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Faculty of Library Science

In the field of Library Science, faculty members with expertise and experience contribute significantly to the education and training of future librarians and information professionals. While specific areas of expertise may vary among faculty members, here are some common areas where Library Science faculty members often possess expertise: 1. Information Organization and Classification: Faculty members often have expertise in organizing and classifying information resources using various classification systems (such as Dewey Decimal Classification or Library of Congress Classification) and cataloging standards (such as MARC). They teach students how to effectively organize and retrieve information in libraries and information centers. 2. Information Retrieval and Search Strategies: Faculty members are well-versed in information retrieval techniques, search strategies, and the use of databases and information systems. They provide instruction on how to conduct efficient and effective searches, evaluate information sources, and stay current with emerging technologies in information retrieval. 3. Library Management and Administration: Faculty members with expertise in library management and administration impart knowledge and skills related to the effective administration of libraries and information organizations. They cover areas such as strategic planning, budgeting, collection development, personnel management, and library policies and procedures. 4. Digital Libraries and Information Technology: Faculty members may specialize in digital libraries, electronic resources management, and information technology applications in libraries. They possess knowledge of digital preservation, digital curation, database management, website design, and emerging technologies relevant to library and information services. 5. Information Literacy and User Services: Faculty members often have expertise in information literacy instruction, user services, and reference services. They teach students how to assist library users in finding and evaluating information, develop research skills, and utilize library resources effectively. 6. Specialized Library Services: Some faculty members may have expertise in specific types of libraries, such as academic libraries, public libraries, special libraries (e.g., medical libraries or legal libraries), or archives and preservation. They bring practical knowledge and real-world experiences to the classroom, sharing insights into the unique challenges and opportunities of these specialized library settings. 7. Research and Scholarship: Faculty members are typically engaged in research activities within the field of Library Science. They contribute to the scholarly knowledge and advancement of the profession through publications, conference presentations, and research collaborations. Their research expertise may encompass areas such as information behavior, library assessment, information policy, or emerging trends in library services. It's important to note that individual faculty members may have additional areas of specialization and expertise within Library Science. Their collective knowledge and diverse backgrounds contribute to a comprehensive education for students pursuing careers in libraries and information management.

Trust Area

  • Digital Libraries and Information Retrieval

Faculty Members

Shafiq Ur Rehman