RAIS AHMED SAMDANI
Name Rais Ahmed Samdani Top of the page
Present Position Sr.Librarian: Government
College for Men, Nazimabad, Karachi.
Hon. Director: School of Librarianship, P.B.W.G.
Managing Editor: Pakistan Library Bulletin"
Secretary: Pakistan Library Association, Sindh.
Secretary General Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group
President : Sindh Council of College Librarians.
Member Board of Director/Joitn Secretary: SPIL (Society for the
Promotion and Improvement of Libraries) Founder President
Hakim Muhammad Saeed Shaheed.
Father: Anis Ahmed Samdani (Married with Safia Sultana D/O
Umaid Hassan Sabzwari in March 1947) Migrated from India in 1948.
(Died on Friday, 5th S eptember 1997, Buried in Azizabad, Karachi.
Sultana , Born in 1925 at
Faridkot, India D/O Umaid Hassan
Date of Birith 15th March 1948, in School record the date of
birth is however,
of R.A. Samdani: given as 25th March 1949.
Place of Birth: Mailsi, (District Multan, now Mailsi is in Distric Vihari, Punjab)
Grant father: Haqiq
Ahmed S/O Shaikh Muhammad Ibrahim Azad, (Died in
Karachi, Buried in Shershah, Karachi).
Grand mother: Amtul Baqi D/O Turab Ali Sabzwari (Grand Father of
Dr. Ghaniul Akram Sabzwari)
Paternal Grant father: Shaikh Muhammad Ibrahim Azad (Born:
25th Feburary 1868),
born in his ancestoral house at Hussainpur, District Muzaffar Nagar,
U. P. He was a religious scholar well versed in shariat and legal affairs
for he was Chief Judge of High Court and was a poet (Naat go Shair),
always praise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) His book
of poems (Dewan) entitled Sana-e-Khaliq,Dwan-e-Azad”
published in 1923 from Agra Murtazai Press, India.He was
Chief Judge of ikanair High Court (Died on June 7 , 1946
(Buried in Bikaner, Rajistan, India).
Paternal home land: Hussain
Pur, District Muzafar Nagar, U.P.India
homeland was Hussainpur, District Muzaffar Nagar, U.P. (Hussainpur
was build by Khansahab Hussain Khan (Sondhe Khan) in 1100 A. D.
The progenitors (Fore-father) migrated from Hussainpur to Farid Kot
and finally setteled at “BIKANAIR”, Rajistan, India.
Maternal father: Umaid Hassan Sabzwari, married with 'Sahifa'
D/O Inayat Ai
(Hussainpuri) at Amratser, India.( Died in March 1948, at Farid Kot
India). He was Patwari.
Maternal mother: Sahifa D/O Inayat Ali (from Hussainpur,
Muzaffarnagar, U.P.) died in
1932, at Belbeer Basti , Farid Kot, Buried in Farid Kot.
Maternal home land: Farid Kot, India ( Anscestors homland was “Banat”,
where migrated to Farid Kot)
Shajrah (Lineage): The Shajrah (Table of succeeding members of
the family) of
Hussainpuri Family prepared by Mr. Mashkoor Ahmed and Mr.
Khalid Parveiz, published Youngmen Hussainpuri Association
Karachi, in 1991.
Religion: Islam (Sunni)
Marriage: Married his causin Shahnaz Akhtar on December 20, 1975.
Father–in-law: Khurshid Ahmed Qureshi, Born at Kotkapura,
India in 1927, Died in
Rawalpindi on Fridy May 15, 1987, (Buried in Latifabad, Hyderabad)
Mother-in-law: Zakia Khatoon D/O Umaid Hassain.(Born in 1930 at Farid Kott )
Wife: Shahnaz Akhtar, Born: 7th December 1951, at Tharoshah, Sindh.
Profession: School Teacher since 1971- to date.
Children: sons- 2 , daughters - 2
Fahina Mehnaz Samdani (Born:, 13th October 1976, at Karachi Health Centre,
Kharadar, Lyari, Karachi) Education: B. A. from University of
Karachi. (Sir Syed Govt. Girls College, Nazimabad, Karachi)
Adeel Ahmed Samdani (Born;
6th December 1977, at Karachi Health Centre,
Kharadar, Lyari, Karachi). Education B. Com.
from University of Karachi (Govt Premeir College).
Sehar Samdani (Born;
6th June 1980, Boarn in Karachi, died on 15th
July 1980), Buried in Latifabad No.11, Hyderabad, Sindh)
Hafiz Nabeel Ahmed
Samdani (Born: 3rd 1982, at
Karachi Health Centre,
Kharadar, Lyari, Karachi) ). Learnet Holy Quran by heart at the
age of 13 from Ashraful Madris, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi.
Student of D.J.Govt Science College.
Brother’s and Sisters: Brothers:
Pervaiz Ahmed Samdani ( Married his causin
Munawar Perveen D/O Dr. Manzoorul Haq Sabzwari.
Tasleem Ahmed Samdani, married his causin Rubina
Parveen D/O Mr. Asraruddin.
Nadeem Ahmed Samdani, married with Asma,( out side the family)
Naheed Samdani, married with Shahid Ahmed Siddiqui.
S/o Haji Wajid Ahmed
Shaheen Samdani. married her causin Khalid Marghoob
Siddiqui. S/O Mr. Marghoob Ahmed Siddiqui
Ruhi Samdani, married with Arshad Nadeem. S/O Mr. Laiq Ahmed.
Nationality: Pakistani by birth.
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M.A. (Library Science), University of Karachi, First Class
M.A. (Political Science) University of Karach, 2nd. Class.
N.I.C. NO: 509-48-102991
N.T.N: 27 03 05547297
Address: B-401, Modern Complex, Gulshan-e-Sir Syed,
(North Karachi), Sector 11-I, Karachi-Ph. 6977737
Academic/Professional Qualification: Top of the page
Institution Cert./Dip./Degree Year
Ghazi Muhammad Primary School
Bin Qasim Primary
School, Masan Road,
Govt Boys Sec. Sschool S.S.Certificate(Matriculation)
S.M. Art/Commerce HSC, Intermediate
Haji Abdullah Haroon B.A.
College, Lyari, University of Karachi.
University of Post
Graduate Diploma 1971
Karachi in Library Science.
University of MLS
Karachi. (M.A. Library Sciene)
University of Certificate
Karachi. Turkish Language.
National Cadet Cert. of Service as
Corps, Karachi Coy Officer.
University of Certificate
Karachi Sindhi Language.
University of M.A.
in Political 1985
NIPA, Karachi. Cert. “Management
Course for Library
Department of Lib. Referesher Course
and Inf. Sc.Univ.of
PIM (Pakistasn Cert. “How
to prepare 1994
Institute of a Marketing Plan”.
Professional/Service Carear: Top of the page
Employer/Institution Position Period
Administrative Govt of Sindh, Librarian 23.5.1973 to 30-7-1973
Govt Superior Science
Karachi Univ. Library Research
(Dr. Mahmud Hussain
Library), under NDVP.
Library Advisory Technical
Organized the following libraries:
1) Hamdard Library of Hakim Muhammad Saeed ( Baitul Hikmah)
2) Islamic Centre Library, North Nazimabad.
3) Maulvi Tsamizuddin Library, Jamiat-ul-Falah.
JPMC Library Assistant
Could not join)
Govt of Sindh. Librarian
Education Department, (BPS- 17)
Served in the following Colleges:
1) Govt Collge of Physical
" 06.12.1973 to 31-12-1973
2) Govt Premier College. " 01.01.1974 to 31-03-1974
3) Haji Abdullah Haroon “ 01.04.1974 to 02-10-1997
Govt College, Lyari.
4) Govct Girls Sc. & Commerce
" 04.10.1991 to 1992
College, Federal, “B” Area, Karachi.
Promoted in BPS–18 Sr.
Librarian/B-18 19th May 1991
Promoted/Move-Over Sr. Librarian December 1992
In BPS-19 BPS-19
5) Govt College for Men, Sr.
Librarian 02.10.1997 to- date
Nazimabad, Karachi BPS-19
Teaching Assignment Top of the page
Under Graduate Teaching:
i) Taucht Library Science as an optional subject in to Intermediat classes in Haji Abdullah Haroon
Govt.College from 1976 toSeptember 1997.
ii) Teachiing Library Science in the School of Librarianship, sponsored by thePakistan
Bibliographical Working Group, Karachi from 1974to –date.
iii) Taught Library Science as an optional subject in Govt Girls Intermediat Arts and Science
College, North Nazimabad, Block “M”, Karachi for the academic year 1995.
iv) Presently teasching the same subject in Govt College for Men, Nazimabad Karachi.
v) Taught Library Science in the Class of Certificate Course of Library Science organized by the
Department of Libraries, Ministry of Eduction, Government of Pakistan at its Regional
Office,at Liaquat Memorial Library Building, Stadium Road, Karachi as Course
Incharge.The course was started from April 23, 1988.
Post Graduate Teaching:
Served as “Cooperative Teacher” in the Department of Library and
Information Science, University of Karachi in 1995 & 1997.
AWARDS / HONOURS Top of the page
1994 Awarded Certificate
of Merit by the Pakistan Library
Association (PLA) in 1994,
announced in the PLA 15th Bi-annual Conference held in December 27 – 29, 1994 at
NIPA , Lahore.
1997 Awared ACADEMIC
AWARD 1997 by the Sindh
Professors and Lecturers
Association (SPLA) in 1997.
Dialogue and Talk on T. V. (Karachi) Top of the page
Participated as a participant in a dialogue and talk on T. V. programme entitled “Iraday
our Manzillain” (Eps. No.6). Programme telecast by the Karachi Television Centre on
September 9, 1998, duration of the programmewas 20 minutes. Programme coordinator was
Prof. Hsahmatullah Lodhi, Ex. Principal, S.M. Science Govt College and Aditional Secretary, Govt of Sindh.Other particippants was Prof. Dr.Syed Jalaluddin Haider (Ex. Chairman,
Department of Library and Information Science, University of Karachi) and Prof. Dr.
Naeemuddin Qureshi, Ex- Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Univesity of Karachi.
Published Works of R.A.Samdani: Top of the page
R. A. Samdani has written and edited 26 books in Urdu and English language. Has published more than 75 articles on different aspects of Library and Information Science, Islam and biographies. He has been the sole editor of some, or co-editor of other publications.
1) Managing Editor:
Pakistan Library Bulletin/ Published by Library Promotion Bureau, (Quartery
journal in the field of ibrary and Information Scinence being published regularly from
Pakistan since 1968 to -date.
