Pakistan Library Association

PAKISTAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

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   Previous Conference 2013   

Conference Think-Tank 1 "Developing Institutional Repositories"

Think tank will provide policy document, guidelines and technical expertise for "Developing Institutional Repositories". The committee will start working immediately for a draft document, will also meet during the conference for 2-hours and will present the outcome to the conference participants for comments, recommendations and way forward. The committee will lead us to a National Institutional Repository as well and will turn into a permanent body of the PLA for advise to the Government and Private Bodies.

The committee will comprise of the following and may add at their discretion more members:-

1. Muhammad Ashraf Sharif, Aga Khan University, Chair and Coordinator

2. Dr Muhammad Rafiq, DOIM, University of the Punjab

3. Dr. Nadeem Siddique, Lahore University of Management Sciences

4. Mr Hafiz Amir Rasul, Islamia University Bahawalpure

5. Sher Afzal Khan, Bahria University Islamabad

6. Dr iqbal Singh Brar, Librarian, Malout Institute of Management & Information Technology,  Malout (Punjab)-152107, India   

Conference Think-Tank 2 “E-Resources Subscription and Purchase Policy”

Think-tank 2 will deliberate and provide policy document, guidelines and technical expertise for “E-Resources Subscription& Purchase Models”. The committee will start working immediately for a draft document, will also meet during the conference for 2-hours and will present the outcome to the conference participants for comments, recommendations and way forward. The committee will provide Guidelines for Accounts, Audit Departments for both public and private institutions and departments. I am confident that this think tank will lead us to a National E-Resources Subscription and Purchase Policy as well and will turn into a permanent body of the PLA for advice to the Government and Private Bodies.

The committee will comprise of the following and may add at their discretion more members:-

 1. Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad, Allam Iqbal Open University Islamabad, Chair and Coordinator

2. Mr. Muhammad Asif Ch, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

3. Mr Abdu ur Rehman, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad

4. Mr. Iqbal Cheema, Pak Book Corporation, Lahore

5. Dr D. V. Singh, University Librarian, University of Delhi

Conference Think-Tank 3 “Developing Libraries for the 21st Century”

Think-tank 3 will provide policy document, guidelines and technical expertise for “Developing Libraries for the 21st Century”. The committee will start working immediately for a draft document, will also meet during the conference for 2-hours and will present the outcome to the conference participants for comments, recommendations and way forward. The committee will also provide guidelines for planning and developing libraries for the 21st Century for Universities, Colleges, Schools, Public and Special Libraries. This think tank will lead us to a National Advisory Body on Developing Libraries for the 21st Century as well and will turn into a permanent body of the PLA for advice to the Government and Private Bodies.

The committee will comprise of the following and may add at their discretion more members:-

1. Mr Tariq Najmi, COMSATS Lahore, Chair and Coordinator

2. Mr. Kazim Syed, FAST, NU, Islamabad

3. Ms Hina Batool, Department of Information Management, PU, Lahore

4. Ms Qaiser Sultan, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore

5. Mrs Mumtaz Memon, Jamshoro, Sindh

6. Mr Umar Farooq, The University of Faisalabad

7. Dr Raj Kumar, Punjab University Chandigarh, India

Conference Think Tank 4 “Library and Information Science Council”

This think tank will lead us to registration of Library of Library and Information Science Council through HEC and will turn into a permanent body of the PLA for advice to the Government and Private Bodies.

The committee will comprise of the following and may add at their discretion more members:-

1. Syed Ghayur Hussain, National Library of Pakistan/Secretary General PLA HQ, Chair and Coordinator

2. Dr. Muhammad Shahid Soroya

3. Dr Rubina Bhatti, DLIS, IUB (consent needed)

4. Mr Midrar Ullah, NUST

5. Dr Haroon Idrees, DLIS, UOS

6. Mr Arif Khan, PARD Peshawar

7. Mr Hamid Rehman, DLIS, University of Peshawar

8. Mr Bashir Ahmad Zia, State Bank of Pakistan

9. Syed Jawad Husain, AIOU, Islamabad

10. Prof Dr Jagtar Singh, Punjab University Patiala