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Mr. Abid Hussain II

Institute of Strategic Studies , Islamabad.

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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 25 articles in reputed journals whereas, three of his articles are in pipeline. He has published more than 90 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. Library Anxiety among Undergraduate Students: A case study of faculty of Management Science, University of Peshawar by Abid Hussain & Dr. Muhammad Ismail, published in Library Philosophy and Practices (e-journal), https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/7110/

  2. Impact of big data on library services: prospect and challenges by Abid Hussain, Published on May 26, 2022 in Library Hitech News. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/LHTN-02-2022-0022/full/html

  3. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) Through Bibliometric Lenses by Abid Hussain Published in the Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/7042/

  4. Research Output of Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS): A Bibliometric Analysis from 1993-2021Science (CJILS): A Bibliometric Analysis from 1993-2021 by Abid Hussain, Published in the Library Philosophy and Practice (e- journal), https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/6934/

  5. Use of WhatsApp Technology in Library Services: Case study of National Defence University Library, Islamabad, Pakistan National Defence University Library, Islamabad, Pakistan by Abid Hussain Published in the Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgiarticle=13518&context=libphilprac

  6. Uses of blockchain technologies in library services, Published in Library Hitech News (Emerald Insight) in Volume 38, Issue 8,2021 https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/LHTN-08-2020-0079/full/html

  7. Bibliometric Perspective of Margalla Paper: A Flagship journal of National Defence University Islamabad, Pakistan, Published in Journal of Advances in Library and Information Science on 25 December 2021, http://jalis.in/pdf/10-4/Pakistan.pdf

  8. Electronic Theses: Why Pakistan is lagging behind by Abid Hussain, Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal) on July 6, 2021, https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/5742/fbclid=IwAR0oNrU8jAnnp4Vv WBCuODo9we90vX-sFDzn1qWFefhe7w-1udxSGO7DGLo

  9. Evaluating the Scholarly Literature on Information Literacy indexed in the Web of Science Database, Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (e- journal), April 15,2021, https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/5230/

  10. Bibliometric Analysis of Regional Studies – A Quarterly Journal of Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan, Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal), March 30, 2021, https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/5157/

  11. Strategy of Libraries and Librarians during COVID-19, International Journal of Law, Humanities & Social Science, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2021, https://ijlhss.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/6.-IJLHSS-01-21-15.pdf

  12. Mapping the Research Output of the Journal ‘Strategic Studies’-Islamabad: A Statistical Review by Abid Hussain and Dr. Saeed Ullah Jan, Published in IJoLIS, Vol.5 (2020) https://ijolis.aiou.edu.pk/

  13. Intention to Adopt Mobile Applications Services: A Study Among Pakistani Academic Librarians By Abid Hussain & Mohamad Noorman Masrek , Published in International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. www.ijicc.net, Volume 15, Issue 2, 2021, https://www.ijicc.net/images/Vol_15/Iss_2/141234_Masrek_2021_E1_R.pdf

  14. Academic and Research Libraries in Pakistan Conference Paper presented in webinar conference in Academic and Research Libraries (ACRL) on May 20, 2020,https://www.youtube.com/watch v=63X5fd6qqnY&feature=youtu.be

  15. Industrial revolution 4.0: implication to libraries and librarians by Abid Hussain Published in Library Hitech News, Impact factor Journal of Emerald Insight, https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/LHTN-05-2019-0033/full/html? skipTracking=true

  16. Chapter Published in a book Innovations in the Designing and Marketing of Information Services under the title “Cutting Edge: Technology's Impact on LibraryServices”in September 22, 2019. Detail is given in the link: https://www.igi- global.com/chapter/chttps://www.igi-global.com/chapter/ cutting-edge/238161utting- edge/238161

  17. Translation of IFLA School Library Guidelines 2nd Edition from English into Urdu Titled “ available on https://www.ifla.org/files/assets/school-libraries-resource-centers/ publications/ifla-school-library-guidelines-ur.pdf

  18. IFLA Strategy 2019 – 2024 a booklet translated from English into Urdu, by Abid Hussain available on https://www.ifla.org/files/assets/hq/gb/strategic-plan/ifla-strategy-2019-2024- ur.pdf

  19. 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_Ne wsletter_October18.pdf

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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/