2) Chief Editor:
Pakistan Library Association Newsletter – (Sindh Branch Council) - 1991-1994 (Edited
and published 10 issues)
PLA Newsletter – 1996 -1997
4) Member Editorial Committee:
PLA Newsletter – 1999 - to-date
Mujjala “Akram” Karachi, published by Bazm-e-Akram – 1979
6) Member Editorial Committee”
Newsletter ‘SPIL” News and Views” 1987 - 1988
7) Honorary Representative”
Weekly “Idrak”, Sialkot
Newsletter, Taj Welfare Centre, Karachi - 1973.
BOOKS ( in
English 11 - in Urdu 15)
In English Language
1 Dr. Moid and Pakistan Librarianship.(English and Urdu)/ Karachi Library Promotion
Bureau, 1980. 151p.(Co editor)
2 ) Bibliographical Sources On Islam / Karachi : Pakistan Bibliographical
Working Group, 1993. 44p.
3) Books on Pakistan in Haji Abdullah Haroon Govt College Library (Englis and Urdu)
/ Karachi: The College, 1993, 62p;
4) Akhtar H. Siddiqui: A Bio-Bibliographical Study/Karachi: Pakistan Bibliographical
Working Group, 1995, 79p: (ISBN: 9969-8170-02-2)
5) Index of Pakistan Library Bulletin: 1968 – 1994/ Karachi: Library Promotion
Bureau,1996, 115p: (ISBN: 969-459-012-4)
6) Cumulative Index of Pakistan Library Review (PLR) Karachi: Pakistan
Bibliographical Working Group, 1998, 40p: (ISBN: 969-8170-03-0
7) Periodical Literature in Library and Information Science:an Index of 50 Years Works
in Pakistan (1947-1997)/by Rais Ahmed Samdani and Khalid Mahmood.- Karachi:
Pakistan Bliographical Working Group, 1999, 182p:
Web Version available on http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/mahmoodkhalid
8) Serials Management: A Study Guide for MLIS/ Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open
9) Muhammad Adil Usmani: A Bio-Bibliographical Study/ Karachi: Pakistan
Bibliographical Working Group. in press.
10) The National Bibliography of Pakistan: Volume III (Pure Sciences
Geography and History, (500 to 900)/ (Retrospective Pakistan National
Bibliography) Islamabad: Department of Libraries, Ministry of Education, Govt. of
Pakistan, 1999, 580p:
11) School of Librarianship, P.B.W. G.: Prospectus/ Karachi: Pakistan Bibliographical
Working Group, 1990.
In Urdu Language:
12) Pakistan main scienci wa funi adab; muntakhiba kitabiat , 1947-1974 ( Urdu , tr ;
Scientific Literature of Urdu Language published from Pakistan : select bibliography ) Karachi
Library Promotion Bureau, 1975. 157p.
13) Kutub Khanay Tarikh ki Roshni May. ( Urdu , tr. Libraries in the light of History)
/Karachi Qamar Kitab Ghar , 1977. 111p.
14) Adab Wa Kutub Khana. ( Urdu tr. Literature and Library ) / Karachi : Bazme -e- Akra
15) Ibtadai Library Science.Urdu, tr. Elementary Library Science) for XI LibraryScience/
Karachi : Library Promotion Bureau , 1980. 228p.
1st Edition in February 1980 - 12th Edition published in September 1999
16) Mubadiat –e- Library Science.( Urdu, tr. Basic library Science)
for XII Library
Science Karachi : Library Promotion Bureau, 1985. 200p.
Ist Edition in 1985 -
2nd Edition published in 1989, 10th Edition published in 1999
17) Kitabiat Tib Wa Sehet ; (
Urdu , tr. Bibliography – Medicine and health ) / Karachi :
Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group , 1992.70p.
18) Jadid Library wa Itatalati Science (Urdu) / Karachi : Library Promotion bureau, 1993,
19) Nazri Library Science (Urdu) for B.A.Library Science Part I/ Karachi:
LibraryPromotion Bureau, 1995, 200p: 3rd edition published in 1999
20) Taleemi library Science (Urdu) for B. A. Library Science Part II/Karachi; Library
Promotion Bureau, 1995, 200p: 3rd edition published in 1999
21) Urdu main Kitabiati maakhiz(Bibliographical Sources published in Urdu)/ in Press..
22) Jadid Kitabiat Sazi: for MLIS (in Urdu)/ Karachi: in press
23) Proceeding Golden Jubilee wa Ijlas-e-Aam: Young Men Hussain Puri Association
22-23, March 1990/ Karachi: The Association, 1990, 128p:
24) Repport General Secretary/ Young Men Hussain Puri Association: July 1, 1990 to
June 1991 Karachi The Association, 1991, 240p;
25) Report Karguzari / Young Men Hussain Puri Association/ 1990 –1991/ Karachi;
The Association, 1991, 31p:
26) Proceeding Ijlas-e-Aam; Young men Hussain Puri Association: 26-27,December
1991 at Babewala, Faisalabad/ Karachi” The Association, 1992, 96p:
IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE:
Role of Friends of Libraries (editorial). News and View, Newsletter SPIL, January – March 1987. P:3.
Government Publication (Editorial). News and Views, Newsletter SPIL, No.2 : April – June
Harnessing the Flood of Periodical Literature. News and Views,Newsletter, SPIL, No,3, June
– September 1987, p: 3.
School Libraries.(Editorial) News and Views ,Newsletter SPIL ,No4, October – December1987, p3.
Dewey Decimal Classification: 20th edition. (Editorial) XX(4):December 1989.
Library Legislation in Pakistan: Problems and Prospects. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXII (3):
ppp:44-48, September 1991.
Also published in PLA Newsletter, Punjab Branch Council. Lahore. 1(4): pp:1-12, 1991.
Pakistan Library Association (Editorial). PLA News, Sindh Branch Council. PLA Sindh Branch Council. 1 (1-2): September – December 1991. P:2.
Muhammad Adil Usmani: an eminent Pakistani Librarian. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXIV(4), pp:
10-16, December 1993.
Also on internet with photograph of Mr. M. Adil Usmani Web side
Muhammad Adil Usmani: an eminent University librarian. Souvenir,
1st Library Seminar on Academic Libraries at the Threshold of 21st Century, held on 27th-28th January 1993. Organized by the Dr.Mahmud Hussain Library, university of Karachi. The Library, 1993, pp:35.
National Library of Pakistan: Prime Minister Inaugurates. (Editorial).Pakistan Library
Bulletin. XXIV (3) : September 1993.
Education Policy 1992 – 2002 and Libraries. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXV (1-2): pp: 9 – 20,
January – June 1994.
Importance of Technology in Pakistan” Potential and Prospects (Editorial). Pakistan Library
Bulletin. XXVV(3-4): July – December 1994.
Index of Pakistan Library Bulletin 1968 – 1994. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXVI (3-4):pp:
51-115, September – December 1995.
Dewey Decimal Classification, Edition 21: an appreciation. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXVIII
(1-2):pp:10-21, March – June 1997.
Library Resources and Publishing: 50 Years Analysis. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXVIII(4):
pp:29 – 39, December 1997
21st Century and the Strategy for professional Library Associations with particular
reference to Pakistan. Pakistan library bulletin. XXVIII (4):pp: 50 – 58, December 1997.
Professional Library Journals of Pakistan” 50 Years Historical Analysis (1947 – 1997).
Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXIX (1-2)” pp: 22-34, March June 1998
Revival of PLA (Sindh Branch), Editorial, PLA Newsletter, PLA Sindh
Branch Council, No. 1, January- February 1999. P.1.
Pakistan Librarianship at the Crossroad. (Editorial). PLA Newsletter, PLA Sindh Branch
Council, No.2, March – August 1999. P:1
In Urdu Language:
History of Islamic Libraries. Monthly Tarjuman, Karachi. 8(1): pp: 70-75, January 1978.
Hazrath Ali Ibn Abe Talib. Monthly Tarjuman, Karachi. 8(2):pp:31-34, August 1978.
Library Darul Uloom Amjadia, Karachi. Monthly Tarjuman,Karachi.11(7):pp:70-75, May 1978.
Na’at-e Rasool-e-Maqbool (PBUH). Monthly Tarjuman, Karachi. 9(1): P:70-75, 1978.
Zaraee Tahreen(Writing Marterials)Pakistan Library Bulletin.X(1-2):pp:1-12,March–June1979.
Pakistan main library Science ke Taleem our jadeed rujhanath (Library Education in
Pakistan and new trends). Mujjallah “Nakhlistan-e-Kutub” Department of libraries, Ministry of
Education, Govt of Pakistan. 1979. Pp: 40-44.
Na’at Goee (Praise of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Mujjallah“Akram”,
Bazam-e-Akram, 1979. Pp:65-70.
Activities of Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group.Monthly“Kitab”,Lahore.9 (4): pp:
19-20, July 1980.
Urdu main Scienci wa Funi adab (Scientific Literature in Urdu). Magazine “Kainath”, Jashan
Seemi 1955-1981, Govt urdu Science College. (Annual Magazine) 1981, pp: 20-28.
Shaikh Muhammad Ibrahim Azad: Na’atgo Sha’air. Monthly “Anwarus Sufia”, Qasoor. August 1981, pp: 20-28.
School of Librarianship, sponsored by Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group. Monthly “Kitab”, Lahore, 15(19) . pp: 32-35, August 1981
Haji Abdullah Haroon Givct CollegeLibrary.Monthly“Kitab,Lahore.15(17):pp:27-30,May1981.
Baldia Karachi ke Awami Kutub Khano ka sarsary jaiza. (Brief study of KMC Public Libraries of Karachi), Monthly “ Kitab”, Lahore, 16 (12): 27 –30, October 1982.
Karachi ke kutub khanoo ka sarsari jaiza (A brief study of Libraries of Karachi). Daily “ Jang “, Karachi. 4th June 1982. P:9.
Haji Sir Abdullah Haroon . Daily Naw-e-Waqat “ , Karachi. 29th April, 1982. viii.
Pakistan main kutub khano ki taleem wa thereek ke bani Prof. Dr, Abdl Moid.( Prof. Dr.
Abdul Moid as the founder of the library education and library movement). Montly “ Kitab “ , Lahore. 17(3): pp: 18-20, January 1983.
Jild Sazi ( Book Binding). Monthly “ Kitab “ , Lahore:17(5)” pp:11-12, March 1983.
