Sunday, July 29, 2012

PLA’s Federal Branch to hold National Conference in November

Jumbo Editorial Team 

The Federal Branch of the Pakistan Library Association (PLA), with the collaboration of the Department of Libraries, Government of Pakistan, has announced to hold a national conference on ‘Career Development for Library and Information Science Professionals in Pakistan’ in Islamabad from November 12 to 14.

Syed Ghyour Hussain, Secretary PLA (FB) and Director, National Library of Pakistan, has disclosed that they have acquired the services of eminent professors and scholars of library and information science to act as member of the Papers Evaluation Committee. 

Dr Khalid Mahmood, Department of LIS, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Dr Rubina Bhatti, Department of LIS, Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Dr Mohammad Rafique, Department of LIS, University of Sargodha, Dr Shafiq-ur-Rehman, Department of LIS, University of the Punjab, Lahore, and Dr Haroon Idrees, Islamic International University, Islamabad, constitute the Papers Evaluation Committee with Mohammad Jawwad, Lecturer, Department of LIS, AIOU, Islamabad, selected to act as Coordinator/Secretary of the Committee. 

The last date for receipt of abstract for the conference is September 14 whereas full text papers will be received on or before October 15.

Meanwhile the PLA (FB), in its meeting held on July 24, also formed a Media Committee in order to keep closer liaison with electronic and print media for highlighting the issues related to libraries and librarianship. 

The Media Committee of the PLA (FB) comprises of Midrarullah, Librarian, NUST, Army Medical College, Tariq Mahmood, Deputy Librarian, COMSATS, Islamabad, Khurram Shahzad, MAJU, Islamabad, and Bushra Nazli, Librarian, PIPS, Islamabad. 

The newly elected office-bearers of the PLA (FB) have already shown a lot of enthusiasm and energy with the commissioning of the Media Committee being a significant step to share their activities with the vast arena outside the profession of library and information science.

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