Mother: Safia Sultana , Born in 1925 at Faridkot, India D/O Umaid
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
Grant father: Haqiq
Ahmed S/O Shaikh Muhammad Ibrahim Azad, (Died in
Karachi, Buried in Shershah, Karachi).
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
Chief Judge of ikanair High Court (Died on June 7 ,
(Buried in Bikaner, Rajistan, India).
Paternal home land:Hussain Pur, District
Muzafar Nagar, U.P.India (Ancestors
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.
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.
Sahifa D/O Inayat Ali (from Hussainpur, Muzaffarnagar, U.P.)
1932, at Belbeer Basti , Farid Kot, Buried in Farid Kot.
Maternal home land: Farid Kot, India ( Anscestors
homland was “Banat”, India, from
where migrated to Farid Kot)
The Shajrah (Table of succeeding members of the family) of
Hussainpuri Family prepared by Mr. Mashkoor Ahmed
Khalid Parveiz, published Youngmen
Karachi, in 1991.
Married his causin Shahnaz Akhtar on December
Khurshid Ahmed Qureshi, Born at Kotkapura, India in 1927, Died in
Rawalpindi on Fridy May 15, 1987, (Buried in Latifabad, Hyderabad)
Zakia Khatoon D/O Umaid Hassain.(Born in 1930 at Farid Kott )
My Family Wife:
Shahnaz Akhtar, Born: 7th December 1951, at Tharoshah,
Profession: School Teacher since 1971- to date.
sons- 2 , daughters - 2
Mehnaz Samdani (Born:, 13th October 1976, at Karachi Health
Kharadar, Lyari, Karachi) Education: B. A. from University of
Karachi. (Sir Syed Govt. Girls College, Nazimabad, Karachi)
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
July 1980), Buried in Latifabad No.11, Hyderabad, Sindh)
Nabeel Ahmed Samdani (Born: 3rd 1982, at Karachi Health Centre,
Kharadar, Lyari, Karachi) ). Learnet Holy Quran by heart at
age of 13 from Ashraful Madris, Gulshan-e-Iqbal
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
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.
Haji Abdullah Haroon
University of Karachi.
Post Graduate Diploma
in Library Science.
University of MLS
(M.A. Library Sciene)
Cert. of Service as a
M.A. in Political
Course for Library
Department of Lib.
Referesher Course Library
and Inf. Sc.Univ.of
Cert. “How to prepare
a Marketing Plan”.
of the page Employer/Institution
Period Professional/ Administrative
Govt of Sindh,
23.5.1973 to 30-7-1973
Govt Superior Science
Karachi Univ. Library Research Assostant
(Dr. Mahmud Hussain
Library), under NDVP.
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.
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.
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
Memorial Library Building, Stadium Road, Karachi as Course
was started from April 23, 1988.
Post Graduate Teaching:
Served as “Cooperative Teacher” in the Department of
Information Science, University of Karachi in 1995 & 1997.
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,
NIPA , Lahore.
1997 Awared ACADEMIC AWARD
1997 by the Sindh Professors and Lecturers
Association (SPLA) in 1997.
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.
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
and published 10 issues)
3) Co-Editor: PLA Newsletter –
4) Member Editorial Committee: PLA
Newsletter – 1999 - to-date
5) Co-Editor: 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”,
8) Editor 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
1980. 151p.(Co editor)
2 ) Bibliographical Sources On Islam
/ Karachi : Pakistan Bibliographical
Group, 1993. 44p.
3) Books on Pakistan in Haji Abdullah Haroon
Govt College Library (Englis and Urdu)
/ Karachi: The
College, 1993, 62p;
H. Siddiqui: A Bio-Bibliographical Study/Karachi:
1995, 79p: (ISBN: 9969-8170-02-2)
5) Index of Pakistan Library
Bulletin: 1968 – 1994/ Karachi: Library Promotion
115p: (ISBN: 969-459-012-4)
Index of Pakistan Library Review (PLR) Karachi: Pakistan Bibliographical Working
Group, 1998, 40p: (ISBN: 969-8170-03-0
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
Working Group. in press.
10) The National Bibliography of Pakistan:
Volume III (Pure Sciences Geography
(500 to 900)/ (Retrospective Pakistan National
Bibliography) Islamabad: Department of Libraries,
Ministry of Education, Govt. of
Pakistan, 1999, 580p:
PAMPHLET (in English) 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,
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
tr. Elementary Library Science) for XI LibraryScience/
Karachi : Library Promotion
Bureau , 1980. 228p.
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.
