Dr. (Mrs.) Priyanwada Wanigasooriya

B.A.(Kel’ya), MSSc.(Kel’ya) , PhD (PRC)
Senior Lecturer (Grade II) in Library & Information Science
Email: priyanwada@kln.ac.lk
Contacts: 0094(0)775592570 / 0094(0)112917712 / 908
Room No: K3 008 - 3

Research Interest

Bibliographic control, Cataloguing, Library Service quality, Planning and designing Library buildings, Online Public Access Catalogue, Library Automation

Working Experience

  1. Senior Lecturer Grade II, Department of Library and Information Science,  University of Kelaniya since 02. 11. 2010.
  2. Visiting Lecturer BAMS Degree, Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya since 2016 to date.
  3. Visiting Lecturer Masters of Arts in Library and Information Science (MA), University of Kelaniya since 2017 to date.
  4. Visiting Lecturer Masters in Social Sciences in Library and Information Science (MSSc), University of Kelaniya since 2017 to date.
  5. Visiting Lecturer Diploma and Higher Diploma in Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya since 2003 to date.
  6. Examiner of Masters in Social Sciences in Library and Information Science (MSSc) Theses submitted to the Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya since 2017 to date.
  7. Supervisor of Masters in Social Sciences in Library and Information Science () Theses Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya since 2017 to date.

Teaching in 2019

Special Degree Programme

LISC 21454 - Information technology application in libraries
LISC 22444 - Library Automation
LISC 31463 - Introduction to Network Technology
LISC 31474 - Internet and Virtual Resources in Libraries
LISC 32414 - National and International Information Systems and Networks
LISC 41414 - Database Management and Internet Programming
LISC 41423 - Digital Libraries, Software Organization and Maintenance
LISC 42413 - Computer Project Practical

General Degree Programme

LISC 32032 - Computer Applications In Libraries

Position

Coordinator, Staff Development Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

Coordinator, Centre for students with disabilities, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

Senior Treasurer, Library and Information Science Students Association, Department of Library and information Science, University of Kelaniya.

National Coordinator, Propagation of members, Alumni Association in Library & Information Science, University of Kelaniya.

