Department of Information Science and Library Management

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Research Interests

User Assesment Studies and Information Literacy Measuring Library Effectiveness Application of IT in Libraries Library Management Particularly Leadership Styles and Organizational Behavior Library Service Quality Management and Knowledge Management Research Methodologies Applicable to Information Science & Library Studies

Education

Ph.D. Library and Information Science-2003, School of Economics, Management and Information Sciences, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India M.A. Library and Information Science-1993, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh B.A. (Hons.) Library and Information Science,-1992, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh H.S.C. (Humanities)-1989, Chittagong University College, Chittagong, Bangladesh S.S.C. (Science)-1987, A. S. Rahat Ali High School, Patiya, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Experience

Professor: Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Assistant Professor: Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lecturer: Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Assistant Professor: Department of Library and Information Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Lecturer: Department of Library and Information Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Librarian:Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Chittagong Government Veterinary College), Pahartoli, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Publications

Book

Book Selection and Acquisition of Information Resources. Dhaka, Dept. of Information Science & Library Management, University of Dhaka, 2007,172p, ISBN: 984-32-3662-7 A Book of some selected articles on library and information science. Ed., Rajshahi: Fouzia Prokashoni, 2005, 183p. ISBN: 984-32-2832-4

Consultancy/Research Report

A Village Level Analysis of the Flow and Access to Information: A study of two selected cases. Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 2006: Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh. Information for development with special reference to urban and rural areas of Bangladesh. Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 2007: Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh. User Oriented De-Centralized Knowledge Management in Practical Action-Bangladesh. 2009: Dhaka. Measurement and Evaluation of Public University Libraries Effectiveness: a case study of Dhaka. Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC), 2009. Television as Intermediate of Information for Social Development in Bangladesh. Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 2011: Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh. Information Literacy Skill among the Female Students of Secondary Schools of Bangladesh: A Study. Foundation for Research on Educational Planning and Development (FREPD), Dhaka University, Polashy, Dhaka, 2012.

Book Chapter - Referred

Problems and Prospects of Bangladesh Islamic Library Network: A Case Study of Bangladesh Islamic University and Foundation Library. In: Information Technology for Library and Information Centre. Dhaka: Fouzia Prokasoni, 2009. p. 15-44. Impact of ICT on the Management and Functions of Academic Libraries: a general review In: Information Technology for Library and Information Centre. Dhaka: Fouzia Prokasoni, 2009. p. 171-192. Automation scenarios of some leading agricultural libraries on Bangladesh: an overview. In: A Book on Some Selected Libraries in Bangladesh. Rajshahi: Fouzia Prokasoni, 2005. p.48-63. Digital Preservation: Idea Flesh In: Library Planning and Management (Part-3).Dhaka: National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Ministry of Education 2009. p. 280-286. Role of College Libraries in college Education In: Library Planning and Management (Part-3). Dhaka: National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Ministry of Education 2009. p. 123-130. Changing Paradigm of Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaniour. In: Knowledge Management in Digital Era. New Delhi: Westville Publishing House 2011. p. 275-295. Methods and Techniques of Evaluating Library Effectiveness In: Knowledge Management in Digital Era. New Delhi: Westville Publishing House 2011. p. 381-408.