Edition in 1985 -
published in 1989, 10th Edition published
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
20) Taleemi library Science (Urdu)
for B. A. Library Science Part II/Karachi; Library
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
PROCEEDINGS/REPORTS: 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
Karachi The Association, 1991, 240p;
25) Report Karguzari / Young Men Hussain
Puri Association/ 1990 –1991/ Karachi;
26) Proceeding Ijlas-e-Aam; Young
men Hussain Puri Association: 26-27,December
1991 at Babewala, Faisalabad/ Karachi” The Association, 1992, 96p:
ARTICLES/EDITORIALS/PART PUBLICATIONS 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
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.
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).
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
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,
Library Darul Uloom Amjadia, Karachi. Monthly Tarjuman,Karachi.11(7):pp:70-75,
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
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,
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–
Pakistan main School key Kutubkhaney ( School Libraries in Pakistan)./
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
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,
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 . June26,1993(Letter)
Awami Kutubkhanoo ka kirdar our ifadiyath. (Role and Importance
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.
College Magazine , Riaz Govt Girls College, Karachi.. 1998-99, pp:17-19.
Part Publications 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:
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)
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: 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'.
Jang , Karachi. March 14, 1999.
2) Karachi City Library Authority.
Daily Jang , Karachi. April 26, 1999.
BOOKS REVIEWED by R. A. SamdaniTop
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-
5. Africa Information Services:
Selected Speeches by Amilcer Gabrel,
Bulletin'. X(4):50. Dec. 1979.
6. Azizul Hasan, Khalifa- The Development
of Roads and Road Transport in Pakistan.
Bulletin' X(4):49-50. December 1979.
7. M. Zubair- Ifadath-e-Qurani,'Pakistan
Library Bulletin'.X(1-2):53. Jan-April, 1979
8.. Muhammad Zubair- Nabuwath ki
Kirnee. 'Pakistan Library Bulletin',XI(3-4):43,
9. Zaidi, Narjis Afroz- Nazish.
Library Bulletin' XII (1): 25, March 1981.
10. Butt, A.R. Sindh main
Kutub Khano ki Tarrikh . 'Pakistan
11. Inamul Haq, Air Cdre (Retd.) The Improvement
of Libraries. 'Paklsean Library Bulletin'.
XII (3-4): 59-60, Sept-Dec. 1982.
12. Muhammad Aslam- Darjabandi
aur Tanzeem-e- Kutub Khana.'Pakistan Library Bulletin',
XIII (4-3): 60-62, Sept - Dece. 1982.
13. Zubairi, Hakim Naeemuddin-
Tozei Fehrist Kutub Khana Hamdard.'Pakistan Library Bulletin',
XVI(B): 24-26, June 1985.
14. Wall, Edward- Abbreviation - Comprehensive
Dictionary of Abreviations and letter
Symbols for the Computer.
Library Bulletin'. XVII(1): 31-32, March 1986.
15. Nasim Fatima- Publications of
the Members of the Staff Faculties of Arts,
Administration and Commerce,
Islamic Studies and Research Centre. 'Pakistan
XVIII(1): 12-13, March 1987.
16. Khan, Sadiq Ali - Dr. Mahmud Husain aur Tehrik
Kutub Khana, 'Pakistan Library Bulletin'.
XVII(1): 14-15, March 1987.
17. Awais, Ch. M- Directory of Universities
and their Libraries of Muslim World. 'Pakistan Library Bulletin'.
XVII(1): 33 - 34, March 1987,
18. Muhammad Zubair- Kitabe Zest. Pakistan
Library Bulletin. XVIII (2-3): 14-16,
19. Khan , Lutufur Rehman - Salesmanship
aur Tablegh . ‘Pakistan Library Bulletin.’
XVIII (2- 3):
21 - 22, June-September 1987.
20. Khan, Lutufur Rehman - Bema-e- Zindagi.
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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,
Managing Editor, Pakistan Library Bulletin, Library Promotion
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,
Member, Sindh Professors and Lecturer's Association (SPLA).1985
Member, Board of Drectors, Society for the Promotion and Improvement
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,
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,
Karachi, vide notification No. R. 11/20/91, dated 12.10.1991.
Chairman, Sub-Committee for Service Structure and Payscale of
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,
Library Building, Karachi.1995-96
Cairman, Accounts Commiteee·, PLA Sindh Branch
Council , in the meeting held on 16. 7. 1995
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
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
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
Vice President SPLA, Unit Govt College for Men, Nazimabad, Karachi,
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
University of Karachi. (as student Dept. of Library Science,
Univetity of Karachi)
the inauguration ceremony of
the Zahid Public Library, KMC , Karachi
Attended Seminar on
Library Development in Pakistan held on August 26, 1971,
by the Society for Promotion and Improvement of Libraries (SPIL)
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
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
University of Karachi.
Attended a meting of College
Librarians called by Dr. S. M. A. Tirmizi, Inspector
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.
Distribution Ceremony, organized by the PBWG, at Karachi
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.
