya College Of Dental Sciences & Hospital (KCDS) Medical College Library.

In the library, he is in charge of acquisition section, textbook section, processing of bills, payment of books, newspaper clippings and classification of books. His other responsibilities include providing information regarding books and E-resources, and assigning headings for new books in NLSIU databases.

Besides working as the assistant librarian, he is also a member of the Anti-Ragging Committee of NLSIU.


Rohini T

Documentation Assistant

Rohini T earned her Master’s degree in Library Science from Gulbarga University in 2006 and joined NLSIU, Bengaluru later that year. She joined as a Documentation Assistant at the Centre for Child and the Law and later worked with the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy. She has been working with the NLSIU library since 2012.

She is in charge of the Documentation Section and Circulation Section, handles issue/return and renewal of books to NLSIU communities in Koha and NLS LIS, maintains library patrons in the Koha Library Management Software.

Her other responsibilities include working on Dspace, magazine entries, marking and scanning newspaper clippings, updating faculty publications, cataloguing materials in the Repository, and sale of NLSIU publications (preparing invoice, publication display etc.).

She is currently pursuing her PhD in Information Needs and Gathering Habits of Lawyers in the Digital Environment: A study of Lawyers of Karnataka High Court, Library Science, Karnataka State Akkamahadevi Women’s University, Vijayapura.

Rohini T & P.G. Tadasad (2020) | Use of information sources by lawyers in the High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore. Kelpro Bulletin, Vol.24(2).
Rohini T & P.G. Tadasad (2019) | Use of library by lawyers in Bangalore city: Is gender a barrier?, Research Review International Journal of Multidisciplinary, Vol.4(5).

Support Staff

Manjula - Attender

Ramakrishna - Attender

Nagaraj - Helper

Manjappa Shetty - Office Assistant