Conference Papers - Referred

Use of Research Scholars on University Libraries with Special References to Electronic Media. In: mapping technology on libraries and people. Gujarat: Inflibnet, 2003. p. 522-34 Automation of University Libraries in Bangladesh: advancement of Shajalal University of Science & Technology Library, Sylhet In: automation of libraries in North-Eastern region: trends, issues and challenges. Gujarat: Inflibnet, 2003. p. 120-27 Concepts, Issues and Design of Virtual library in Mathematics: problem and prospects of virtual library in Bangladesh In: International Conference on Informaton and Knowledge Management. Kathmandu, Nepal. Mar. 2008. p. 401-414 Community Information Centers: A step to Bringing Connectivity of the Rural Communities in Bangladesh. In: Proceedings of the Planner-2008 Convention on Open Access, Open Source, Open Libraries (0)3, 6-7 November, 2008. Nagaland University, Nagaland, India, p. 55-69 Preservation of Archives: a case study of Bangladesh National Archives In: Proceedings of the Planner-2008 Convention on Open Access, Open Source, Open Libraries (0)3, 6-7 November, 2008. Nagaland University, Nagaland, India, p. 188-196 Concept, Issues and Importance of Library Consortium: Problems and prospects of university library consortium in Bangladesh. ÜNAK 08 Information: Diversity and Awareness, 9-11 October, 2008. Izmir, Turosko. (Available at http://www.unak.org.tr/unak08eng/) Employable LIS Courses in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Last Twenty Year Syllabuses In: Envisioning Employable LIS Courses in Developing Countries for the Emerging Knowledge Society, IATLIS 2009, November 2009, India. P. 104-122 Information Literacy (IL) Training Programmes for Selected Secondary Schools of Bangladesh: is this empowering student? In: User Empowerment Through Digital Technologies, ICLAM-2011, India. P. 167-173 The Digital Archive Movement in Bangladesh: a case study of the National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB) Digitization project. In: Proceedings “5th Rizal Library International Conference: Libraries, Archives and Museums: Common Challenges, Unique Approaches”. Organised by Ateneo De Manila University, Philippines, 2012 October 25-26 Issues and Challenges of Digital Preservation Practices in Bangladesh In: Proceedings of International Seminar on Digital Libraries for Digital Nations, Library Association of Bangladesh (LAB)-2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh. P. 79-93 Assessing of job satisfaction of the health library professionals in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In: 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 4 - 7 June 2013, (QQML 2013), "La Sapienza" University, Rome Italy. P. 22 Measuring the effectiveness of leadership behavior styles among university library professionals: a case study of Bangladesh. In: 5th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 4 - 7 June 2013, (QQML 2013), "La Sapienza" University, Rome, Italy. P. 191 Information Literacy (IL) Skill among the Female Students of Rural Secondary Schools of Dhaka, Bangladesh In: European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL) 22-25 Oct, 2013 Istanbul, Turkey. P.186 Issues and Challenges for Open Access to the Archives: a case study of the National Archives of Bangladesh (NAB). In: International Conference on Information Literacy in the Knowledge Society 6-8 March 2014, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. P. 80 Information Literacy Initiatives at Rural Secondary Schools in Bangladesh: is this build up knowlwdge society?In: International Conference on Information Literacy in the Knowledge Society 6-8 March 2014, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. P. 29 Developing a New Academic Discipline of Archives and Records Management (ARM) in Bangladesh In: International Institute for Archival Science of Trieste (Italy) and Maribor (Slovenia) "IIAS". 24th Conference, 20th – 21st October 2014 in Trieste, Italy. Institutional Repositories (IRs) in Bangladesh: Enhancing Educational Research In: International Conference on Governance and Innovation: Business, Society and Environment in Developing Countries. 19-20 December 2014, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Comilla, Bangladesh. Productive Partmership to Promote Information Literacy (IL) for Female Students of Rural Secondary School In: Budapest, Oslo, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Tampere, Stuttgart, Szombathely and Sheffield (BOBCATSSS) 28—30 January 2015, SCALA UNIVERSITY CINEMA, Brno, Czech Republic, European Union (EU).