  23. Library Content Manager Integrated Library Solution by Abid Hussain Published in Researchgate, September 22, 2019. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335976410_Library_Contents_Manager_Integrated_Library_Solutions_LCM ILS_We_Connect_people_with_libraries

Newspaper/Magazine Articles

  1. 39 ways to connect people with the libraries By Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on May 18, 2022, https://pakobserver.net/39-ways-to-connect-people-with-the- libraries-by-abid-hussain

  2. 36 Ways to connect people with the libraries by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Today on May 16. 2022, https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2022/05/15/36-ways-to- connect-people-with-the-libraries/

  3. Promoting National pride through library culture by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Today on February 7, 2022, https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2022/02/07/promoting- national-pride-through-library-culture/

  4. Preventing library demolitions, By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Today,January12,2022,https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2022/01/11/preventing-library demolitions/

  5. Conference Report on Koha Con2021: An International Conference that left a SAGA behind Held in Pakistan 13-18 December 2021 By Abid Hussain, Published in 21st Century Librarianship, December 30, 2021, https://mylibrarianship.wordpress.com/2021/12/30/koha-con2021-an-international- conference-that-left-a-saga-behind-held-in-pakistan-13-18-december-2021/

  6. Attributes of Librarianship as Academic Discipline, By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Today, December 26, 2021, https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2021/12/26/attributes-of-librarianship-as- academic-discipline/

  7. Librarianship as a Profession by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer, December18,2021,https://www.researchgate.net/publication/357150034_Librarianship

_as_a_profession_by_Abid_Hussain

  1. Electronic Theses: Where Pakistan stands By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Today, December 3, 2021, https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2021/03/12/electronic-theses-where- pakistan-stands/

  2. Why SNS useful for library services ? By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer, November 28, 2021, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/356748976_Why_SNS_useful_for_library_servic es_By_Abid_Hussain

  3. Process of knowledge: Role of libraries By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer,November14,2021.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/356283717_Process_of_k nowledge_Role_of_libraries

  4. CPEC Collaboration in Research Grants by Abid Hussain, Published in PIVOT Magazine, October2021,https://www.researchgate.net/publication/355244269_CPEC_Collaboration_ in_Research_Grants_by_Abid_Hussainpdf

  5. Why Libraries are important by Abid Hussain, Published in Voice of Libraries on November 30, 2021, https://vol.com.pk/5949-2/

  6. Research Data Management Services: Role of Academic Libraries by Abid Hussain, Published in The Radical Look on October 19, 2021, https://theradicaloutlook.com/role-of-academic-libraries-in-research-data-management-service/

  7. School libraries in Developing countries where does pakistan stands by Abid Hussain, Published in Pothohar News ,October 19, 2021, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/354697554_School_libraries_in_Developing

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Libraries: A gateway to knowledge by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer ,September 14, 2021, ttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/354623090_Libraries_A_gateway_to knowledg


  1. Innovative ideas in academic libraries by Abid Hussain, Published in Pothohar News ,August 29, 2021, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/354208588_Innovative_ideas_in_academ ic_libraries

  2. Camel Library Movement in Pakistan by Abid Hussain, Published in Strafasia , July 28, 2021,https://strafasia.com/camel-library-movement-in-pakistan/

  3. Librarianship a satisfying career not merely a job by Abid Hussain, Published in Pothohar News, July 11, 2021, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353174750_Librarianship_not_mere_a_job_ but_a_satisfying_career

  4. Concept of Street Libraries in Pakistan by Abid Hussain, Published in Pothohar News , June 27, 2021, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352785499_Concept_of_Street_Libraries_in

_Pakistan

  1. Social and Research Networking for Scholars by Abid Hussain, Published in Pothohar News, May 23 2021. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/351810716_Social_and_Research_Networking_for_Scholars

  2. Librarian journey from Research support to Research Partner By Abid Hussain, Published in Baaghi Tv, May 4, 2021, https://en.baaghitv.com/librarian- journey-from-research-support-to- research-partner/

  3. Role of Social Media in Research Productivity By Abid Hussain, Published in Baaghi Tv, May 4, 2021, https://en.baaghitv.com/librarian-journey-from-research-support-to- research-partner/

  4. Why School Libraries are Neglected in Pakistan By Abid Hussain, Published in IASL, April 18, 2021, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350995777_Why_School_libraries_are_negle cted_in_Pakistan