Bainulaqwami Islamic Univerirty Library (International Islamic University Library, Islamabad). Pakistan Library Bulletin. XVII (2): pp: 1-14, June 1985
Bainulaqwami Islamic Darjabandi (International Islamic Classification). By Dr. G. Sabzwari, Urdu tr. by Rais Ahmed Samdani. Pakistan Library Bulletin XVIII (2-3)” pp: 11-34, September – December 1986.
Kitab Zest ka unwan Zubair Sahab. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XVIII(2-3) pp: 14- 16, June – September 1987.
Report on Education. In, a Pamphlet “Tulo”, Youngman Hussainputi Association. Julu 1988.
Urdu Kitabith sazi main Muqtadra Qaumi Zaban ka kirdar(Role of National Language
Authority in Urdu Bibliographies).Pakistan Library Bulletin.XX(2-3):pp:1– 38,June–September1989.
Pakistan main School key Kutubkhaney ( School Libraries in Pakistan)./ Pakistan Library
Bulletin. XXI (1): pp: 1-24, March 1990.
Qaumi Klitabiath Pakistan 1986 (The National Bibliography of Pakistan 1986). Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXII (1-2): pp: 1-15, March –June 1991.
Qaumi Kitabiath Pakistan 1987. (The National Bibliography of Pakistan 1987). Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXII (4): pp: 1-14, December 1991.
Aalmi Numbroo kay Nizamth ( International Standard Numbering System). Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXIII (1): pp: 1-17, March 1991
Al-Haj Muhammad Zubair. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXIII(4): pp: 1-5, December 1992.
Report as General Secretary. In, Proceeding of the ‘Ijlas-e-aam’ Youngman Hussainpyri Association at Babe Wala, Faisalabad, Punjab. 1992.
Qaumi Kitabiath Pakistan 1988 (The National Bibliography of Pakistan 1988). Pakistan Library Association journal, Lahore. No.15, pp: 10-22, June – September 1993.
Taleem main College Library ka Kirdar (Role of College libraries in Education). PULSAA
News, Lahore. 5(4): pp: 3-8, December 1993
Kitabyti Zabth: Qaumi wa Aalmi. (Bibliographical Control: National and International) Pakistan
Library Bulletin. XXIV (1): pp: 1-7, March – June 1993.
The State Bank of Pakistan refused import of Books. Daily “ Jang Karachi .
Awami Kutubkhanoo ka kirdar our ifadiyath. (Role and Importance of PublicLibraries).Pakistan
Library Bulletin. XVIV (3): pp: 9-16, September 1993
Ibn-e-Hassan Qaiser. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXIV (4): p:: 18-26, December 1993.
Report as General Secretary. In, Ruaidad Ijlas-e-aam, Youngman Hussainpuri Association at
Multan from December 25-26, 1993/by Raza Ahmed Mushtaq.-1993.
International Federation of Library Association and Institution. Pakistan Library Bulletin.
XXV (1-2): pp: 1-9, January – June 1994.
Libraries of Karachi and PLA Computer Centre. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXVI (1): pp:
1-8, March 1995.
KMC Libraries of Karachi. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXVI (2) , p: 1-23, June 1995.
Prof. Akhtar Hanif (Marhoom). Pakistan Library Bulletin.XXVII(1-2):p:1-37.March–June1996.
Iqbal Municioal Library (Nehru Library) – Murree. Pakistan Library Bulletin. XXVII(3): p:
1-10. September 1997
Hakim Muhammad Saeed: kitab our kutubkhanoo key sache ashiq. “UFAQ”, 1998-99.
College Magazine , Riaz Govt Girls College, Karachi.. 1998-99, pp:17-19.
Zubair Sahab our libraries (Urdu). In, Islami kutubkaney , maulefa Alhaj Muhammad Zubair ki taqrib-e-runamai (Urdu tr. (Book launching ceremony of Alhaj Muhammad Zubair’s book on
Islamic Libraries/ edited by Prof. Muhammad Ayub Qadri.- Karachi: H. M. Saeed 1980. pp:5-8.
Ibtadaia, In, Adab wa Kutubkhane (Urdu)/by Nasim Fatima and Rais Ahmed Samdani.-
Karachi: Bazam-e-Akram, 1980. Pp: 5-8.
Pakistna Bibliogrphical Working Group and Dr. AbdulMoid. In, Dr. Abdul Moid and and
Pakistan Librarianship/by Nasim Fatima and Rais Ahmed Samdani,.Karachi: Library Promotion
Bureau, 1981. Pp: 108-112.
Ta’aruf. In, Dr. Abdul Moid and Pakistan Librarianship. Karachi: Library Promotion,1980.
Gharub-s-Seher. In, Adab wa Kutubkhana/ed. By Nasim Fatima and Rais Ahmed samdani. Karachi: Bazam-e-Akram, 1980. Pp: 76-78.
International Islamic University Library, Islamabad. In, University Librarianship in Pakistan/ed.
By Prof. Akhtar Hanif and Nasim Fatima. Karachi: Library Promotion Bureau, 1986. pp: 78-91.
International Islamic University Library, Islamabad. In, University Librarianship in Pakistan/by Prof. Akhtar Hanif and Nasim Fatima: Karachi: Library Promotion Bureau, 1986. Pp:78-91.
College Libraries and their Problems. In, Essential Role of library and Information Centres in the provision and transmission of knowledge: a series of Extension Lectures from 17th to 21st June 1989 at NIPA , Karachi/Compiled by Sadiq Ali Khan.- Karachi: Pakistan Library Association, 1989. pp: 96-100.
Stanard for Undergraduate Library Education in Pakistan. In, Standardization of Library
Services in Pakistan/ed. By Sadiq Ali Khan.- Karachi: Pakistan Library Association, 1989.
Library Legislation and School Libraris.In,Impact of Library Legislation on the Development of Library Services in Pakistan: Proceeding of the PLA 14th Conference held at Sheikh Zayed
Isl mic Centre, University of Karachi, from 7-9, March 1991/ ed. By Sadiq Ali Khan.- Karachi: Pakistan Library Association, 1993. P:: 145-165.
Mobile Library. In,Karachi Central Library: Proceeding of the Seminar jointly organised by KMC and SPIL on November 11, 1992/Compiled by Moinuddin Khan, Nasim Fatima and Naheed Abida.- Karachi: Karachi Municipal Corporation, 1993. Ppp: 66-71.
Aalami Mayari Numroo ki Nizamath (International Standard Book Numbers), ISBN. In, Jadid Library wa Ittala’ati Science/by Nasim Fatima and Rais Ahmed Samdani.- Karachi: Library
Promotion Bureau, 1993. Ppp: 30-46.
Kitabiati Zabth : Qaumi wa Aalmi (Bibliographical Control: National and 88ujuInternational). In,
Jadid Library wa Ittal’ati Science/by Nasim Fatima and Rais Ahmed Samdani.- Karachi: Library
Promotion Bureau, 1993. pp: 47-53.
Ta’aruf . In, Jadid Library wa Ittala’ti Science/by Nasim Fatima and Rais Ahmed Samdani.-
Karachi : Library Promotion Bureau, 1993. pp: ii-iv.
Research Report (Thesis) Top of the page
(Thesis) entitled “Scientific Books published from Pakistani Urdu Language from 1947 to 1971: an annotated bibliography. (Books on Science and Technology in Urdu Language published from Pakistan during the year 1947 to 1971). In, the Department of Library and Inf Science, University of Karachi for M. A. examination in the 1972.(Thesis published in 1975)
Message : “Souvenir of Taj Welfare Centre” published on the occasion of Ten years
performance of Municipal Period . November 1989. ( Taj Welfare Centre is a N.G. O. of the
Letters to the Editor (Mraslat)
!) Carelessness (Ghaflath wa lapervahi) ' Regarding the Promotion of College Librarians'.
Daily Jang , Karachi. March 14, 1999.
2) Karachi City Library Authority. Daily Jang , Karachi. April 26, 1999.
BOOKS REVIEWED by R. A. Samdani Top of the page
1. Baxter, Jan A. - A. Brief Guide to Biographical Sources. 'Pakistan
Library Bulletin.” X (1-2): June 1970.
2. Haider, Syed Alay- Prospects of Education in Pakistan. 'Pakistan
Library Bulletin', X(1-2):62. Jan-April 1979.
3. Nasim Fatime - Hawalajati Khidmath. (Urdu-Reference Services). 'Pakistan
Library Bulletin', IX(3-4):62, Jan-April 1979.
4. Abdul Hasan - Parashaniun ka sharai ilaj. 'Pakistan Library Bulletin’. IX (3- 4):53,
5. Africa Information Services: Selected Speeches by Amilcer Gabrel,
'Pakistan Library Bulletin'. X(4):50. Dec. 1979.
6. Azizul Hasan, Khalifa- The Development of Roads and Road Transport in Pakistan.
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7. M. Zubair- Ifadath-e-Qurani,'Pakistan Library Bulletin'.X(1-2):53. Jan-April, 1979
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12. Muhammad Aslam- Darjabandi aur Tanzeem-e- Kutub Khana.'Pakistan Library
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13. Zubairi, Hakim Naeemuddin- Tozei Fehrist Kutub Khana Hamdard.'Pakistan
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14. Wall, Edward- Abbreviation - Comprehensive Dictionary of Abreviations and letter
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15. Nasim Fatima- Publications of the Members of the Staff Faculties of Arts, Business
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POSITION HELD IN VARIOUS PROFESSIONAL / EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Top of the page
General Secretary, Taj Welfare Centre, Karachi.1970-1982
Member, Education Committee, School of Librarianship, P.B.W.G.1973
Member, Constitution Committee, Constituted in the meeting of the College.librarians called by
the Inspector of Colleges,University of Karachi on 25th April 1974. Meeting held under the
Chairmanship of Mr. M. Adil Usmairi, vide letter No.660/74, dated 10th May, 1974).
Member 'Library Rules Committee' constituted by the Directorate of College Education, Karachi
Region, Karachi in 1975 (vide letter No.DCE/Lib/ 31399-1466/'15 dated 118th Oct, 1995).
Honorary Representative, weekly IDRAK, Sialkot. 1977-1979
Managing Editor, Pakistan Library Bulletin, Library Promotion Bureau, 1978-to-to-date
Chairman, Karachi University Library Science Alumni Association KULSAA), 1978-1979.
Vice President , Bazm-e-A.kram, Karachi from 1979 to-date.
