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Mr. Abid Hussain Sr.

Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad

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Abid Hussain is working as Library Officer at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). His research interests include library management and leadership, Digital Library services, Web-based Technology, information literacy, Bibliometric, information services, and digital librarianship. He also served as Digital Library in charge at National Defence University Islamabad from April 2009 to April 2017 and Assistant Librarian at Air University Islamabad from May 2005 to September 2007. He has published 4 articles in reputed journals whereas, three of his articles are in pipeline. He has published more than 25 Articles in various English Newspapers such as The Express Tribune, Dawn, Daily Times and Pakistan Observer, etc. He is writing regularly for Pakistan Observer since 2017.In this role, he designed, implemented, coordinated, and assessed the library instruction program; he also trained fellow librarians in instructional theory and methods. He earned his Master in Library and Information Sciences in 2006 from University of Peshawar, Pakistan, and also holds an Master Degree in Political Science in 2011 from the University of Peshawar and B.Ed in 2016 from NTI a study campus of Sarhad University of Science and Technology .

During his career, He completed many projects by digitizing various libraries in Pakistan such as :
  1. National Defence University Library Islamabad
  2. Command and staff college library Quetta
  3. Army Burn Hall College Abbottabad
  4. Islamabad Policy Research Institute Library Islamabad
  5. Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad
  6. Islamabad Business School DHA, Islamabad
  7. Raees-Ul- Ahrar College of Commerce Rawalpindi
  8. National Textile Institute Islamabad etc.

He is also member of various associations in Pakistan and abroad

  • Member of the American Library Association since November 2018
  • Member of the American College Research Library since November 2018
  • Public Library Association (PLA) since November 2018
  • Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) since November 2018
  • United for Librarians (United States) since November 2018
  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) since November 2018
  • Library Information Technology Association (LITA) since November 2018
  • Ex-President of UPLISAA (University of Peshawar Library & Information Science Alumni Association Federal Branch, IslamabadRegular Member of PLA (Pakistan Library Association )
  • Regular Member of PakLAG (Pakistan Library Automation Group)
  • Regular Member of PLWO (Pakistan Librarians Welfare Organization
Prior to a career in librarianship, Abid Hussain taught in Private schools and colleges.

List of Abid Hussain's Articles
Research Articles

  1. Research Article on Awareness of Web 2.0 Technology in the Academic Libraries :An Islamabad Perspective Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) 2018 Fall. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/1945/
  2. Research Article on Key to Bringing Users Back into the Library, Published by US think tank International Association of School Librarianship in October Issue 2018.https://www.iasl-online.org/resources/Documents/newsletter/IASL_Newsletter_October18.pdf
  3. Research Article on User perception on Electronic resources and services in National Defence University Library Islamabad, Pakistan published by Pakistan library & information science journal Volume 49, Issue 3, 2018 HEC Recognized Journal
  4. Research paper presented online at The Seventeenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries on Usage of Web 2.0 Applications in University Libraries of Islamabad.https://cgscholar.com/cg_event/events/B19/proposal/33563/proposal_details
Newspaper Articles

  1. Benefits of reading by Abid Hussain Published in Pivot Magazine of Institute of Strategic Studie Islamabad, link https://www.slideshare.net/AbidHussain21/benefits-of-reading-by-abid-hussain-library-officer-at-iss
  2. Tech trends in the library services By Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on May 2, 2019.https://pakobserver.net/tech-trends-in-the-library-services/
  3. World Book and Copyright Day By Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on April 23, 2019. https://pakobserver.net/world-book-and-copyright-day/?fbclid=IwAR1QePT0cIYXmQg11rLlF_-jak5veLArwWwIOl_7pMsNKQoFfAJHhIrxRao
  4. Reading skills in online environment By Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on April 6, 2019. https://pakobserver.net/2019/04/06/reading-skills-in-online-environment/
  5. Marketing strategy for the library services by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on March 14, 2019  https://pakobserver.net/2019/03/14/marketing-strategy-for-the-library-services/
  6. Embedded librarianship: An overview by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on February 18, 2019  https://pakobserver.net/embedded-librarianship-an-overview/
  7. Research, Internet and libraries by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on February 1, 2019https://pakobserver.net/research-internet-and-libraries
  8. Social media impacts on library services by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on 18-1-2019 . /https://pakobserver.net/social-media-impacts-on-library-services/
  9. School Library System in Pakistan: An Overview by Abid Hussain Published in IASL Newletter January 2019. https://iasl-online.org/resources/Documents/newsletter/IASL_Newsletter_January19.pdf
  10. Library who won the Laurels by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer, September 22, 2019 https://pakobserver.net/index.php/2019/09/22/librarians-who-won-the-laurels/?fbclid=IwAR0t2v-S3ETMGZ330oGxv18tspOFlik90op7bqNoO_gD-sWSDijvCgLWX1c
  11. Significance of Reading books by Abid Hussain Published in Pivot Magazine January 2019.
  12. Role of Librarians in Faculty Learning community by Abid Hussain , Published in Pakistan Observer on December 30, 2018.https://pakobserver.net/role-of-librarians-in-faculty-learning-community/?fbclid=IwAR2HGqg7II7XtmpNpKLsSNurnXqyKdbTBwzd9Jm2f1QNP5DwtantkSv-3gM
  13. Library & information sciences journals recognized by hec pakistan. https://www.slideshare.net/AbidHussain21/library-information-sciences-journals-recognized-by-hec-pakistan
  14. why-should-we-have-more-libraries-in-pakistan/Library Services in the Marketing Arena by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on August 19, 2018, https://pakobserver.net/library-services-in-the-marketing-arena/
  15. Cutting-edge tech & library services by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on May 12, 2018,https://pakobserver.net/cutting-edge-tech-library- services/
  16. The power of reading by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on April 28, 2018, https://pakobserver.net/the-power-of-reading/
  17. Research goes digital by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on April 20, 2018, https://pakobserver.net/research-goes-digital/
  18. Library strategy for distance learners by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on April 12, 2018, https://pakobserver.net/library-strategy-for-distance-learners/
  19. Role of Libraries in peace and security by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer in January 15, 2018. https://pakobserver.net/role-libraries-peace-security/
  20. NSG prospects for Pakistan by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer, October 3, 2017. https://pakobserver.net/nsg-prospects-pakistan/
  21. Knowledge-based approach to CPEC by Abid Hussain published in The Daily Times on September 25, 2017.http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-25/lahore/14328/108574
  22. Role of Libraries in Education by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on July 29, 2017. http://pakobserver.net/role-libraries-education/
  23. CPEC Benefits and Challenges by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on July 26, 2017. http://pakobserver.net/cpec-benefits-challenges/
  24. Helping Library professionals by Abid Hussain Published in the Express Tribune on June 29, 2014, https://tribune.com.pk/story/728431/helping-library-professionals
  25. UPLISAA Federal Branch (University of Peshawar Library & Information Science Alumni Association-Federal Branch, http://zameer36.com/uplisaa-federal-branch-university-of-peshawar-library-information-science-alumni-association-federal-branch/
  26. World Book and Copyright Day Published in Daily Times, April 25, 2013 http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\04\25\story_25-4- 2013_pg7_24
  27. The role of libraries in modern society, published in Dawn, The Frontier Post and The Pakistani Spectator November 25, 2012 http://dawn.com/2012/11/25/role-of-libraries-in-modern-society/
  28. Deprivation of Bara Kahu Islamabad, Pakistan Published in Daily Times, Pakistan on 21-12-2018 https://dailytimes.com.pk/335671/deprivation-of-barakahu/