Pakistan News & Features Services
The July-September 2013 issue (Volume 44, Number 3) of the Pakistan Library and Information Science Journal (PLISJ), a quarterly publication of the Library Promotion Bureau (LPB), Karachi, has seen the light of the day.
The printing of additional pages in four-colour, besides the graceful title, is a welcome step taken by the management of the LPB. The PLISJ team, published prominently, has also been reinforced with the induction of a three-member media coordination committee and a four-member secretarial set-up.
The LPB President, Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari, who is also the Chief Editor of the PLISJ, has made a point to keep pace with the changing times. He continues to lead by example for others to follow.
In his editorial, Prof Dr Ghani-ul-Akram Sabzwari has expressed deepest gratitude and felicitation to the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Bahawalpur, for having established Prof Dr Abdul Moid Memorial Library, which was inaugurated by Dr Razia Musarrat, Dean, Faculty of Arts, on May 30, 2013.
He has lauded the leadership of the Pakistan Library Association (PLA) for having waged an arduous struggle which resulted in the revised service structure for the professional librarians. He has urged the PLA to activate its provincial branches to exert for the similar service structure and grades as the ones approved by the Government of Punjab.
The research articles having been published in the latest issue of PLISJ include Digitalization capabilities of University Libraries of Pakistan (Prof Dr Kanwal Amin and Dr Mohammad Rafiq), Reading habits of faculty members of Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education (Mohammad Wasim Zia and Naima Samreen), Heuristics adoption in decision-making and its implication in information profession (Asad Khan and Hamid Rahman), Health sciences library resources at King Saud bin Abdul Aziz University (Shakil Ahmed Khalil and Ellener Smith) and Impact of internet’s misuse on morality of youth (Dr Mamnoon Khan Khattak).
In the English book review section, Maria Sabzwari has reviewed ‘From Cradle to Grave’ while Prof Dr Nasim Fatima has reviewed ‘A Guide to Library & Information Science: Questions & Answers’ and the Chief Editor himself has reviewed ‘The Spectacle of death including glimpses of life beyond the grave’ authored by Mohammad Islam.
Dr Nasreen Shagufta, Editor of the Urdu section of the PLISJ, has conducted a detailed personality interview of Huma Mannan Butt, who has now been promoted as the Chief Librarian of the Pakistan Navy Central Library, Karachi. Dr Amna Khatoon and Ikram-ul-Haq has also contributed articles in Urdu.