Secretary General, Pakistan Bib~ographical Working Group PBWG), Karachi, 1979-to-date.
Member, Tanzeem Assataza-e-Pakistan , 1980-1990
Vice President, Taj Welfare Centre, Karachi. (NGO of Karachi) 1980 - 1990
Life Member: Talent Club, Sialkot (Faisalabad).L. M..No.1259, January30, 1981
Member, Sindh Professors and Lecturer's Association (SPLA).1985 - to-date
Member, Board of Drectors, Society for the Promotion and Improvement of
Libraries (SPIL) in the meeting held on Oct.29, 1986 at Bankers Equity, State Life
Building No,3, under the Chairmanship of Makim Muhammad Said, President, SPIL.
Assistant Secretary, SPIL, Karachi, 1986-to-date.
Unit Secretary,SPLA , Sindh Professors and Lecturers’ Association (Haji Abdullah Haraon Govt.
Patron, Taj Welfare Centre, Lyari, Karachi from 1990-to-date.(NGO of Karachi) 1990-to-date
Member, Souvenir Committee, Youngman Hussainpuri Association.1990.
Secretary, Youngman Hussainpuri Association, Karerchi 1990-1993.
Member Executive Pakistan Library Association, Sindh Branch Council Coopted as member,
Executive Council,1991-1994. Meeting of the executive council was held on July 16, 1991
at NIPA Library.
Chief Editor, PLA Newsletter , Sindh Branch Council, 1991-1994.
Member, Board of Studies in Library and Information Science, University of
Karachi, vide notification No. R. 11/20/91, dated 12.10.1991.
Chairman, Sub-Committee for Service Structure and Payscale of College Librarian,
constituted by the PLA, Sindh Branch Council in 1992.
Unit President, Sindh Professors and Lecturers’ Association ( SPLA)Haji Abdullah
Haroon Govt. College 1995.
Coopted member, Pakistan Library Association, Sindh Branch Council, coopted in the
meeting of the Executive Committee held on 29th May, 1995, at PLA Computer Centre,
Liaquat Memorial Library Building, Karachi.1995-96
Cairman, Accounts Commiteee·, PLA Sindh Branch Council , in the meeting held on 16. 7. 1995
Member Board of Studies, Library and Information Science. Univertsity of Karachi from 09.
05.1995 to 30.10.1997 (vide notification No. R-II/20/95, dated 29.05.11995)
Member the PLA Sindh Branch Council in its meeting held on 24th April 1996 nominated as
member of the committee to review and study the draft of ‘Public Library Act’ prepared
the PLA (HQ) Islamabad for comments.
Member Editorial Board ‘PLA Newsletter’ Sindh Branch Council for the year 1995-1997 in
its meeting held on 24th April 1996.
President, Sindh Council of College Librarians, 1998 - to-date.
Secretary Pakistan Library Association, Sindh Branch. 1998
Member Election Committee SPLA, Sindh for the year 1998.
Vice President SPLA, Unit Govt College for Men, Nazimabad, Karachi, 1999-2000
Member, Election Committee, SPLA, Sindh., 1998-1999.
PROFESSIONAL, CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES Top of the page
1971Attended the 8th PLA Conference held at Karachi on 22-24, June 1971, at
University of Karachi. (as student Dept. of Library Science, Univetity of Karachi)
Attended in the inauguration ceremony of the Zahid Public Library, KMC , Karachi
Attended Seminar on Library Development in Pakistan held on August 26, 1971,
organized by the Society for Promotion and Improvement of Libraries (SPIL) at
1972 Attended a Symposium on "Education Policy and Libraries in Sindh", organized
by the Sindh Library Association, held on December 28, 1972, at Karachi.
Attended a Seminar on the Development of Libraries held on May 19, 1972, organized
by the Department of Library Science, University of Karachi.
Attended a seminar on Education policy of 1972 and libraries’ held at the Department of
Library science, university of Karachi, in June 1972
1973 Attended a 3 days Seminar on 'Academic Libraries in the Seventies'. Organized
by the American Centre, Karachi on April 27, 1973.
1974 Attended a Seminar on Library Development organized by the Department of Library
Science, University of Karachi on April 11-13, 1974
Attended the SPIL’s National Seminar on Library Development in Pakistan, held on
April 15, 1974 at Karachi with the coordination with the Department of Library Science,
University of Karachi.
Attended a meting of College Librarians called by Dr. S. M. A. Tirmizi, Inspector of
Colleges, University of Karachi, held in Karachi University Library, (Now Dr.
Mahmood Hussain Library) under the Chairmanship of Mr. M. Adil Usmani on 25th
Attended Certificate Distribution Ceremony organized by the Pakistan Bibliographical
Working Group ( PBWG), at Govt. Premier College on July 24, 1974.
Attended book launching ceremony of Dr. Mahmud Hussain's book "Of Libraries and
Librarians” organized by the Pakistan National Centre Karachi on November 2, 1974.
Attended Certificates Distribution Ceremony, organized by the PBWG, at Karachi Press
Club, on September 18, 1974.
Attended 10th Anniversary celebration of Book Bank Scheme, University of Karachi in
held at Dr. Mahmud Hussain Library, University of Karachi.
1975 Participated in the PLA 18th Conference held at University of Punjab, New Campus,
Lahore in 1975.
Attended Certificate Distribution Ceremony, organized by the PBWG, at Govt. Premier
College on December 12, 1975, Ibn Insha (late) was the chief guest.
Organized and participate felicitation ceremony in honour of Dr.Anis Khurshid on his
assertion of the office of Chairman, IFLA's Regional sub-group on South Asia, organized
by the PBWG on March 27, 1976 at PMA House, Karachi.
1976 Attended a Lecture discussion programme led by Dr. Corl. W. Hinta on 'American
Librariansfnip' organized by American Centre, Karachi on April 19, 1976,
Attended a reception in honourof Dr. Saad Hagressy, Head, Deptt of Library
Science, Cario University, organised by PBWG, on May 27, 1976.
Organized and participated in the Symposium on 'Books on Quaid-e-zam' held in
connection with Quaid-e-Azam Centenary Celebration, organized by PBWG on
June 7, 1976 at Liaquat Memorial Library Auditorium, Karachi.
Organized and participated in a recep tion in the honour af Dr. Ghaniul Akram Sabzwari
held on July 17, 1976, at Hotel Shezan, Karachi. Delivered speech. The reception was
organised by the PBWG.
Attended and participated in the Certificate Distribution Ceremony organized by PBWG on
November 22, 1996, at Govt Premier College.
Attended a reception in the honour of Mr. Johan Overton, Director, UNESCO
Regional Centre for Book Development in Asia, organized by PBWG on November 13,
1977Attended a Lecture of' Mr. Symour Taine, Chief Librarian, W.H.O.organized by
PBWG, at Karachi Press Club, on July 12, 1977.
Participated and read a paper in the Seminar on 'Problem of Libraries and Librarians in
Sindh Region held on August 15, 1977 organized by Pakistan Library Association,
Sindh in Karachi.
Attended Book Exhibition on Allama Iqbal on the occasion of his Birth Centenary
Clebration in Dr. Mahmud Hussain Library, university of Karachi in 1977.
Attended Book Exhibition on the occasion of Silver Jubilee of Karachi University in Dr.
Mahmud Hussain library, university of Karachi in 1977, inaugurated by Dr. Qazi, Chairman,
University Grants Commission.
1978 Participated in the social evening/film show, held by the Pakistan Bibliographical Working
Group with the cooperation of American Centre on Sept, 24, 1978.
Participated as Chairman, Karachi University Library Science Alumni Association (
KULSAA) the Oath Taking Ceremony held at Liaquat Memorial Library Auditorium on
Oct. 7, 1978. Delivered speech on the occasion as Chairman of the Association.
Participated in the Symposium on Impact of Libraries on the Standard of
Education, organized by Sindh Library Association at PMA House, on Oct, 18, 1978.
Preside by Mr. Mir Muhammad Ali, Chairman, Sindh Board of Technical Education,
Karachi. Participated in the Certificate Distribution Ceremony of the School of
Librarianship, PBWG, held on Feb. 1,
Attended a panel discussion on Book, Libraries and National Development
organized by the American Centre, on April 2, 1978.
Attended a Symposium in memory of late Dr. Mahmud Hussain, organized by
the PLA, Sindh Branch Council, Karachi on August 30,
1978.Attended Book Exhibition on Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar on the occasion of
his Birth Centenary Celebration in 1978, held at Dr. Mahmud Hussain Library, University
1979 Participated as a speaker in the book launching ceremony of the book Islami
Kutubkhaney by Al Haj Muhammad Zubair, organized by H. M. Saeed and
Company on September 23, 1979, at Educational Conference Hall, Nazimabad,
Karachi. Justice (Reted) Qadiruddin Ahmed preside over and Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed
Qureshi ( Ex Vice Chancellor) University of Karachi was the chief guest.
1981 Attended a Seminar on Scientific and Technical Communication System organized
by PASTIC on 18-19, April 1981 at Karachi.
Participated in the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Department of Library Science,
University of Karachi from August 10-12, 1981. (On this occasion Silver Jubilee of
the Department a book of Mr. R. A. Samdani entitled Dr Abdul Mold and Pakistan
Librarianship' have been published. The Book Launching Ceremony ‘ of this book
was held on August 29, 1981 at Liaquat Memorial Library Auditorium , Justice
(Retd) Syed Ghaus Ali Shah , Education Minister, Govt. of Sindh was the chief guest.
Attended a Seminar on Library Services in Pakistan: Silver Jubilee Celebration of the
Department of Library Science, University of Karach, held on August 10, 1981.
Delivered speech on Certificate Distribution Ceremony, School of Librarianship,
P.B.W.G. on June 15, 1981 at D. J. Govt Science College Library , Prof Iftikhar
Ahmed Ansari, Director of CollegebEducation, Karachi was the Chief Guest.
Delivered speech on the occasion of the book launching ceremony of the book entitled “Dr.
Abdul Moid and Pakistan Librarianship” held on August 29, 1981 at Liaquat
Memorial Library Auditorium, Karachi.
1982 Attended a Seminar on Book Piracy in the Developing Countries' organized by the
American Centre, Karachi on April 13, 1982.
Participated as a speaker on ' Children Day' organized by the Pakistan
National. Centre, Karachi on Oct. 6,1982. Delivered a speech on this occasion.
Attended a reception in the honour of Dr. Jameel Jalibi organized by PLA, Sindh on Oct.