Distribution Ceremony, organized by the PBWG, at
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
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,
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
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
organised by the PBWG.
Attended and participated
in the Certificate Distribution Ceremony organized by PBWG
November 22, 1996, at Govt Premier College.
Attended a reception
in the honour of Mr. Johan Overton,
Regional Centre for Book Development in Asia, organized by PBWG on
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
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.
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,
Participated as Chairman,
Karachi University Library Science Alumni Association (
KULSAA) the Oath Taking Ceremony held at Liaquat Memorial Library
Oct. 7, 1978. Delivered speech on the occasion as Chairman of the
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
organized by the American Centre, on April 2, 1978.
Symposium in memory of late Dr. Mahmud
Hussain, organized by
the PLA, Sindh Branch Council, Karachi on
1978.Attended Book Exhibition on Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar on the occasion
his Birth Centenary Celebration in 1978, held at Dr. Mahmud Hussain Library,
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 ,
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.
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
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,
1984 Participated in the
Pakistan Publishers and Book-Sellers
Association"s Seminar on
Book Promotion in Pakistan on May 16, 1984.
Attended a Seminar
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
Director General, Deptt: of Libraries, Govt. of Pakistan on 'Need and Importance
Library Educution at Undergraduate Level in Pakistan'
, at school of librarianship,
Pakistan Bibliographical Working, at Department of Libraries, Regional
Karachi, Liaquat Memorial library Building, Karachi in
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
which Govet. of Sindh plan to provide. The Seminar was inaugurated
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
Medical Colege of Cambridge, at Karachi University Guest House, at March
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.
Hashmi was the chief guest.
Attended a lecture of
Prof. Sarah Vann, Professor of Library Science, University
Haweii, organized by the American Centre, Karachi on November 10,
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
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.
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,
read a paper in a Seminar on 'Mobile Library Services
the Govt. of Sindh, Department . of Culture,
at Liaquat Memorial Library on May 18,
read a paper on ' College Libraries and their Problems'
Etension Lectures Series 'Essential Role
of Libraries and Information Centre in the
provision and transmission of knowledge' organized by PLA, (Headquarters)
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
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,
1990 Participated in the Referesher Course for Librarians
organized by the Department of
Library and Information Science, Univesity of karachi from January 21 –
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'
University of Karachi on 7-9, March, The topic of the papers :
1) Library Legislation in Pakistan: Problems and
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
September 30, 1991 at Regional Office, department of Libraries, Liaquat
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
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
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.
ceremony of the 6 days workshop on Role of Computer in
organized by the PLA Sindh on February 115 –20, 1992, at NIPA, Karachi.
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
February 25, 1992, at School of Librarianship, PBWG, Karachi,
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
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
International Consultancies (SOCRATES) on October 11, 1992 at
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.
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,
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.
Ceremony of 15 Days Course in UNESCO’S Development nbsp;
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
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
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
first anniversaary on December 1, 1992
Preside over and delivered
speech in the condolence meeting in memory of a
Librarian Ibn Hasan Qaiser on December 15, 1992. Organized by the
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
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
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
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
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
Attended an Evening
with Intelectual held on the fourth day of the Library week on on
Hamara Adab Hamari Zindagi at Defence Central Library on 27th April 1993.
were: Mr. Khalid Ishaq, Advocate, Mr.Shanul Haq Haqi, Group Capt. (Retd)
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.
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.
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
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
on October 13, 1994.
Attended a Eid
Millan Party of the PLA Sindh Branch held on March 29,
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.
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.
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'
Malahath Kaleem Sherwani, held on May 30, 1995 at NIPA auditorium,
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
16, 1995, at Aga Khan University Library, Karachi. Appointed as Chairman
of the Committee to improve the working of the PLA Computer Centre
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,
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
Karachi Dr. Abdul Wahab was the chief guest.
Attended the meeting
of the Executive Council of PLA Sindh, held on April 24, 1996,
PLA Computer Centre, Liaquat Memorial Library Building, Karachi .
member of the committee with Mr. Moinuddin Khan ‘Public Library Act’
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
the PLA Sindh, on April 9, 1997 at UGC Auditorium, Liaquat
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
department of Library and Information Science on June 18, 1997’ 4) Iqbal
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
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
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.
offering fateha, the group assembled in the Board Room for condolence.
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
elected its first Secretary General. The programme organized by PLA
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,
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
Karachi , also present a report.
meeting of PLA Sindh Branch Council, held on July 24, 1999, at Health
Sciences Library, Aga Khan University, Karachi, also presented a
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
Karachi and presented a report.
and delivered speech in the condolence meeting in memory of
Bashir, Librarian (Retired) Govt. S. M. Arts & Commerce College,
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
Interview Appeared in the following
Sources" 1) Mujallah"Kitab
Numa"/ Library Science Society, Govt College
North Nazimabad, Block 'M', Karachi. 2000
Men Time, Karachi. (Newspaper of
the Students of Govt College for
Men, Nazimabad, Karachi) October 1999.