Journal Articles - Referred

Industry of Bangladesh: probability and implication. Dhaka Viswavidyalay Patricka. v. 64: p. 67-88. Je 1999 Measuring library effectiveness: a holistic approach. Journal of Library and Information Science. v. 27(2): p. 81-105. Dec 2002 Cyber Cafes in Dhaka City- A study on Patterns of Users and Information Services. The Dhaka University Studies. v.62 (2): p. 153-173. 2005 Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Teachers in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Dhaka. The Dhaka University Studies. v. 62(1): p.119-42. Je 2005 Library and Information Services of Some Selected Newspaper Libraries in Dhaka city of Bangladesh: a survey. The Arts Faculty Journal. v.1: p. 101-14. Jy 2005-Je 2006 Present Status of Agricultural Libraries in the Capital City of Bangladesh: a survey. The Eastern Librarian. v. 20(1&2): p. 28-34. 2006 Information Needs of Doctors: a case study of Bangabandhu Shaikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Library. National University Journal of Arts. v. 1(1): p. 225-44. Dec. 2006 A User-oriented Approach of Managing Knowledge in Web Environment. The Eastern Librarian. v. 20(1&2): p. 07-14. 2006 Information Description and Discovery Method Using Classification Structures in Web. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science. v.11 (2): p.1-20. Dec 2006 The Academic Library Policy for Bangladesh. Herald of Library Science, v. 46 (1-2): p.30-37. 2007 Library Education in Bangladesh: Strengths, Problems, and Suggestions. Library Philosophy and Practice. Dec. 2008. (Site: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/223) Community Information Services in Bangladesh: A case study on Community Information Centre (CIC). Library Herald, v. 46 (4): p. 255-279. Dec. 2008 Total Quality management (TQM) in Libraries: Concepts, Issues and Implications in Bangladesh. NAEM Journal. v. 05(9): p. 85-94. Dec.2009 Community Information Services Through Public Libraries in Bangladesh: Problems and Proposals. Library Philosophy and Practice. Feb. 2010 (Site: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/320) Challenges of Digital age for Librarians: Problems and Issues in Building Institutional Repositories. The Eastern Librarian. v. 22(1&2) 2011. p. 14-24 Right to Information Act-2009: Implementing Record Management Legal Framework for Public Access to Information in Bangladesh. The Eastern Librarian. v. 22(1&2) 2011. p. 51-58 Education for Information Professionals in Bangladesh: A Case Study of the University of Dhaka. Library Philosophy and Practice. 2011 (Site: http://unllib.unl.edu/LPP/rahman-khatun-islam.pdf) The Flow and Access to Information in Bangladesh: a village level case study. The International Information and Library Review. v. 44(4), p. 224-232. Dec. 2012 Issues and strategy of Institutional Repositories (IR) in Bangladesh: a paradigm shift. The Electronic Library. v.32 (1), p.47-61. 2014 Impact of institutional repositories (IRS) to improve educational research and scholarly communication with special reference to Bangladesh and India, Journal of Social Science & Humanities. v. 1(1), Feb. 2015

Teaching

Basics of Information Science and Research Methodology

Records and Archives Management

Library Systems and Services

Library Management and Documentation

Awards:

Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Library and Information Science-2013, School of Economics, Management & Information Sciences, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India (Visiting Fellowship-2012) SAARC Scholarship (Ph.D. in 1999-2002) Dhaka University Merit Scholarships (B.A. Hons. in 1992 and M.A. in 1993) Comilla Board Merit Scholarships (S.S.C. in 1987)

