Monday, May 16, 2011

Seminar on Library Management held in Islamabad

Jumbo Editorial Team

Around 50 library professionals from all over Pakistan attended the one-week training course on ‘Role of ICT in Library Management’ held in Islamabad from April 25 to 30 at AHK National Centre for Rural Development and National School of Public Policy.

Brig (retd) Amanullah, Director General, NCRD, welcomed the participants while Ikram Kayani, Director (Training), NCRD, introduced the course contents in the opening ceremony. Mohammad Saleem, Senior Librarian, Supreme Court of Pakistan, delivered a lecture on "Role of ICT & Professional Development" on the first day of training course while a few experts and software developers of ‘Libmax - Integrated library Solution Software’ delivered their lectures on the different modules of Libmax.

A field visit of COMSATS Library, Islamabad, was also made and the participants visited the different sections of the library. Raja Mohammad Ibrahim, Senior Librarian, COMSATS, delivered a comprehensive lecture on ‘User Education and 21st century libraries.’

He shared his experience about the ways and means being adopted by CIIT library team for user education and information literacy in recent years. He reckoned that the need of the hour was to emphasize the user education and information literacy programmes in various institutions and organizations.

On the last day of course, Hameedullah Khattak Librarian, NCRD gave a presentation on ‘Library Automation’ and Ikram Kayani, Director (Training), NCRD, awarded the certificated to course participants. No registration fee was charged for this course from the participants and all expenditures of training course were borne by NCRD of NSPP.

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