Dr. Manuel has more than 27 years of professional experience in managing libraries nationally and internationally. He has worked in India and Saudi Arabia in different libraries at various capacities. He started his career at CMC Vellore, India in 1994. Later he joined Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia as an Assistant Professor & Head of Library Systems in 2010. He played a major role in establishing the new Central Libraries and Digital Library under the Deanship of Library Affairs, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University between 2010 and 2015. He visited USA several times as a Visiting librarian in Yale University & Tufts University. He completed his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at University of Madras and holds several other degrees from various Universities.