Prof. Susmita Chakraborty did her Honours (English Literature), MA (English Literature) and Masters in Library and Information Science (Gold Medallist) from University of Calcutta. She did her Masters (Digital Library Management) and PhD from Jadavpur University; and Associateship in Information Science (AIS) from INSDOC, CSIR, New Delhi (now NISCAIR). Currently she is a Professor in the Department of Library an5d Information Science, University of Calcutta teaching Digital Content Management, Library Website Design, ICT, and Technical Writing. Formerly, she was a Deputy Librarian in Bengal Engineering & Science University (now IIEST, Shibpur). Before that she was a Librarian in Maharaja Manindra Chandra College.
Susmita is the Secretary, Standing Committee, Section on Education & Training, International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA-SET) and also the Editor of IFLA SET Bulletin. IFLA is the umbrella organisation of all the National Associations in Library and Information Science. Susmita was Commonwealth Fellow and a visiting Academic in University College London, United Kingdom in 2015
She was awarded Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award (San Diego, USA, 2013), Momentum Press Award (Boston, USA, 2014) and SLA Rising Star Award (Vancouver, Canada, 2015).
Award / Honours:
SLA Rising Star 2015, Boston, USA, 2015
Bonnie Hilditch International Librarian Award, San Diego, USA, 2013
Momentum Press Award, Vancouver, Canada, 2014
Gold Medal, M.Lib. Sc., 1994, University of Calcutta
AIS Scholarship of Rs.1000 per month for one year, 1991-1992, INSDOC, CSIR, New Delhi
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS/INVITED TALKS/INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL WORKSHOP/MISC.
Chakraborty, Susmita and Das, Anup Kumar (2014), ed.s . Collaboration in International and Comparative Librarianship (pp. 1-406). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4365-9 .
Executive Advisory Board members and authors are from 18 countries. The list includes Prof. Dan Dorner, Prof. Neelameghan, Prof. Anna Maria Tammaro, among others. This book is dedicated to Prof. S B Ghosh, one of the early doyens in International Librarianship in India. The book is available at amazon.com or at http://www.igi-global.com/book/collaboration-internationalcomparative-librarianship/75483
2018. Chakraborty, Susmita, ed. Transforming the society: libraries as the torch-bearer of change. IFLA.CU 2018 by DLIS, University of Calcutta with Asia and Oceania Section joint with Education and Training. Kolkata: Dept. of Lib. and Inf. Sc., University of Calcutta. ISBN: 9788193742914. Pp. 1-360.