UDH Kanchana

About Me

  • Phone:
    +94710219371
  • Email:
    udhkanchana@kdu.ac.lk
  • Experience:
    15 years years



Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • MSSc in Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya
  • BA, First Class honors pass, University of Kelaniya
  • Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya.
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education Programme (CTHE), General sir John Kotelawala Defence University
  • Associate membership of Sri Lanka Library Association


Working Experience

  • Senior Assistant Librarian Grade II, Allied Health Sciences library, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University - 2019 June to date
  • Assistant Librarian (Transitional Provision), Allied Health Sciences Library, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University - 2014 June to 2019 June
  • Assistant Librarian, University of Vocational Technology - 2009 October to 2014 June
  • Assistant Librarian , National Institute of Technical Education in Sri Lanka - 2008 January to 2014 October
  • Development Assistant (Library), National Institute of Technical Education in Sri Lanka - 2005 August to 2008 January
  • Visiting Lecturer, Sri Lanka Library Association - 2011 to up to date
  • Visiting Lecturer, BLIS degree program, Open University of Sri Lanka from 2020


Professional Affiliations



Teaching Areas

    • Referencing and Mendeley Reference Manager
    • Cataloging
    • ICT
    • Literature searching/ Database searching
    • Information sources
    • PICO searching
    • Evidence Based Physiotherapy
    • Usability Assessment
    • Information Sharing & Networking
    • Digital information needs & seeking behavior


Research Interest

    • Information needs & seeking behavior
    • Digital libraries
    • Information literacy
    • Health librarianship
    • user education
    • Usability Assessment
    • Systematic reviews


Awards

    • Clodagh  Nethsinghe Memorial Award for the best performance - Course on Library Automation 2007/2008 conducted by Sri Lanka Library Association.
    • Indian Government Fellowship for Advanced certificate on Modern Library Practice Training Programme -   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Chennai, India 08/10/2011- 08/12/2011



Publications