  5. Internet influenced reading habits By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on April 12, 2021,https://pakobserver.net/internet-influenced- reading-habits-by-abid-hussain/

  6. Deployment of 5G technologies in library services By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on March 13, 2021, https://pakobserver.net/deployment-of-5g-technologies-in-library-services-by-abid-hussain/

  7. Electronic theses: Where Pakistan stands By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer and Pakistan Today both on March 1, 2021, https://pakobserver.net/electronic-theses-where-pakistan-stands/

  8. Digital literacy skills in Pakistani option for librarians, By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on February 9, 2021, https://pakobserver.net/digital-literacy- skills-in-pakistani-option-for- librarians/

  9. Right to information, role of libraries, By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer, on January 25, 2021, https://pakobserver.net/right-to- information-role-of- libraries/

  10. Flaws in Pakistani Education system, by Abid Hussain, Published in International Association of School Librarianship, on January 14, 2021, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/348447791_Flaws_in_PakistaniEducation_system

  11. One country three syllabus, By Abid Hussain, Published in Pothohar News on January 10, 2021, https://pothoharnews.com/

  12. Teen Nisab teen groh by Abid Hussain, Published in Newsflee on January 4, 2021, https://www.newzflee.com/8961/

  13. Develop reading habits in Children, By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer, on January 11,2021,https://pakobserver.net/develop-reading-habit-in-children/

  14. Perspective of Pakistan research repository By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on December 29, 2020, https://pakobserver.net/perspective-of-pakistan- research-repository/

  15. Pakistan mein University librarion ka Jaiza by Abid Hussain, Published in Pothohar News on December 27, 2020, https://pothoharnews.com/

  16. Librarion ki zarorat wa ahmiat by Abid Hussain, Published in Pothohar News on December 20, 2020, https://pothoharnews.com

  17. Initiative of mosque libraries in Pakistan By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer,on December 5, 2020,https://pakobserver.net/initiative-of-mosque-libraries- in-pakistan/amp/.

  18. Advocacy for Libraries at National and Public Parks by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer, on July 3, 2020, https://pakobserver.net/adocacy_forlibraries_at National_and Public_ Parks

  19. Advocacy for prison libraries in Pakistan By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on October 20, 2020, https://pakobserver.net/advocacy-for-prison-Libraries-in-pakistan/

  20. Pakistani School Libraries’ Response to COVID-19 By Abid Hussain, Published in International Association of School Librarianshp on October 20, 2020, https://www.iasl- online.org/resources/Documents/newsletter/2020/IASL_Newsletter_October2020Final.pdf

  21. Librarians with leadership skills ? By Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on September 11, 2020, https://pakobserver.net/librarians-with-leadership-skills/

  22. Pakistan’s Soft Power by Abid Hussain, Published in Neo-spectacles onSeptember3,2020,https://neospectacle.com/2020/09/03/improving-pakistans-soft-power/

  23. The role of Data Librarianship in Pakistan by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on August 16, 2020, https://pakobserver.net/the-role-of-data-librarianship-in- pakistan/

  24. Tactics of better writing skills, by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on July 12, 2020, https://pakobserver.net/tactics-of-better- writing-skills/

  25. Covid-19: impact on research and libraries in Pakistan, by Abid Hussain, Published in PakistanObserver on July 3, 2020,https://dailytimes.com.pk/635223/covid-19-impact- on-research-and- libraries-in-pakistan/

  26. Barriers for e-Libraries in Pakistan By Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on June 27, 2020, https://pakobserver.net/barriers-for-e- libraries-in-pakistan/

  27. Artificial Intelligence in Library services by Abid Hussain Published in Daily Times on April 19, 2020, https://dailytimes.com.pk/598165/artificial-intelligence-in-library- services/

  28. Research support in Pakistani libraries by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on February 15, 2020,https://pakobserver.net/research-support-in-pakistani- libraries/

  29. Pakistan-Bangladesh relations thaw by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Today on February 14, 2020, https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2020/02/14/pakistan-bangladesh- relations-thaw/

  30. Chinese -Pakistan Libraries Association by Abid Hussain, Published in PIVOT Magazine of ISSI on January 10, 2020, http://issi.org.pk/wp- content/uploads/2020/01/PIVOT-Pursuing-Ideals-of-Shared-Future.pdf

