Deva E. Reddy

Associate Professor 
 

Biography

Deva Eswara Reddy, a graduate of Wayne State University, received his Ph.D. in Library Science in 1983 from Karnataka University, India. He joined Texas A&M University in 2001 as an Assistant Professor of Library Science. Prior to this position, he served for over 20 years as the University Librarian of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India.  Dr. Reddy liaisons with the departments of agricultural education, agricultural economics, biological & agricultural engineering, ecosystems science and management, and offers bibliographic instruction to the students of these departments.  His research interests include globalization of agricultural science and education, agricultural information transfer systems, and open access to scholarly communication. An active member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Dr. Reddy was elected in 2011 as the Chair of the Science and Technology Libraries Section. He initiated the IFLA Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group in 2005 and continues to serve as the appointed Convener of the group.  Also, since 2004, he has served as the Convener of the interest group on social issues and rural information of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN). In 1987, Dr. Reddy was awarded a Fulbright Senior Fellowship for postdoctoral research in library science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1982, a Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship for training in biological and agricultural information services at Oxford, U.K., and faculty development leave by Texas A&M University in spring 2009. Dr. Reddy has authored/edited three books. 

Professional Responsibilities

  • Subject Specialist and Liaison for Agricultural Economics

  • Subject Specialist and Liaison for Agricultural Education

  • Subject Specialist and Liaison for Biological and Agricultural Engineering

  • Subject Specialist and Liaison for Rangeland Ecology and Management

  • Subject Specialist and Liaison for International Agriculture

Education
Ph.D., Library Science, Karnataka University
M.L.I.S., Wayne State University
M.L.I.S., DRTC, Indian statistical Institute
M.A., Public Administration, Nagpur University
B.A., Economics, Sri Venkateswara University
Graduate Diploma in Library Science, Nagpur University 
Graduate Courses in Archival Administration, Wayne State University
Fulbright Scholar (post doctoral research), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wi.

Research Interests
Agricultural information  services
Open access to scholarly publications
Globalization of agricultural education and extension 

Books

Social Networking and the Libraries in the New Millennium: An Annotated Bibliography.New York: Nova Science Publishers.2012.

Agricultural Information Transfer Systems. New York: Nova Science Publishers.2011.

ICAR: History and Growth.  Foreword by Dr. M S Swaminathan. Hyderabad: Indian Council of Agricultural Research. 1976.

Book Chapters

Reddy, D.B.Eswara. "Impact of globalization on small farmers worldwide: Implications on information transfer." In: Globalization:Sectoral impacts and country experiences, Ed: Ansusri Mallik.Hyderabad:Icfai University Press.(2009): 13-21.
 
Gilreath, Charles, Pauline Melgoza, and Deva Eswara Reddy. “Texas A&M University Libraries.” In: Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (October 2005):1-7. (Online)

Reddy, D.B. Eswara. “Integrated rural library development.” In: Libraries and Information Studies in Retrospect and Prospect, Ed. J.J. Sardana. Volume 2. New Delhi: Concept Publishing (2002): 348-356.
 

Selected Papers

Education for Agriculture and Allied Subjects in India. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 10: (2009).319–333.

Wan, Gang, Dennis Clark, John Fullerton, Gail Macmillan, Deva E. Reddy, Jane Stephens, and Daniel Xiao. "Key issues surrounding virtual chat reference model: A case study." Reference Services Review 37.1 (2009): 73-82.

Using the Four Ds Model of Agricultural Information Transfer to Study the Impact of Digital Information Sources. Quarterly Bulletin of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists 50: ¾ (2005):96-99.

Changing Trends in International Agricultural Research: Implications on Information Transfer. Quarterly Bulletin of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists 50: 1/2 (2005): 24-29.

Globalization of Agricultural Science and Education: An Overview of Texas A&M University International Agricultural Programs. Quarterly Bulletin of the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists 49:1/2 (2004): 24-29.

Content Analysis of Subject Based Discussion Boards in Agriculture: A case study of Grazingland and Ranch Management Discussion Board of Texas A&M University. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information 6: 1(2004) 21-33.

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).Journal of Agricultural & Food Information 6: 2/3(2004): 3-12.

Affiliations

American Library Association (ALA)
Fulbright Association
International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD)
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN)

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