University of Illinois
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2007 Serving Diverse Populations Course, GSLIS, University of Illinois
1992 Computers in Libraries Training Course, Vancouver Community College
1983 Ph.D. in Library & Information Science, University of Rajasthan (India)
1975 M.L.S- University of Rajasthan (ALA accredited)
1973 M.Sc- (Zoology), University of Rajasthan(India)
1971 B.Sc- (Chemistry), University of Rajasthan(India)
South Asian Studies
Digital and Online Resources
American Library Association, ACRL/AAMES Special Recognition award for distinguished services, Anaheim, CA, June 28, 2008
American Library Association, ACRL/AAMES Special Recognition Award for distinguished services, Washington DC June 23, 2007
Awarded the Punjab National Award for the Best Librarian, SATKAL Trust http://www.satkal.org/ , (2005)
Awarded Fellowship by the Society for the Information Science, India , http://sis-india.netfirms.com/awards.htm , (2004)
Awarded University Gold Medal for First Rank in the Library Science Degree program(1975)
2009: Awarded University of Illinois Library research grant (RPC) for a project on “ International Resources Guide to Guru Granth Sahib (The Sikh Bible) - A proposal for developing a comprehensive printed, digital and online reference source”
2005: Awarded Scholars' Travel Grant, Research Board of the University of Illinois
2003: Awarded University of Illinois Library research grant for a project on “International Bibliography on Sikh Studies”
2002: Awarded Research Fellowship by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute on "Indian Diaspora".
1977: Awarded University Grants Commission fellowship for research study on “ University Library Buildings in India".
Chilana, Rajwant Singh, 2008. Challenges for South Asian Resources & Information Services. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Agency. 478p.
Chilana, Rajwant Singh, 2006. Digital Information Resources and Networks of India . New Delhi: UBS Publishers. 264p.
Chilana, Rajwant Singh, 2005. International Bibliography of Sikh Studies. Dordrecht: Springer, 581p.
Chilana, Rajwant Singh, 2001. Dictionary of Sikh Names. New Delhi: UBS Publishers, 203p.
Chilana, Rajwant Singh, 1 989. The Sikhs: Their literature on culture, history, philosophy, politics, religion and traditions . Delhi: Indian Bibliographies Bureau, 250p.
Chilana, Rajwant Singh, 1988. Handbook of Libraries, Archives and Information Centers in India. New Delhi: Information Resource Center (Co-editor of Vol. 6).
Chilana, Rajwant Singh, 1984. University Library Buildings in India . Delhi: Academic Publications. 225p.
Chilana, Rajwant Singh. “South Asian Languages Dictionaries and bibliographies: Annotations of 37 resources”. In ALA Guide to Reference Sources, 12th Edition. Chicago: ALA, 2008
Chilana, Rajwant Chilana, 1985 1987, Associate Editor, ILA Bulletin (Quarterly Journal of the Indian Library Association)
Chair, Publication Committee of the ACRL-AAMES, 2003-2005
Member of the National Advisory Committee member of the National Resources Centre of Guru Granth Sahib Studies set up by Prime Minister of India, 2008-
Member of the International Advisory Committee for the International Conference on Academic Libraries to be held at the University of Delhi, India in October 2009. http://library.du.ac.in/ocs/index.php/ical/index
Member Executive Committee, SAMP/CRL 2005-07
Member Executive Committee, CONSALD 2005-06
Member of the International Advisory Committee, CALIBER 2004 & 2006
Member of the Faculty Review Committee, University of Illinois, 2006-2009
Member of the Diversity Committee, University of Illinois Library, 2006-2007
Executive Member of the committee of the Centre for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES), University of Illinois , 2003- Present
Member, Advisory Committee, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, UIUC, 2003-2008