Senior Information and Resource Centre Associate
I lead ICIMOD’s Information Resource Centre. I am responsible for information resource access, management and dissemination to support our research and innovations work. I oversee the administration, updates and management of ICIMOD’s central document repository and the HKH knowledge portal HimalDoc. I am also responsible to keep track of use statistics for ICIMOD’s publications, promote them and link them with open access to regional and global knowledge portals to achieve more impact. I support colleagues in open access publishing processes and guiding users in the use of information management tools and technologies. My role also extends to linking libraries through the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC).
Anil Kumar Jha
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
My work contributes to protecting the pulse of the planet because information is a basic asset for human development, which is vital for research, development, innovation and policymaking. My work provides support from information generating to communicating to the right audiences at the right time.
What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
I have enjoyed most the formation and development of HimalDoc. I enjoy managing it so that it stores, disseminates, links and promotes information resources on sustainable mountain development issues.
What are you passionate about?
I love my village first.
My core 16 years of professional life started at ICIMOD. By education, passion, profession and experience, I am a librarian and an information scientist. I hold a Master’s degree in library and information science from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. I was awarded the TULLSSA Gold Medal in 2002 for gaining the first position in the Bachelors of library and information science from TU. I had studied pure science until my Bachelor’s degree studies. I have deepened my knowledge and skills in information repository and knowledge portals, integrated library management software, library automation, knowledge discovery, ICT applications, metadata standards, digitization, reference management system, publication impact analysis, social and academic research networks, open access, library and information management, use of information resource management tools and technologies. I have successfully participated in many internal, national and international academic and leadership trainings, workshops, conferences, and webinars. I have also conducted many trainings, webinars and workshops.