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Dr. Priya Rai

Deputy Librarian & Officer Incharge

B.Sc. MLISc., M.Phil (L&ISc.), Ph.D., LL.B. PGDLAN, UGC-NET.

Commonwealth Fellow IALS, University of London, UK.

Bitner Research Fellow, Cornell University, USA.


Dr. PriyaRai is the Deputy Librarian and officer incharge of Justice T.P.S. Chawla Library, NLUD. Prior joining she worked with primer University libraries viz, GGSIP University and Indian Law Institute. She has an experience of 17 years of active library services. Dr. Rai has earned her M Phil & Ph.D. in Library and Information sciences for Banasthali University, Rajasthan and LL.B form Meerut University and qualified UGC-NET . She is the recipient of FCIL Schaffer Grant form American Association of Law Libraries-2012 and Bitner Research Fellowship form Cornell University Law Library (USA).  She also delivered a talk on 105th annual meeting and conference (AALL) Boston. She has credited for organizing the 1st international conference on access to legal information and research in digital age, representing law librarianship in India. She has co-edited 07 books and published various papers in referred journals and conferences. She has extensive interest and specialization in library automation, electronic retrieval and dissemination through open access and  databases, e resource training and associated with LII of India project. She is member of American Association of Law Libraries, International Association of Law Libraries, Delhi Library Association, Special Library Association and All India Media Library Association.

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    1. 30th Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information: The Dynamics Of Malaysian Law In The Global World University Of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th- 8th December 2011
    2. FCIL Schaffer Grant for Foreign and Comparative Law Librarians 2012: American Association of Law Libraries (AALL).Boston, USA. July 2012
    3. Bitner Research Fellowship, Cornell Law Library. Cornell University (Ithaca) USA.2012
    4. Commonwealth Professional Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, University of London, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, United Kingdom during February-April 2015.
    5. Visiting Law Library Fellowship 2015. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, UK
    6. Visiting Fellow. University of Passau, Germany June 2014
    7. Conference Convener: International Conference on Access to Legal Information & Research in Digital Age Feb 29th-2nd March 2012 (ICALIRDA), National Law University, Delhi.
    8. Conference Convener: Library and Information Professionals Summit (LIPS) 2015. On. Transforming Dimension of IPR: Challenges for the New Age Libraries, NLUD.
    9. Consultant : Supreme Court of Bhutan Library