Dr. H. Anil Kumar has a doctoral degree in Library and Information Science from the M.S. University of Baroda, India and the Master's and Bachelor's degree in Library and Information Science from Bangalore University. He secured gold medals in both Master's and Bachelor's programmes of Library and Information Science. With more than two decades of professional experience at renowned academic institutions like National Law School of India University, British Library and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Nirma University, etc.
He was invited under the prestigious International Visitor Programme of the Department of State, United States of America in June 2001. He is the recipient of Outstanding Librarian Award 2012 by AIMS (Association of Indian Management Scholars), Asian Professional Award (2011) by Special Libraries Association (SLA), USA and Best Librarian Award (2008) by Management and Libraries Network (MANLIBNET), India. He is a former member on the Editorial Board of Vikalpa (a journal of IIMA), Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Journal of Library Management and Member of Editorial Board of the International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology.
Dr. Anil Kumar conducts a very successful training programme for publishers titled as "Managing for the future" at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad since 2011 and is a faculty in MDPs like Innovating for Excellence at IIMA.
He is the former President of Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET) India and founding member of the International Centre for Technology and Entrepreneurship (www.icreate.org.in).
He has five books and thirteen papers to his credit. He has been invited to present papers in national and international conferences. His areas of professional interest are: Emerging Technology and Management Trends in Librarianship.
The Vikram Sarabhai Library (VSL) is named after Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, world renowned physicist and founding Director of IIMA. It was set up in 1962 and is one of the best management libraries in Asia. The library is open 24x7. Our mission is to facilitate convenient and user friendly access to current, global and relevant information by identifying, acquiring, organizing and retrieving information in various formats (print & non print) to serve the information needs of the academic fraternity of IIMA to meet their teaching, research, consulting, training and learning requirements.