  31. Big Data in Library Services by Abid HussainPublished in Daily Times on January 5,

2020, https://dailytimes.com.pk/533352/big-data-in-library- services-daily-times/

  1. Citizenship rights in India and Bangladesh by Abid Hussain Published in DailyPakistan Today on December 29, 2019, https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/12/29/citizenship-rights-in-india-and- bangladesh/

  2. International Migrants Day: Lesson learned by Abid Hussain Published in DailyTimeson December 20, 2019, https://dailytimes.com.pk/523277/international-migrants-day- lesson-learned-daily- times/

  3. The case of stateless Biharis by Abid Hussain, Published in Daily Times on December 6, 2019, https://dailytimes.com.pk/514735/the-case-of- stateless-biharis/

  4. Status of Public Libraries in Pakistan by Abid Hussain , Published in Research Gate on December 5,2019,https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337757802_Status_of_Public_L ibraries_in_Pakistan_by_Abid_Hussain

  5. Proposal Efective English Writing Skills among Students by AbidHussain, published in Researchgate on November 25, 2019, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337485574_Proposal_Efective_English_Writ ing_Skills_among_Students_Institute_of_Strategic_Studies_I slamabad_ISSI

  6. Moving school library into social networking by Abid Hussain, published in Research Gate on November 19, 2019, https://www.researchgate.net/ publication/337339274_Moving_School_Libraries_Into_Social_Networking_by_Abid_Hussain

  7. How to prepare a school library proposal: A model by Abid Hussain, published in Research-gate on November 19, 2019, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337339427_How_to_Prepare_A_School_Library_Proposal_A_Model

  8. Role of IoT in Library Services by Abid Hussain, Published in Daily Times, Pakistan on October 24, 2019, https://dailytimes.com.pk/488476/role-of- iot-in-library-services/

  9. Teachers on strike: Policy plan by Abid Hussain, Published in Pakistan Observer on October 5, 2019 ,https://pakobserver.net/indee.php/2019/10/05/teachers-on-strike- policy-plan/

  10. Librarians who won the laurels by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on September 22, 2019, https://pakobserver.net/indee.php/2019/09/22/librarians-who-won- the- laurels/

  11. Benefits of reading by Abid Hussain Published in Pivot Magazine http://issi.org.pk/wp-content/uploads/Pivot-Magazine/Pivot_Magazine_July_2019.pdf

  12. 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/

  13. World Book and Copyright Day by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on April23, 2019,https://pakobserver.net/world-book-and-copyright-day/fbclid=IwAR1QePT0cIYXmQg11rLlF_- jak5veLArwWwIOl_7pMsNKQoFfAJHhIrxRao

  14. Reading Skills in Online environment by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on April 6, 2019, https://pakobserver.net/reading-skills-in-online- environment/

  15. Marketing strategy for the library services by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on February 1,2019, https://pakobserver.net/2019/03/14/ marketing-strategy- for-the-library-services/

  16. Research, Internet and Libraries by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on February 1, 2019, https://www.academia.edu/38266496/Research_Internet_and_libraries.pdf

  17. Embedded Librarianship: An overview by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on February 17, 2019, https://pakobserver.net/embedded-librarianship-an- overview/

  18. Social Media Impact on Library Services Published in Pakistan bserver January 16, 2019, https://pakobserver.net/social-media-impacts-on-library- services/

  19. School Library system in Pakistan: An Overview Published in International Association of School Librarianship in January Issue 2019. https://iasl-online.org/resources/Documents/newsletter/IASLNewsletter_January19.pdf

  20. Significance of Book Reading by Abid Hussain Published in The Pivot Magazine of ISSI, in January 23, 2019

  21. Role of libraries 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/

  22. Research, Internet and Libraries by Abid Hussain , Published in Pakistan Observer on February 1, 2019. https://pakobserver.net/research- internet-and-libraries/

  23. Deprivation of Barakahu, Islamabad by Abid Hussain Published in Daily TimesPakistan on December 21, 2018https://dailytimes.com.pk/335671/deprivation-of- Barakahu/

  24. Why should we have more libraries in Pakistan? by Abid Hussain Published in Pakistan Observer on September 16 , 2018 ,https://pakobserver.net/why-should-we- have-more-libraries-in-Pakistan/

  25. 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/

  26. Cutting-edge tech & library services by Abid Hussain