Dr. Bijayananda Pradhan is Assistant University Librarian (Sr. Scale) & In-Charge Central Library and OSD (Teaching Recruitment Section) Central University of Odisha. He qualified UGC NET in Library & Information Science for lectureship by UGC in the year 2009. He has been with Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC), Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi. Worked in various sections like acquisition, technical processing, reference, digital library and publication division etc. Heading the Central Library from 2011 to till date. Planning and Implementation of integrated Library management software (Koha), Creation of IR and ETD of CUO using DSpace in Central Library. He is also the University coordinator for Shodhganga repository and Urkund anti-plagiarism software of CUO. He has also participated in a large number on seminars/workshops/conferences, presented papers/keynote address and chaired technical sessions. He has authored several books.