1983 Participated as a speaker and delivered speech on 'Maulana Muhammad Ali Johar Day,
organized by the Pakistan National Centre, Karachi in 1983.
Attended a Seminar of National Public Library System in Pakistan organized by
Federal Ministry of Education Advisory Committee, held on Sept.3-5, 1983, at
1984 Participated in the Pakistan Publishers and Book-Sellers Association"s Seminar on
Book Promotion in Pakistan on May 16, 1984.
Attended a Seminar 3rd Educatinal Seminar for Academic Libraries organized by the
UGC and British Council on August 18, 1984 Karachi.
1985 Participated in the PLA 13th Conference held at Balochistan Univesity, Quetta, 1985.
Attended a lecture of Alhaj Muhammad Zubair in connection with National Library Week,
organized by the Deptt . of Libraries, KMC, at Taimuria Library, North Nazimabad
on May 16, 1985.
1986 Attended a Symposium on the Role of Libraries in a Developing Society' organized by
the American Centre, Karachi on March 17, 1986.
Attended a Seminar The Future of Book Trade in Pakistan organized by the National
Book Council of Pakistan on April 26, 1986, at Karachi.
Organized and delivered welcome address in a lecture of Mr. Abdul Hafeez Akhtar,
Director General, Deptt: of Libraries, Govt. of Pakistan on 'Need and Importance of
Library Educution at Undergraduate Level in Pakistan' , at school of librarianship,
Pakistan Bibliographical Working, at Department of Libraries, Regional Office –
Karachi, Liaquat Memorial library Building, Karachi in 1986.
Attended a Seminar on 'Current Library Scene in Developing Countries" organized
by the Govt. of Sindh, Department of Culture at Liaquat Memorial Library on Sept. 17
- 18, 1986. The Seminar was a part of wider programme on Continous professional
Educaion, which Govet. of Sindh plan to provide. The Seminar was inaugurated by Dr.
Jameel Jalibi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi.
Attended an evening/reception with Dr. Ghaniul Akram Sabzwari and Mr. Adil Usmani,
organized by PLA Sindh Branch Council at Govt S. M. Arts and Commerce College
Library on July 30, 1986.
1987 Attended a reception arranged by the PLA in honour of Participants of First Medical
Librarians Workshop and Mr. P. B. Moragan, the Workshop Director and Librarian
Medical Colege of Cambridge, at Karachi University Guest House, at March 15, 1987.
Organized and delivered speech in the inauguration Ceremony Session 1987 of the School
of Librarianship, PBWG on August 3, 1987 at Regional Office, Department of Libraries,
Ministry of Education, Liaquat Memorial Library Building, Karachi. Prof. Anwarul Haq
Hashmi was the chief guest.
Attended a lecture of Prof. Sarah Vann, Professor of Library Science, University of
Haweii, organized by the American Centre, Karachi on November 10, 1987.
Attended a reception arranged by the Pakistan Library Association (PLA) Sindh in honour
of Dr. Manzooruddin Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi and the out going
Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi. Dr. Jamil Jalibi, on November 23, 1987 at
Liaquat Memorial Library, Karachi.
1988 Attended a Seminar on 'Role of Libraries in the promotion of Education' organized
by Pakistan Publishers and Book Sellers Association and PLA, Sindh Branch Council, at
YMCA, Karachi in January 13, 1988.
Attended a meeting called by Mr. S.I.A.S. Bukhari, Dy. Director, Liaquat Liaquat
Memorial Library on Oct. 31, 1988 to discuss new trends in Librarianship. Meeting held
under the Chairmanship of Ms. Meheab Akbar Rashdi, the then Director, Liaquat
Memorial Library, Karachi.
1989 Participated and read a paper entitled 'Standard for Undergraduate Library Education
in Pakistan' in two days Workshop on 'Standardisation of Library services in
Pakistan' organized by PLA, Headquarter, Karachi on January 28-29, 1989.
Participated and read a paper in a Seminar on 'Mobile Library Services organized by
the Govt. of Sindh, Department . of Culture, at Liaquat Memorial Library on May 18,
Participated and read a paper on ' College Libraries and their Problems' in the
Etension Lectures Series 'Essential Role of Libraries and Information Centre in the
provision and transmission of knowledge' organized by PLA, (Headquarters) Karachi on
June 17-21, 1989.
Organized and present a report as General Secretary in the Certificate Distribution
Ceremony of School of L.ibrarianship, PBWG, on Feb. 26, 1988 at Liaqut Memorial
Library Auditorium, Karachi.
Participated as a participant in a T.V. Programme "Iraday aur Manzillain' (Eps. 6 )
recorded on 1 . 9 . 1989 , Telecast on 3.9.1989, duration of programme was 20
minutes. Participated in the Library Week to promote library movement in
Pakistan, organized by the PLA (Headquarters) Karachi on 7- 12, Oct. 1989.
1990 Participated in the Referesher Course for Librarians organized by the Department of
Library and Information Science, Univesity of karachi from January 21 – 30, 1990.
1991 Participated and read two papers in the PLA 14th bi-annual Conference on (Impact of
Library Legislation on the Development of Library Services in Pakistan' held at
University of Karachi on 7-9, March, The topic of the papers :
1) Library Legislation in Pakistan: Problems and Prospoects.
2) Library Legislation and School Libraris.
Organized and delivered speech in the reception arranged by the School of Librarianship in
the honour of the College Librarians promoted in the BPS-18 reception was held on
September 30, 1991 at Regional Office, department of Libraries, Liaquat Memorial
library Building, Karachi.
Attended a Seminar organized by the Hamdard Foundation in its Sham-e-Hamdard at
hotel Awari Tower, Karachi on October 10, 1991. Prof. Syed Jalauddin Haider
preside over the seminar.
Attended a Lecture of Dr. G.A. Sabzwari on 'The Future of Librarianship in Pakistan',
organized by the PLA, Sindh Branch Council, at NIPA, Karachi on October 12, 1991.
Participated in a discussion on 'Unesco Campaign 'Education for all Books for all,
organized by Mr. I. A .S. Bokhari, the Dy. Director, Liaquat Memorial Library,
Karachi on December 19, 1991 at Liaquat Memorial ibray.
1992 Attended Workshop on 'Role of Computers in Library'organized by PLA, Sindh
Branch Council, at NIPA, on 15-16 Feb. 1992.
Attended inauguration ceremony of the 6 days workshop on Role of Computer in Library
organized by the PLA Sindh on February 115 –20, 1992, at NIPA, Karachi. Dr.
Masooma Hasan was the chief guest.
Participated and delivered speech in the condolence meeting in memory of Al-Haj
Muhammad Zubair, organized by the Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group, on
February 25, 1992, at School of Librarianship, PBWG, Karachi, passed away
on February 26, 1992.
Participated and delivered speech in the condolence meeting in memory of Mir Khaliur
Rehman, the chief editor Daily Jang. Organized by the PLA Sindh Branch Council on
February 13, 1992. The meeting, presided over by Sadiq Ali Khan, the President of
PLA. Attended a meeting/reception in th honour of Mr. Boem Revenseaaij, Dirctor,
International Consultancies (SOCRATES) on October 11, 1992 at local hotal
arranged by the PLA Sindh.
Attended in a presentation/Lecture on ‘ONLINE COMPUTER LIBRARY CENTRE
(OCLC) by Ms. Shu-En-Tsai, OCLC Asia Pacific Marketing Specialist. The programme
was organized by the PLA Sindh with th assistance of NLDP on August 20, 1992 at
Attended a Seminar on Coyyright organized by the British Council on August 26, 1992,
Participated and read paper entitled Mobile Library in the Seminar on Karachi
City Library , organized by KMC with cooperation of SPIL on Nov . 11, 1992, at
Avari Towers, Karachi. Hakim Muhammad Saeed presided.
Attended Inaugural Ceremony of 15 Days Course in UNESCO’S Development
Software CDS-ISIS organized by PLA Sindh in collaboration with NLDP and ADBI at
local hotale of Karachi on December 17, 1992. Prof De. Abdul Qudoos Alvi, Vice
Chancellor, Mehran University was the chief guest.
Attended Certificate Awarding Ceremony of 15 days Course on UNESCQ's developed
oftware CDS-ISIS, organized by PLA, Sindh Branch Council, Karachi on December
17, 1992. Mr. Abdul Hamid Akhund, Secretary, Department of Culture, Tourism,
Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of Sindh was the chief guest.
Attended a Seminar on Library Science organized by the Defence Central Library on its
first anniversaary on December 1, 1992
Preside over and delivered speech in the condolence meeting in memory of a veteran
Librarian Ibn Hasan Qaiser on December 15, 1992. Organized by the Pakistn
Bibliographical Working Group (PBWG) at School of Librarianhsip.
Attended a presentation ceremony of the photostat machine to the Department of Library
and Information Science, University of Karachi By PLA Sindh on December 29, 992.
1993 Participated in the Seminar on 'Academic Libraries at the Threshold of 21st
Century' organized by the Dr. Mahmud Hussain Library, University of Karachi on 27 -
28 January 1993.
Attended a presentation Ceremony of on System Computer with Monitor, Printer and
Stablizer to the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Karachi by
PLA held on February 13, 1993 at the Department of Library and Information Science
University of Karachi. Dr. Syed Irtifaq Ali, vice Chancellor, University of Karachi was the
Participated in the National Library week organized by the Pakistan Library Association
Sindh Branch from 24 – 30 April, 1993. The main them was Libraries Build Nation.
Attended the inaugural session of the Library week held on 24th Apri, 1993 at NILAT ,
Karachi. Dr. Syed Mnir Hasan, the NED University Vice Chancellor, was the chief guest.
Attended a seminar on 'Role of Women Librarians in National Development',
organized by PLA, Sindh Branch Council, at NILAT, Karachi on April 24, 1993.
Director General of NILAT was the Chief guest.
Atteded a panel discussion with Journalists held on 25th April 1993 at American Centre,
Karachi. Discussion was held in connection of PLA Library week.
Participated in the Seminar on 'Role of Academic Libraries in the National
Development organized by PLA, Sindh Branch Council, at Hyderabad in a local
hotel April 29, 1993.Umul Kalam Prof. Marryam Sultana Noohani, Director of College
Education, Hyderabad Region, was the chief guest.
Participated and read a paper entitled Role of Public Libraries with Special reference
to Public Libraries in the Seminar on 'Role of Public Libraries with Special
Reference to Municipal Corporation, organized by the PLA, Sindh Branch
Council, at NILAT, Karachi on April 28, 1993. Dr. Farman FatehPuri was the chief
Participated and read a paper in .the National Library Week on 'Libraries Build Nation'
organized by the PLA, Sindh Branch Council, on April 29, 1993.
