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Alan Jaques

Alan Jaques is a librarian with extensive experience collaborating alongside teachers and school leaders to enhance and blend traditional librarianship with new digital technologies to develop culture and community. He likes sloths and simplicity.

Ambika Kapur

Ambika Kapur has 12 years of experience in the Senior School Library. Skilled in translating library services and policies into tangible, comprehensible resources for students. Award-Winning abilities in display, development and implementation.
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Anil Mane

Anil Mane’s goal in life is to associate with the learning community which values hard work, integrity and character. His quest is to associate with dynamic people and organizations that provide him with opportunities to utilize his expertise to benefit one and all; this is the core reason for creating and being associated with the Liferarian group.
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Arati Siram

Arati Siram, currently engaged with Don Bosco International School, Matunga. She has been working in this field of books and knowledge for the last twenty-four years. She worked at the training college before working with school children. She believes that children play an active role in their community and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable hence can be nurtured from childhood.
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Brinda Pandit

Brinda Pandit is a fun-loving person who is a passionate reader. An IB PYP teacher librarian with work experience of 16 years. A lifelong learner who is open-minded to learn and unlearn things as per the development and demand of the situation. She enjoys being with kids, and reading aloud is her passion.

Divya Kunchala

Divya Kunchala has been working as Librarian of Silveroaks International school from the past three years. She has worked as a supporting teacher for ages 5 to 10 and conducted various learning sessions for Math, Arts, and others. She loves to work with and motivate children. She takes it as her responsibility, initiative and a challenge.

Irfan Shaikh

Irfan Shaikh is an IB educator for the last 14 years. He has experience in PYP, MYP and DP in various capacities. He has worked as an ICT Coordinator, Head of ICT, Head of Library, Homeroom Teacher, ATL coordinator and Programme Leader for Cambridge PDQ. He is currently working as a TOK Coordinator. He is an EdTech enthusiast and Google Certified Educator.

Ketki Bedekar

Ketki Bedekar comes with diversified experience. The initial step of her career began at the British Council. After being there for 7 years, she moved to Capgemini and worked as a corporate librarian. She got an opportunity to implement library software and be a part right from initial testing to actual implementation.
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Kuntal Bhandare

Kuntal Bhandare is a Secondary School Librarian, Extended Essay Coordinator and Team leader at Ecole Mondiale world school with 18 yrs of experience. She is one of the founder members of Liferarian group. She loves Indian music and cooking. She wants to build libraries for rural schools and provide a place for students to explore learning and develop new interests.

Liliana Bandini

Liliana Bandini started her librarianship journey 28 years back as an academic librarian. But her relationship with information, libraries and technology began even before. Last 16 years she has been working with IB schools, she became a school librarian. One of her areas of interest is technology in education.

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson is a Middle Years Program Coordinator and teacher in the library after many years as a PYP Coordinator and Librarian.  Passionate about supporting language and literacy development in students as well as diversity and inclusion in schools, she remains active in education as an educational consultant with the International Baccalaureate Educator Network.
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Mangala Ganesh

Mangala Ganesh is a mother of two wonderful children, a wife of a supportive husband. She is passionate about building a culture of curiosity through books. She encourages students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, expert researchers and most importantly, ethical users of information through various activities. She grabbed the opportunity to spread this message to parents and people in the community.
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Prasanna Peri

Prasanna Peri is a Learning Resource person, trainer and facilitator with a demonstrated history of working with senior client relationships, retail, media, hospitality and education management. Skilled in interpersonal relationships, communication, people engagement, humorism, storytelling, and mentoring.
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Rashna Patel

Rashna works as a Senior Librarian at an International School. She has worked as an Information Professional in the Corporate, Research and Academic sectors over the years. Information Literacy and user education is a passion and she considers ‘Smart Searching’ to be a key skill for students today.

Rozmeen Saifee

Rozmeen Saifee is a passionate Teacher Librarian since 2013, always ready to explore, learn and share. She has learnt and applied various techniques and plans during her tenure in teaching. Honest and passionate about her profession and always ready to take up new challenges. She says, “Love what I do. Do what I love!”

Ruchi Mahale

Ruchi Mahale is an Information and Media Literacy teacher at Oberoi International School. She has been in this role for over two years. Her role ranges from conducting research processes to ICT integration at EY and PYP level. She is tech-savvy and loves to explore new tools for her school community. Her qualifications include MA in Library and Information Science from TISS, Mumbai; and UGC-NET qualified with Asst. Professor rank. Research is her passion, and educating everyone about the process of research is her goal.

Saleth Premson

Saleth Premson is currently working with Stonehill International School, Bangalore as a Teacher Librarian, and wearing multiple hats as MYP EAL-Literacy Teacher, Extended Essay & Personal Project supervisor, and Homeroom Teacher, and more.
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Sanjukta Sikder

Sanjukta Sikder is a passionate Librarian and a literacy researcher with over 9 years of experience in International and National Board Schools. She loves to be with learners, closely supporting them to flourish in the learning community. Enjoys curating resources, collaborating with teachers to facilitate teaching and learning. She is keen to learn from her colleagues and from her tribe new ways to spread the love of reading.

Seema Suryanshu

Seema Suryanshu is working as a Librarian for the last 20 years. Currently associated with Pathways School Gurgaon (IB, CIS & NEASC Accredited) as Sr. Librarian since its inception in 2010. Attended TAISI & IBO CAT-3 Workshops, Course on Academic Integrity, Extended Essay and keeps herself abreast by attending webinars on many topics like Copyright issues, Personal Project and others. She supports the IB practices and her motto is to read, research and reflect.

Sunita Bakhru

Sunita Bakhru, is the IBDP Teacher-Librarian at JBCN International School, Oshiwara shuffles her life between being an instructor, running a book club for youths and grown-ups, arranging occasions at her residential society, conducting quizzes for loved ones and being a mother of a delightful girl.
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Sunitha Maddipati

Sunitha Maddipati, is a storyteller. Just like her bag of stories, she has always been curious and vivid with imagination. It is this nature of hers that made her a nature lover and a Himalayan trekker. Her enthusiasm and observation skills make her a good team player and a story weaver too. She lives by the motto, “Observe, listen and feel the stories around me”. She worked as an early years teacher for about a decade.

Sushma Sakpal

Sushma Sakpal is a PYP Teacher Librarian and blessed to be in this profession for the past 15+ years. She is currently working with Oberoi International School JVLR Campus. Sushma strongly believes that reading gives wings to your imaginations and enhances perceptions. She looks forward to exploring possibilities for professional development and wants to align herself as a 21st-century librarian.

Vandana Gambhir

Vandana Gambhir is a library professional for the past 18 years, involved in collection, processing and dissemination of information for teaching, research, and learning and to help in the fulfilment of the mission and vision of the School. Her goal is to provide the best user services and make students confident, independent learners.