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Dr. Akash Singh

Assistant Librarian (Sr. Scale) Law & Legal Services

Dr. Akash Singh is working as Assistant Librarian with National Law University since Oct 2009. Prior to his present assignment, Dr. Akash Singh worked with Indian Law Institute, Kendra Vidyalaya and IITM. Dr. Akash obtained his Bachelor’s Degree(B.Com) from University of Delhi, M.A. in Public Administration, LL.B From Meerut University, M Phil in Library & Information Sciences and PGDLAN form IGNOU.  He has done his doctorate from Vikram University, Ujjain. He also qualified UGC-Net three times during 2010(June), 2012(June & Dec). He has credited seven edited books and thirty one articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences. His current interest areas are library automation, networking, web based information resources and open access archieves. He was member team implementation of Digital library initiations and digitization of Journal of Indian Law Institute and Annual Survey of Indian Law. He has specialization in online reference services and digitization. He is a member of many library associations like Delhi Library Association, Indian Library Association, Govt. of Indian Librarians Association, Special Library Association and All India Media Library Association, India Vision Foundation for serving community libraries in Delhi. He was awarded International Bursuries to attend Annual Course of International Law from International Association of Law Libraries at Barcelona, Spain in 2013.  He has been awarded "Best Paper Award” by Library Professional Association (LPA), during International Conference on Knowledge Organization in Academic Libraries (I-KOAL-2017) at Goa University during December 15-16, 2017.


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Area of Interest.


    1. Open Access Initiatives and Resources supporting free access resources around the world for the benefits of institution and research communities.
    2. Library and Information Resource Management supporting computer based online reference services.
    3. Development of Web Portal of Library. Kindly refer
    1. RFID Technology for Anti-Theft Surveillance System implemented at ILI and NLU, Delhi.
    2. Cataloguing & Classification of Books.
    3. Procurement of Journals on exchange, gift and purchase basis.
    4. Information System and Induction Programmes.



    • At Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Das Road, NLU, Delhi (2005 to 2009)
    • Started Barcode Generation within the Library for Books, Journals etc. in The Indian Law Institute Library
    • Pioneered Electronic Circulation by generating E-Cards to users through Barcode Reader in Indian Law Institute & National Law University, Delhi.
    • Contributed in “Index to Indian Legal Periodical 2006 & 2008” an annual publication of Indian Law Institute Library.
    • Prepared a Compilation “Accessing Legal Information: Sources and Materials, ILI, 2006” covering all best known legal web resources on Internet available free of Cost.
    • Prepared compilations for student section on Shipping Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Global Warming, and Legal Research & Education.
    • Prepared study materials for the students of “Post Graduate Diploma in Judging & Court Management”.
    • Assisted as team member for Implementation of RFID System at ILI Delhi in 2016
    • Assisted as team member for establishing Legal Research Information Centre at ILI in 2006.

    At National Law University Delhi, Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi (2009 to till date)

    • Dealing with procurement of Electronic documents involving digital licensing issues.
    • Implementation of RFID System (Fully featured) at NLU, Delhi
    • Implementation of Newspaper Search Databases for accessing newspaper articles at NLU, Delhi.
    • Under process in establishing Institutional Repository of National Law University Delhi.
    • Assisting in compilation of various regular publications viz. “Newsletter, Journals, Annual Reports, event proceedings, research reports and other publications of National Law University, Delhi”.
    • Member Editorial Group, Journal of NLU, Delhi
    • Member, Website Maintenance Committee, NLU, Delhi
    • Member, National Academic Depository (NAD), NLU, Delhi
    • Member, Publication Division, NLU, Delhi.
    • Responsible for getting issued ISBN, RNI and ISSN Numbers for University Press Publications at NLU, Delhi.


    • Assisted in Organizing International Conference on Accessing Legal Information and Research in Digital Age at National Law University Delhi in association with SAARCLAW during 2012. Conference Website:
    • Recipient of IALL Bursary Award for Professional Development for Law Foreign Law Librarians for attending IALL Annual Conference at Barcelona Spain in 2013. Please refer
    • Assisted in Organizing Library and Information Professional Summit 2015 at National Law University Delhi in association with Special Library Association, Society of Library Professional, United Nation Information Centre for Indian and Bhutan. Conference Website:
    • Recipient of Travel Grant from Society of Library Professionals (SLP) for presenting Research Paper at ICoASL 2015 organized by National Assembly Library, Seoul, Korea. Please refer
    • “Best Paper Award” awarded by Library Professional Association (LPA), during International Conference on Knowledge Organization in Academic Libraries (I-KOAL-2017) at Goa University during December 15-16, 2017.



     Members, Virtual Committee, Special Library Association, Asian Chapter.
     Council Member, Indian Library Association, India
     Member Special Library Association.
     Member International Association of Law Libraries.
     Life Member Government of India Libraries Association.
     Life Member Indian Library Association.
     Life Member Society for Information Science.
     Life Member Indian Association of Special Library & Information Centres.
     Life Member Delhi Library Association.
     Life Member AMLA.