Participated and read a paper in the Seminar on 'Role of College Libraries in
Educution' organized by the PLA, Sindh Branch Council, at NILAT, Karachi on April.
26, 1993. Dr. Mohd.Qasim Siddiqui, Director, College Education,was the chief guest.
Attended an Evening with Intelectual held on the fourth day of the Library week on on on
Hamara Adab Hamari Zindagi at Defence Central Library on 27th April 1993. Speakers
were: Mr. Khalid Ishaq, Advocate, Mr.Shanul Haq Haqi, Group Capt. (Retd) Safdar,
Begum Shaista Ikramullah and Brig. Muhammad Ali.
Participated and read paper in Seminar on 'Role and Importance of Public Libraries',
organized by the KMC, on 27th May 1993 at Awan-e-Rafat, Faizi Rehmeen Arts
Gailri, Karachi, Dr. G.A. Sabzwari was the chief guest.
Attended inauguration ceremony of the Three Weeks Practical Course on Library
Automation Planning and Implementation from 6 – 25 November 1993 Organized by
the PLA Sindh with the cooperation of NLDP.
Attended Certification Distribution Ceremony of the there weeks practical Library
Automation Planning and Implementation course organized by the PLA Sindh. Ms.
Mehtab Akbar Rashdi, Director General Environment Pollution Agency Government of
Sindh was the chief guest.
Attended the Concluding Session of the National Library Week organized by the PLA
Sindh from 24 – 30 April 1993. The concluding session was held at NILAT, Karachi.
Mr. Qutubuddin Aziz was the chief guest.
Attended Inauguration of PLA Computer Centre, Karachi at Liaquat Memorial Library
Building held on July 4, 1993. Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi Dr. Syed Irtifaq Ali
was the chief guest.
Attended Certificate Awarding Ceremony of Computer Courses and LAMP organized by
the PLA Sindh on August 10, 1993. Dr. C.A.. Van Ravenswaaij, Director SOCRATES
International Consultant was the chief guest.
1994 Attended Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the One week Course on LibraryAutomation
and Management Programme, organized by the PLA Sindh at PLA Computer Centre
on October 13, 1994.
Attended a Eid Millan Party of the PLA Sindh Branch held on March 29, at Avari
Towers. Hakim Muhammad Said was the chief guest.
1995 Attended Certificate Awarding Ceremony of Compute r Courses, organized by the PLA
Sindh on August 110, 1994 at Hotel Mehran, Karachi . Dr. C. A. Van Ravenswaaij
(Boem) , Director, SOCRATES International Consultants was the chief guest.
Participated as speaker in the function organized by the PLA, Sindh Branch
Council on the occasion of Celebrating the award of Ph.D. degree to the Prof. Dr.
Jalaluddin Haider on Dec. 4, 1994 at Regional Office, Department of Libraries,
Ministry of Education, Govt. of Pakistan, Liaquat Memorial Library Building, Karachi
and delivered congratulatory speech to honour of the Prof. Haider.
Attended a lecture on 'Public Libraries organized by the KMC, at Faizi Raheeman Art
Gailri, Karachi. Prof. Dr. Jalaluddin Haider was presided.
Attended a book launching ceremony of the book 'Kitabain Rakhrne Ka Saliqa' by
Malahath Kaleem Sherwani, held on May 30, 1995 at NIPA auditorium, Karachi.
Attended the 2nd meeting of the Executive Council of PLA held on July 16, 1995 at PLA
Computer Centre, Karachi. Appointed as Chairman ‘Accounts Committee. Appointed
Chairman ‘Accounts Committee’ of PLA Sindh.
Attended the 3rd meeting of the Executive Council of PLA Sindh Branch Council, held on
September 16, 1995, at Aga Khan University Library, Karachi. Appointed as Chairman
of the Committee to improve the working of the PLA Computer Centre and the
maintainance of computers.
Attended 4th Executive Council meeting of the PLA Sindh Branch. held on December 3,
1995 at PLA Computer Centre, Karachi, Liaquat Memorial Library Building, Karachi.
Presented Financial Report as Chairman, Accounts Committee for approval.
1996 Attended the Certificate awards Ceremony of Computer Courses, organized by the PLA
Sindh on March 28, 1996 at NILAT, Karachi. The Vice Chancellor University of
Karachi Dr. Abdul Wahab was the chief guest.
Attended the meeting of the Executive Council of PLA Sindh, held on April 24, 1996, at
PLA Computer Centre, Liaquat Memorial Library Building, Karachi . Nominated as
member of the committee with Mr. Moinuddin Khan ‘Public Library Act’ to further
study the proposed Act and give their comments. The draft of Public Library Act was
received from th PLA Headquarter, Islamabad for comments. Th meeting also coopted
the Mr. R. A. Samdani as member Editorial Board of PLA Newsletter.
Attended PLA’S Appreciation Evening in honor of Dr. Abbdul Wahabb, the Vice
chancellor, University of Karachi, for his generous donation of Rs. 50,000 to PLA for the
development of College Libraries. Mr. Sajjad Hussain Mir, a renowned columnist of
Daily Jang was the chief guest.
Participated in American Centre National Library Week'organized by the USIC Karachi
from April 14 –18, 1996 . The basic idea behind celebrating the National Library week
is to motivate people to use the libraries and read.
Attended a panel discussion on 'The Significance of Libraries' held on April 14, 1996
American Centre Library, Karachi.
Attended a Lecture of Denise Davies, Head Librarian, Karachi American School
on 'Library automation and transparencies presentation on library
automationheld on April 15 1996 in the American Centre Library Karachi. In
connection with the Library Week, attended a CD-ROM demonstration and the
use of Micro Film reader as well as session of INTERNET on April 16, 1996.
Attended a Seminar on Internet for Medical Professionals organized by the Pakistan
Medical Association in collaboration with the Society for Promotion of Computer Usage,
on April 24, 1996 at the PMA House, Karachi.
Participated in the panel discussion as a panelist on Libraries of the Future', This
was a screening of a worldnet dialogue on the topic.
Delivered a Lecture on International Standard Book Numbering Systems and the
Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group (PBWG) on September 24, 1996 in the
class of BLIS, Department of Library and Information Science University of Karachi.
Attended the meeting of the Executive Council of PLA Sindh Branch , held on September
26, 1996, at PLA Office, Karachi.
Attended a meeting of Executive Council of the PLA Sindh Branch, held on November 21,
1996 in the Office of the PLA, at Liaquat memorial Library Building, Karachi.
Attended a meeting of the Board of Studies , Library and Information Science, University of
Karachi on January 1, 1996.
1997 Participated in the Seminar on The Changing Role of Libraries in Society ahead
at UGC Auditorium and organized by the PLA Sindh Branch Council in 1997.Dr. Iqbal
Ahmed Panwar, Director, UGC was the chief guest.
Participated as speaker in th Seminar on 21st Century and the Libraries, organized by
the PLA Sindh, on April 9, 1997 at UGC Auditorium, Liaquat Memorial Library
Visit and study 1) Quaid-e-Azam Library, Lahore on June 15, 1997 2) National Library of
Pakistan, Islamabad on June 17, 1997, 3)Alama Iqbal Open University Library and the
department of Library and Information Science on June 18, 1997’ 4) Iqbal Municipal
Library, Murree on June 26, 1997.
Attended a meeting of the Executive Council PLA Sindh Branc, held on September 10,
1997 at the Office of the PLA , Karachi. Presented Financial Report.
1998 Attended and delivered Presidential speech in a reception in the honour of Dr. Ghaniul
Akram Sabzwari held by Sindh Council of College Librarians on June 14, 1998 at
Government College for Men Library, Nazimabad, Karachi.
Attended and delivered speech in the condolence meeting in memory of Hakim Muhammad
Saeed at Board room of Baitul Hikma (Hamdard Univesity Library) on November 11,
1998 (A delegation of prominent city librarians led by Mr. M. Arifuddin and Mr. M.
Moinuddin Khan visited the grave side of martyred Hakim Muhammad Saeed. After
offering fateha, the group assembled in the Board Room for condolence. There were
brief speeches to pay tribute to the departed soul)`
Attended a meeting of Journal Club of Medical Librarians held on November 25, 1998 at
Health Sciences Lirary, Aga Khan University, Karachi
1999 Attended and delivered speech in a reception in the honor of Mr. Akhtar H. Siddiqui, a
veteran librarian, who served the library profession in Pakistan for more than 40
years. He is one of the founding member of th PLA and has the distinction of being
elected its first Secretary General. The programme organized by PLA Sindh on
February 20, 1999 at Government College for Man Library, Nazimabad,
Conducted the first meeting of the Branch Council of Pakistan Library Association, Sindh
held on Saturday , December 19, 1998 at PLA Computer Centre, Liaquat Memorial
Library Building, Karach.
Conducted the 2nd Executive Council meeting of the PLA Sindh Branch held on Monday at
Government Girls Arts and Science College Library, North Nazimabad, Block ‘M’,
Karachi , also present a report.
Conducted 3rd meeting of PLA Sindh Branch Council, held on July 24, 1999, at Health
Sciences Library, Aga Khan University, Karachi, also presented a report.
2000 Conduct and presented a Report in the 4th meeting of the Sindh Branch Council of
Pakistan Library Association, held on January 24, at NIPA Library, University Road,
Karachi and presented a report.
Participated and delivered speech in the condolence meeting in memory of Mr. Abdul
Bashir, Librarian (Retired) Govt. S. M. Arts & Commerce College, Karachi Organized
by the PLA Sindh Branch Council on February 26, 2000, at Govt. College for Men
Library, Nazimabad, Karachi.
Organized and delivered speech in the Lecture of Mr. Khalid Mahmood, Lecturer,
Department of Library and Information Science, University of Punjab, held by
PLA, Sindh on April 8, 2000, at NIPA Library, Karachi. The topic of the lecture was
Library Automation & Management Programme (LAMP: present status and
its future prospects.
Attended the meeting/presentation Journal Clubof Medical Librarians, and participated in the
discussion on the topic Library Education held on April 18, at Information Resource
Centre, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi. Mr. Moinuddin Khan preside over.
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Interview Appeared in the following Sources"
1) Mujallah"Kitab Numa"/ Library Science Society, Govt College for Women,
North Nazimabad, Block 'M', Karachi. 2000
2) Monthly For Men Time, Karachi. (Newspaper of the Students of Govt College for
Men, Nazimabad, Karachi) October 1999.
