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Ruwan Gamage

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Dr. Ruwan Gamage is a Senior Lecturer in Library and Information Science at the National Institute of Library and Information Sciences (NILIS), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has 21 years of experience in the discipline. Dr. Gamage is the current Chair of the South Asia Chapter of ASIS&T (2021/2022). He was the President of the Sri Lanka Library Association during 2020/2021. He obtained his PhD in Library Science from the Wuhan University, Wuhan, P R China in 2008, and has Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He has SEDA-PDF Named Award on Supporting Learning by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), UK (2018). Dr. Gamage was a Visiting Fellow of the Graduate School of Library, Information and Media, University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2017. He was the recipient of the 2009 ILIG CILIP International award for making a difference in libraries and information centers outside UK for initiating and successfully moderating the “Sri Lanka Library Friends e-Group since 2003. Dr. Gamage’s research interests include public library policy, information organization, and metadata schemas.