Dr. Abira Chakraborty

M.Sc., B. Ed., M.L.I.S., Ph.D.


Department of Library

About me

Email-ID                                            :   chakabira@gmail.com 
Date of birth                                       :    2nd January, 1965.
Educational Qualifications                :   M.Sc. (Chemistry), B.Ed, M L I S, Ph.D. (C.U.)
Date of joining                                   :   04.05.2000.
Specialisations                                :   Physical Chemistry (in M.Sc.)         &    
                                                                 Research and Technical Libraries (in MLIS).                                                  
Area of research                            :   Preservation system of academic libraries in West Bengal                                                                                   
Hobbies                                           :   Travelling, Reading, Sitar playing and Music listening.

Administrative Experiences:

  • Convener of Library Committee.
  • Convener of PWD Committee.
  • Convener of Students Common Room Committee.
  • Convener of Canteen Committee.
  • Member of UGC Committee
  • Member of CAS Arrear Committee
  • Member of Women Studies Centre.


Publication of Books  :

    • Chakraborty, Abira. Preservation and restoration of  library materials : types and techniques, Progressive Publisher, Kolkata, 2011.  (ISBN : 978-81-8064-176-3)
    • Chakraborty, Abira. Digital libraries and future of librarians with a bird’s eye view of Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, KBD Publications, New Delhi, 2014, p(171 – 178). (Festschrift volume book)
    • Chakraborty, Abira. College library management : preserving the past and moving towards future, Rohini Nandan, Kolkata, 2017. (ISBN : 978-81-933615-2-8   )

Publication in Conference Proceedings :

  • Chakraborty, Abira. Conservation of library materials in Government colleges of West Bengal. In ‘Conservation of library materials’, WBGCTA, Kolkata, 2002.      (conference proceedings)
  • Chakraborty, Abira. Library automation and networking. In ‘Automation and networking of the college libraries’, Maulana Azad College; Kolkata, 2005.    (conference proceedings)
  • Chakraborty, Abira. Women : Better environment for a better living, “Women’s voices : visions and perspectives”, Sampark & Women’s Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, 2017. (ISBN : 9-788177-680058 )     (Conference proceeding)
  • Chakraborty, Abira. published an article on “Role of library and information system in college education” in conference preceding “The role of the library and information system in college education”, published by Sovarani Memorial College, Howrah, August 2017. (ISBN : 978-93-5279-348-2 )   (Conference proceeding)

Publications in peer-reviewed journals / Conference proceedings  :

  •  Chakraborty, Abira. Digital preservation in library. CUJIS, vol 4, 2001-2002, p 72-83. (ISSN : 0973-5771).
  • Chakraborty, Abira. Preservation system :  a survey on Darjeeling district college libraries of West Bengal in relation to climatic condition.  CUJIS, vol 7&8, 2006, p 38-55. (ISSN : 0973-5771)
  • Chakraborty, Abira. Digital library of India : an overview. Academic journal of  Hooghly Mohsin College,  vol 3, no 1, 2008, p36-45. (ISSN : 0973-6212)
  • Chakraborty, Abira. Digitization of  old and rare documents in Hooghly Mohsin College library under DLI project : a report. CUJIS, vol 11, 2009, p 1-11. (ISSN : 0973-5771)
  • Chakraborty, Abira. Information literacy in higher education with special reference to the role of college libraries in India. CUJIS, vol 11, 2009, p 21-28. (ISSN : 0973-5771)
  • Chakraborty, Abira. Women in Indian society : a small sketch.  Newsletter. vol 4, 2013,  p 40-41. (ISSN : 2395- 4299)
  • Chakraborty, Abira. Women empowerment across generations. Newsletter,  vol 5, 2014,  p 30-32. (ISSN : 2395- 4299)

Paper presentations in Seminars / Conferences  :

  • ‘Impact of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in library services’ In national seminar on ‘Implementation of ICT in libraries and Information Centres (NaSIILIC)’, organized by Dept of Library and Information science, University of North Bengal, held on 2nd February, 2011.
  • ‘Potentiality of e-books as important electronic resources of college libraries of West Bengal’ In Seminar on ‘Problems and prospects of college libraries of West Bengal’ held  at Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, Purba Medinipur, on 26-27th August, 2013 .
  • ‘RFID : a modern library management tool’ held at Belur, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira,  on 22nd March, 2017.

Project Work   :

Dr. Abira Chakraborty submitted a project report on “Work-Family conflict : a study among the women college teachers of Kolkata”, to Women Studies Centre, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata,  funded by University Grants Commission in 2017.