Announcing Sarbjit Kaur Randhawa as the UBC Asian Library full-time South Asian and Himalayan Studies Librarian

The UBC Asian Library recently announced that Sarbjit Kaur Randhawa has transitioned into a full-time position as the South Asian and Himalayan Studies librarian. She has worked part-time as the Indic Librarian in the Asian Library since 2006.

Sarbjit graduated from UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (now iSchool) with a Certificate in Advanced Study. She also holds three masters degrees in Library and Information Science (MLIS), Religious Studies, and Arts in Punjabi from Guru Nanak Dev University located Amritsar, India, respectively. Sarbjit is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, and Urdu.

Sarbjit’s new appointment reflects a growing interest in and the strengthening of Himalayan Studies and South Asian Studies programs at UBC. With Sarbjit’s knowledge and acumen, the Himalaya Program is in a position to build a Nepali language and literature collection and strengthen the existing Tibetan language and literature collection at the UBC Asian Library.

The Himalaya Program Steering Committee congratulates Sarbjit on her new position and looks forward to deeper and sustained collaboration with the UBC Library system.

Please click here to read the UBC Library news posting about Sarbjit Kaur Randhawa’s new position.

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