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 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. Read More
She loves her profession and respects the librarian’s community, who are self-motivated to achieve heights. Learning new things is her passion, and love for her children is her spiritual life. Her family and her loved ones are her motivation. Her small world is her work and her family.
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. Read More
Being associated with Liferarians for a long period has made him vulnerable to the dynamics of getting involved in all facets of learning. His attempt to emphasize here is that Learning with a Liferarian tribe is ‘Sahaj’ and spontaneous. In the Liferarian tribe, there is no space for worry but ample space for professional growth.
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. Read More
She is a lifelong learner. She is passionate about improving her skills and knowledge. Her efforts towards progression and to become a global citizen makes her unique. She very well demonstrates this through best practices and collaboration with professionals from the organization. To educate and empower students from inception is her objective where she utilizes her skills, knowledge and experience acquired over the years, to maximum potential.
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 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 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 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. Read More
She was also recognized for her work and was awarded the “Project Star Award”. Currently, she is at Podar ORT International School, as a teacher-librarian for all three curriculums PYP, MYP & DP. She likes to explore various tech tools and uses them to enhance student learning.
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 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 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. Read More
Linda trains and coaches teachers and school leaders in Texas, across the United States, and around the world to support the implementation of best practices, inquiry-based teaching, and student agency.
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. Read More
While her master’s degree in Library and Information science has helped her to set up solid structure & policies for the library, her zeal towards exploring new methods, technology, concepts to improve library efficiency has taken her passion to new heights. She has not only increased the efficiency of her library but shares best practices with fellow librarians and with other branches of her school, too. Spreading the joy of making a library a vibrant learning centre is a gratifying experience.
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. Read More
A professional with a Diploma in Training & Development, Masters in Tourism and Bachelors in Hospitality Management, she is very keen and focused on engaging personally and professionally in people well-being, engagement, learning and development. She is a strong and effective communicator with high empathy, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence. She collaborates very well with diverse teams and often finds creative problem-solutions. Mature and balanced, she has a very positive, affable, energetic and humorous disposition.
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 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 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 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. Read More
With 12+ experience in working with IB Schools and played roles as a Career Counselor, SEN & CAS Coord, Teacher History & Global Perspectives. Always challenging himself with new & innovative things, staying optimistic, eager to learn, and unlearn. He enjoys cycling, innovative & organic cooking, and reading.
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 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, 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. Read More
From setting up to oversee three libraries literally from boxes, in an Arabic school in 1990 at the beginning of her profession, to inspiring, teaching literacy skills and creating engagements for youngsters related to the fantasy world of books, it has been an enriching and stimulating journey the past 20 years. Somewhere from these experiences emerged the idea of a reading club which currently is her obsession with imparting the similar passion of reading as hers. In her past time assuming any, she appreciates tuning in to the music of the 1980s, cultivating and engaging in quizzing.
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 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 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.
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