External Activities

Students’ Counseling & Guidance and Recreation and Sports, University of Dhaka. Assistant/House Tutor, A F Rahman Hall, University of Dhaka. Specialist Speaker, Library Management Training Programme, NAEM, Ministry of Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Trainer, TOT, Strengthening Network Programme, Department of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Reviewer, Journal of Library and Information Science. ICKM-2009 Paper Reviewer (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China) Special Speaker, Library Management Training programme, NBC, Ministry of Culture, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Consultant, Designed and developed a information systems and services in the Dept. of Development Studies Seminar library in Dhaka University. Consultant, LRC, Oxford International School, Dhaka. Special Speaker, UGC Refreshers Course, Department of Linguistics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. Trainer, Training Cum Workshop on Information Literacy, Department of Library and Information Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. Ph.D. examiner at several universities in home and abroad. Trainer, Training Cum Workshop on Information Literacy, Department of Library and Information Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. Supervision of Ph.D., M.phil & M.A. Thesis. Executive President, Haqqani Mission Bangladesh (HAMIBA), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Chief Coordinator, Special Lecture on AIDS in Asia and the Vulnerabilities of Youth in Bangladesh. Inaguration of AIDS Film Festival. Dr. Nafis Sadik, Special Envoy to the UN Secretary General for HIV and AIDS in Asia, 12-13 November 2009. Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladsh. Consultant, Inventory and Improvement of the SEHD Documentation Library, Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD), 1/1 Pallabi (5th floor),Mirpur, Dhaka - 1216, Bangladesh. President, Managing Committee, Haqqani Mission Vidyapith O Mohavidyalaya, 244, South Paikpara, Mirpur, Dhaka-1216 Expert- Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC), Agargaon, Dhaka. Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Information Services and Technology (IJIST). An Open Access Peer-Reviewed Journal on Library and Information Science. K L University, Green Fields, Vaddeswaram, Guntur District, A.P., Pin code: 522 502, INDIA. Member, Research Board, The Foundation for Research on Educational Planning and Development (FREPD), Shamsul Huq Bhaban, Sonargaon Road, Palashi Crossing, Dhaka University Campus, Dhaka-1000. Resource Person, Human Development Foundation, Dhaka, Developing Secondary School Libraries and Training the Teachers.

Professional Affiliations

Life Member, Library Association of Bangladesh, Nilkhet, Dhaka General Member, Community Development Library, House-67/B, Road-9/A, (2nd floor), Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh. Life Member, Bangladesh Association of Librarians, Information Scientists and Documentalists, House # 67/B (2nd floor), Road # 9/A Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh Life Member, Library Association of India, India Member, Haqqanni Mission Bangladesh, Dhaka.

Recent Activities

Panelist, Panel Discussion on Right information to the Right Person at the Right Time and at the Right Place. International Conference on Information Literacy in the Knowledge Society, 6-8 March 2014, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, India. Coordinator and Trainer, Information Literacy Training Programme at Ashulia High School, 2-3 October 2014, Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Invited Speaker, International Conference on Scholarly Communication and Knowledge Management in Higher Educational Institutions (ICKH 2014), 28-29 November 2014, Central Library, K L University, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Brief

Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam is a dynamic, innovative, committed person who is known home and abroad in the area of LIS. He has completed his SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) sponsored Ph.D. program at the Department of Library and Information Science, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, India. He did his Graduation and Masters in LIS from the University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Mezbah started his career as a Librarian at Chittagong Government Veterinary College, Pahartali, Chittagong, Bangladesh. He had joined as Lecturer in the Department of LIS, University of Rajshahi and at the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1997 and 2003 respectively. Dr. Mezbah has got a number of international and national awards/scholarships and produced more than 53 publications for national and international refereed journals, papers, proceedings and as books & book chapters. He is the member of editorial boards of the international and national journals. Dr. Mezbah has more than 18 years of professional and teaching experience in universities, academic and research institutions. He engaged in teaching at different levels using relevant teaching methods and carrying out independent research. He has developed numerous projects for different local and foreign organizations. He has attended many conferences, workshops, seminars etc. as a resource person or participant and has secured many research and travel grants from local and foreign agencies. He has been serving the community as an active member of academic committees.

Personal Information

Current Position Muhammad Mezbah-ul-Islam, Ph.D. Professor and Chairman Department of Information Science and Library Management University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Contact Details

E-mail: mezbah2000@yahoo.com Fax : +880-2-9667222 Land Line : +88-02-9661900 Ext-6376 (O), +88-02-9635152 (R) Cell : +88-01711244677 Date of Birth : 21 August 1972 Religion : Islam Nationality : Bangladeshi Gender : Male Marital Status : Married