Dr. Jagtar Singh

Dr. Jagtar Singh
Professor, Department of Library and Information Science,
Professor In-charge, Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha Library,
Patiala, India

Dr. Jagtar Singh is serving as Professor of Library and Information Science as well as Professor In-charge of Punjabi University Library, Patiala. He has his masters in English Literature and PhD in Library and Information Science. He has 35 years of teaching and research experience and has visited 22 countries on various academic assignments. He has many awards and honors to his credit including the Commonwealth Academic Staff Felloship. He has contributed more than 100 papers and 10 authored and edited books. He has served as Lead Editor for MILID Yearbook 2015 and 2016, respectively. He has worked jointly with Alton Grizzle to develop Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy, now adopted by UNESCO. He has contributed to the development of Empowering 8 Model of Information Literacy, and also developed the HIL-Health Informational Literacy Model. He is content creator and Mentor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's INELI India Programme being implemented by the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai. His areas of interest include knowledge organization, open access, LIS education, research and training, and media and information literacy, and library philosophy, values, ethics and aesthetics. He can be contacted at:jagtardeep@gmail.com