Biography published in the following Sources:
Who in Library and Information Science in Pakistan/by Dr.Ghaniul
Sabzwari.- 2nd ed.- Karachi: Library Promotion Bureau and Society for the Promotion
and Improvement of Libraries, 1987. pp:235-236. ISBN: 969-412-069-1
2) Periodical Literature in Library and Information Science: pp: iii - iv.
Web Version on http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/mahmoodkhalid
Book Launching Ceremony: Top of the page
Book Launching Ceremony of the following books of Mr. R. A. Samdani
1) Dr. Abdul Moid and Pakistan Librarianship.
Ceremony held on August 29, 1981 in the Liaquat Memorial Library Aditorium,organized by Pakitan Bibliographical Working Group. Justice Syed Ghouse Ali Shah, Education Minister, Govt of Sindh was the Chief Guest. Dr. Abdul Moid was attended and spoke on the occasion. Speakers were: Prof. Anwarul Haq Hashmi, President PBWG; Dr. Aslam Farakhui, Mr. Farhatullah Baig, Prof. Akhtar Hanif, Prof. Syed Rizwan Ali Rizvi, Al-Haj Muhammad Zubair, Ms. Mumtaz Begum and Mr. R. A. Samdani.
2)Akhtar H. Siddiqui: A Bio-Bibliographical Study: The Launching Ceremony of this book was held on Thursday, the October 30, 1997 at UGC Auditorium, Liaquat Memorial
Library Building, Karachi, organized by the Pakistan Library Association ( Sindh Branch). Dr. Farman Fathepuri was the Chief Guest and the KMC Administrator Syed Anzar Hussain Zaidi, prsided over the ceremony. Speakers were: Prof. Dr. Syed Jalaluddin Haider, Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Karachi; Prof. Latif Ahmed Anwer, Principal, Govt Premeir College; Prof. Sirajuddin Qazi, Professor, Govt College for Men, Nazimabad, Karachi; Moinduddin Khan, Library Advisor, Aga Khan University Library and Mr. R. A. Samdani, author of the book.
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Ibtadai Library Science: Review
Foreword: Prof. Muhammad Ahmd, Ex-Principal, Islamia College,
and Haji Abdullah Haroon Govt. College, Karachi.
Reviewed by: Prof. Dr. Anis
Khurshid: Reviewed in his article published in Monthly ‘Kitab’
Lahore. Vol.15, No.4, Fab. 9, 1981, p.70.
Dr. Hassan Waqar Gull, Dept. of Urdu, Govt Scienc College, Karachi. Daily
Jasarat Karachi. September 8, 19
Syed Nazir Ali, Librarian, Govt D. J. Science College, Karachi. Pakistan
Library Bulletin. 11(1-42: March- June, 1980. p:27-28.
Mr. Shamim Ahmed Farooqi, Librarian, Govt. Islamia Science College,
Karachi. Pakistan Library Bulletin. . 13(3-4): Sept.- December
Daily Kalim, Sukkur, March 8, 1985. P:3
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Kutubkhanee Tarikh Ki Roshni Main
Foreword: Muhammad Adil Usmani, Ex-Librarian, University of
Karachi and Director,
Umm al Qura University Library, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
Reviewed by Prof. Dr. Anis Khurshid: Reviewed in his article
published in Monthly Kitab
Lahore. 15 (4): February 1981. P.70
Rais Amrohvi, Daily Jang Karachi: (in his caulam)
Ikram brailvi: Monthly Afkar Karachi, 34(1-2): September 1978. P: 71-72.
Takhliq Lahore, 10 (9-10): 1979, p: 32
Monthly Qaumi Zaban, Karachi. 44(12): September 1977. P:52
Weekly Idrak Sialkot. Feburary 1 – 15, 1978. P:26
Daily Jang Karachi. May 29, 1978.
Daily Nawae-Waqat, Karachi. January 15, 1978.
Daily Huriath Karachi. September 9, 1977.
Al-Haj Muhammad Zubair. Hand written review dated November 21, 1978.
Prof. Syed Lutufullah. Hand written review datedMay 30, 1979.
Monthly Tarjuma-e-Ahlesunath Karachi. 7(7): January 1978. p:94
Monthly Aitamad Karachi.
PAKISTAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (PLA) top of the page
Pakistan Library Association is the representative national body of the librarians of Pakistan, was formed in Karachi in March 1957. Prior to formation of PLA there existed Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group (PBWG) emerged in 1950. The Group was the genesis of the national association of Pakistani Librarians. According to Dr. Anis Khurshid ' it was this Group which in its meeting hed on July 6, 1954, constituted an Adhoc Committee, with H. A. Qazi as its Chairman, to form a national association". Mr. Akhtar H. Siddiqui, one of the founder members of PLA said that the PLA came into being due to the sole efforts of the PBWG. The Adhoc Committee was as: Qazi Habibuddin Ahmed, Chairman, Members Syed Vilayat Hussain, Khawaja Noor Elahi, Fazal-e-Elahi and Akhtar H. Siddiqui. It was due to the efforts of the Adhoc Committee of the PBWG that the compaign for membership of the proposed national association was started and election by postal balot was held in March 1957. Founding office bearers were elected as: Dr. Mahmood Hussain, Ex-Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi, as its first President (by request); Mr. H.A. Qazi, Mr. M.S. Khan and A.Rahim Vice Presidents; Dr. Abdul Moid, first Secretary General; Executive Secretary, Mr. Akhtar H. Siddiqui; Treasurer: Mr. Obaidullah Saify. Dr. A Moid brought all professional librarians on one plat form.
The PLA is responsible to look after the interest of the professional librarians and to work for the development and improvement of libraries both in formal and informal sectors of education and research. The PLA also acts as a liason between Pakistani organizations with similar aims and objective and international library organizations. It also managed to create a better image of librarians in the society.
The PLA is a registered body under societies Act XXI of 1960. Its membership is open to all library professionals of the country. The Association has organized 16 conferences so far, since 1958 to 1997. In addition to regular meetings, the PLA arranges library seminars, workshops, discussions and book exhibitions etc. It also published Newsletter and a quarterly journal entitled PLA Journal. The Association have a Headquarter and five Branches in four provincial capitals and one in Islamabad in the Federal Capital of Pakistan. The Headquarter of the PLA rotates between Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta every two years. Mr. R. A. Samdani was elected as Secretary, PLA Sindh Branch Council in 1998. The Sindh Branch of PLA also published its Newsletter entitled PLA Newsletter. Presently Prof. Dr. S. J. Haider, Mr. Moinuddin Khan and Mr. R. A. Samdani are the members of Editorial Committee.
SINDH COUNCIL OF COLLEGE LIBRARINS top of the page
The Sindh Council of College Librarians was formed in 1959, named as Sindh Council of School and College Librarians. In 1996 its name has been changed as Sindh Council of College Librarians. The membership is predominantly composed of college librarians of Sindh. It has been very active specially in th promotion and development of College Libraries.
Present office bearers elected in 1998 for two years:
President: R. A. Samdani; Vice-President: A. Samad Ansari and Khalida Saeed; Secretary:Syeda Najma Sultana; Joint Secretary: Samiuddin. Finance Secretary: Ms. Amna KhatoonMembers:Muhammad Osman, A. Samad Ansari, Amir Subhani, Ms. Nasreen Shagufta, Shamima Hafiz, Raisa Sabir, S. Farooq Azim, Shamim A. Farooqi and Manoo mal Esrani. top of the page
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTION AND IMPROVEMENT
OF LIBRARIES (SPIL)
The Society for the Promotion and Improvement of Libraries (SPIL) was established in 1960 by a group of intellectual elites who were conscious of their responsibilities towards the community they live in. This association was formed under the dynamic patronage of no less a person than late Hakim Muhammad Said. An energetic librarian M. Arifuddin was a moving force behind its activites. Its membership was composed of important personalities of the city of Karachi. It made great contribution in moulding public opinion in favour of library development and making it a movement. In order to popularise the cause of librarianship it held a number of national and international seminars and conferences. A number of plans and schemes were also prepared by the Society. The main field of its activities is public libraries but it contributed significantly in developing school libraries. The Society remained inactive after 1977. It has been revived in 1987 and resumed its activities with new vigor.
The Board of Directors formed in 1987:
President: Hakim Muhammad Said; Treasurer: Dr. Ashfaq Hussain Qadri.
Secretary: M. Arifuddin. Joint Secretary: Rais Ahmed Samdani
Members: Dr. Manzooruddin Ahmed, D.M. Qureshi, Dr. Jamil Jalbi, Dr.Kazi A Kadir, Mrs. Gul K. Minwala, Prof. Hasnain Kazmi, S. Amjad Al, Masood Ahmed Barkati, Abdul Rahman Chapra, Prof. Akhtar Hanif; Prof. Dr. Nasim Fatima.
PAKISTAN BIBLIOGRAPHICAL WORKING GROUP
PBWG top of the page
The Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group (PBWG) was established by a group of
bibliographers, librarians, educationists, writers, intellectuals and prominent citizens. The Group
was formed on the recommendation of the International Conference on the Importance of
Bibliography, called by UNESCO on November 7-10, 1950, held in Paris. Thus the Group
came into existence in 1950 with the support of UNESCO and encouragement of the
Government of Pakistan for the purpose of developing bibliographical resources in Pakistan. The headquarter was in Karachi. Dr. Imdad Hussain, Dy Education Adviser, Government of Pakistan and Secretary, National Commission for UNESCO in Pakistan was its first President.
Besides its other activities the Group provide instrumental in the formation of PLA, the national association of the librarians of Pakistan. According to Dr. Anis Khurshid ' it was this Group which in its meeting hed on July 6, 1954, constituted an Adhoc Committee, with H. A. Qazi as its Chairman, to form a national association". In 50 years of its existence it has made contributions in library education and bibliographical field by publishing bibliographies, indexes and directories. One of its most important contribution is the compilation of Retrospective Pakistan National Bibliography from August 1947 to 1961. Published in three volumes. One an other contribution of the Group, in the field of indexing is to published an index entitled Periodical Literature in Library and Information Science: 50 Years Work in Pakistan (1947 – 1997), compiled by R. A. Samdani and Khalid Mahmood. The Group established School of Librariahsip in 1958 and introduced Diploma in Special Librarianship and Bibliography. In 1972 on the recommendation of PLA the Group changed the nomeculature of the then Diploma and started Higher Certificate Course in Library Science. Since then the School is functioning regularly and the Certificate Course is offered at undergraduate level.
