Dr. Jagdish Arora was the Director of Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre from August, 2007 to Dec. 2018. He worked as the Librarian and Deputy Librarian at the IIT Delhi from Sept. 2003 to August 2007 and from March 1991 to June 2002 respectively. He was Librarian at IIT Bombay from June, 2002 to August, 2003 and was Documentation Officer at the National Institute of Immunology, Delhi (1983 – 1991) and Asstt. Documentation Officer, ICRISAT, Patancheru, A.P. (1980 – 1983). He was the National Coordinator of the INDEST-AICTE Consortium (2002 – 2007), Chief Coordinator of UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium (2007-2015) and National Coordinator of e-Shodh Sindhu, the national consortium formed with merger of INDEST-AICTE Consortium, UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium and N-LIST (2016-2018). Dr. Arora is currently working as Advisor at National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi.
Dr. Arora is recipient of Fulbright Professional Fellowship in Library and Information Science (1997 – 98), SIS Fellow (1999), Young Librarian of the Year (2001, SATKAL), Librarian of the Year (IASLIC, 1999); ILA-Kuala Best Librarian Award (2004); and Master Motilal Sanghi Best Librarian Award (2009). He delivered 7th Dr. S.R. Ranganathan Memorial Lecture organized by Delhi Library Association in 2009, 10th Prof. K. A. Isaac Commemoration Annual Lecture in 2015 organized by the Kerala Library Association, Trivandrum, and 31st Sarada Ranganathan Endowment Lecture 2016 (Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (SRELS) and Ranganathan Centre for Information Studies). He was awarded “SATKAL Life Time Achievement Award” for the year 2011 by SATKAL, a Punjab-based Organization and DLA Professional Excellence Award-2015 by the Delhi Library Association (DLA).