Biography published in the following
Who in Library and Information Science in Pakistan/by Dr.Ghaniul
Sabzwari.- 2nd ed.- Karachi: Library Promotion Bureau and Society for the
and Improvement of Libraries, 1987. pp:235-236. ISBN: 969-412-069-1
Periodical Literature in Library and Information Science: pp: iii - iv.
Web Version on
Launching Ceremony of the following books of Mr. R. A. Samdani was held:
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.
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.
Prof. Muhammad Ahmd, Ex-Principal, Islamia College, Sakkur
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
Karachi. Pakistan Library Bulletin. . 13(3-4): Sept.-
Daily Kalim, Sukkur, March 8, 1985. P:3
top of the page Kutubkhanee
Tarikh Ki Roshni Main
Muhammad Adil Usmani, Ex-Librarian, University of Karachi
Umm al Qura University Library, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
Reviewed by Prof. Dr. Anis
Khurshid: Reviewed in his article published in Monthly
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.
TakhliqLahore, 10 (9-10): 1979, p: 32
Monthly Qaumi Zaban, Karachi. 44(12):
September 1977. P:52
Weekly Idrak Sialkot. Feburary 1 – 15, 1978.
Daily Jang Karachi. May 29, 1978.
Daily Nawae-Waqat, Karachi. January 15, 1978.
Daily HuriathKarachi. 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
Monthly Aitamad Karachi.
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);
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.
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 Khatoon Members: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
The Board of Directors formed in 1987:
President:Hakim Muhammad Said;
Treasurer: Dr. Ashfaq Hussain
Qadri. Secretary:M. Arifuddin.
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
the page The Pakistan
Bibliographical Working Group (PBWG) was established by a
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
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
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
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,
Mr. Moinuddin Khan.
A. Samdani. Since1979;
Prof. Dr. Nasim Fatima and Mr. M Gulistan Khan.
Vice Presidents: Mr. Khalid
Mr. M.lyas, (Balochistan); Mr.
Muhammad Yaqoob: Azad Kashmir.
– Karachi) P. O. Box No. 8102, Karachi- 75950,
Lahore: Khalid Mahmood, Lecturer, Department
of Library and Information Science,
University of Punjab, Lahore; E-Mail:
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
Pakistan (1947 – 1997), by R. A. Samdani and Khalid
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.
5) Samdani, Rais Ahmed
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
Sources on Islam/Karachi: PBWG. 1993. 43p. ISBN: 969-8170-10-4
(Publication No. 9
7) Samdani, Rais Ahmed
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:
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:
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.
OF LIBRARIANSHIP, P.B.W.G. Introduction:
top of the page 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
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
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.
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: Director:Secretary Mr. Fazal-e-Elahi.
1958 - 1970
Mr. Syed Vilayat Hussain 1958 - 1973
Mr. A. R. Ghani
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&nnbsp; 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
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 top of the page 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.
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
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.
top of the page 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 wasissud 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
INDEX OF PAKISTAN LIBRARY REVIEW top
of the page Foreword Mr. Moinuddin Khan.
Reviewed by Mr. M.Gulistan Khan, Librarian,
Hamdard Institute of Management Sciences (HIMS), Karachi
Pakistan Llibrary Buetin. 30 (1-2) March-June 1999. p35
This index is published in books form. The intention of the
compiler is to highight the matterial produced in the LR during the period
of 1958-69. The first issue of PLR appeared in March 1958 under the editorship
of Dr. Anis Khurshid. There has been a dearth of professiona reading
material in our country. The jorurna has provided a forum to our loca writers
who had no written contribution at that time. There is a ong list of writers
who has contributed to this journal.
In the index there are 219 entries. They are arranged by the names
of the author and subject in aphabeticalorder.Any needed information
or article canbe ocated in the index with minimum effort. The compiler
has taken great pain to record 110 articles, editorias and messages that
have been contributed by 69 authors on 50 different topic.
The compiler Mr. Samdani is quite wel known because of his books
and articlles on library and information science. He has also compiled
a simiar index of Pakistan Library Buetin, which was pubished in the year
1965. He has again come up with this index.
Cumuative Index fof PLR is a useful tool of reference for retrospective
searching. Timely publication of an index increases its overall value in
education and research. The index has been published in the year 1998.
There is a long gap between the date of origina artices and the date
of pubication. However the cumulative index serve as a valuable tool of
reference to those who want to make critical study on the development of
ibraries in Pakistan. Mr. Samdani deserves all felicitations and
congratulations for providing such a usefull tooll to the students, teachers,
researchers ans working llibrarians. It would also be of value to the general
community interested in library and information science.
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