Board of Directors:Advisor:Mr. Akhtar H Siddiqui, President: Mr. Moinuddin Khan. Secretary General:R. A. Samdani. Since1979; Vice Presidents: Prof. Dr. Nasim Fatima and Mr. M Gulistan Khan. Regional Vice Presidents: Mr. Khalid Mahmood,
(Punjab); Mr. M.lyas, (Balochistan); Mr. Muhammad Yaqoob: Azad Kashmir.
Address: (Headquarter – Karachi) P. O. Box No. 8102, Karachi- 75950, Pakistan.
Lahore: Khalid Mahmood, Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science,
University of Punjab, Lahore; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quetta: M. Ilyas, Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, University of
Publications of PBWG
1) Samdani, Rais Ahmed and Khalid Mahmood.
Periodical literature in Library and Information Science: 50 years work in
Pakistan (1947 – 1997), by R. A. Samdani and Khalid Mahmood/Karachi:
Pakistan Bibliographicall Working Group. 1999. 182p. ISBN: 969-8170-04-9
(Pub. No.12) also available on Web http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/mahmoodkhalid
2) The Pakistan National Bibligraphy of Pakistan: 1947-1961; Fascicule I, General
Works to Islam ( 00 –297)/Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group.- Karachi:
National Book Centre of Pakistan. 1972. 178p:
3) The Pakistan National Bibligraphy of Pakistan: 1947-1961; Fascicule II, Social
Sciences to Languages; 330-492/Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group.-
Karachi: National Book Centre of Pakistan. 1972.
4) The Pakistan National Bibligraphy of Pakistan: 1947-1961; Fascicule III Pure
Science to Geography and History; 500- 900// by Pakistan Bibliographical
Working Group.- Islamabad: Department of Libraries, Government of Pakistan. 1999.
5) Samdani, Rais Ahmed
Akhtar H. Siddiqui: A bio-bibliographical Study/Karachi: Pakistan Biblligraphical
Working Group, 1995. 79p. ill., Publication No. 10,ISBN: 969-8170-02-2
6) Samdani, Rais Ahmed
Bibliographical Sources on Islam/Karachi: PBWG. 1993. 43p. ISBN: 969-8170-10-4
(Publication No. 9
7) Samdani, Rais Ahmed
Kitabiat: Tib wa Sehet (tr. Bibliograohy of Medicine and Health)/Karachi:BPWG.
1992. (Publication No.8)
8) Union Catalogue of Periodicals in Social Sciences Held by the Libraries in
Pakistan/Compiled by Fazal Ellahi and Akhtar H. Siddiqui.- Karachi: PBWG. 1961.
V, 92p: (Publication No. 5)
9) Bibliography of Bibliographes published in Pakistan/Compiled by Akhtar H.
Siddiqui.- Karachi: BPWG. 1961. 8p: (Publication No. 4)
10) A Guide to Pakistan libraries, Learned and Scientific Societies and Educational
Institute, Bibliography of Libraries in Pakistan/by PBWG.- Karachi: The Group,
1955. (Paublication No. 3)
11) A Guide to Periodical Publications and Newspapers of Pakistan/Compiled by A.
Moid and Akhtar H. Siddiqui.- PBWG. 1953. 60p.(Publication No.2)
12) A Guide to Works of Reference Published in Pakistan/Compiled by Khawaja
Nur Elahi, A. Moid and Akhtar H. Siddiqui.- Karachi: PBWG. 1953. 36p:
SCHOOL OF LIBRARIANSHIP, P.B.W.G.
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The history of library education in Pakistan dates back to 1915. The first university based Library Course in the Sub-Continent was started at the University of Punjab, Lahore. This was under graduate Certificate Course of four months introduced by an American Librarian Asa Don Dickinson.The course, however did not survive and was closed in 1947. Prior to introduction of Post-graduate education of Library Science in Pakistan, Certificate Courses were the only professional qualification. At present, postgraduate Library Science Courses of one or two-years duration leading to the award Post-Graduate in Library and Information Science/Bachelor of Library and Information Science and Master in Library and Information Science are run by six universities, namely Karachi University, Punjab University, Sindh University, Peshawar University, Baluchistan University and Islamic University, Bhawalpur.
In addition to post-graduate courses in Library Science a couple of library associations and organizations have been conducting Certificate Course in Library Science for sub-professional library personnel for over two decades. Karachi Library Association (KLA) started a certificate course in library science in 1952, in Karachi which continued up till 1968. The West Pakistan Library Association started a certificate course in 1962, in Lahore which is still being offered under the auspices of the Punjab Library Association.
The Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group (founded in 1950) established School of Librarianship in 1958 and introduced Diploma in Special Librarianship and Bibliography. In 1972, on the recommendation of the Pakistan Library Association the Group change its name in order to avoid misunderstanding and clash with similar programme at University level. Hence the Group changed the nomeculature of the then Diploma and started Higher Certificate Course from 1973 which is still being conducted uninterruptedly. In 2000 , the School has successfully completed 42 years of its existence. The Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Education, Department of Libraries has recognized and registered the Course conducted by the Pakistan Bibliographical Working Group in 1986 vide Gazzet Notification No. F-2-3/86-PR, Dated 22.12.1986.
Purpose: The primary purpose of the Course is to prepare the Students to attain a sound knowledge on the Library Operation and Systems used in various types of libraries in the country. A candidate having a Certificate in Library Science is expected to learn practical operations in Library Management so as to enable to take a suitable position in any types of library and associate with the Librarians responsibilities. They may also be recruited as Library Assistant, Technical Assistant, Reference Assistant, Classifier, Cataloguer, Bibliographer in larger and bigger libraries in BPS-9 to 12 according to their qualification.
Directors/Secretaries of School:
Mr. Fazal-e-Elahi. 1958 - 1970 Mr. Syed Vilayat Hussain 1958 - 1973
Mr. A. R. Ghani 1971 Mr. M. Gulistan Khan 1973 - 1979
Al-Haj Muhammad Zubair.1973 - Feb. 2, 1992 Mr. R. A. Samdani 1979 - 1995
Prof. Akhtar Hanif. Feb. 3, 1992 to Nov. 17, 1995
Mr. R. A. Samdani Nov. 18, 1995 - to-date
Course of Studies: The course consists of the following Six papers:
Paper- I) History of Libraries and Books/Role of the Library in the Community.
Paper- 2) Library Operation/Role of Computer in the Library
Paper- 3) Classification (Theory and Practical)
Paper- 4) Cataloguing (Theory and Practical)
Paper- 5) Reference Service and Information Work.
Paper- 6) Bibliography and Indexing.
LIBRARY PROMOTION BUREAU top of the page
The Library Promotion Bureau was established by the prominent personalities of Pakistan Librarianshi, Mr. M. Adil Usmani (former Librarian, University of Karachi); Dr. G. A. Sabzwari (former Chairman, Department of Library and Informattion Science , University of Karachi) and Mr. M. W. Usmani in 1965, with the sole aim of producing library literature in the country. Since its inception it has up to certain extent met the reading material needs of librarians, library science teachers and the students. It has a number of publications to its credit including directories, bibliographies, text books of library and information science. Bureau so far published 20 books in English and 24 in Urdu. It is moving forward slowly and steadily. It gained high reputation in the profession. Some of Bureau's text books are prescribed in the Syllabi of Library and Information Science courses at Intermediate, Degree and Post Graduate level.
Board of Directors: Mr. Madil Usmani, Dr. G. A. Sabzwari, Mr.M.Wasil Usmani, Prof. Dr. Nasim Fatima and Mr. R. A. Samdani
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PAKISTAN LIBRARY BULLETIN
A library quarterly journal entitledPakistan Library Bulletin is being published by the Library Promotion Bureau uninterruptedly since 1968 in the field of Library and Information Science from Pakistan. In 2000 , it successfully completed 32 years of its existence. It was first published under the editorship of Dr. G. A. Sabzwari from 1968 - 1975 (Former Chairman, Department of ibrary and Information Science, University of Karachi) and then under the penmanship of Mr. M. Adil Usmani from September 1975 to date. R. A. Samdani is the Managing Editor since 1979. It has become the most consitent and reliable journal for information professional in Pakistan and the Gulf area. 30 volumes (76 issues ) have so for been published up to December 2000.. Distinguished and senior professional writers from all over the world have been contributing to it.
The PLB is being the only indexed and peer reviewed library journal published from Pakistan. It is listed in Ulrich's International Periodical Directory and its full publication data is included in the Schroeder & Roberson (1994) Guide to Publishing Opportunities for Librarians.
Present Members of the Editorial Board: Chief Edior: M. Adil Usmani; Dy. Chief Ed:
Prof. Dr. Nasim Fatima; Editors:Dr. G. A. Sabzwari and M.Wasil Usmani Ed. Eng.Sec. Mr.Moinuddin Khan. Ed. Urdu Sec. A. Samad Ansari; Managing Editor - R. A. Samdani.
Correspondence Address: P. O. Box. 8421, Karachi University Campus, Karachi, Pakistan.
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YOUNGMEN HUSSAIBPURI ASSOCIATION
The young Men Hussainpuri Association is a N.G.O formed by the ancestors of Hussainpuri family first in 1901 under the name of Anjuman Khandan-e-Hussainpur. The first session (Ijlas) was held at Amratser, India in 1901. Hafiz Muhammad Yousuf and Baba Abdul Haq preside over. Latter on the ancestors of this family formed an other association in 1924 under the name of Anjuman-e-Itihad wa Taraqi. The purpose of these association was the welfare and development of the family members.In 1925 Shajrah (Table of succeeding members of the family members of Hussainpur) and a Newspaper entitled Peyam-e-Itahad was issud by the association.
In 1940 the ancestors of Hussainpuri family formed an other welfare association under the name of Young Men Hussainpuri Association at Amratser, India. The second session (Ijlas) was held in April 26, 1943 at Bab-e-Wala. After the independence of Pakistan the first session of the association held on 25-26, December 1948 at Karachi. The association is enganged for the batterment of the Hussainpuri family members. This author is also belong from Hussainpuri family and was its Finance Secretary in 1983, Local Secretary for Karachi in 1983 & 1988, Education Secretary 1988, General Secretary during the years 1990 - 1993.
CUMULATIVE INDEX OF PAKISTAN LIBRARY REVIEW top of the page
Foreword Mr. Moinuddin Khan.