M.L.S., University of South Florida
M.A., Andhra University, India
Sailaja Tumrukota received her M.A. in English Literature from Andhra University, India and M.L.S. from the University of South Florida.
Tumrukota has over 30 years of library experience in both main and law libraries, working in various capacities. Before coming to the Florida International University Law Library, Tumrukota worked as the Access Services Coordinator managing the Circulation, Reserve, Media Center and Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery services at St. Thomas University Law Library. She also worked as the Statistical and Financial Manager, supervising the staff and student assistants, in the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department of the University of Miami’s Otto G. Richter Library for seven years and prior to that, in Public Services departments including Circulation and Reference.
At FIU Law Library, Tumrukota manages FIU Law Library’s collection, including budget and bibliographic services. She oversees the daily operations of materials processing, ensuring patrons receive information in a punctual and efficient manner.
Tumrukota has served as the Treasurer and later on as the Secretary of the Dade County Library Association. She has also participated in the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) ILL committee.