H.M.D. Sajeewanie D. Somaratna

H.M.D. Sajeewanie D. Somaratna

Senior Assistant Librarian

Work
The Library Faculty of Science
University of Colombo
Colombo 03,
Sri Lanka
Work Phone: +94 011-2583883

Academic Qualifications:

B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology, University of Colombo 2001

P.G. Dip. (Buss. Mgt.) 2004

M. Sc. (Library and Information Science), Colombo 2009

Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (SEDA, UK)

 

Research Interests:

Service quality management, Information literacy education

 

Other Involvements:
Visiting Lecturer, National Institute of Library and Information Science, University of Colombo.
Editor, The Journal of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka 2011/2012
Assistant Editor, University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka 2009/2010, 2010/2011
Treasurer, Sri Lanka Association for Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE) 2010/2011, 2011/2012
Committee member, Annual Research Symposium Committee, University of Colombo 2012,2013
Committee member, Faculty Club, University of Colombo 2010,2011

 

Articles Published:

Somaratna, H.M.D.S.D (2013) Use of technology in assignment writing: a survey among the first year science undergraduates . Conference on higher education in Sri Lanka “Creative use of technology to enhance student-centered learning” Staff Development Centre (SDC) University of Colombo and Sri Lanka Association for improving higher education effectiveness (SLAIHEE). 28th June 2013, Colombo. Pp. 07
Somaratna, Sajeewanie, D., Pieris, Colin, N. (2011) Service quality in University of Colombo libraries: an assessment, Annals of library and Information studies, vol. 58. pp.170-183
Somaratna, Sajeewanie, D. (2011) Enhacing quality learning of undergraduates in the faculty of Science by incorporating an information skills development programme into the curricula. Conference on higher education in Sri Lanka “Implementing quality learning for higher education effectiveness” Staff Development Centre (SDC) University of Colombo and Sri Lanka Association for improving higher education effectiveness (SLAIHEE). 13th May 2011, Colombo. Pp. 12
Somaratna, Sajeewanie, D. (2011) Making Science Undergraduates into lifelong learners: a new information literacy module to Science Curriculum. Annual Research Colloquium 2011 of University librarians’ association of Sri Lanka, 29th  April 2011, Colombo
Jayasundara, C and Somaratna, Sajeewanie, D., (2011)  ICULA 2011Conference proceedings. University Librarians Association: Sri Lanka pp.303
Somaratna, H.M.D.S.D; Pieris, Colin, N.; Jayasundara, C.C (2010) A Gap analysis to measure service quality of University Libraries , International Conference of “Emerging Trends of Library and Information Service” ETTLIS 2010, June 3-5 India. Pp. 257-261
Somaratna, H.M.D.S.D; Pieris, Colin, N.; Jayasundara, C.C (2010)  User expectation verses perception of service quality in University Libraries: A case study. International Conference of University Librarians Association Sri Lanka ICULA 2010 – July 14 – 15, Colombo. Pp. 69-82
Somaratna, H.M.D.S.D (2010) Success of Library awareness programmes in the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Achievers Colloquium 2010 of University librarians’ association of Sri Lanka, 12th  February 2010, Colombo
Somaratna, Sajeewanie, D. (2010) Literature review: why is it important? Newsletter of Sri Lanka Association for improving higher education effectiveness (SLAIHEE). Vol. 10 (November 2010)
Somaratna, H.M.D.S.D (2009) A gap analysis to measure service quality of University Libraries through user perspectives: a case study at the University of Colombo (Masters Dissertation)

 

Contributions to Academic Publications/Books:

Somaratna Sajeewanie, D. (2011) Assessing Service Quality in Academic Libraries: User Perspective.VDM Verlag Dr. Müller: Germany. Pp. 152. ISBN:978-3-639-36682-2
Jayasundara, C and Somaratna, Sajeewanie, D., (2011) ICULA 2011Conference proceedings. University Librarians Association: Sri Lanka pp.303