Publications

  1. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2018), “LIBQUAL analysis of library services in university libraries in Sri Lanka”, Journal of Teaching and Education ,8(1),  175-186p.
  2. Si, Li, Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada, Ranaweera Achala (2017), “Evaluation and assessment of E-Service quality of university Libraries in Sri Lanka”, European academic research, 4(12),10647-10671p.
  3. Si, Li, Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada, (2016)“An investigation and analysis of Online Public Access Catalogues(OPACs) in University Libraries in Sri Lanka”, International Journal of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, 2(1), 28-39p.
  4. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2016), “Scientific data management strategies of Sri Lanka with special reference to government institutions”, Senior professor Kulasena Vidanagamage felicitation volume, University of Kelaniya.365-390p.
  5. Si, Li, Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada(2016), “Evaluation library service quality”, Sri Lanka Library Review, SLLA,30(2016), 38-46p.
  6. Weerasooriya, W.A., Weerasinghe, M.K., Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada, PiyarathanaThero, L., Suraweera, N. and Chamara, K.A.T. (2016) “Design and development of a desired Graduate Profile (GP) for the BA (Honors) Degree program in Library and Information Science (BLISC) conducted by the Department of Library and Information Science (DELIS), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka”, 1st International Conference on Library and Information Management (ICLIM - 2016), 21st - 22nd October 2016, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 132-133p.
  7. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2015), “E-Sri Lanka: Constriction of government information sources”, 3rd International conference in multidisciplinary research and practice: ICMRP proceedings, University of Haripur, 47p.
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  9. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2014), “Socialization of OPAC: Some plus points”, Kutavedi: festschrift for senior professor Piyadasa Ranasinghe, 592-599p.
  10. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2013), “A National Collaborate Plan for the Development of Libraries in Sri Lanka”, 2nd International Conference of Social Sciences proceedings, University of Kelaniya, 49p.
  11. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2012), “A study on attitudes towards subject itself and teaching of Library and Information Science among the students in University of Kelaniya”, 3rd  LIS Research Symposium proceedings,  Library and  Information Science Alumni Association ,University of Kelaniya, 9-11p. 
  12. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2012), “Cyber library vs.  Traditional library”, Mudhita, University of Kelaniya.  (in Sinhala)
  13. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2011), “OPAC user interface evaluation in University libraries in Sri Lanka”, 2nd LIS Research Symposium abstracts, Library and Information Science Alumni Association, University of Kelaniya, 72-73p.
  14. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2011), “Positives hints for librarians”, Pustakala Vidya, 3, 19-25 p.(in Sinhala)
  15. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2010), “Use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), in Sri Lankan national university libraries”, International Journal of Social Sciences. University of Kelaniya, Vol.1, No.3
  16. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2010), “Popularity of Cyber libraries among the academic community in Sri Lanka”, 12th  International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies (ICSLS) Abstracts,  The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka and Open University of Sri Lanka, 245p.
  17. Weerasooriya, W.A. and Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada. (2010) “Development Information needs and issues of Estate Workers in Sri Lanka”, 11th Annual Research Symposium of Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, 102p.
  18. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2009), “Value of Innovation in the Field of Library and Information Science with Special Reference to the University Libraries in Sri Lanka”, Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference, Chinia, Crete, Greece: 26-29 of May 2009 http://www.isast.org/images/ BOOK_OF_ABSTRACTS_QQML_teliko.pdf ,  93p.
  19. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada, Piyarathana Rev. L(2009), “CD and software problems in the faculty of Social Sciences”, A3 solutions symposium, KAIZEN Centre, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 16p.
  20. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada, Suranga Sampath (2008), “An Empirical Study of Using OPAC, with Special Reference to the Library of University of Kelaniya , Sri Lanka” 9th Annual Symposium of University of Kelaniya, 93p.
  21. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2008), “Use of Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) of Indian Researchers”, LIS Research Symposium, Library and Information Science Alumni Association, University of Kelaniya, 6p.
  22. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2008), “A Study of Problems Faced By the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC), Users in Sri Lankan University Libraries”, National Conference in Library and Information Science (NACLIS), Sri Lanka Library Association , http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00014395/
  23. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2008), “Web OPAC: An effective tool for fulfilling the bibliographical information needs of the undergraduates in Sri Lankan national universities”,  2nd International Symposium Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 181p.
  24. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2008), “Use of Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs), in Sri Lankan national university libraries”, International Conference on Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya , 260p. 
  25. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2007), “Effectiveness of On-line Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) in fulfilling the user’s bibliographical information needs in university libraries in Sri Lanka”, 8th Annual Symposium of University of Kelaniya, 103p.
  26. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2007), “Planning library buildings”, Library News, 28(3/4) 24-29p.
  27. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2006), “Historical development of catalogue: from card catalogue to web catalogue” , Pustakala Vidya Lekana Samuchhaya,2 68-77p.
  28. Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2005), “New trends in cataloguing”, Pustakala Vidya Lekana Samuchhaya,1 , 128-154p.Wanigasooriya, Priyanwada (2004), “Planning University library buildings in Sri Lanka, With Special reference to Peradeniya, Kelaniya & Colombo University library buildings”,  3rd Annual  Research symposium, Faculty of Graduate studies, University of  Kelaniya. .37p.
  1. Evaluation and Assessment of E-Service Quality of University Libraries in Sri Lanka(2017). European Academic Research Journal,4(12), 10647-10671
  2. An investigation and analysis of Online Public Access Catalogues (OPACs) in university libraries in Sri Lanka (2016). International journal of arts and social sciences, 2(1), 28-39.
  3. E-Sri Lanka: Construction of government information sources (2015).Abstract proceeding of 3rd International conference on innovation challenges in multidisciplinary research and practice. Held in Singapore 15-16,December 2015

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