Mr Ram Sharan Thapa joined ICIMOD in 1985 as Assistant Librarian. Prior to joining ICIMOD, he worked as an assistant librarian at the Agricultural Project Services Center (APROSC). He has an extensive knowledge of library information and management and maintains links with national and International libraries and publishers as part of the enrichment and management of the ICIMOD library. Mr Thapa has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Library and Information Science and a Masters degree in Political Science from Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal. Mr Thapa is a founder member and first joint secretary of Tribhuvan University Library Science Students’ Alumni Association (TULSSA) as well as a life member of the Nepal Library Association (NLA).